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SCHEDULE

Every Monday at 9pm (EST). 

Each week, the chat kicks off with a topic and confession* about that topic from one of the hosts or a guest. Here's the schedule with date, topic & confession contributor. Check back soon. The schedule updates frequently.  To join the chat,  type #BlerdDating into the search bar on your Twitter page. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE HASHTAG #BlerdDating IN EVERY TWEET SO YOUR TWEETS SHOW UP IN THE CHAT. 

 

* Contributors retain all rights to their confession. 

July 23, 2018: INCOGNEGRO (the dangers of relationships & social media)

by @simplydivaland

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SPECIAL GUEST - JELLYBEAN JOHNSON (@theoriginal7ven)  Jellybean Johnson has been the drummer of the Prince created band The Time since its inception. Jellybean is one of the architects of a unique blend of music that was created in Minneapolis, MN and called the Minneapolis Sound. Jellybean's resume is that of a drummer/guitarist/writer/ engineer/producer for both local talent and national acts including a number one pop song for Janet Jackson “Black Cat.”

Jellybean moved to Minneapolis from Chicago as a 12 year old teaching himself to play the
drums at 13 with friend and current band mate Morris Day. While a student at the University of
MN Jellybean taught himself proficiency on guitar as well. In 1980 Prince united members of
Flyte Tyme, of which Jellybean was a member, and Grand Central to form The Time.
Jellybean has been their drummer ever since. Prince also created a band called The Family for which Jellybean played drums as well.

Jellybean also wrote for, played with and produced many acts during his time at Flyte Tyme
Studio including Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, New Edition, Alexander O'Neal, Mint Condition,
and the Human League. In addition Jellybean plays guitar with and produced Ronnie Baker Brooks and his band, son
of Blues legend Lonnie Brooks. Locally you will see Jellybean most nights of the week sitting in with local artists and as a featured player with JB and the Routine.

The Jellybean Johnson Experience started as a showcase of artists with Jellybean as
headliner. Jellybean has an extraordinary ability to play with any band and he also wanted to
showcase and promote up and coming bands and give them public exposure.The Jellybean
Johnson Experience is now a musical project with Jellybean and his world class musician
friends working on a soon to be released CD and a just released single “Put Some Jelly On
It”.

Jellybean is the recipient of twenty Gold and Platinum albums, MN Music Awards, MN Black
Music Awards, and ASCAP Awards. In 2014 he was honored for his long time work as a
drummer with a special Local Legends Award.

Jellybeans custom made suit jacket that he wore in the film “Purple Rain” was donated to the
MN History Museum securing his place in the history of Minneapolis music for all time.

Most recently, Jellybean released his first single, “Put Some Jelly On It” a prelude to an upcoming album. The single is a rock blues funk mix with Michael Bland on drums, Tracey Blake on bass, Chance Howard on keys, Ronnie Baker Brooks on vocals and rhythm guitar and Jellybean pulling it all together on lead guitar. Please watch for an upcoming video. The project has been funded through The Jellybean Johnson Experience GoFundMe.

 
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GUEST HOST - KARITH FOSTER (@karithfoster) Humorist, motivational speaker, TV & radio personality, actress, author, blogger and entrepreneur are all titles fitting for Karith Foster. She is one of the hottest comics to come out of New York City according to both The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage Magazine who named her one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” She has made a name for herself as national headliner for being a clean, funny African-American comedian. Karith travels nationally and abroad bringing humor and inspiration to all of her audiences.