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Barista is looking for some talented performers to make beautiful music at our soiree May 9. No pay, but you'll be seen by 100+ of Baristaville's top movers and shakers. Interested? Write to our staff arbiter of cool, Liz.

UPDATE: Someone's just suggested Anwar Robinson, whose schedule just freed up recently. Anybody know him personally? We'd love to have him. And, in case his ego is bruised, remind him that Simon's not invited, and even ROC says he's not coming.

April 26, 2005 in Help Your Barista! | Permalink


ahem! I said nothing at all about him or his show "American Idle" show!

Posted by: Right of Center | Apr 26, 2005 12:52:01 PM

Don't give ROC a credibility of being remotely as cool as Simon Cowell. Simon's nastiness is a farce, full of witty put-downs in jest - but really seems like a nice guy. ROC is just mean and nasty to everyone - for the sake of being mean and nasty.

Posted by: butchcjg | Apr 26, 2005 12:55:26 PM

It was that Lego "Butch" wasn't it Butch?

Posted by: Right of Center | Apr 26, 2005 1:19:23 PM

Hmmmm, say Barista..if it helps any, you could let the Talent know that they'll also appear on Inside Montclair.
I plan on making a segment from the party, and will certaintly include some music from the nights' activities.

Posted by: wayne robbins | Apr 26, 2005 1:23:53 PM

I loved the Lego Butch, LOL.

Didn't they have one on a motorbike with tattoos of girls?

Posted by: butchcjg | Apr 26, 2005 1:38:29 PM

Hey Barista, this is off the point, but are you going to post photos from the shindig? with captions that identify people? like they do in People mag?

Posted by: walleroo | Apr 26, 2005 2:00:29 PM

Certainly we will take pictures, and post some, but whether you make your identity known or secret is up to you.

Posted by: The Barista | Apr 26, 2005 2:08:30 PM

Dear Barista: Can we bring significant others?

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 26, 2005 2:18:59 PM

hey that's not fair. i think my identity may be pretty guessable!

Posted by: butchcjg | Apr 26, 2005 2:20:52 PM

I was gonna go, but having that guy with the hat point his shaky video camera right in my face? No thanks! What a buzz-kill!

Posted by: Question_Everything | Apr 26, 2005 2:25:54 PM

Significant others are invited. Maybe we can designate the second floor as a Wayne Robbins-free zone.

Posted by: The Barista | Apr 26, 2005 2:34:50 PM

Psst...I am keeping a low profile. If you suspect that it's me, mention the secret password: "time." If I show you a watch with the picture of a Labrador retriever on it, you'll know you have found me.

This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds!


Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 26, 2005 2:54:12 PM

" What a buzz - kill !".....hmmmm.

I was planning on a few selective interviews..maybe with Deb, and Greg, our Host & Hostess... and thought there might be others who would like to wish Barista a Happy ( almost ) one year Ann.

I don't plan on sticking my shaky camera into anyones face...I'll be talking with people, if they want to (I'll ask first )..actually, not that much diff. then others who are planning on taking photos, or , would that be limited only to the second floor for everyone else too?

If there are a few people who want to remain a secret, why are you going to a public place for an open party? But don't worry, if you don't want to be video taped, just let me know, and I'll not shoot you.

Barista had invited me to bring along my camera, thinking that the thought was to cover the event..and so I will.
If that has changed to limited coverage,
please let me know..

I'll try my best to avoid a Buzz-Kill.

Posted by: wayne robbins | Apr 26, 2005 4:14:45 PM


I don't think you are that nasty, in fact I really enjoy most of your posts, even though I often disagree with you, and even though you implied that I was crazy in one of your early posts (you weren't the first, and you won't be the last).


I really enjoy your posts (and often disagree with you) as well, but I always laugh when you complain about ROC - you are as nasty, if not more nasty, than he is.

Mind you, I'm not complaining, I can always use a good laugh.

It will be interesting to have you both in the same room (I know ROC says he's not coming, but I think that he's fibbing), but I'm disappointed that I won't get to see either of you in person, I probably have to work that night :(

Anyway, to both of you, I say good work, and keep on posting.

Posted by: bob | Apr 26, 2005 4:32:02 PM

Of course, Wayne, we want you there. However, if there's a hue and cry about privacy, we could declare part of the party papparazzi free.

Posted by: The Barista | Apr 26, 2005 5:02:13 PM

Butch only nasty to ROC.
ROC deserves!
Payback for all nasties!

Posted by: butchcjg | Apr 26, 2005 7:15:45 PM


Posted by: Right of Center | Apr 26, 2005 9:23:47 PM

I have a solution: hand out Groucho Marx glasses and mustaches at the door.

Posted by: walleroo | Apr 26, 2005 11:34:25 PM

Unless ROC keeps his mouth shut (is this possible?) it will be easy to figure out who he is even if he is 'undercover'.

Past posts with references to 'knickers' and one very funny animated cartoon indicate he is british (or something like that) and has an accent.

Posted by: Pam | Apr 27, 2005 7:12:09 AM

Well, he could be from the Emerald Isle. In that case, look for a man wearing a kilt.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Apr 27, 2005 8:52:21 AM

I know someone who claims to know Anwar. If you are serious I will ask her!

Posted by: Chris | Apr 27, 2005 9:17:06 AM

Yeah, we're serious. Why wouldn't he do it for a free Barista of Bloomfield Ave t-shirt and lots of free (local) publicity?

Posted by: The Barista | Apr 27, 2005 9:25:44 AM

Say, if Anwar does show, make sure you give him a table on the second floor so Wayne could talk to him.

Posted by: PS | Apr 27, 2005 11:18:30 AM

The thought of so many people sharpening their knives is probably why ROC says he's not coming. Who can blame him?(Does anyone even know if he's a he?) And butch, you are so "nasty," your prose invariably attempts to bring everything down to the issue of sexual demarcation. Which really only indicates your own sore spots.

Posted by: cathar | Apr 27, 2005 4:52:38 PM


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