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.

 

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! 1. Donell Jones featuring Lisa ‚ÄúLeft Eye‚ÄĚ Lopes ‚ÄúU Know What‚Äôs Up‚ÄĚ

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME!

See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

Never forgotten. Courtesy of Google

1. Donell Jones featuring Lisa ‚ÄúLeft Eye‚ÄĚ Lopes ‚ÄúU Know What‚Äôs Up‚ÄĚ
This is the¬†fifth and, obviously, final and highest¬†entry from MY January 2009 TOP 10: Left Eye Videos countdown and¬†of all of¬†Year 1.¬† First, at Number 25 was TLC‚Äôs hugest hit, ‚ÄúWaterfalls.‚Ä̬† Then, at Number 21 was their second hugest hit, ‚ÄúNo Scrubs.‚Ä̬† Both of these are from¬†TLC‚Äôs¬†junior release, FanMail.¬† Third was ‚ÄúWhat About Your Friends‚ÄĚ at Number 15 , one of the string of hits from their debut release, Ooooooh‚Ķ On The TLC Tip.¬† Fourth, coming in at Number 5, was¬†the INTRODUCTION post to the¬†entire countdown.

Still Champs. Courtesy of Google

Well, there you have it.¬† Not sure¬†what else to say other than Left Eye Forever!¬†¬† I love¬†TLC and I love Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.¬† Seems like the popolio visitors agree with me by crowning this with the Year 1 Number 1 spot.¬† This was based on the total hits each post received and this particular post received the most by far.

I will say TLC is not like other girl groups where girls can be replaced and have (not saying any names).¬† Perhaps, because there were only 3 members and they each had¬†such distinct personalities. I think¬†other TLC fans will agree¬†with me¬†that though you may have your favorite (mine¬†changed through the years), you will still support the other girls’ projects and endeavors.¬† It’s like extended family.¬† You may have your fave cousin, but it doesn’t¬†mean your other cousins are chopped liver.¬†

Frozen in time. Courtesy of Google

The talent and the chemistry were undeniable.¬† I don’t gravitate to artists that are necessarily the best singers.¬† You can be the best singer in the world, but be boring and have no personality.¬† I’m attracted to artists¬†that I find interesting.¬† It’s about¬†the whole package.¬†¬†

Great songs to start with.  Everything else has to back the music up.  It always goes back to the music.  That said, you then add a little dance (I love to dance, so I like performers who dance),  a little stage presence, a lot of personality, a lot of attitude, and a great look (a standout trend-setting sense of style is a must).  

Lastly,¬†the sound and the¬†look¬†have to¬†change and evolve through time.¬† Most of¬†all, they should have a¬†uniqueness and sincerity that sets them apart from whoever else is out there.¬† TLC had all of that and then some.¬† In droves.¬† ‘Nuff said.

I gave this video the Number¬†3 spot on Saturday,¬†January 24, 2009.¬† Read the original post here ‚ÄĒ¬†MY TOP 1o:¬†¬†Left Eye Videos — 3. Donell Jones featuring Lisa ‚ÄúLeft Eye‚ÄĚ Lopes ‚ÄúU Know What‚Äôs Up‚ÄĚ and watch the video below.





See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

TLC Forever. Courtesy of Google

Music Video: JADA “This Party’s On Fire”

Check out Boston-based pop/R&B girl group, JADA’s, latest video, “This Party’s On Fire.”¬† It’s produced by Rio and directed by Vassili Shields. They have a history with THE REAL popolio as they’ve been featured on more than one occasion.¬†

They made MY TOP 30:¬†¬† Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! with the Extras Call Out¬†I posted for this very video at Number 9 tied with Dallas/Garland hip pop/R&B artist, B-May’s pop quiz interview.

They’re also the only act¬†to give us a video¬†B-Day¬†SHOUT OUT¬†for our September 15, 2011 3rd Year Anniversary.¬† See it here!

Music Video: Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Otis Redding “Otis”

OUTlander TV – Interview with God-Des & She

During Austin PRIDE on Saturday, September 10, 2011, I interviewed some of the featured artists of the inaugural OUTlander Fall Festival.  In addition to this post, I created my own YouTube Page to feature them. 

