I guest DJ’d at Vinyl Night at MKT Bar! WAT WAT!


WOW!  Two of my worst fears knocked down in one night – public speaking and spinning tunes. Okay well, I never really thought about spinning before, but holding a microphone always makes me uncomfortable. I guess that’s why I said yes – being challenged is a good thing!

SO it was Tina Zulu that figured a way around my defenses and brought me in – to DJ! I pulled together my favorite songs, (that are appropriate for the public) and found some new ones. No one made a complaint – and I saw some folks moving to the beats – success! AND no mic so no one had to suffer – especially me!

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MKT Bar is inside Phoenicia Specialty Foods downtown. Both are just awesome! MKT Bar itself is worth it, it’s a bar, restaurant and live music venue!

The store is amazing – there’s a bakery, deli counter, hot food and cold cuts. Plus some amazing foods from around the world. Gifts? This is YOUR store!

I’ll let you know if they have me back. I’d like to bring the art market team with me – we could really rock the house!

I would in fact like a 2nd go at it! My only disappointment was I didn’t push enough to get more people there. ME? I know, I was super busy, and the week leading up, nervous and just didn’t think about inviting more.  I was super happy to see 2 dozen really good friends in the crowd though! Thanks y’all!

It is such a cool spot. So check-it-out! 

AND here is my play list – this is a PDF:  MKT Bar Playlist

Thank you Tina Zulu, Mark Austin, Ann-Marie Tcholakian, Lee and DJ (our waiter’s name was DJ, how cool is that?) for being such wonderful hosts!



MKT BAR is a hip, in-house wine and beer bar offering light international bites in an urban, relaxed setting. It’s the perfect place to meet up with friends, unwind with coworkers after a long day, experience live music or just check out the Houston scene. MKT BAR offers gourmet appetizers, boutique wines, tasty beers on tap, a unique gelato selection and energy-pumping coffees and teas.

Complimentary parking is available in the One Park Place garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Enter garage on McKinney and take the designated elevator down to the market.

Tom by the way is a great artist and caricaturist, when he’s not poking fun at me. Check him: tomryeart.com

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