Autor: Scott

~ 25/10/07

Connect With… 2007 is coming to a close but there is still plenty to do and experience.  13 events remain, ranging from walking with spirits (the ghostly and beverage kind) tonight in the Lemp neighborhood to bowling with Young Republicans at Saratoga Lanes (better than duck hunting with Dick Cheney) to a big final party on November 1st at Pepper Lounge. So check out the lineup and go out and get connected!

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Autor: Scott

~ 24/10/07

So yesterday, the CVC launched their much anticipated new logo and slogan for St. Louis. “St. Louis All Within Reach.”  The logo treatment divides the “St. Lou” from the “is” with the tag line under. Get it? St. Lou-is all within reach!  And of course, they had to throw in an arch to tie it all together. Check it out for yourself at

Not sure how I feel about this one yet. Maybe it will grow on me but my first impression was not overly enthusiastic. It does, however, beat the hell out of our last CVC slogan, “Hello. My Name is St. Louis.” It was clever for Scott Ginsberg, not so much for St. Louis.  

But stay tuned… I have heard that there is yet a third “rebranding” effort in the works from yet another major St. Louis booster organization. One designed to attract young folk to St. Lou-is. So who knows, maybe soon it will be “St. Louis – Perfectly Centered, Remarkably Connected, All Within Reach, and Really Really Hip and Cool. No, Really!”

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Autor: Katie

~ 18/10/07

So this posting is WAYYYY more personal than I ever thought I’d get but I need to post it. It’s like a cheap therapy session. So I’m sorry if you don’t think it’s appropriate it. Stop reading then.

So this weekend marks the 1 year anniversary of my grandfather’s passing and I can’t seem to get it out of my mind. I wasn’t prepared when it happened. I still remember the night the Cardinals won the NLCS, I called him to rub it in that the Cardinals (not the Cubs) were going to the World Series. He chuckled and told me to enjoy the moment. Little did I know that would be the last time I talked to him. Within the next couple days I was told he had passed away. No warning, no nothing. This is probably way more information than anyone needs to know but sometimes it helps to communicate so that’s what I’m doing.

My grandfather was a pediatrician that loved children and believed in a very patient driven focus when at work. He was also a father figure in many ways seeing that my father was always gone on business, my mother would take us to the grandparents house whenever possible. He taught me what I think are strong ethics. He taught me how to pick my battles and taught me how to enjoy all of life’s ups and downs.
He believed in family first, everything else next. He met my grandmother at a 7th grade dance and married after college. He had 5 children, all grew up to become very successful individuals in life and work. I’ll never forget the way he told jokes, or how much he enjoyed his brandy and cigars. He loved living on the lake and taking the boat out at a sunset.

He was a huge Indiana and Illinois fan. I’ll never forget going to Illinois games with him and seeing Chief Illiniwek parade all over the field. He pierced my ears and gave me all my sports physicals. When I cut my foot on the boat, he even took care of it right there at the lake house. All it took was a Snicker’s bribe and I agreed. He did this for many of my 15 cousins.
This list could go on and on but I won’t bore you with the details but I will tell you this. This weekend, take a moment to appreciate…everything. Remember who you are and where you came from. Remember to LOVE LIFE.

I miss you Pampaw.

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Autor: Scott

~ 17/10/07

Well Dwight is not the only one celebrating a birthday this month. Looks like the City Museum is turning 10 and they are planning on throwing one, to quote their press release, “ginormous party!”

The night will feature The Hibernauts, Falling Martins, Earl, Arch Rival Roller Girls, Flowers of Araby Modern Bellydancing, Alley Cat Burlesque Show, DJ Mark Lewis, Live StenSOUL Tribute with Peat Wollaeger, and the debut of St. Louis’ largest vintage clothing store and a new Architectural Museum exhibit. Oh yes, and cash bars. All for $10.

So come out on Friday, October 26th starting at 7:30pm and help celebrate ten years of one of the greatest places in STL! For more info, visit Oh yes… the best part. No tripping over the kiddies this night. 21 and over only!

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Autor: Dwight

On October 20, 2007 DJ Deaddisco will also join Village Idiot for the birthday festivities and the long awaited Village Idiot CD release. DJ Deaddisco is the house DJ for rBar and has been featured at Rue 13. He also lately has produced music for Alive Magazine fashion shows such as Liquid Style, Macy’s, Nieman Marcus along with performing at Rock The Runway. DJ Deaddisco is also the creater of Raise The Dead Brand. Purchase one of his shirts and designs. The party starts at 9 with “Girls Night Out” which gets the ladies complimentary drinks. We have also added a guys special just for the night with complimentary Ray Hills from 9-11p.

