MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 28. BB Gun Johnny pop quiz & Feedback LOTTO Interview

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 the original Feedback post here — LOTTO Interview:  Feedback — Room to Rock Artist.  It includes a live performance video of their cover of Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown.”

See all 4 Room to Rock LOTTO Interviews here.


BB Gun Johnny pop quiz interview – EP

In the midst of our Neon Desert Music Festival El Paso Week coverage, April 2011’s first pop quiz Artist is also an El Paso act, BB Gun Johnny. Unfortunately, they’re not playing Neon Desert, but, watch their vid pick, “Easy Love” by MSTRKRFT , who ARE!

April 15, 2011

Name:   BB Gun Johnny
Genre:   Rock & Roll
Debut Release: Raunch and Roll EP (Self-Released)
Release Date:  August 4, 2009

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Keeping it real to the Underground while reaching Mainstream status.
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Both
3. Studio OR Stage? Stage!
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism? Hedonism…obviously
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? %$*!?ing have sex!

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my soul escaping through my Les Paul.
7. I’m musically inspired by good drum beats, sick bass lines, awesome guitar riffs and killer vocal hooks.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been “Easy Love” by MSTRKRFT.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Iron Man.  At least that’s what told me.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Loud Sex and Even Louder Rock & Roll.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  Music moves people in a way that other fine arts can’t.
12. I want my fans to:  Let good, fun music be their escape from the bad things in life and remember to every bad time, there’s a good time.
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be:  I’m a huge nerd in a rock & roll disguise.
14. Wild Card!  Turn up My Rock & Roll!
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  The band that made rock music fun again.

The video BB Gun Johnny wish they would have made!

Listen to “Alcohol & Chocolate” from BB Gun Johnny’s debut EP release, Raunch and Roll. Click on the cover to go to their Facebook Page.