Shout Out to Goodie Boxers for REAL popolio 2nd Anniversary Dance Party!

This is has been a long time coming, but before COMPLETELY FULLY REALLY shutting down I wanted to make sure to get this post out there. This is the last 1 of 2 posts I will be writing for THE REAL popolio. Promise! ūüôā

I intended to post this closer to the date of the event, but things came up and I never was able to get around to it.

These are all the artists and organizations that donated items (CDs, stickers,¬†gift cards, and other goodies; hence the name)¬†for the goodie boxes for THE REAL popolio’s 2nd Year Anniversary B&W Party featuring 1990s pop music by local¬†DJ, HOT BRITCHES!,¬†that went down on Saturday,¬†September 11, 201o at local mediterranean restaurant, Phara’s. ¬†

I made 2 versions of the flyer.  See them here and here at my personal Facebook Page. 

So a boisterous SHOUT OUT and gigantic THANK YOU to (in no particular order):

San Antonio indie band, LEDASWAN; NYC-based collaborative alternative¬†musicians collective, PASSION PROJECT; long-time¬†industry guy,¬†RICH OVERTON¬†and his RJO ARTIST RELATIONS & MANAGEMENT (sent us stuff from multiple artists he reps); Boston pop/R&B girl group, JADA, ATX’s own rockers; THE MIDGETMEN; Dallas musician of many hats, CLAY PENDERGRASS;¬†LA-based singer-songwriter, BILL CURD; also¬†LA-based dance rock diva, DEBBY HOLIDAY; ATX electro hip hoppers, ONE STEP PROGRAM; NYC indie¬†pop/rock¬†outfit, LOVE & LOGIC;¬†Chicago pop rocker,¬†SCOTT WESLEY; NYC-based folk rocker, JON SANDLER; ATX old school soulstress, LISA MARSHALL; ATX power popster, PHIL DUTRA; and local Chinese food restaurant at Dobie Mall, HOA HOA (for donating gift cards).¬†

Click on the logos, pics, and/or album covers BELOW to go to each of their official sites.

Better late than never.¬† I don’t think I’ve forgotten anyone, but if I have, you know who you are and an equally boisterous¬†SHOUT OUT and gigantic THANK YOU to you as well!¬† ‘Nuff said.

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

Click the pics to get to the posts.

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

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 9. JADA “This Party’s On Fire” Video Extras Call & B-May pop quiz

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

9. JADA “This Party’s On Fire” Video Extras Call & B-May pop quiz
This is our third Year 3 tie.  See the first here and second here.  The Number 9 spot is shared by Boston-based pop/R&B female vocal group, JADA, and Garland/Dallas-based hip pop/R&B artist, B-May.

First, is the JADA call for extras for their latest video, “This Party’s On Fire,”¬† that will be released at the end of the month.¬† It’s an interesting sort of post to make the countdown because it’s not the typical kind of post I usually feature and it features an act outside of the Austin/Texas area where I am based.

JADA is one of those acts that I developed a working relationship with and featured on more than one occasion in somewhat of a recurring capacity.  It was mostly during Year 2 and, unfortunately, Year 2 material is no longer available online.  That withstanding, the relationship persisted and that is why I was more than happy to post this call for them.

Austin used to be called the¬†third coast (not sure if¬†that’s so¬†anymore)¬†in the film industry because of all the filmmaking that went on here in addition to in¬†L.A. and New York.¬† Boston kind of became my third coast (in addition to Austin and Texas) with this blog.¬† I spent a summer north of¬†there¬†¬†for an internship and I¬†fell in love.¬† A Texas boy in a New England¬†town, it was bound to happen.

Though I have¬†consciously featured Boston artists, I didn’t normally highlight that¬†they were¬†from there.¬† In keeping with the throughline of the blog, I ¬†highlighted those that¬†were Austin- and Texas-based, though secretly Boston was my third coast.¬† In this case, I had to highlight the town because it is a call for extras and location is, obviously, important.¬† Remember, though, I’ve featured¬†local to¬†international artists and indie to established artists¬†as well, but because I live in Austin, grew up in El Paso, and am from Texas, I chose to include¬†the cities from posts based in those regions¬†in the titles of those posts.

