I thought I had signed up for a mailing list, until Zane's sister Charmaine reminded me that this was the sheet for Freak Dating. I am married but somehow at Zane's b-day, that was superfluous. There was an 8-1 ratio of females to males, and of that eight, I'd say 6 were pretty damn good. Even the old chicks (ie my age) looked good in the murk of da club Zanzibar. By the way, there were no Africans or West Indians in there that night, which is why the place did not smell of incense and hyperdrive cologne...
A male "model" who looked like Starr Jones' likely soon-to-be ex-hubby and a female with a name like "Sepia" demonstrated the proper Freak Datinf repartie, e.g, "I'm firm. You wet?" Poor Michelle Wright--a classy DJ with WPGC in D.C. She had to "moderate." In essence, Freak Dating, and the party itself, had this sort of "Eyes Wide Shut" vibe, complete with the sequined, feathered masks. Okay, then imagine Jamie Foxx instead of Tom Cruise, and Alize and watered-down scotch instead of champagne and decent whiskey. You got it! Zane was radiant. I guess divorce and MILLIONS of book units sold become her.
Comedian Chris Thomas was raunchy as usual yet strangely compelling. I was good to see Jon Luckett and Rique Johnson again. Two classyguys writing some great stuff. I even met a porn entrepreneur with a very successful booty fetish site and DVD company based in Maryland, NOT the San Fernando Valley. The dude has the access to the talent as well. Look, it may sound gay as hell, but Lexington Steele, the biggest brotha in porn, is a personal hero of mine, and we'll see about collaborating on some things. Maybe Mike Steele (his cousin? hahaha) will have him on one of his hokey commercials (see last post 9/22/06). An endorsement from a black porn star might actually be a good thing...
Best of all, Bern Nadette Stanis was there selling her book, Situations 101. Oh hell yes I bought a copy. "Thelma" from Good Times was the undercover fantasy of me and quite a few thousand other thirteen year old boys back in the day. She looked good...gave me little wink. Lawd, I was singing all the way home. Who needs Freak Dating?
Just lookin' outta the window/Watching the asphalt grow
Thinkin' how it all looks hand me down
Keepin' your head above water/Makin' a wave when you can
Temporary lay-offs (Good Times)
Easy credit ripoffs (Good Times)
Scratchin' and survivin' (Good Times)
Hangin' in the chow line (Good Times)
Ain't we lucky we got 'em...Good Times yeaaaaaaah-aaaaah