Wednesday, March 14, 2007

where are they now??

standing behind the turntables over the last couple years, i've seen TONS of faces come up on our stage (it's like that Def Leppard song). well, actually, i've seen mostly backs, asses, etc, but you know what i mean.

many of them, i just see that one time. others i may see a couple of times. and SOME take on the "regular" status, even if it's for just for a few months or so, and i'm seeing them quite a bit. it's a handful of these people that we're going to take a special look at today.

in honor of these fallen soldiers (most of which used to rock with us at Rothko) who are now nowhere to be seen... today... wex wednesday's is going to ask the question, "where are they now?"

in no particular order:

1. Where are you Frank & Jamal? We need you guys. Our bar tally especially needs you, Frank. Seriously, your absence is costing us money. Come back and rock 'Brooklyn's Finest'.... we'll reserve it for you.
2. Where are you Goodwin? Remember the days when you used to come out to Long Island to see our show at "the Downtown" and nobody showed up but you still treated it like you were playing the Garden? Yea, we do too.
3. Jon & Tanya, where are you two? We could always count on you guys to be there early & set the show off right. Tanya, our "I Got A Man" performance has yet to be topped. It's still talked about. Well, I still talk about it, anyway. Jon, you missed the Biggie tribute night... how... could... you?
4. Hey Von Pea, I know you're out there somewhere... but... where? You used to come, rep for the OKP's... always killed it. Helped establish the current trend of "no paper, playa". Come back, we'll add a new Kweli song... whatever you want.
5. Last, but not least, Gerber, you're in a dark office somewhere, pounding the desk, making lots of money, i'm sure of it. but where?? Gerber, you're a legend to us. Your picture made the New York Post, man!! Granted, you might not have wanted that... but i assure you, we didn't have a say in that!! Come back, you can do 'Big Pimpin' over and over and over. Shit, I'll talk Diggedy into letting you host the show for a few songs. We'll hire some backup booty girls to ASSist... whatever you need.

love, dj wex.


Blogger Tennis Talk, Anyone? said...

Dude, you know who else is missing that was prominent? Abe. He's even in the banner at the top of the page! Last thing I remember him doing was "Gold Digger" and after that, nada.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

abe came last friday! it was good to see him again!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Tennis Talk, Anyone? said...

That's cool Abe came out. The only reason people should fall off of coming to HHK is if they move!

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lil Elvis.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

and this is when i will step in and take credit for turning abe onto hhk in the first place.

re gerber, i think that one of his big pimpin renditions may have been the hhk performance that prompted me to start memorizing. was he the kind of stout, military looking diesel dude that would stand in front of the mic stand the whole time?

and tanya, i remember her break out i gotta man performance with wex like it was yesterday. it brought a tear to my eye to see a certain someone's recent ill street blues breakout in january - to see the hhk history repeat itself and all.

my best goodwin memory is doing wooo hah with him and abe (i can't speak for those two but i was drizzzzunk like a skizzzunk) at 2 AM. and rdj - please note that none of us grinded (ground?) on diggedy's area.

ah the memories.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no memory of grinding on anyone's "area", least of all Diggedy's. (No offense, Josh.)

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do, unfortunately.

One of the most frightening experiences.


5:29 PM  
Blogger Tennis Talk, Anyone? said...

Well, Goodwin's the one that actually put me on to the festivities. He had been telling me about it for a couple of months, but I could never swing it. I almost didn't make it that first night I went, either. I was walking up the street to go home from work and heard this loud explosion sound at the end of my block. I ran up to see what was going on, and the side of this building had crashed through the roof of the corner bodega, trapping people and killing a couple.

Needless to say, I was pretty freaked out because I used to go in there all the time. I was about to back out of going to HHK, but Goodwin convinced me to go by saying it would calm my nerves. And it did, actually.

Sorry to digress from the "Where Are They Now" topic, just wanted to throw in a Goodwin story there. Hope that wasn't too big a buzzkill tale!

7:09 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

i enjoyed that story, thanks for sharing, van.

speaking of goodwin, it's about time he showed up again. get to work, van.

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Josh man, I'm going to need video evidence. That's quite a claim. (And no, Suit's eye-witness account is not admissible.) You sure you're not reading too much into my lack of co-ordination?

Then again, by that point I'd already been gently turned down by several women already that night, so who knows what lengths I was prepared to go to... ha ha ha...

1:12 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

RDJ said...
Josh man, I'm going to need video evidence.

be careful what you ask for ...

8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good look Suit. Let's let this one die. I do NOT need to see that performance, grind or no grind.

8:07 AM  
Blogger R.S. said...

Definitely Li'l Elvis. That guy is a legend. Damn.

I may have photographic evidence of said grinding. Will dig through the archives and see what I can find...

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can definitely confirm that Von Pea had a show w/ Skyzoo and Black Milk the day before the last karaoke. Cuz I was there. And he wa ssupposed to come thru to HHK but I dunno what happened. Plus he just dropped a new mixtape, which can be copped for free @ That's the homie right there.

9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Von Pea is an international rap star now. We'll probably never see him at HHK again :(

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i was there last time! O.C.!

7:28 PM  

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