What happened to DJ Mouse?

The past few Sundays we’ve noticed that our favorite Caribbean Roots/DJ Mouse programming on KUMD seems to be lacking DJ Mouse. Does anyone know what happened?

15 Comments

Stephanos

about 13 years ago

Dj Mouse is no longer in the house, I heard he moved on to pursue the culinary perfection of Indian/Trini curry creations. He's quite the character on air, but his kitchen skills are out of this world.  

Keep an eye peeled at Rt's live music schedule, as he was Dj-ing there in the past few months..

EP

about 13 years ago

I miss DJ Mouse as well but can attest to his AMAZING skills in the kitchen. His food is INSANE!!! YUM....

adam

about 13 years ago

Path Annu DJs at R.T.'s on Thursday nights now. He, unfortunately, does not bring homemade chocolate.

J

about 13 years ago

He got black balled by the man.

maria

about 13 years ago

I heard (from Mouse himself) that things ended badly with KUMD. Blackballed, perhaps. This was way back in the early summer. He'd been off the air for a few weeks then but KUMD was still playing his show (repeats) without a word. Did they keep doing this for 6 months? 

Anyway, his food is awesome, go find it.

chiefly

about 13 years ago

I used to like his show, but heard him say a couple of things on the air that were pretty inappropriate for radio. Don't know if this was the cause of his demise or not.

Pretty much

about 13 years ago

I like DJ Mouse and his show, but suspect, as chiefly alludes to, he was unable to reign in some of his everyday exuberance. Unfortunately 'radio' is a lot more sensitive then real life and no station is going to go to bat for someone who will get them fined on a regular basis, much less a public radio station.

Claire

about 13 years ago

Loved his show on KUMD. Miss him.

Roger

about 13 years ago

DJ Mouse had become a weekend tradition in our household. We really enjoyed his enthusiasm and singular brand of joie de vivre. The spontaneity and  free spirited broadcast had a way of making it feel especially live and local. We wish him and KUMD all the best.

Isiah Heap

about 12 years ago

What happened is it sounds like there isn't going to be a nice Caribbean beat with pineapple rum recipes and a meaty vibe to perk up those one or two dreary winter Sundays anymore. I wonder if the office of radio bureaus shouldn't be given a good looking into.

Tyler

about 12 years ago

He'll be missed. I live in Mpls now, but after weekend visits to Duluth, DJ Mouse was the ultimate hangover cure on my way out of town on Sunday.

Claire

about 12 years ago

I used to DJ for the KUMD women's show and got my ass chewed out for announcing I was going to play some French music "in honor of that nation's resistance to the American juggernaut" before the invasion of Iraq in 2003.  Some guy wrote letters to the president, the governor, the UM chancellor, and so on, in protest of my words. I became more subtle. I announced another time back then that I hadn't heard the Dixie Chicks on commercial radio for a while and what was that about -- and then proceeded to play an entire Dixie Chicks album.

That's what you get when you have volunteer DJs.

djmouse

about 12 years ago

Hi all, thanks for all the comments both positive and not so supportive. 
I don't think that anyone here would care to read this thread anymore since I have left the volunteer position at the local radio for now what seems like a very long time. I must thank you all for your support while I was there. I am not a radio DJ or anything close but it was one more thing in life that I was lucky to have been able to do. 

I left radio, because of the very petty jealousies of other people in this community Duluth/Superior) and because I do not accept racism, favoritism  and classicism as part of my culture, thinking and way of life. 

I do not use people and I never used anyone to make a quick buck at a local reggae show, like I would be harassed into doing by a certain local, self-accommodating promoter. 

Popularity will have a price, that I and neither the radio station agreed to pay, and that is why I left.
 
I honestly have not listened to the show since I left, because I do not think that the standard I set, can be recreated ... ever. My outgoing personality, originality and creativity is what defines me as a Caribbean man. The choices in words and music I chose, and many other things I shared were what I saw as being the truth. The vision is the same today. 

Racism is an ugly beast that has reared its head in this town already...let us work together to defeat it. For the safety of my family I also decided to leave the radio DJ position. I need not explain further my fears as they are all too real, (ask the mayor).

I am getting into the Celebrity chef role and I am teaching cooking of Caribbean cuisine in the Duluth/Superior area. I will use my better judgement and steer clear of those that only seek to use my humble and honest talents, which I have always chosen to share for free. I do have some authentic recipes and traditional menu delights that will be served at my new place of expression, the Clyde Iron Restaurant and Bar in the West End. Caribbean coconut curry and Jamaican-style jerked are just a couple to choose from. You are more than welcome to read my "culinary rantings" a more delightful way to share the day for anyone wishing to do so. I will always be at home here in the city of Duluth because, despite all of your shortcomings, I still love you all and thanks for "making me your number one" (Gregory Issacs) 

Here is my blog of recipes, 
be kind to yourselves and have something nice to eat, 
make sure and share it..
with the guy on the street!

http://www.caribbeanfarmkitchen.blogspot.com/

Thanks admin on PPD for the link post.

Claire

about 12 years ago

Well, I for one have missed your amusing commentary, charming accent, and great music on KUMD on Sunday mornings! Tell us more about you and Clyde, are the Caribbean dishes on the menu or are they specials, available certain times and not others?

adam

about 12 years ago

Mouse: email me - adam [at] transistormag [dot] com

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