MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME!
19. Wayna pop quiz & Black Moth Super Rainbow [Tobacco] 5Q
This is the first Year 1 tie and also the first of the special SXSW 2009 popolio pop quiz interviews to show up on this countdown. There have already been two ties on the Year 3 countdown as well as four of 10 SXSW 2011 pop quizzes.
In Year 1, I only did 5 SXSW pop quizzes and posted them for one week, Monday through Friday, during a SXSW Week, if you will, prior to the actual SXSW Week. I also went to most of their showcases, took pictures, and posted them as popolio show pic-olios.
Wayna was a 2009 Grammy Nominee for her song “Lovin You (Music)” featuring Koyaki and ran into some publicized airport trouble in Houston that year as well, so I’m not surprised her interview has found a place on this countdown. See the accompanying show pic-olio here. I also did a popolio podcast interview with her. Listen to that chat here.
The 5Q with Tobacco of Black Moth Super Rainbow (BMSR), was in anticipation of an ATX show at the Mohawk. Coincidentally, I had just done the 2-Part 20Q Birds Barbershop interview (of which Part 1 got the Year1 Number 26 spot) and they were kicking off their Birds East (Summer) Concert Series and giving away tickets to a few shows including this BMSR show. There is also a pic-olio of this show here.
With the Questions for feature, I research the artist beforehand and really try to tailor the questions to them, their music, and their experiences. I try to touch on something poignant or personal or special if something like that is included in their press materials. In some cases, questions can be open to interpretation and I don’t always know what direction an artist is going to go in. In this case, Tobacco used a lot of humor in the way he responded.
See the original Thursday, March 19, 2009 Wayna post here — Wayna pop quiz — SXSW Artist. It includes her song, “Daydream,” and a Beatles performance video of “Yesterday.”
See all 5 2009 SXSW pop quiz interviews here.
See the original Thursday, May 22, 2009 BMSR post here — 5 Questions for Black Moth Super Rainbow [Tobacco]. It includes a free download of their song, “Born on a Day the Sun Didn’t Rise.”
See all 8 Year 1 Questions for interviews here.