MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME!
28. BB Gun Johnny pop quiz & Feedback LOTTO Interview
The Year 3 Number 28 spot brings us our first tie! As part of my El Paso Week countdown to the inaugural Neon Desert Music Festival, I included BB Gun Johnny’s pop quiz interview. They were not one of the Neon Desert Artists, but they are El Paso-based. It was the first pop quiz of April 2011, going live on the 15th, during the week that I was posting daily Neon Desert 5Q interviews.
In Year 3, I started adding “interview” to the pop quiz heading. I had found that in previous years (as told by a few contacts) that the thought was that these were pop quizzes you were supposed to take and people were missing the fact that they were interviews. Not pop quizzes for visitors to the site, but for the artists, themselves. I didn’t think it was a such a big deal as these type of standardized interviews have appeared in magazines for decades; usually on the back page. But, I adjusted things to clarify things.
I noted before that though I feature national and international artists, I do highlight when they are local and regional. In Year 3, another tweak I made was to abbreviate the regional cities in the titles of such posts. So, in BB Gun Johnny’s case it became “EP” instead of “El Paso.” Austin became ATX, Dallas D-Town, Houston H-Town and so on and so forth. In some cases, I don’t know the city’s nickname or whether it has one, so it stays the same.
The Feedback LOTTO Interview is a more recent post. I volunteered to MC Room to Read’s 2nd Annual Room to Rock charity showcase fundraiser on Friday, August 26, 2011. Along with that, I decided to feature interviews with each of the scheduled bands. It all came together kind of fast and we were pressed for time, so I decided to use the LOTTO Interview format from a weekly music column I used to write for another site. The Feedback LOTTO Interview went live on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. More background info and how it all works is broken down in the original post [see below].
Interesting to note, Feedback is the official band of local company Bazaarvoice and normally do covers. So, maybe that’s how they got all these hits to claim the Number 28 spot so quickly. I jest. I jest.
See the original BB Gun Johnny post here — BB Gun Johnny pop quiz interview – EP. It includes their song, “Alcohol & Chocolate,” and MSTRKRFT’s video for “Easy Love.”
See all 7 Neon Desert interviews and more here.
See all 4 Room to Rock LOTTO Interviews here.