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 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: Boyz II Men “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”

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”

Music Video: Kat DeLuna “Drop It Low”

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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