Shunda K pop quiz interview

April 29, 2011

Name:   Shunda K
Genre:  Hip Hop
Debut Release: The Most Wanted [Fanatic Records (EMI/Caroline)]
Release Date:  January 11, 2011   

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Mainstream is a dream, Underground will always be round.
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Maintaining Artistic Integrity and Vision=Hard Work=Make a Lot of Moneyyy
3. Studio OR Stage? There would be no Studio without da Stage!
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? Spirituality
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? All 3!

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my heart.
7. I’m musically inspired by my life, my strife, and my come up.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been produced and directed by meFor now, it’s “I’m Da Best” directed by Steven Andrew Garcia. 
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Shunda K Thee Untouchable bout to be Incredible.         
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should stay the same…dats wassup!!!

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  Music is my ministry and making it is my way of giving back to the people because I spit what’s real!
12. I want my fans to:  Be encouraged, inspired, motivated, etc., etc., by my life and my music.  I’m not perfect, but I’m good people!!
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be:  I’m still finding my way in life and I believe I’m chosen by God to be who I am.  So, I’m going forth with all faith in Him to break into my destiny.  We all are destined for greatness. Will you reach yours???
14. Wild Card!  DA BOMB!!!
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  Shunda K da best.  Forget about da rest!  Straight uuupp!!!

The video Shunda K wishes she would have made is her own!

Listen to “My Light” from Shunda K’s debut release, The Most Wanted.  Click on the cover to go to her Facebook Page.

Music Video: Juan Jose Meza “Sin Tu Cariño”

Happy Administrative Professionals Day 2011

One of my favorite films of all-time!

THIS IS FOR MY OFFICE PEOPLE!  As always, I have to recognize my admin professionals.    BIG SHOUT OUT to all of you that too often go unnoticed keeping the cogs working and the wheels moving behind the scenes. 


Music Video: Paula Zuleta “El Sembrador”

Tuesday Tease

April 26, 2011

A REAL popolio selection of Today’s New Releases.

An Horse Walls
Augustana Augustana
Bowling For Soup Fishin’ For Woos
Lynda Carter Crazy Little Things
Bootsy Collins Tha Funk Capitol Of The World
Dirty Vegas Electric Love
The Downtown Fiction Let’s Be Animals
Steve Earle I’ll Never Get Out Of This World
Emmylou Harris Hard Bargain
Myriam Hernández Seducción
Cass McCombs Wit’s End
Olga Tañón Ni Una Lagrima Mas
The Waifs Temptation
The Wombats Proudly Present…This Modern Glitch
Younger Brother Vaccine

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Remembered – 9 Years Later

"No Scrubs" video still from junior release, FanMail

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes (May 27, 1971 — April 25, 2002).

Those who know me know that Grammy Winners TLC are my favorite group of all-time.    They also  know that when Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes died I took it very hard.

When I first kicked off this blog about three years ago, I sought and landed a popolio podcast interview with Left Eye’s brother, Ron Lopes.  The family was releasing her first posthumous release, Eye Legacy, and that’s what we talked about.

I also did a MY TOP 10:  Left Eye Videos countdown, reviewed the first single, “Let’s Just Do It,” featuring TLC (T-Boz and Chilli), and a few other things.

So, though I have no new Left Eye content, I’d like to re-present that content in memory of  Ms. Lopes.

Remember, these posts are at our first location on the web,  Now, I’m at   I know it can get confusing, but I had to remember Left Eye.  Especially since I didn’t do anything official last year.

ALSO!  Glee will be featuring a TLC song on TOMORROW’S all-new episode.   It will be “Unpretty” mashed up with “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story.

I’ve had a campaign going on Facebook for Glee to feature an all-TLC episode, that, candidly speaking, hasn’t really gained much traction.  I also proposed an all-girl group episode if a TLC one was more than what they were willing to do.  Now, Lady Gaga has gotten two as this is the Born This Way episode.  And, TLC just the one song, but it’s a start.  Hopefully, more TLC to come on Glee.  Join the Facebook group, In Support of Glee Making a TLC Episode!

Check out THE REAL popolio Year 1 Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes content!

+Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Remembered  – 7 Years Later
+popolio podcast with Ron Lopes
+MY TOP 10:  Left Eye Videos — intro, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, twoone, and outro.
+Single and Listening (includes review of “Let’s Just Do It” featuring TLC)
+Tuesday Tease (includes listing of Eye Legacy)

Happy Easter 2011

Courtesy of Google

from THE REAL popolio!

2nd Annual Local Music Week 4/24/11-4/30/11 Schedule – San Anto

Click on each thumbnail to see the schedule of events for those days. 
Read about Local 782’s 2nd Annual Music Week here.

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday (4/24/11 – 4/26/11)

Wednesday & Thursday (4/27/11 & 4/28/11)

Friday (4/29/11) 

Saturday (4/30/11)

2nd Annual Local Music Week Kicks Off On Sunday 4/24/11 – San Anto

Local 782  presents
Local Music Week 
April 24, 2011 – April 30, 2011
A weeklong, citywide, cross-promotional event

Read the press release after the jump.   View the schedule of events here.
Click on the flyer to go to the official Local 782 Facebook Page.


 This in!

San Antonio, TX – Local782 announces Local Music Week (LMW), a part of Local Media Month and a multi-day celebration of our rich local music community.  This year’s citywide event runs April 24 – through April 30, following Fiesta.  LMW features many of the bands, venues and businesses who celebrate and support our diverse live music scene.

In it’s second year, this week-long, city-wide, cross-promotional event is part of the Media Justice League’s (MJL) Local Media Month, a longer month long partnership with community organizations to promote media awareness at the grassroots.  Organized with two goals in mind, LMW aims to foster a greater sense of community and bring out new local music patrons. LMW highlights live original music in San Antonio just waiting to be discovered.

About Local782
Local782 was established as a project of the Media Justice League to bring awareness, support, and innovation to San Antonio’s music community by uniting musicians and creating opportunity through organizing, educating, and performing.  Local782 offers free workshops and coordinates quarterly mixers to further unite creative class industries.

7 Neon Desert interviews, 1 pop quiz & more for El Paso Week!

Last Monday I kicked off El Paso Week in tribute to the inaugural Neon Desert Music Festival with a series of special daily Neon Desert questions for interviews.  There were seven posted between last week and yesterday. Here’s the complete list of our REAL popolio Neon Desert 2011 Artists including their genre, an interesting fact for each, and links to each of their Q&A interviews.  April’s  first pop quiz also posted on Friday and featured an El Paso artist and though they are not playing Neon Desert, their video pick was by an artist who is, so I included them in El Paso Week.

When this festival grows in years to come and the Rolling Stones and Billboards are covering it, remember that THE REAL popolio was right there on the forefront during Year 1.

The Royalty
Genre:  Counterculture Pop
Interesting Fact:  Strange obssession with dogs.
5Q interview 

Los Amigos Invisibles
Genre:  Eclectic Venezuelan Dance
Interesting Fact:  They’ll be playing songs from their latest release Not So Commercial live for the FIRST TIME EVER at Neon Desert!
10Q interview

Cigarettes After Sex
Genre:  Avant Pop
Interesting Fact:  The Cigarettes After Sex name has been censored in the past resulting in only the CAS acronym being used.
5Q interview

The Lusitania
Genre:  Rock & Roll
Interesting Fact:  The boys like to play frisbee in the parking lots of the venues for their out-of-town shows which happens to be orange.
5Q interview

Girl in a Coma
Genre:  Indie Rock/Punk
Interesting Fact:  The girls are on Joan Jett’s label and have had a video directed by Robert Rodriguez.
5Q interview

Genre:  Electro-Dance Three Piece
Interesting Fact:  The GOBI logo fits perfectly with the Neon Desert motif.
5Q interview 

Zach Paul
Neon Desert Founder and SSP Principle
Interesting Fact:  The festival name came from the husband of Gina Martinez, one of Zach’s two SSP partners.
5Q interview


Neon Desert Flyer

Kicking Off Neon Desert El Paso Week at THE REAL popolio!




BB Gun Johnny
Genre: Rock & Roll
Video they wish they’d have made:  “Easy Love” by MSTRKRFT
pop quiz

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