MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! Links – 15-1 & OUTRO

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15. Boy + Kite 101X Win
10. GOBI 5Q
 
5. The Blistering Speeds LOTTO
  
14. The Royalty 5Q
9. JADA Call & B-May pop quiz
4.The Lusitania 5Q
13. Sariah 10Q
8. Zach Paul 5Q
3. Roach Gigz pop quiz
12. SALVO LOTTO
7. Cigarettes After Sex 5Q
2. Sophie B. Hawkins 20Q Part 1
11. Day vs. Night LOTTO
6. Pop Pistol pop quiz
 
1. Sophie B. Hawkins 20Q Part 2

 

OUTRO

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MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! Links – 15-1 & OUTRO

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15. TLC
“What About Your Friends”  
10. Foxy Brown F Jay-Z
“I’ll Be”
5. Left Eye INTRO
 
14. Robyn
MY TOP 2008 Album

9. Paul Simon
“You Can Call Me Al”
4.  Bruce Springsteen
“Streets of Philadelphia”
13. Moulin Rouge! Girls
“Lady Marmalade”
8. Bobby Pulido pop quiz

3. Makano pop quiz
 
12. Puff Daddy & The Family F B.I.G. & Ma$e “Been Around The World”
7. Destiny’s Child
“Independent Women Pt. 1”

2. The Proclaimers
“I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”

11. Mary J. Blige
“Not Gon’ Cry” 
6. Left Eye Legacy podcast with Ron Lopes
1. Donnell Jones F Left Eye
“U Know What’s Up”

OUTRO

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! Links – INTRO & 30-16

INTRO

30.BRAIDS pop quiz
25. Kaydean pop quiz
 
20. Quiet Company pop quiz
29. Girl in a Coma 5Q
24. The Shondes Call
19. She’s a Tease pop quiz
28. BB Gun Johnny pop quiz
& Feedback LOTTO

 
23. The Jezabels pop quiz

18. Jon Sandler pop quiz

27. Larissa Ness pop quiz

22. TsuShiMaMiRe 10Q
& Elephant Sky pop quiz
17. Neon Desert Music Festival
El Paso Week
 
26. Medicine Park pop quiz
21. Peelander-Z pop quiz
 
16. Stefani Vara 20Q Part 1

 

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! Links – INTRO & 30-16

INTRO

30. Michael Jackson
“Liberian Girl”
 
25. TLC
“Waterfalls”

 
20. Public Enemy
“Fight the Power”
29. Brian Kent pop quiz

24. Scissors For Lefty
[Bryan Garza] pop quiz
 
19. Wayna pop quiz &
BMSR [Tobacco] 5Q

28. Stevie Wonder &
Michael Jackson “Get It”
23. Paula Abdul
“Straight Up”

 
 
18. popolio is…

 

 
27. Los Bad Apples
[Anita Benner] pop quiz
22. George Michael
“Freedom! 90”

 
17. Scissors For Lefty
[Steve Garza] pop quiz
26. Birds Barbershop
[Michael Portman] 20Q Part 1
 
21. TLC
“No Scrubs”

16. Levi Kreis pop quiz

MY TOP 30: Year 1 & Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! – OUTRO

MY TOP 30: Year 1 & Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! – OUTRO

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As I stated in the INTRO, the point of this was to document the 3 years of popolio from September 15, 2008 to September 15, 2011.  I think it’s important to document and celebrate yourself (in a venture or project like this) especially since in a lot of cases no one is going to do it for you.  I’ve put a lot of time, passion, and fire into this, so I wanted to do these countdowns for myself most of all.  That said, I do hope people were keeping up with, reading, viewing, and revisiting these posts with me.   You don’t do a blog to read it to yourself.  Or at least I don’t.  

I think 3 years is a good place to stop and is a good bulk of work that can speak for itself.  popolio has seen some form or iteration since 2008, so the concept has existed for 3 years and I’ve steadily been working on it all that time.  The first version exists at http://popolio.wordpress.com/, which is still a live site and is where I pulled the posts for the Year 1 countdown from.  Feel free to check out all the other Year 1 posts that were not on the countdown there.

As I also said in the INTRO: 

In Year 2 the site moved to a new server.  I was working with someone through Year 2, but then we hit a wall and experienced some creative differences.  Hence, I have no way to document Year 2.

Because of those creative differences, I created the current site at  https://realpopolio.wordpress.com/  and renamed it THE REAL popolio, for obvious reasons.

So, apologies to all the artists that were featured during Year 2 that would have shown up on a Year 2 countdown.  I do think there is something magical about only focusing on the first year and the last year; the beginning and the end.  There’s some synergy there, I think.  Let me reiterate that rankings were based on internal WordPress.com stats for the popolio sites.  It was about how many hits (visits) each post received; not my personal choices.  

Felt like I bit off more than I could chew with 2 concurrent countdowns and 30 posts each (plus INTRO and OUTRO), but we got through.  Seems like Year 1 was dominated by music videos from the monthly MY TOP 10 countdowns and Year 3 was more about interviews (pop quiz and Questions for features).  In Year 3, I did stop doing the MY TOP 10 feature and did focus more on interviews, so it makes sense.  Austin, El Paso, Texas, and the world were all well-represented.  As were pop, hip hop, R&B, Latin, and dance.  That’s how I like it.  If you go to the about tab, popolio is…, you’ll see popolio was always meant to be a hodgepodge.  Mission accomplished.

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Hope you enjoyed.  There it went!  ‘Nuff said.

freddie beat aka Freddie Rodriguez
THE REAL popolio creator/editor

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 1. Sophie B. Hawkins 20Q Part 2

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME!

1. Sophie B. Hawkins 20Q Part 2
So, here we are.  Part 2 of this interview actually got more hits than Part 1.  Normally, with multi-part interviews the first part gets read the most and then the numbers dwindle down from there for the other parts.  Hmm?  What does that tell me?  Maybe I shouldn’t have done so many multi-part interviews.

So, here we have SBH, again!  She takes the Year 3 Number 1 and Number 2 spots.  I think what made this Part 2 special was that I got to preview a song from the upcoming release (that had a different name at the time of the interview).  It is now called The CrossingHeart and Soul of a Woman = The Crossing.  SBH was very generous to give me 5  unreleased songs from that upcoming project to listen to and choose one to stream with the interview.  I chose “Georgia.”  

I included that tidbit both on Facebook and Twitter.  The Twitter SBH fans caught wind of it and it spread like wild fire.  I think this interview would have been 1 and 2, regardless.  It was just of matter of the order and “Georgia” pushed Part 2 to Number 1.  It’s a piece of the puzzle of the whole project that fans can listen to, get an idea of what the project might sound like, and come back again and again as they anticipate the full release.

I’d like to point out that SBH did post this interview (both parts) at her official site and it was also retweeted by some of her peeps when originally posted.  That’s part of the reason she has secured the Number 1 and 2 spots and because she’s frickin’ Sophie B. Hawkins.  Let’s be real.  But, artists keep that in mind.  I’m just sayin’.  Make a note (mental or otherwise) to self.  And, with that, Rodriguez out!

Read the original post here – 2oQ for Sophie B. Hawkins Part 2.   Here’s Part 1.

See all 17 Year 3 Questions for interviews here.


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