June 30th, 2002
I just posted a review of the self-titled release from Play! Also, I have confirmed that they will be involved with the Passion For Fashion Tour. Here are the dates:
July 6 – Atlanta, Mall of Georgia
July 13 – Houston, Galleria II
July 20 – Dallas, Northeast Mall
July 27 – Chicago, Orland Square
August 3 – Minneapolis, Mall of America
August 10 – Columbus, Polaris Mall
August 17 – Boston, Burlington Mall
August 24 – New York, Roosevelt Field
Please note the performances start at 3pm and in the past the Malls have done absolutely no promotion. In other words, don’t be surprised if you call the mall and they have no clue about it.
Watch for the video of Kid In You by Krystal Harris on Disney Channel. It’s pretty kewl (thanks Heather)
Oh I also want to send a shot out to the following peeps who crashed my Birthday Party on Friday and brought me the sweetest gifts. Word up to my homies – Leong (the Eeyore Pez dispensor and sweet wrapping paper), Bean and Lauren (the Slip and Slide along with the sweet Disney Game), Amanda, Carrie and Heather (the cutest Lilo Doll and 626 (Alien Stitch), Kimmer (the sweetest little stretchy ID thing), Lindy and Natalie (the coolest wristbands on the planet – they sleeved me with them), Jared (the Barney Card and Hug – haha), Jason (the sweet Best Buy certificate), and of course I gotta send a shout out to someothers who dropped by – Grace, BV, and Seth. Last but not least, special thanks to Sarah for setting up the whole thing… but next year can you get Bubbles the Clown? Haha!
June 29th, 2002
RUMORS! (The following rumors have NOT been confirmed, but have been reported to me from somewhat reliable sources. So don’t freak out too much – okay! They might not be true – or might be based on older facts).
RUMOR/UNCONFIRMED: Current A*Teens US tour might be put on hold.
RUMOR/UNCONFIRMED: Christina Milian might be doing some individual appearances on the Pop ‘Til You Drop Tour.
RUMOR/UNCONFIRMED: Chris Trousdale from Dream Street might be going out on a Mall Tour to promote the new film The Biggest Fan.
It was recently pointed out to me that the picture of Chris Trousdale with the T2 Fan of the Month, Katie Meck features him wearing the same sweater that’s seen in the video of Play’s I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (thanks Amanda, Carrie, Heather). Watch for the July update to find out who the newest Fan of the Month is – you’ll be surprised.
I was sent a nice little A*Teens/Pop ‘Til You Drop flash Beat Greets postacard – check it out!
I posted a new 8×10 in the IMAGES section of Nobody’s Angel. Remember their single If You Wanna Dance that appeared on a handful of soundtracks.
June 28th, 2002
Finally, the last batch of A*Teens pictures! They’re in the IMAGES section, along with a few other new items. Don’t forget to keep checking back, I’ll be posting an exclusive audio interview I did with them after their show! At the moment their very excited, but nervous regarding headlining on their first US Tour.
The Pure Pop Tour is being booked for this fall. It will feature Plus One and True Vibe… sounds like a great show to me! I can’t wait… oh yeah, and within’ the next month I hope to have a new Plus One feature for ya!
Also, this summer be on the lookout for Mall Tours. Just recently Limited announced some dates for the Passion for Fashion tour featuring none other than Play!
I totally have to say thanks to my coworkers! Dude, yesterday they lined me up for a 10am meeting. But the thing is… there wasn’t a meeting they were in the room with a surprise! It was a bag full of five of my favorite cereals with milk and bowls! It was so awesome, we all cracked them open an had a feast… when it comes to food… cereal and pizza are the way to go! Oh yeah, and get this – I forgot to eat breakfast yesterday before going to work! You know that saying…the Lord works in mysterious ways! Freaky!
Don’t forget to get those entries in – check out the contest section for more details.
I have a transcript from a conversation with Matt Ballinger of Dream Street. When I get a chance I’ll be posting it.
Here’s a sneak preview look at the cover to Jump5′s upcoming CD All The Time In The World.
If you get a chance, swing on over to the Jump5 Top 50 and give me a vote – thanks!