TCB > February 2006

Metropolis St. Charles?

A story from the St. Charles Journal reports on the formation of the St. Charles Young Professional Alliance, aimed at getting the 25- to 40-year-old crowd interested in local issues and integrated into the business community. One of the organizers laments, among other things, the lack of county nightlife for this demographic.

Maybe that wave already crested in the city and is now pushing outward? In relatedish news, an email summary sent yesterday of the minutes of the February 1 Metropolis St. Louis steering committee meeting included the following bullet point:

"C. General Meetings.  The general meetings were unanimously voted out and will no longer be held.  Rhonda proposed, and it was unanimously agreed, that the Steering Committee meeting should be referred to as the Metropolis meeting from now on." 

Posted by Amanda Doyle on Tue., Feb 28, 2006 at 4:50 PM
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St. Louis Is, Like, Totally Popular

St. Louis' profile on MySpace has 5,637 friends.

Posted by Brian Marston on Mon., Feb 27, 2006 at 2:05 PM
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The Goal Has Become Clear

Over Crown Royal, Alizé, Hpnotiq and cheese onion rings during Disco-T's set at Marsha's Ltd., the challenge presented itself: to try to visit all the bars selling tickets for Tavern Nite 2006. No timeframe has been set, but the list of illustrious watering holes is as follows (I've already been to the ones that are crossed out):


Royal Palace

Club 747

St. Louis Nites

My Way


J's Hideout




Other Place


East Coast


Toast Time



Mammer Jammer

Marsha's Ltd.



Mount Olive

3rd Generation


Clover Leaf

11 Stl. Brothers

Soft Touch

Harlem Tap Room


Pink Slip

The Royale

Club 40


Ms. Whit

Hard Times

Gino's Lounge

Blue Swan

Club Illusion

Betty's Bar

Gene Lynn's


Waxx Factory

Two of a Kind

Peter Gunn



Red Bell

Fox Trap


Brenda Paris

Club Vision

Greek Casino


Club Isis

Bottoms Up

Midwest Men & Women's Club

Zodiac Lounge

Royal Crown

Old Tymer's


This Is It

Red Velvet


Upper Level


Windy City

Comfort Zone


Lady A's

Red Bone


Creme de la Creme

East St. Louis/St. Louis


Al's Lounge



Bikers Corner

Do any of you have a review to share with the class?

Tavern Nite 2006 will be held on Sunday, March 12 at the Omega Center (3900 Goodfellow at Natural Bridge). It's presented by St. Louis Nights Magazine and will feature Theodis Ealy, AKA the guy who sings that "Stand Up In It" song, which is a popular selection on north-city jukeboxes. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Doors at 7, show at 8, BYOB, food by Mammer Jammer. Call 367-1742 to reserve a table of eight.

Posted by Brian Marston on Sun., Feb 26, 2006 at 4:25 PM
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St. Louis Site Roundup

Mamalogues, by Dana Loesch

Architectural Ruminations, by Andrew L W Raimist

Dividing By Zero Will Get You Nowhere, by Jeff York

Urban Reason, by Josh DiCarlo

Urban Elitist

St. Louie Louie, by Jeff Kopp

Kevin Cook Photography

Posted by Brian Marston on Sun., Feb 26, 2006 at 2:48 PM
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LiveWire on Grand

LiveWire Media is moving from the Central West End to 3115 South Grand, better known as the Dickmann Building. I used to work for LiveWire and still do the occasional freelance project for them. The Dickmann is owned by Tim Boyle.

Posted by Brian Marston on Tue., Feb 21, 2006 at 2:25 PM
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Bob Reuter on MySpace

Local icon Bob Reuter has a MySpace page. One of these days, I'm going to have to get with all these social networking sites.

Update: I've been sucked in.

Posted by Brian Marston on Tue., Feb 21, 2006 at 2:23 PM
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Appear on Free Candy, End Up in Court


In a move we hope does not become a trend (though it could lead to fun speculation), I was alerted by co-hostess Julia that today's episode of Judge Alex (scroll down) featured former Free Candy guests and artistic collaborators Shellee Graham and Bill Boll in a legal fight over who gets to cash in on their documentary "Built for Speed: The Coral Court Motel."

Okay, but here's the kicker: Julia was en route to the airport (to Turkey, of course) and I am stuck at this lousy desk. Someone out there, tell us the outcome!! Which way did the wheels of justice turn?

Posted by Amanda Doyle on Thu., Feb 16, 2006 at 4:36 PM
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SJR May Be Shut Down

The St. Louis Journalism Review's May issue may be its last. Founded in 1970, it is the only metropolitan journalism review in the country.

The publication operates in the red and has relied on an annual $50,000 to $60,000 subsidy from Webster University for the last ten years. The possibility that they may move to an online blog format is amusing given Joe Pollack's rant in SJR's March 2005 issue entitled "Blogs are not journalism." Beware, print dinosaurs: your days are numbered.

Posted by Brian Marston on Wed., Feb 15, 2006 at 9:12 PM
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Hacked Off

The Downtown St. Louis Partnership site was hacked earlier today. The front page was replaced with a message that said:

DeFaceD By StacoM


[ Respect Our Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) Or You Will See True Muslims Anger ]

Thanks To All Muslims Hackerz All Over The Planet

CasaHacK TeaM © 2006

Maybe this was the work of the Tenth Street Taliban.

Posted by Brian Marston on Wed., Feb 15, 2006 at 3:41 PM
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Litter Bugs Me

I hereby nominate N. 20th between Bissell and Ferry in the 63107 zip code for the title of Dirtiest Block in St. Louis. It sits just southeast of the Grand Water Tower in the College Hill neighborhood. The amount of trash on the ground in that little stretch is jaw dropping. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me to capture the moment when I drove by there on Saturday on my way to the twice-a-month bboy session I help organize at Friedens.

Posted by Brian Marston on Sun., Feb 12, 2006 at 1:21 PM
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Hartford Bits

Hartford Coffee Company has a new website address:

They're dubbing their second-floor space for grown-ups the "Java Lounge." You can preview it on Sunday, February 19 from 5-8 p.m. during the reception for proprietor James Fox's art show. Rumor has it that DJ Akita will be spinning at Hartford that evening, fresh on the heels of his appearance at The Royale the night before.

Posted by Brian Marston on Wed., Feb 8, 2006 at 2:23 PM
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