Saturday, September 10, 2005
The Party Machine with Nia Peeples
This Paramount syndicated dance show was the brain child of Arsenio Hall. This of course ran directly after Hall’s show in 1991. If I remember correctly Arsenio acted like this was the best idea since tires and he certainly gave this a good push. No avail. According to a press kit that I just received (14 years too late, thanks) Peeples was the host of MTV's Friday Night Street Party (don't remember it). Back in 1988 she released "Trouble" for Mercury Records. The Party Machine with Nia Peeples a hit the airwaves in early 1991. Got to say it was a good idea, it was like saying, “Hey, Arsenio’s over, come party with us—-over at the Party Machine. It was like virtual bar hopping without the tears, self-doubt, obsessive hair combing. Oops, was that just me?
Despite the prediction on the card in the pic, The Party Machine with Nia Peeples didn't catch on. The bad news was that the music scene began to change as that specific kind of dance, pop, R&B started to wane. Peebles made for a nice presence however, she was the main attraction. I can't remember a single act that appeared.
Nice Coinky Dink: In doing the research for this I found out that Nia Peeples and I share the same birthday. I did not know that but what I do know is that Nia better cough up a present this year. I ain't playin'...