Sunday, March 23, 2008

South by Southwest 2008

This was my first year at South by Southwest, the annual music festival that's become arguably the music industry's biggest event. I didn't get to see everything I wanted because I was writing and working so much, but checked out some cool acts to be on the lookout for, including The Cool Kids, Santogold, Spank Rock, and Duffy (the latter three all grooved at the Fader-sponsored event).

I also checked out Diplo's DJ set, this new rock duo called the Ting Tings, interviewed folks like Katy Perry, and finally had some bbq (which was just aa-ight, in my opinion)..

Here are some pics I took from the SXSW scene ...

Allen Iverson's BDay

Allen Iverson's the only good spot in my fantasy basketball league, so when I got the invite to his swank b-day party at Phillippe (such good Chinese food!) I couldn't pass it up. Of course I got all dolled up _ and of course he didn't even show! I don't blame him _ it was the first night of NCAAs, and I would have been home if it wasn't for A.I. (although the official word from his manager was that high winds prevented him from coming in in his helicopter.)

Anyway, it was a good time nevertheless _ his teammate Kenyon Martin showed up, as did sports journalist Stephen A. Smith, music bigwigs like Kevin Liles and attorney L. Londell McMillian, and other folks. Of course, there was eye candy there too, namely, Melyssa Ford, who was nice enough to pose for this pic! Even her casual pose is King material. LOL!

Friday, March 7, 2008

My first blog post!

I am so way late to the blogging world _ at least as far as it comes to doing my own. I read everyone else's regularly ... not sure how much I wanna post on the daily but I'm gonna give this blogging thing a try.