Also, I’d like to point out that though there are a few artists that were featured more than once,¬†in most cases, I only featured them once a¬†month.¬† I was very cognizant¬†of the fact that I¬†created a blog that was about featuring different artists.¬† I didn’t want it to ever¬†seem like THE REAL popolio had¬†become the ‘whatever artist’ blog or website¬†as all the artists featured already have their own official sites.

I also didn’t want visitors to think that it was always the same artists cycling through the content.¬† Even if I had more than one feature pending for an artist, I would hold off on posting their next one the following month,¬†if I had just posted one.¬†¬†If you¬†look through the site, you’ll find¬†a nice cross-section of¬†artist types and artists genres.

B-May was the focus of my second¬†January 2011 pop quiz interview.¬† It posted on Friday,¬†January 28, 2011.¬† The focus of the first was¬†Austin-based folk pop artist, Medicine Park, on Friday, January 14, 2011.¬† That pop quiz interview already made an appearance on this countdown at the Year 3 Number 26 spot.¬† Perhaps, mentioning B-May’s pop quiz in that post helped him climb to this spot.

B-May is an example of the artists from Texas where the city they’re based in is highlighted in the title of the post.¬†¬†With every artist, I¬†would research what city they identified as being based in on their MySpace and/or Facebook Pages and/or official sites.¬†¬†If the artist¬†was from¬†Texas,¬†it was important to me that I include the correct city they identify with and feel that they are representing.¬† Note, in this case, it’s not just Dallas, it’s Garland/Dallas, which is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.

See the original Wednesday, January 12, 2011¬†JADA post here ‚ÄĒ JADA Welcomes Extras for ‚ÄúThis Party‚Äôs On Fire‚ÄĚ Video Shoot 1/15/11 ‚Äď Boston.

See the original¬†B-May post here ‚ÄĒ¬†B-May pop quiz interview¬†— Garland/Dallas.¬† It includes his song, ‚ÄúCan I Live,‚ÄĚ and R. Kelly’s video for ‚ÄúI Believe I Can Fly.‚ÄĚ

See all 28 Year 3 pop quiz interviews here.

Music Video: The War on Drugs “Baby Missiles”

The War on Drugs have tour stops in D-Town on Monday, October 17, 2011, at Bryan Street Tavern and in the ATX the following day, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at Emo’s with Purling Hiss and Carter Tanton.

Music Video: Erykah Badu “Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long” – Dallas

B-May pop quiz interview – Garland/Dallas

January 28, 2011

Name:   B-May
Genre:  R&B/Pop/Hip Hop                              
Forthcoming Release: ‚ÄúCan I Live‚ÄĚ Single (Point Blank Recordings)
Release Date:  March 2011

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Mainstream
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Both.  I definitely want to maintain my integrity and vision and stay true to myself, but why not try to make money while doing so?
3. Studio OR Stage? I love being creative in the studio and the atmosphere, but performing on stage and getting a great response after a performance feels great!  Especially after the long hours of work put into my career as an artist.  
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? I come from a spiritual family who puts God first in our lives, so it has definitely rubbed off on me in a positive light.
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? N/A

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my way of expressing thoughts and feelings that I may not normally say out loud.
7. I’m musically inspired by real life situations.  Some of which are personal but not necessarily all, and of course, Michael Jackson.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been ‚ÄúI Believe I Can Fly‚ÄĚ by R. Kelly.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Gohan from Dragon Ball Z!                                                       
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to The Game on BET, Cookies, and Milk.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  It is my passion and a way to express my thoughts.  I love to be creative and make people feel good in my songs.
12. I want my fans to:  Just keep being supportive as they have been and let my music motivate them to go after their dreams.
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be:  I am a huge sports fan!  Haha, my favorite sport is basketball, but I am a hardcore football and baseball fan as well.
14. Wild Card!  I was discovered on Twitter a year ago by my manager, Jonathon Sisco.  He really embraced and believed in me.  I’m proud to be a part of Point Blank Recordings!
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  To have made a positive impact on people’s lives all around the world and to give inspiration to go after your dreams no matter what!

The music video B-May wishes he would have made!

Listen to B-May’s forthcoming single, “Can I Live.”¬† Click on the pic to go to his Facebook Page.