Thursday, July 06, 2006
From Joe Torry’s Basketball Challenge, to my WHYZ on the BET Awards, to taking a picture with Dawnn Lweis to chillin with Russell Simmons and company at private party at the now defunct Club Seven, from b-ball god Michael Jordan showin up in the Lou, to a particular blind item of a local black newspaper employee swappin spit with a female in a Pepper lounge restroom, to my Emmy nomination to not getting access to Kanye West’s private party at Nectar, to interviewing Ebony Eyez at the Chase to the passing of sheroes Katherine Dunham and Coretta Scott King, to meeting my new buddy Kameron Hopson and party girl Tiffani Blackmoore to a white guy telling me about his balck girlfriend as his wife was with him at Drunken Fish, from not getting access to the Destinys Child Destiny Fulfilled show at Savvis to going on trips to Hollywood and Chi-town, to interviewing neo soul singer Eric Roberson and local dee-jay Deevine Soundz to hearing Farrakhan speak at Orpheum Theatre to gear up people for the Millions More March, to checking out singer Mya and rapper Webbie performing at the now defunct Toxic to winning an award at the NABJ, from my tidbitz shout outs to the Freeman Bosley Junior Show showing me much love on its radio show, to the Tom Joyner Skyshow at the Orpheum to taking my mom to Denise Thimes Mothers Day concert at the Sheldon, from expanding my blog with pics (even doing three in one week) to reaching out with a weekly blog , my website has gone through a metamorphosis and is still a work in progress. This week, I am celebrating one year of my blog and I would like to personally thank everyone who have been reading my blog and giving me pointers on improving it. True, I would love to see more people actually post, but with anything, everything is in due time. My goal with my blog is for it to be THE blogsite of the country. Yes, it’s a big step, but someone needs to plant the seed in order for the dream to grow.
THE PICS ARE THE FLASHES OF WHAT I’VE DONE FOR THE PAST YEAR.
The following are some of the comments I have received over the past year that were positive, constructive and well, let’s say interesting.
Mon, 26 Jun 2006
Thanks so much for the email and the great coverage and pics on your
I've got you on our list, so any new events or promos we do, you'll be
first to know. If there's anything we can do, please let me know!
PR Manager, KYO
Tues, May 30
I was interested in reading your blog, and am honored to have been immortalized in it. I enjoyed sharing a drink with you and talking about regional differences of art and style in America. I should point out that while HSSU is predominantly black, I am not (nor do I feel like) one of the few white guys over there. It’s pretty diverse, and there is a substantial non-black student body. We’ve got a number of foreign students from Latin America, Africa, Canada and of course a good representation of Bosnians. I say this only because I feel like Harris Stowe often gets labeled stereotypically and guys like you have the power (through the media) to debunk generalizations and myths.
Also, I learned something important while reading your ‘blog. The University (not College) has not yet circulated news of the $200,000 check awarded by Anheuser Busch. I don’t know why not, but I’m certainly thankful to have a reliable inside angle. Thanks.
I enjoyed meeting you and hope that we’ll run into one another soon.
Wed, 17 May 2006
Very cool and quite impressive. My hat is off to you.
This was well done and very informative.
Fri, 5 May 2006
See if you can use this story for your blog
Fri, 28 Apr 2006 07:40:54 -0500
I've added your site to my favorites!
Fri. April 28 2006
angela burris of libriumpictures
Finally got to your blog, loved it, i was reading back
in september 2005..haha...loved it...now i have to go
back and read this new one...
Mon, 24 Apr 2006
Alright...u betta watch yurself in that white with that lollipop!
Fri, 21 Apr 2006
I read your blog...wow what an adventure you had...I emailed it to my pastor... glad that all is well with cha...
Steven Williams rspr los angeles
Thu, 23 Mar 2006
Woo, Woo!!! That's what I'm talking about, "Be a doer not a talker"! I'm so very happy for you. I applaud you for launching out into the deep and taking the risk. You keep me informed of your doings as well. Let me know if I can assist in anyway!
