As we take a break from the blog, we are going to chronicle the progression of teh blog and how it morphed through teh four years of its existence.
We started the blog July 8, 2005 soon after doing freelance with the West End Word Newspaper. Dont remember where we got the idea to do the blog, but we definitely wantedto try it out. The first year, we were coming up with different names to call it. The very first was entitled 'The Haps on the Town " and it was basically a journal entry of my event going sprinkled with my perosnal takes of the day. there were 26 entries altogther in 2005 and they progessed into a weekly blog as oppsed to blogging when we felt like it). Also, there were no pics and a lot of grammar errors. LOL
Here it is:
July 8, 2005
the haps around town
Hello people. Welcome to my blogger. From this day on, I will scribe my thoughts on the latest gossip and events I attend and maybe get ya'll to respond and get your feedback. I am a vet at special events in the STL area and beyond and I hope to continue this on until I no longer have breath in my body.OK.First off. I attended recently the Jazz Festival in Shaw Park last month and I must say I really enjoyed it. My fave was Peabo Bryson (still looks good after all these years in the biz), Everette Harp and Normon Brown (He is very energetic with that guitar). Brenda Russell unfortunately was not able to attend due to a minor operation. Hope you get better. The guys did a tribute to her by singing her penned gem, "Get Here" (that was covered by Oleta Adams). Peabo stole the show by walking out in to the audience of of women who wanted to wipe the sweat off his brow. I was waiting for him to take off that suit coat and show off his chesteses. LOL. Anyway, I saw many local celebs there like Portfolio Gallery's Robert Powell, Black Rep's Karla Goldstein, and CBS TV guy Russ Mitchell in the VIP tent. The following day, Roy Hargrove and RH Factor performed. I mostly stayed in the well air conditioned tent gettin my grub on with my friends Sonja Sheriff and Kameron. But from what I heard they were OK. They had one sista named Renee who was the def eye candy for the show. The attendance was kind of low for this one, but it seemed as though people had a good time while they were there.Next off was the Woodie Awards at the Balck Rep. Intimate Apparel cleaned house swiping most of the major cateogories: Best Play, Best Actress (Linda Kenndedy, of course), Best Suppoting Actress and Best Director, Ron Himes. The celbs that were there were Ken Page, Glynn Turman (Still lookin good), Antonio "Huggy Bear" Fargas and Phyliss Yvonne Stickney. The festivities were nice, but the auction during the ceremony was kind of tacky, but I digress. The post party was very shi-shi with salmon and noodles and drinks flowing to the fullest. I had everyone talking with a balck sarong and pants outfit I had on. You had to have been there to see it.Last July 4 weekend, I attended Steve Lacy's B Day Party at Seven. It was nice. Packed as always. No big celeb attended like Mike Jordon did awhile back at Seven for the Rams Party, but it was still nice. I'm glad I attended that and not Nelly's Black and White Party at Plush that was going on at the same time. I heard that Nelly did not show up and there was many fights that erupted there. What is really going people? Can't we all get along?Last Monday I attended Darius Bradfords Comedy Jam at Plaush. It was $3 to get in with a special ticket that people got from Steve Lacy's Party. Now I now it was the end of teh holidays, but can we still be on time for stuff? The show was suppose to start at 9:30 p.m. Well I thought at least it would begin at 10. NOT. It started close to 11 pm. Now this was too TRIFLIN. They say it was the mike problem. But DJ Needles, for some reason did not have a problem with his amps on the 1s and 2s. Anyway, Darius asked the bar to give away $3 shots for an hour to make up the time. The comedians were OK. The first was Deandre. He needed to go back and learn how to deliver his stand up. My lil neph can get up there and do better. Then there was a sista who performed. Her name slips me. But she was actually good. She had a joke about her baby daddy kids stealing this mans CDs in his car and she said, "Boy, put all those CDs back in his truck. You can have two, but give the rest back. That was funny. Then it was Mr Whitfield. A comedy legend. He is TOE UP to the floor up. He reminds me of Redd Foxx. He is a blue comedy comdian. The joke with the mike hitting the top of women's heads simulated a DYCK was too hilarious. Darius, who was recently seen on P Diddy's Bad Boy of Comedy, had the laughs going as the host. He even brought up this sista from the audience who sang the hook to Nellys "Tipdrill". Bruh man had her in a headlock and demanded that she sing her verse so the crowd will know it is her. She refused and he continued to put her in a headlock. It was too classic.Anyway, the show was good. It just needs to start on TIME. People like myself gotta hear the birds chirping the next morning.Next week, Ill guive you my dibs on the Destinys Child concert and post party. And my skinny on the sneak preview of 1204, formerly Club Isis. An upcoming party is Joe Torry Basketball Game After Party at Seven July 16. It should be nice. I hear Soul Food's Rockmond Dunbar and Diffrent World's Dawnn Lewis are suppose to come through this year. I hope all the celebs show that say they are attending. We'll see.FUTURE BLIND DISH: I just got word that in the next few weeks, some prominent big shots will get exposed about their hiring practices of AFRICAN AMERICANS. This has the potential to rock the world of St. Louis. Hmmmm. Be on the look out for that.Until next time--see ya outside!