Here’s the fourth of the series with ATX hip hop soul duo, God-Des & She, who were the Austin PRIDE 2011 HEADLINER at the OUTlander Fall Festival.  Unlike the other interviews in this series,  I spoke to God-Des & She BEFORE their house-bringing-down festival closing set on the Empire Stage at Lipstick 24.

Thanks to Melissa Martin, Director of Operations for bMUSEd Entertainment,¬†for the opportunity &¬†God-Des &¬†She¬†for being regular peeps, so funny they¬†had me rollin’, and for being so generous with their time as I know¬†they are busy, busy ladies. ;)¬†

What you see is not actually the entire interview, I spoke to them right up until they had to go on stage (unbeknownst to me), so we were suddenly surprised so they could hurry up and go tear the roof off.  It was all pretty exciting.

As stated in the interview, God-Des & She will be honored with their own official day in Austin, as proclaimed by Austin City Mayor, Lee Leffingwell, on Thursday, November 3, 2011.  Festivities and a performance are scheduled to take place at City Hall.  Go to the Facebook Event Page for details.

Shot and edited by bMUSEd Entertainment.  OUTlander Fall Festival presented by therepubliq.com & bMUSEd Entertainment.

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 3. Roach Gigz pop quiz

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

3. Roach Gigz pop quiz
The SXSW 2011 popolio pop quiz interview domination on this countdown concludes. San Francisco-based hip hopper, Roach¬†Gigz, takes the Year 3¬† Number 3¬†spot with his SXSW pop quiz.¬†¬† This is the¬†sixth overall and¬†now highest and final¬†SXSW 2011 pop quiz entry on this countdown.¬†¬†Roach Gigz joins¬†Canada‚Äôs BRAIDS at Number 30, Australia‚Äôs the Jezabels at¬†Number 23, Japan‚Äôs Peelander-Z at Number 21, ATX‚Äôs own,¬†Quiet Company, at Number 20, and Mexico’s¬†She’s a Tease¬†at Number 19 .¬†

See the original Monday, March 7, 2011 post here ‚ÄĒ¬†Roach Gigz¬†pop quiz interview ‚Äď SXSW Artist.¬† It includes his song¬†‚ÄúHold Up‚ÄĚ featuring J Stalin and Nas’¬†video for “Street Dreams.”

See all 10 2011 SXSW pop quiz interviews here.

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MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME! 5. Left Eye INTRO

MY TOP 30: Year 1 Posts of ALL-TIME!

See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

"The Eye is Right." Courtesy of Google

5. Left Eye INTRO
This is the¬†fourth entry from MY January 2009 TOP 10: Left Eye Videos countdown.¬† First, at Number 25 was TLC‚Äôs hugest hit, ‚ÄúWaterfalls.‚Ä̬† Then, at Number 21 was their second hugest hit, ‚ÄúNo Scrubs.‚Ä̬† Both of these are from¬†TLC’s¬†junior release, FanMail.¬† Third was “What About Your Friends” at Number 15 , one of the string of hits from their debut release, Ooooooh‚Ķ On The TLC Tip.¬† Coming in at Number 5 is the INTRODUCTION post to the¬†entire countdown.

TLC being my fave group of all-time, I really wanted to celebrate Left Eye’s first posthumous release, Eye Legacy, back in January 2009.¬† In addition to the podcast interview with her brother, Ronald Lopes, regarding the project that just¬†took the Number 6 spot, I did this countdown counting down to the release date.¬† I alternated TLC videos with those that featured Left Eye as a guest on other artists’ songs.¬†

Something fun I did with the countdown was to try to find a¬†unique Left Eye photo to feature with each post that weren’t familiar images of her.¬† Or at least ones that¬†I hadn’t seen before.¬† I googled high and low for those never-before-seen-shots.¬† Go to countdown¬†to check out a nice collection of cool Left Eye pics!

Read the original post here ‚ÄĒ MY TOP 10:¬† Left Eye Videos ‚ÄstINTRODUCTION.

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See the complete MY TOP 10: Left Eye Videos Countdown here.

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