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Using Women in Event Flyers

October 10, 2012

After posting the following flyer in the bar, white women with no booty complained about it.

I don’t know the names of the sexy women in the flyer.  I searched “Brazilian woman” on the Internet and came across the image.

Because of complaints, the owner used this image instead for my DJ event.

For another event, I used actress Megan Good.

A jealous white woman asked who was the hooker in flyer.

For an event with two other DJs, I used actress Stacey Dash.

I was told a couple saw the image at the door and headed back to their car.  I forgot if I was told the couple’s race.  Still, I suspect the woman got jealous as the dude wouldn’t admit to popping an erection.

(Yes, I am aware of Stacey’s recent political tweets.  That’s a subject for another blog.)

Then for another event, I used Vanity for a flyer.

That flyer did receive a positive response.

Months later, after reading Marketing To Women  by Marti Barletta, I learned the error of my ways.  First of all, using women as sex objects in flyers sends out the wrong message.  For one thing, it attracts douche bags on the prowl for women who resemble the ones in the flyer.  For another, the flyers say “unattractive ” women aren’t welcomed to your events, “unattractive” women who may be willing to spend good money.

I may have worded that wrong.  What I’m trying to say is that women who don’t resemble the ones in your flyer may not feel welcomed at your event.  Just because a woman don’t resemble Stacey or Megan doesn’t mean she isn’t attractive.

(Oh yea, on another subject, using copyrighted images is a no-no.   As I always knew that, I did it anyway.  Still, I would advise against the practice.)

For my happy hour events, I decided to use photos of the bar’s actual people.  The Mohawk young lady is bartender Shelly Richards.  Orange Tongue is my friend Mindy Weller. The pose was their idea.

Again, I received another positive response.

Keep in  mind, the flyer was aimed at women, not douche bags.  Keep the women happy and most dudes remain happy.

When Happy Hour was moved to Fridays, I again used bar patrons.  That’s Mindy in the middle and that’s me on the left.

My only complaint was I wished I had included a black woman to illustrate the bar’s female diversity.  Then again, the young lady in the glasses is a Latina. (I forgot her and her friend’s name.)

Still, out of all the flyers I placed in the Peacock Room, folks picked this one up the most.

True enough, there are those more advanced than I am on making flyers.  Still, no matter how advanced your graphic skills are, sending out the wrong message makes you look like a douche bag.

Thick Body Curves

August 8, 2012

Finally hooked up with my favorite soul singer.

Dreamed about her thick body curves for years.

Finally my arms are wrapped around her

…and it feels good.

 

Realizing she really isn’t all that pretty

without  make-up.

I don’t give a shit.

Just happy she broke-up

with her ugly-assed husband.

 

The alarm clock rings.

Another one of those fuckin’ dreams.

Last time, it was a curvy movie star.

Ain’t this a bitch?

Bullshit Happened Back In Our Day Too

July 9, 2012

I recently saw this posted on Facebook.

 

This young cutie, Akira, posted it.

Understandably, the photo pissed her off.

It’s amazing how nostalgia alters the past. As for the photo referencing NWA, I shall take you back to the days when Dr. Dre and DJ Yella were in The World Class Wrecking Crew.  This was before NWA.  Do these two look like “real niggas”?   They look more like Ready for the World than gangstas.

When it came to rappers wearing perms, East Coast idiots would have you believing it’s a West Coast creation.

Yet, when it comes to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, this isn’t the image I remember.

 

I remember the image of dudes rocking jheri curls and straightened hair.

 

Lo and behold, when it comes to dissing bling-bling, some folks forgot about the thick gold chain.

 

It isn’t as if I’m out to start a generation conflict, I am out to show how “Back in the Day” gets twisted. As for past pics of artists, what we see is what was going on during that time period. World Class Wrecking Crew were basically dressing like the typical R and B group from the 80s. Actually, the pic I showed almost happens during the same time of Grandmaster Flash’s second pic I posted.

Do the pics take anything away from the artists real talent? No, they don’t.  Still, when folks use “Back in the Day”, they need to tell the whole story.

I’m picking on hip hop. Let’s pick at rock one time before we go.

When it comes to Pantera, this is the image rock folks remember.

Yet, I wonder how many wanna remember them when they had the pretty boy, hair metal look.