Sip & Spin: The Crocodile's Eli Anderson Talks "Woo-Woo Synth Music""/>
Sip & Spin is a weekly feature on Reverb that asks local DJs what's in their crates and what's in their cup. This week, we talk Mondays with Eli Anderson, booker of Belltown institution the Crocodile, and find out where he likes to put his cucumber during the summer.
Eli "Sporty Spice" Anderson.
Where are you spinning?
Eli: I DJ at Havana on Monday night from 9 p.m. until I run out of records. The night is called Something Good. The goal is to create a quality soundtrack for people to kick back and have a few drinks. Classic rock and soul with a mix of newer indie rock and whatever else is good.
What records are you digging lately?
Listening to lots of post-Diana Ross Supremes, especially New Ways But Love Stays. Newer indie-rock albums from Pure X and Fruit Bats. Also, can't get enough of this Harald Grosskopf album that just got reissued by RVNG. Its the perfect late-'70s/early '80s woo-woo synth music.
What's your drink of choice and where are you drinking it?
I lived about one minute from Redwood until about a month ago, but it remains my favorite bar in the city. I'm a beer-and-a-shot kind of guy, although I've been known to get wild and throw a cucumber in a gin and tonic during the summer.