The Celebrity DJ" Fridays at Leon's Lounge take a turn from the secular to the sacred tonight when Father Sean Horrigan, pastor at Christ the Redeemer Church, commands the turntables.
Horrigan, whom we ran into last Saturday night at the Wagoneers show at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, was the music editor at the Daily Cougar at University of Houston during his Eighties college years and says his set will be primarily an '80s revue.
"I probably haven't gotten any new vinyl in the past 20 years," says Horrigan, adding he only has 100 or so items in his vinyl collection.
"I'll mostly be doing things that are familiar to people, I think, Tom Petty, Springsteen, the usual suspects when you think of '80s music."
A lover of music, Horrigan is frequently out and about at shows. He is also known for his year-end Christmas mixes, in which he compiles 20 or so favorites from each year.
"Music is certainly an important thing for me," he notes. "That year-end compilation is something I really enjoy doing."
While Horrigan tended to downplay his vinyl collection during the interview, he thinks he'll have a few surprises up his sleeve.
"I've got the first couple of Jason and the Scorchers albums and I'll be playing those. And I forgot I have a copy of the first Fab Motion EP. Hopefully some folks will remember that one."
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The evening is also functioning as a charity event, with proceeds going to the Houston-Galveston Archdiocese's San Jose Clinic. Just around the corner from Leon's, the facility provides medical treatment for the uninsured.
"That clinic is something we're very proud to support," says Horrigan. "It's been there since 1922, serving the poor and immigrant communities."