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 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! Links – INTRO & 30-16


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 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 18. Jon Sandler pop quiz

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

18. Jon Sandler pop quiz
The SXSW 2011 pop quiz streak has been broken.  New York area pop-folk rocker, Jon Sandler is the one who has done it.

I feature artists from around the country and the world.¬† When they are from or based in Texas I highlight that in the title of the post by including the city they are connected to. When they are not from Texas, I do not.¬† But, that is not to say there aren’t other cities that have a strong representation at THE REAL popolio.¬† I have featured many a artist from New York.¬† Especially Brooklyn.¬† Boston has made a strong showing through the years, too.

His pop quiz interview, posted on Friday,  February 25, 2011, takes the Year 3 Number 18 spot.  It was the second pop quiz of February 2011.  The first posted on Friday, February 11, 2011 and featured Love and Logic.

See the original post here ‚ÄĒ John Sandler pop quiz interview.¬† It includes his song, ‚ÄúNowhere Bound‚ÄĚ and OK Go’s video for ‚ÄúThis Too Shall Pass.‚ÄĚ

See all 28 Year 3 pop quiz interviews here.

Courtesy of Google

Jon Sandler pop quiz interview

February 25, 2011

Name:  Jon Sandler
Genre:  Pop/Fusion
Debut Release: The Fancy Band EP (super duper records)
Release Date:  May 11, 2010

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream?  Mainstream
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (OR Both)??? Maintain Artistic Integrity
3. Studio OR Stage? Stage
4. Spirituality OR Hedonism?  Spiritual Hedonism
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? %$*!

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my air.
7. I’m musically inspired by life.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been ‚ÄúThis Too Shall Pass‚ÄĚ by¬† OK Go.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Late Night Champ Man.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to   Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll…so yeah, no change.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  I wrote my first song when I was 9, before I really understood what I was doing.  I started singing and playing guitar and songs just came out of me.  I never thought about what I wanted to say, it was always raw emotion coming out in that form.  I soon came to realize that it was a gift to have that outlet for my feelings and thoughts to be released and I felt very lucky when I realized that people actually liked what I was creating.  I still make music because I love it, but it has evolved into a way to give back.  I love that people are relating to and feeling comfort from my songs.

12. I want my fans to:  Individually take from and interpret my songs in whatever way makes sense for them.  I want them to feel happiness, comfort, or any emotion they want to feel when listening and trust that my intentions are good.

13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be:  I can do a shockingly good mouth trumpet.

14. Wild Card! With people being exposed and having access to so much music these days, it is more important than ever for music lovers to evaluate artists who are on their way up.   It is great that there are music blogs like THE REAL popolio that help sort through the masses and I am honored to be included!

15. I want my musical legacy to be:¬† I‚Äôd like to be remembered as a great songwriter, an amazing performer, someone who never settled for ‚Äúnormal,‚ÄĚ and always pushed the envelope and, above all, a good person.

The video Jon Sandler wishes he would have made!

Listen to “Nowhere Bound” from Jon Sandler’s debut EP, The Fancy Band.¬† Click on the cover to go to his official site.