Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Check it Out, Yo! (Check it, Check it Out: BET Rising Icons)

I Do What I Do Like I'm Doin it for TV!

I've said plenty of bad things about BET, but with the Rising Icons series (Sponsored by Grey Goose), I think they may be onto something. I recently attended the taping of the first episode, and must admit I thoroughly enjoyed myself (despite the bruise on my finger from their making us clap emphatically for long periods of time while I was wearing a HUGE ring). First up to the mic was Hal Linton. Never heard of him before but I definitely won't forget him (cop that album when it comes out.) Dude's music had that "real music" feel... you know... like something you listen to with mom, and she says "I remember when..." And he's not bad on the eyes (even gave me a "Five Heartbeats" moment with his repeated flirtations.)

Then Ms. Chrisette Michele graced the stage. Yep, after seeing her live show, I'm giving her a permanent "Mizz" because girlie's got it goin' on. (I'm also recommending that you find a way to see her ASAP!) The voice, the stage presence, the interaction with the crowd... she could have just as easily mesmerized a smoke-filled jazz club audience of yesteryear as she did us. You know how they say someone's "been here before?" Well, let's go ahead and say that about her. (Click the Pic for more images from the day... I'm even in a few) But wait, let me not forget her gown. That thang was goddess-gorgeous! (Yes I said thang... that's how great it looked on her). Oooh and the shoes (We couldn't bring in cameras, but as soon as I find a pic, I'll share!)

Now, if we could only get somebody to slip us a shot of Grey Goose...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Oops! I Did it Again! (Disappearing Acts)

Don't Call it a Comeback...

OK, you can call it a comeback, a reappearance, or whatever you want... as long as you're happy it's happening. I got lost in the sauce of life for a little while, but I'm back to the grill again, and I'm cookin' up good stuff for ya! Let's make a deal... If I fall off a little, and you decide to miss me, comment and let me know it. Kay? Thanks!

So, How was your Fourth of July? Mine was fantastic! I got to attend the Capitol Concert and fireworks show in DC this year (and on some VIP ish in the special seats!) It was really cool seeing Barry Manilow and Aretha Franklin (what was she wearing?!), but my highlights were Natasha Bedingfield, who had on a FIERCE pair of platforms (she may have been standing extra tall, but I'm the one who got a high from those shoes!) and the Sesame Street Muppets (I sang along to almost every song!) My seat wasn't close enough to the stage to get a clear pic, so I took one of the jumbotron.

Oh, and for the first time, I was all red, white & blue-tifully patriotic (because this year, I'm proud of the steps my country is taking... My President's Black...). How you like my outfit? Oh, and "Check My Footwork!" (You ain't got these!)... but you can if you hurry to Charlotte Russe (sometimes, you gotta give props to the cheapie spots). Anyway, it feels good to be back. Next post, I'll tell you why you NEED to make sure you take advantage of ANY opportunity you get to see Chrisette Michele perform live. Stay tuned.