Be good and courageous!!
Fri, 17 Mar 2006
mark take me off your list. I have no idea who you
are, and Im not interested in your blogs.
Wed, 15 Mar 2006
I found your blog! I was at the Schin Kerr red carpet event... I was just inviting you to the Fashion show SUnday April 2nd! You interested???
Fri, 03 Mar 2006
The blog was on point as always!! Keep up the good work
Fri, 03 March 2006
Nice blog man!!!!!!!! Christiaan Cofield not Coffield.............LOL!
Fri, 17 Feb 2006
You know what I like most about your post...you share information about what's going on without tearing people down. A positive and progressive brotha is such a sexy thang!!!!!
Wed, 15 Feb 2006
Could you include this on your next blog? "Johnnie Taylor Is Gone"
opens next Friday. I'd like to mail you a comp ticket. Where do I send it.
Talk to you soon. Peace.
Sun, 12 Feb 2006
Much respect on the very informative blog. One caveat: paragraph breaks are your friend; embrace them (smile).
Randal Beans Fri, 10 Feb 2006
Good morning, Marcus~
First of all, I really appreciate you adding me to your alert list for your blog. I check it out every chance I get!
Wed, 1 Feb 2006
I need to get a mailing address from you so that I may send you a copy of Brian Owens new CD, B Natural. Or, will you be attending Raw Sugar on Thursday evening at the Improv? I could give it to you there. I'd love if you could do a review on your blog. :)
Renee Thomas Woods
Sun, 22 Jan 2006
It was good to see you Friday and I enjoyed reading your blog. Please add me to your distribution list.
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006
Rob Desir, Fox 2
I'll be sure to do so.
Fri, 20 Jan 2006
Tammi Holland, Breakfast Crew, Majic 104.9
I've been keeping up with you. Good job on your site. I'm reading.
Happy New Year,
Thu, 19 Jan 2006
Perfect. I went right to it. No hesitation. Great job.
We'll be in touch.
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006
I checked out your blog. Impressive.
You keep up with everything going in the Lou!
We have come a long way from High School haven't we. (smile)
Now all I need to do is pick your brain on what is going on prior to events!
Keep up the good work.
Fri, 13 Jan 2006
Richard T. Green
Congratulations on your blog! I didn't know you were in the blogosphere!
Thu, 5 Jan 2006
I'm loving the Ma'atology! Show and write about my
beautiful Lou people. (And whooooo you didn't say
you'd gotten all thick--looking good!)
Hey Happy Holidays!
I finally had the time to checked out your site and its GREAT! You go
BOY!!I have just saved your address as one of my favorites.
Thu, 22 Dec 2005
Shit man! INVEST IN SPELL CHECK! I have to read it twice: once because
it's there, and two, for interpretation!
Thu, 8 Dec 2005
Thanks for the love on your blog. . . Jzanell is opening up for Dwele
at Club Seven next Saturday come be our guest. She's going to showcase
some more of her new music off here upcoming album Private Thoughts!.
Wed, 7 Dec 2005
Hey! I am so sorry I am just getting back to you. It was good seeing
You also...you looked great! I checked out your weblog...I like it.
Definitely will pass it own. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving....I did(smile).
Take care...will chat with you later.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Sat, 3 Dec 2005
Thanks Marcus. The blog looks great. Pretty soon you'll turn this into
a local television show, right? (Hint, hint)
I want to be a writer when you do!
Gregory S. Carr
Fri, 2 Dec 2005
I've book marked it. I read some of them. Very good go' head Marcus.
I'll be in touch.
Fri, 28 Oct 2005 09:27:49 -0700 (PDT)
I checked out you site and saw the shout out. Hey
that's tooooo baaaaad about the ticket shortage but
hey at least YOU will be there. Good looking out!
For a blast of the past, here is the very first blog post I posted July 8, 2005 (Errors and all. LOL) :
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.
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!
Well that be it for this year, see ya next year!