by vivrant thang on all about me
Only on this blog ya’ll (and on my diet, but that’s another post).
Nobody has put a ring on it so that’s the only cheating going on over here!
If you’ll remember in my Top Five Inspirational Songs of 2008 post, I alluded to the fact that I had a column that would be debuting soon. After the last debaucle, I decided not to mention it again until it was actually up.
B-Side Love Affair (also the name of a track on Sy Smith’s album Conflict) debuted just before the New Year. The first post was introductory – introducing Vivrant Thang and my passion for B-Side artists and their music.
My second column, posted today and highlighted on the front page, is called “Pave A New Road with Obama and Eric Roberson.” I started off 2008 by seeing Erro in concert and he will also be my first official show of 2009. So what better artist to kick off the column with?
I’m really excited about this opportunity because they have a massive audience over there and a very active community who aren’t shy about commenting! So I feel great about the fact that these B-Side artists I spotlight will get a bit more recognition.
If you’re so inclined, check me out over there and peruse Urban Thought Collective in its entirety. There’s an array of columns over there on various topics such as fashion, finance, technology, dating, and fitness. I’ll likely link up here when I post.
I’ll be writing over there every Wednesday. Now don’t worry. Just because I’m cheating, I have no intention of abandoning or divorcing this space. Actually, I am moving full speed ahead with some of the changes I’ve mentioned before to enhance your experience, my dear readers. So stay tuned!
I finally have my laptop back! It had to be wiped clean so I’m starting from scratch. Bear with me for a bit more and I’ll be back in full swing. Meantime, feel free to let me know what kinds of things you would like to see more of here.
Album reviews? Artist spotlights? Personal writing? Do you want to hear what I’m listening to more often? Do you miss Side Eye of the Week?
You make me proud. I’m so happy your voice is being heard throughout the internet and beyond. girl, you be talking some good stuff! (music and otherwise)
Congratulations to you. There’s nothing like the sound of music.
Congratulations! I’d love to see more artist spotlights and more side-eye of teh week. Sometimes you gotta be ruthless to get at the good stuff.
Vivrant what’s up sista!! I can’t believe you don’t have the “OFFICIAL NEWS about our girl Jilly from Philly!!! She’s preggos and I hear is about to get married next weekend……………HUH!!! You gotta represent for the true diva!!!
Jill is due in April.
vivrant thang said:
@imsofamous You really make me smile. Thanks so much sis for your comments here and over there. Means a LOT.
@sdg Many thanks and I gotcha!
@Erica Hello and thanks for commenting! Well, I rarely report on celebrity news like that unless I have something to add to the conversation. Like the post I did on the uproar over Erykah Badu’s pregnancy. Now when I hear something about a new album or when I next see her in concert, I’m ALLL over that. I do think it is cute that she is due around her own birthday. And the baby will be a Taurus like me if the 4/25 due date turns out to be accurate 🙂 Now there is an aspect to the story that may move me to write a post later. But for now, I’ll reserve comment.
Viv – I love all that you do over here and can’t wait to read your new ventures…but my faves are the album and concert reviews! Love those!
I totally agree with your reasoning about Ms. Jilly…that’s the main reason I left this news alone too…
Soul UK said:
Congratulations. Glad to see you have been given another opportunity to do what you do best … keeping us informed on the music front. Been over and read both articles and they’re what I expected, your usual informative, friendly and witty writing style!
You have been missed around these parts lately but glad to see you are back on the grind!
What do we wanna see more of here?? Personally just ‘more posts’ lol, whether they be artist spotlights, concert reviews, album reviews or personal stuff. Visiting here (and SB) is my little oasis in the desert that is my work day lol. I think a good idea, and one that’ll keep the die-hard readers happy while your busy working/writing/living is a ‘what im listening to’ post. Just a heads up on what is playin on Viv’s iPod will give the rest of us a chance to play catch-up!
Wheneva Whateva said:
Congratulations on the new gig. My favorite is the album & concert reviews.
(fŭng\'kē) [blak] [chik] said:
Good Deal! Get your groove on!
I’ll try to check you out!
Black Maybe said: