IN YEAR THREE OF OUTTOWN, WE STARTED TO HIT OUR STRIDE AS FAR AS HOW THE POST's TEMPLATE WAS GOING TO LOOK . IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT WE STARTED DOING STL-TIDBITZ WHERE WE BLURB WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE STL DURING THE WEEK. IN 2008, WE HAD A TOTAL OF 180 POSTS. WE STARTED THE YEAR OFF ADDING ANOTHER BLOG SITE http://www.outtown.blogspot.com IN ORDER TO DO MORE OUTTOWN VIDS (WHICH DIDNT LAST LONG). IN MAY, WE STUCK WITH JUST http://www.maatspear,blogspot.com (UP UNTIL MID JUNE 2009) HERE IS WHAT STL-TDIBITZ WERE GOING ON DURING THIS TIME IN 2007 (PICS ARE ADDED) AND SEE WHO WAS MAKING NEWZ AND IF THERES ANY PARALELLS OF ANY NEWZ MAKERS OF TODAY.
FIRST OFF Congrats to Myra Henderson of Hazewlwood., Mo. for getting the theme of last week's OUTTOWN videos which was "Ross". She received a $20 gift card from Wal-mart. Congrats!....Happy B-day to STL singer Fontella Bass (PIC ABOVE) who celebrated her 67th this past week
I hear that Miss Millicent and her new husband are now honeymoonin in Aruba after their nuptials last Saturday..
As reported last week, Ali of the St. Lunatics was on Dwight Stones; show talking about the local rappers who are tryin to hate on Nelly. Come to find out, it was local rapper Huey, who is enjoyin Top 10 success with his Top 10 hit “Pop Lock and Drop it” who has been reported blastin Nelly for his claim that Nelly didn’t show him support on his debut CD, “Notebook Paper.” Here we go again with all this local beef. Can we all just take a bite, chew and swallow?… I guess our only hope for gettin the local rap scene together is ironically rapper Chingy (who was beefin with Nelly back in the day) who is doin his thing with his late night Sunday show on 100.3 The Beat highlighting local rap acts’ tracks
Speaking on radio hosts, DJ Sexy Cool and Silly Asz are coming back to the STL airwaves as they will make their return on July 9 on WHHL 104.1 (Hope they don’t talk about dirty cops this tiem around!)
Congrats to STL singer Justin Hoskins (PICTURED)for winning McD’s R&B Soul Search last week at the Loft. To get more of the scoop on this brotha, go to http://www.stlamerican.com/ under the Living It section!. Speaking of the Loft, I hear that it was more packed than a sardine can July 3 with wall to wall people. Come to find out it was free to get up in there (I hear even other special events closed shop early just to go to the Loft). I guess you can’t beat FREE. But is Free really Free? LOL…...…Did anyone see former club owner Sonia Branscomb do her comdey act at Studio Hitz last week? Whassup with the East St. Louis police calling in sick after the new mayor Alvin Parks fired the old police chief James Mister (what a last name!) and hired Michael Baxton. They say it wasn’t blu flu. Yeah, okay, and err I'm sure they had a box of imaginary Kleenex, too!….Speaking of East St. Louis, I flipped onto WESL-1490 AM to check out Onion Horton’s daily morning show and I hear rock music! Come to find out the radio station was sold. No more soul! Darn shame. No more. WESL has so much history in the black community and East Boogie, now its gone. Oh well… ….
The St. Louis Public School Board has ousted newly hired Vashon High coach Anthony Bonner with just a year on the gig after replacing ousted vet coach Floyd Irons. Did anyone see the writing on the wall on this especially after the new State board was just put into motion?...
In the MIA FILE, What ever happened to STL singer Toya?
And On a serious note, I got a disturbing email from Missouri Black Expo PR rep Anisha Coleman (PIC WITH KYJUAN OF THE ST. LUNATICS) about a incident she had with the Overalnd Police department last week which consisted of her vehicle being involved mistaken identity and the police using brutal force. If you want to read it, hit her up at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FOLLOWING POST IS AN EXMAPLE OF HOW OUTTOWN BECAME KNOWN AS A PARTY PICS BLOG. IT WAS ALSO DURING THIS TIME THAT WE STARTED TO KNOW WHO WERE THE STL PROMOTERS AND SOCITAES IN THE CITY.
OUT 217--SYGU's FREE PARTY AT LUCAS HOUSE AND OTHER STUFF--JULY 4, 2007HERRE ARE PICS FROM SYGU GROUP'S FREE EVENT AT LUCAS HOUSE (PHOTOS BY MA"ATOLOGY) .
