La Cave Aux Folles
Scott Weaver and Chris Hall—who live together, DJ together, and have been friends since they were 13—are the loungiest people we know. I mean, you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at them, and their day jobs are pretty un-loungy, but when night falls, look out!
This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of their tenure at La Cave, where they perform lounge DJ sets on alternate Fridays. In honor of the occasion, they're having a bunch of DJs swing by, and they're giving out free copies of their fabulous compilation CD titled La Cave Anthology, Volume 2.
OC Weekly: So, Scott, do you lead a lounge lifestyle? Scott Weaver: No, I do not. My tastes vary from lounge to early '80s death rock to electronic music. I'm really into funk right now—'60s and '70s funk. Obscure stuff. So you're really into the Chili Peppers?
What we do at La Cave is only one of the things we do. We do other gigs that are a little different. At La Cave, we're mainly doing lounge music that we consider to be cool or obscure, stuff that no one else would play or even want to play. Chris plays circus music sometimes. One time, this girl came up and yelled at us and said she thought we were going to play dance music, so I put on the Carpenters.
"Rainy Days and Mondays."
Do you enjoy disappointing people?
Do you enjoy disappointing your parents?
No. Really, it wasn't about disappointing her; it was that she was rude, and I'm the type of person if you insult me, you're going to get it back twice.
What's your worst insult?
Sometimes I go with the "Hey, you wanna dance?" and if they say no, then I say, "I said, hey, you look fat in those pants."
Do you have any other good insults?
Well, I mean, I don't really go around insulting people.
Do you want a couple of good ones?
Sure, sure, Alison.
Here are a few of my favorites. I like to go with "Does your face hurt? Because it's killing me."
Another one of my favorites is "Is that your face, or did your neck throw up?"
You know, we should talk about the drunken stupidity that really goes on at La Cave behind-the-scenes. The out and out gluttonous, smoking, drinking, falling down and being totally obnoxious—that's what La Cave's about when we're there.
Do you get a lot more chicks now that you're a DJ?
No, no, no, definitely not.
Do you get less?
I don't get less. I've had a couple of girls come up and talk to me, but it usually ends shortly thereafter.
What is it about you that drives them away?
I don't know. There's something about me. I can't really place my finger on it.
Do you make more friends now that you're a DJ?
I meet a lot of people. We get a lot of requests.
Do you always fill these requests?
We usually do. If I had a nickel for every Frank Sinatra request . . .
How much do you think you'd have?
So what do you have planned for the big one-year anniversary?
A lot of the DJs who have done guest spots for the past year—Dave from Noise Noise Noise; Johnny, who does the alternate Fridays; DJ Santos from LA, who's pretty big in the lounge scene up there—are going to show up with a stack of records, only their best records and do powerhouse 30-minute sets.
Is it sort of going to be like the finalSeinfeld episode?
No, because it'll continue.
Except for the part where it doesn't continue?
And it'll be a big letdown, too. And, of course, we're giving away compilation CDs for free.
You and Chris live together, right?
We do. I've been friends with Chris since we were 13.
Do you guys live like Ernie and Bert?
Um, sure. Yeah, we're like Ernie and Bert.
Which one would you be?
I don't know. Is this relevant?
Oh, yes, it's very relevant.
Actually, probably Bert.
Only Bert would ask if it's relevant. Has this last year gone by quickly?
No. No, I don't think so.
Have you grown as a human being?
Um, yes. Yes, I believe I have.
No, he's still the same.
Oh, I'm sorry. Fill in the blanks: you're the ______ one, and Chris is the ______ one.
I'm the quiet one, and Chris is the spokesperson.
Chris and Scott's one-year anniversary at La Cave, 1695 Irvine Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-7944. Fri., 10 p.m. Free. 21+.
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