Village Idiot will perform starting at 10pm for a 3 hour set of mayhem. DJ DeadDisco will perform between sets and end the night until 3 am.

“DJ DeadDisco should be the official Village Idiot DJ..Who really needs Mark?”
Joey Terrible, Village Idiot Lead Singer/Guitar Player

“I never really thought Joe was a talented musician until we got drunk and formed this band, now we get drunk all the time!”
“Mayhem” Mark Rolf, Village Idiot singer/keyboards/beats

Dwight’s birthday is brought to you by Bimmers R Us, Kronik Chill, Bronx Diba and Trucker Hats by Justin. Get there early and receive BMW schwag, a chance to win Bronx Diba shoes and receive Kronik Chill cups that will keep at least three drinks consistently cold. Dwight is not expecting gifts but there will be two 8×10 tables put together for them.

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Dress: Fall Chill

Valet Parking available

Please RSVP by October 16th to

Oh yeah this event also falls on my birthday!

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Autor: Scott

~ 14/10/07

RCP is this Tuesday at the Jive and Wail and we will be working in partnership with ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments) to conduct a cell phone drive. Phones collected will be sent to an ALIVE partner company to be refurbished and provided to ALIVE clients who might not otherwise have a safe phone from which to call.

So be sure and go through your junk drawers and find those old cell phones w/ chargers and bring them on Tuesday! For more info about the program, visit Look forward to seeing you there!

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Autor: Rhonda

~ 12/10/07

1. Indulge Flaming Cheese is one of the greatest inventions ever. Try some at Olympia Kebob House and Taverna in Dogtown. Opa!
2. Sip F15teen has amazing bottle service specials Thursday nights.
3. View Check out the Orange Girls “Playhouse Creatures” October 12th-14th, 19th-21st, and 26th-28th. The theater company is the first resident company of the Anheuser-Busch Black Box Theater at COCA, located at 524 Trinity Ave, in the University City Loop. All performances will be held in the newly refurbished black box theater, beginning at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 pm on Sundays. Set in 1669, this darkly comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses depicts the transformation of our company’s namesake, Nell Gywn, from “orange girl” to professional player.Tickets available at the box office. For more information call 314-520-9557 or email
4.Connect Three weeks remain …
5.Play Hit up one of St. Louis parks and enjoy a great fall weekend.
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Autor: Scott

~ 11/10/07

I am a sucker for a good ghost story and St. Louis definitely has a rich haunted history! From the exorcism at Alexian Brothers Hospital to the tragic history of the Lemp family & mansion, the River City has some wonderful spine-chilling yarns to cause you to sleep with one eye open.

Curious? Just check out these spooky links if you dare!

Spirits of St. Louis: A Ghostly Guide to the Mound City’s Unearthly Activities (vol. 1 & 2) by Robbie Courtaway
Haunted sites in St. Louis
Missouri ghost stories

Marie Antoinette’s Ghost Tours 
Haunted, historical tours of St. Louis

And if you are really a ghost fan, don’t miss the Sci-Fi Channel’s Ghost Hunters, Jason and Grant doing a presentation at the Central Branch of the St. Louis Public Library on 10/22!

Got a ghost story of your own? Don’t be afraid! Share it with our readers! 

Happy Halloween!

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Autor: Scott

Get down with your bad self because you know you gotta have that funk. And this Friday, you can have all the funk you need with an evening of inspired music from Hip Grease and Dogtown Allstars together for Funkfest 2!  So strut on down to the Broadway Oyster Bar and slap down your $7. Music starts at 10pm. And if you need some fine threads for the evening, be sure to check out! Don’t forget your dancing shoes.

The Details:

Funkfest 2
Friday, October 12, 10:00pm
Broadway Oyster – 736 S. Broadway
FUNKFEST 2 brings Hip Grease and Dogtown Allstars together for an evening of inspired music with a few members doing double duty playing for both bands.  Using vintage instruments (hollow guitars, B-3 style organ, Rhodes piano, live drums and bass) and a sound reminiscent of the late 60’s and 70’s, the music is uniquely retro and extremely danceable. Tickets are $7 at the door. Visit the official websites for more information or upcoming performances:,,

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