LEFT PIC: FREE TIME's Darryl Frieson gettin hi sholla on with this sista who had the creative outfit of the nite...
PARTY PEOPLE IN THE HIP HOP ROOM
DJ NAPPY NEEDLES HAD THE ROOM IN CHECK
EN VOGUE STL STYLE. Sister friend, Treanna (second from left) , Treanna's sister (third from left), "singer" La Gina strike a pose for the camera.
Comedian Javon Bibbs (right) and friend
LIA (SO DIVERSE) and JAMIE SPENCER (SOUL STYLZ)
My July 4 mostly consisted of my working at the Water geyser where Metro EasT Park District had its guests watch the fireworks outside the facility. I was working the gates to check and see if those were on the VIP list to come in the facility and park and check out the lights (Of cousrse as the nite went on I got err thing from bribes to threats to try and get into VIP). Anyway, I mostly did that and took some shots along the way. During my stint, there were a couple of times where fireworks were blazin at Busch Stadium where the Cards hit some homeruns and I heard Cyndi Lauper singing at Fair St. Louis adjacent to the stadium. After the firework finale around 10 or so, it was a mad rush for peoepl to get out of the fair especially those from the East Side who parked at the CAsino Queen or the MetroLink parking area near the Queen. I got out about 10ish so I could get to SYGU's event, FREE EVENT, to celebrate the 4th at Lucas House.
I got therre and it was a nice crowd. The outside patio was open, the first floor was for Old school music (headed by DJ Enoch) and the second floor was the Hip-hop room (provided by Nappy needles). It was a who's who of the STL up in therre gettin there party on.
SHOCK MOMENT: I had a surprising reuniting with a buddy who I was estranged from after my TESTOSOCUTURE event who was suppsoed to have been in it (and ditched it) and the greeting was more like WWE. After I cordially said HELLO, they were acting as though I killed their momma saying, "Why you stopped calling, man?" Then they grabbD me in a headlock toward the doorway and asked why I stopped keeping it contact with them. After I got out of the headlock and was about to snap their jaw, I stopped and just chilled (I wasnt gonna get thrown out of this spot cause I needed to cover this) Well, I was somwheat surpsired of their actions (and so was some of the people walking near the doorway of the second floor where this happened). Later on, while I was standing on the wall on teh first floor talking to Laughs on the LAnding manager Maurice Bishop, here they come again walkin by me, then playfully started punching my chest with the same ying yang,. Well, I had to read them quickly and said to them, "You could have called me. It wasnt like you couldnt contact me." Then I said, 'I'll let you get your frustrations out, cause if you come to me like this again, you will be hitting the floor."
Man, you would have thought we were on Jerry Springer with that unecessary drama. LOL
NEAR EMABRRASSING MOMENT: I also almost tripped over and fell from a metal boarding that was near the first steps going toward the outside patio and comedian Javon Bibbs who was chillin with two female friends sitting under an umbrellaD table saw me stumbling. he said, "Whoa, don't fall." It was my heavy Timbs I had on my feet that was caught on the metal boarding. Thats all I neede dto have almost fell on my ARSE in front of people. LOL
But overall, the event was cool, lively music, sexy people, and I left about 1 in the morn, before I went to my car, I talked with bouncer Brian Stemmons who was givin me the skiny about the other events that were goin on the previous night (1st Friday, Swagger, Loft and Manadrin) and who thought I was out of town cause I didnt make any of these events and to Kevin Stroud of Bimmers who helped to sponsor SYGU's event who sounds more urban than me. LOL. I heard the after party was R Bar, but i wasnt feelin that.
After that, I had a moment trying to find my car that was parked near Lucas House. I walked all around the block to try and find my car and thought it was towed (I know I gotta pay them parking tickets). but I found it after about 15 minutes, and drove off to the J.O.B again to do the midnight shift.In the house were:Poets Invisible Man, P-31, David A.N. Jackson and MK Stallings, Black Rep actress Leah Stewart, FREE TIME crew, Jamie Spencer, LAST SUNDAYS' Treanna and Boone, Harry Colbert, Dana Christian (without the video!), Anthony Robsinson (I hate I missed your house shindig June ( Didnt know, didnt sjhow!) Renaud Lucas (break up to make up. LOL), St. Louis American's Kenya Vaughn and Melvin Moore, valarie Johnson, The Best of teh STl's Gilberto Pinella (Who knew we shared the same b-date), 1st friday bouncers Alfred Wade, Brandon and Mister Johnny, model Osita O., Bimmers Gary Stroud, Eugene Tsimmerman, rapper Black Tyde, comedian Jovan Bibbs (I saw you gettin your menage on teh dance floor with the two chicks. LOL), and of course.....Lia.