AS YOU SEE, IT WAS VERY BASIC AND WE DIDNT SPACE IT EITHER (WE GOT ONE EARLY FOLLOWER WHO ASKED IF WE CAN SPACE OUT THE TEXT FOR EASIER READING. LOL )
ONE OF OUR EARLIER COMMENTORS WAS HOLLABACKBOI AND HERE IS THE ORGINAL TEXT, ERRORS AND ALL ON OUR RESPONSE TO HOLLABACK ABOUT HIS LIKING OUR BLOG:
Hello people. This is ma'atology here here to give you the 411 (or 911) ofr teh happenings in the Lou and beyond. Thanks again for those who have been reading this new blog Ive created and posted (much love to hollabackboi--and hope you kick it good in NYC). ANyway, I am going to give you a run down of some of teh spots Ivve attended since last time I posted.
OK. I did not get a chance to go to teh Destiny's CVhild concert (boo-hoo). I did not get my hook up tix for soem reason, but from I heard DC showed their azzes last Friday at teh Savvis, and of course Beyonce did her thing. They say teh highlight was teh Cater to You lap dance when they brought three guys from the audience and did what they did on teh BET Awards with Majic, Nelly and Hustel and Flow star terrence howard. I tried to roll up to teh official VIP afterparty at Club Toxic, but I hookupthere did not show up either. Thsi is just too much playing for me. If anyone went to this, let me know how it was...
I'm hearing teh Nectar Lounge is teh place to be. Hollabckboi gave you teh skinny on that. I attended the FREE preview of 1204 formerly Club Isis. It was still under construction, but it gives you the feel of Malibu for real(just without teh palm trees that I hear will be comin thru there). There are two balck marble stages on both sides of the wall for dancing, two adjavcent bars and teh basement area will be use dfor bands to jam (kind of like the Duck Room in Bluebarry Hill). They had $1 shots for the crowd. Peeps up in there were Black Rep's Ron Himes, Christian Coffield, Kameron, Brandon, Lisa May, Kadov, Kwame and Tony Thompson, Ingrid Owens, Indigo Sams, and Vokal's Yomi Martin, to name a few. The music was poppin and the barm,aids were jumping up on the bar counters doing a PG striptease to the 1s amd 2s. It was too classic. My only thing is teh type of music played, after 1 a.m. they started playing teh KNUCK IF YOU BUCK music for teh thundercats who staretd comin in tehre. I just hope teh clientele doesnt turn into what Club isis use dto be with all kinds of street thugstARS all up itn he cut. Anyway, much love to new manager Kay for the hospitality. The official opening I hear is Late August...
Next up was teh Joe Torry B-Ball weekend. It was OK this year. The game was held at UMSL. The only problem I saw were the mix of stars this year. this year's biggest star ws Dawnn Lewis (yes, Jalissa from Diffrent World). Next were Rockomnd Dunbar (Kenny from SOul Food) and Mel Jackson (Tripp on Living Single) The rest were...I know him/her, but what;s there names. The game was godo as always. It was Hollywood vs,. St. Louis. Some of STL stars in teh house were Darius Miles, King Jacob and former Rams Player Mike Jones (He got teased throughoutteh game withhsi name being exactly liek teh rapper--I'M MIKE JOOOOOOOOOOONES.LOL) and Joe Torry. Boxing star Cory SPinks wa sin teh house, but he was nursing a cast on his right leg and sat ion teh sidelines. How did he hurt that I wonder. St. Louis won the game and they had a Dunking COntest.Not too many people stayed to see it. Peopel had to get flossed for teh AFter Party at CluB Seven. Maybe it wa sjust me,. but I thoughtteh party should have been at teh Airport Hilton liek last year becasue it wasnt enough room to walk around and be noticed. Club Sveen is cool, buity I thought it wa stoo small of a venue to accomodate everyone.
ABOVE IS THE VERY FIRST PIC FOR OUTTOWN POSTED JULY 20, 2005 of YOURS TRLY AND DAWNN LEWIS AT JOE TORRY'S B-BALL EVENT