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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

He Talk, Talk -- He Talks To You


The internet sure is a funny place. It was only about two months ago that we were lamenting how ten years have gone by and The Real McCoy seemed to have vanished off the face of earth -- after making such a huge impact with classic Europop tunes like "Another Night," "Run Away" and "Automatic Lover." We knew O-Jay was off producing in Germany, but little was really known about The Real McCoy's seemingly overnight disappearance.

Well, you can thank us for being bored out of our minds over the weekend and checking the usual dance sites, like Dance Artist Info, where we just happened to stumble upon a link to O-Jay's (aka Olaf Jeglitza) blog! He started it back in January (the same week Moogaboo and I started Chart Rigger -- great minds think alike!) with a post about his trip as a teenager to New York in 1983 - where he discovered his love of hip hop.

Post by post, the blog details O-Jay's journey in the '80s from photographer's assistant to aspiring breakdancer to local celebrity in Berlin -- and finally the early version of Real McCoy. So far, he's up to the chance meeting of singer Patricia "Patsy" Peterson, and the recording of the seminal early hit "It's On You."

The blog reads like information from a time capsule of a hip European scene that we were just a tad too young to know about. There's also great photos to accompany the posts! But, enough of us talking about it. Go check it out!

4 Comments:

  • At 6:00 PM, Blogger The Duke said…

    I LOVE the Real McCoy! And I'm straight! Seriously!

     
  • At 4:31 PM, Blogger the-realmccoy said…

    thanks again Robbie for the kind post about me and my work as Real McCoy - O-Jay

     
  • At 6:56 PM, Blogger J'ason D'luv said…

    "We're not worthy!" Give it up for O-jay, ya'll, for stoppin' by our site!

     
  • At 9:12 PM, Blogger MoogaBoo said…

    He talk-talk, he talked to us! I love it! Hi, O-Jay!

     

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