Area Man is Vanilla Ice Expert

BHB pal/Brooklyn Heights resident Chuck Taylor is going to be on the Biography Channel discussing a great icon of history — Vanilla Ice:

Chuck Taylor Blog: In February, I blah blah blahed about Vanilla Ice for A&E’s “Biography.” It’s confirmed that I’m appearing as a media talking head in the episode, which is at last airing on the Biography Channel Thursday, Aug. 27 at 9 p.m., with an encore four hours later, Friday, Aug. 28 at 1 a.m. Hope you can tune in, cool cats.

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  • andy

    Well that’s all fine and good, but what does Annoying Husband have to say about Vanilla Ice??

  • my2cents

    Can Chuck Taylor explain what “Havin’ a Roni” is about?

  • AEB

    ftclip: “…OK,I’m ready….”

    Well, one hopes that what follows contradicts the “piety” of the apology–does it?

    PS, I’D like to hear what Vanilla Ice has to say about Annoying Husband….

  • my2cents

    I don’t accept V-Ice’s apology. His music was vacuously awesome (so what if he stole from David Bowie, he was way ahead of the sampling curve) and his look totally defined that moment in time, at least for kids. He should be happy with what he accomplished and move on rather than grovelling for acceptance by the “authenticity” music snobs who shunned him.

  • Claude Scales

    jane: if you really want to know about bitterness, go to the Atlantic Chip Shop and try some Dogfish Head IPA.

  • AEB

    Again, I believe the apology was “mock.” Does anyone know/have what follows in the tape…

    And Mr. Ice (I feel only his intimates are permitted to call him Vanilla), was of a moment and, to use modern slang, a barrel of monkeys….

  • David

    I once sat next to Mr. Vanilla on a boat tour through the Cayman Islands. After about an hour of sailing across the crystal water he turned to me and said, “You know, I really dig the stingrays here, but they got nothing on the rats on Montague St.” True story.

  • Billy Reno

    Vanilla’s always had me straight up trippin’, Boo.

  • my2cents

    David, That better be a true story. Because it is awesome. Word to your motha.

  • nabeguy

    Hey, VI, we were young and manipulated too. Cut yourself some slack. It’s not like we didn’t know how the “power” button worked.

  • Sticky

    VI on the VH1 “Surreal Life” was definately classic. Yes he is an icon of an era. Complete with Z. Cavarrici’s and Zubaz pants.