The Viacom Store

January 1, 2022

By Joy Lynn Clark

Viacom opened a department store in Chicago on Michigan Avenue. My step niece and I applied. Strangely, they drug tested-by hair sample. Anyhow, we were hired. A future classmate of mine, my step niece, and I. My classmate was in another department and my step niece and I were in Paramount pictures.

We attended our Charlton Heston training and I went on about Ben Hur’s chariot on our sales floor. We sold movie memorabilia.

We even had a red carpet. I stopped by before I went out to do my all important rap promo stuff. And I also met a Viacom personality.

Soon after, filming for the blues Brothers 2000 started. Lake Street was a nightmare for my promo circuit. My aunt announced that she was filming for BB King’s son.

Eventually Lake Street cleared and I came back from time to time but I ended up downtown mostly. My aunt eventually went on the world tour. My cousin moved south to dance, and my other cousin and I were left to our own devices musically.

I ended up performing at the Cubby Bear among other places

Joy Clark is a writer, producer, vocalist, and publisher. Lexington, KY

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