Love's true form is you, for you are the embodiment of everything I love. My Strength, Will, Passion and Love are all called by a single name, Severina. I may be many things throughout this life. However, first, foremost and above all else, I will forever be the loving husband to the most adored and eternally loved Severina. The happiest day of my life was when we were Handfasted on March 26th, 2005 on the shores of Golden Garden, Seattle, Washington.
Personal Bio : I am a one armed man on the lamb from the evil monkey that lives in my closet. I'm also being stalked by a lizard with a nervous twitch who told me, "Happiness is a temporary chemical imbalance of the true state of mind."
What can I say really besides that I hate these "who are you" essays. Hopefully we are and can be more than the sum of the words we string together to try and describe who we are at any given moment; this journal is my attempt to do that - it's a collection of days.
Anyway, I discover more and more things I like doing every day. Even the small, every day things can be enjoyable with the right person to help make them so. I'm more of a one-on-one person, which means I'm far more comfortable with intimate gatherings than a loud club. Honest and heartfelt emotions, words and music keep me going and sane. I strive for understanding and for someone who'll feel towards me what I do towards them, which I know is an open ended statement that could be taken many different ways. All I can say is that I think I'm worth knowing and getting to know.
Professional Bio : In 1999 DJ Seraphim began DJing. His first gig was as one of the two resident DJs at Absynthe; a Gothic/Industrial club in Hollywood, Ca. which ran for three years. Unfortunately, he came in near the tail end of the clubs run and it closed its doors shortly after the new year of 2000. During the following year he mainly did guest spots at various clubs in and around the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside areas, such as, Empire, Code and Nowhere. He also held a short spot at Defkon in Westminister, where he was one of three resident DJs. Feeling confined by a solely industrial club, Seraphim packed his CD cases and took a residency spot late in 2000 and into 2001 at the purely Electronic and Eclectic club 01001, where along with DJ Noah Korda (the promoter) they set forth to run a club that blended all styles of electronic music from Trance to Power noise and everything and anything in-between.
During 2000/2001 while bouncing around from club to club, from night to night, he was one of the three founders and producers of SynthCon, a three-day, three-night music event and conference that showcased 15 bands and DJs from across the country and world. Reuniting Elegant Machinery (Sweden) to perform and share a stage with The Nine (UK), B!Machine (US) and many others along with DJs from across the country. During the day, attendees were treated to round table discussions and vendors; all in all, it was a successful event.
After SynthCon, he picked up where he left off and began accepting requests for guest spots around the greater Los Angeles area again. Doing clubs such as Empire, a newly moved Defkon, Re:mix, Wumpskate (LA's only Gothic/Industrial Roller-skating event), including an opportunity spin at the Informatik, God Module, S.V.D. and System Syn show in Hollywood, Ca. He’s also been a returning guest DJ for three years at Nightmare Before Bats Day.
In 2005, after a successful guest spot spinning to a packed floor at Orange Counties premier Industrial club, Maschine, DJ Seraphim was asked to join on full time. In the early part of 2006, he went on a three city tour with the band CYLAB where he spun at the Vogue in Seattle, Washington.
In late 2006, DJ Seraphim found himself once again in Seattle, this time to stay. Within his first few months in his new home he has already been DJ at such shows as Terrorfakt, Cervello Electronico and Psyclon Nine. As well as being sought out to spin at such nights as Blue Monday and Fetish Fridays.
"You Rock" - DJ 5arah (ElectroGroove, Tucson, Az.)
"A great lighting designer friend of mine once commented, "Most of the time, when nobody says anything about the lighting at all, that's when I know I've done my greatest work." The general gist of this is that if you're doing what you oughta, nobody comments because they came expecting the best, and got what they came for. Chris is no exception to that. His greatest strengths as a DJ are in his ability to consistently deliver fantastic sets, and read a crowd and anticipate what will keep them out on the floor. I'm always excited to see him on a bill because I know that even if the venue sucks, the drinks are watered down, and the crowd is lame, I'll still have a fantastic time." - Siobhan, Los Angeles Ca.
"Chris (Dj Seraphim) has dj'd and assisted me for and with me at the following promotions: Defkon, Sequence, Nation and Code. It is my opinion that Chris is a phenomenal Dj and a knowledgable promoter/booking agent." - Thaddaeus W. Barber, Los Angeles, Ca.
"I wanna thank YOU for being so fucking cool with us and down. It will be a HONOR for US, to have YOU. Like I said before, your a current motherfucking dj. And yes there are a lot of dj's in l.a., but none of them have balls to spin new stuff!!! Anyone can be ******, but not everyone can be you." - DJ Dredd (Club Maschine, Huntington Beach, Ca.)
"One thing i must say about chris (saraphim) is that he is very passionate about his work! He is an extremely open minded individual with a definite awareness of the evolution in the industrial/goth scene! He's not sloppy, hes not arrogant and hes very respectful. I learn alot from him. He's an extremely respectable DJ. Their arent enough DJ's like him in LA." - DJ Kruxx (Club Maschine, Huntington Beach, Ca.)
Favorite Quotes and/or Sayings:
"Love's true form is you, for you are the embodiment of everything I love. My Strength, Will, Passion and Love is all called by a single name, Severina" - Me
"TOITU HE KAINGA: WHATU NGARONGARO HE TANGATA" (Trans: The land still remains when the people have disappeared)
"We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams" - Willie Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
"The Love Song must be borne into the realm of the irrational, the absurd, the distracted, the melancholic, the obsessive and the insane, for the Love Song is the noise of love itself and love is, of course, a form of madness." - Nick Cave
"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light." - Albert Schweitzer
"Reason is the slow and tortuous method by which these who do not know the truth discover it. The heart has its own reason which reason does not know." - Blaise Pascal
"'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln
"What is essential is invisible to the eye, it's only with the heart that you can see rightly." - Antoine du ste Exupery
"To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, their own selves, their version of him." - Goethe
"And the little God with the broken head and the broken heart sighs and beats the time, 'I have come to Los Angeles to die', he moans, 'I have come to Los Angeles to die.'" - Christian by Nicole Blackman
"Our lives have no value except for that which we create." - Albert Camus
"There are artists, there are pop stars and there are preachers. So the pop stars go up there and get the audience to clap along and have a really good time and go "That was great I had a really good time." The artist who'll get up there and create really good art, and the audience will consider themselves privileged to watch these great artists create their art. And that's it. And there are also preacher bands whose whole purpose is not to create art; it's to communicate something. To communicate imagery, emotion, ideas and it's so important that the communication sometimes overrides the art." - Justin Sullivan