The number of testimonials still rolling in — and rolling along — make it clear how many of us were touched by Tim. This past weekend, DJ Duo and Carlos B of the QE2 crew dedicated their longstanding, all-night Saturday/Sunday show to the man. (Hopefully they recorded it and can share it soon.) Here’s how they put it —
THE QE2 CREW WILL BE HONORING THE LIFE OF TIM HASLETT
BY PLAYING SOME OF HIS FAV. TUNES OF …….
DETROIT TECH. AND OLD SCHOOL HIP-HOP BALTIMORE BREAKS & DUB
JUST TO NAME A FEW STYLES .
WE CALLED HIM THE PROF. AND WILL HAVE DIALOG ON ARE HOW
HE INFLUENCED ,TAUGHT AND INTRODUCED US TO THE BEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD !!!!
WE WILL MISS YOU PROFESSOR
I myself have to confess that I really only had one really loooooong conversation with Tim one afternoon in Harvard Square, but it was enough to send me in multiple directions looking for new (and old) music, books, theories. And we corresponded a little bit over the tubes. So I’m honored to be able to offer yet another forum, tonight, for friends and family to remember Tim thru the music he loved. I’m getting the impression this is gonna be a night of celebration, with lots of local DJs lending their hands and ears and crates, so come out and add to the vibes —
567 Massachusetts Avenue
9pm to 1am, 21 plus, Free
Also, if you’re in the Boston area or in reach of an internet stream, don’t miss Brian Coleman’s radio tribute on WZBC this evening from 5-7 pm (EST). Brian and Tim used to run a show together in that time slot, dedicated to ol-school hip-hop and electro (“Funk to the Folks” / “Back to the Old School” / “School Beats”). Brian tells me he’s got a couple crates worth of records ready to go tonight. Check the stream here —
Finally, for another side of Tim, check out this 1992 broadcast on ZBC’s “Hardwired” show in which he gets all ravey on ya —