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 – 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
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



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! 6. Pop Pistol pop quiz

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

6. Pop Pistol pop quiz
San Antonio’s own psychedelic Latin band, Pop Pistol, were the focus of my second¬†July 2011 pop quiz interview.¬† It posted on Friday,¬†July 22, 2011.¬† The focus of the first was¬†Austin rock & roller, Kevin Brown, on Friday, July 8, 2011.

This is the highest rank by an act from San Antonio, so Pop Pistol is reppin’ for their town.¬† It only posted in July, which is only about two months or so ago.¬† Coming in at Number 6, that’s pretty impressive.¬† There are quite¬† few posts that were posted later in the year that ranked higher than those posts that went live earlier.

See the original post here ‚ÄĒ Pop Pistol pop quiz interview — San Anto.¬† It includes their song, ‚ÄúWho Needs Forever,‚ÄĚ and the Bj√∂rk‚Äôs video for ‚ÄúHuman Behavior.‚ÄĚ

Courtesy of Google

MY TOP 30: Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME! 29. Girl in a Coma 5Q

MY TOP 30:  Year 3 Posts of ALL-TIME!

Courtesy of Google

29. Girl in a Coma 5Q
The Year 3 29 spot
is taken by San Anto’s own, Girl in a Coma.¬† I did a series of interviews for the inaugural Neon Desert Music Festival out of El Paso, my hometown, during what I called El Paso Week.¬† The festival went down on Saturday, April 30, 2011, and this interview went live on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

Since I’m from there, I wanted to do my own part to represent for this festival.¬†¬† I was really excited that someone was doing this and that it was something that hadn’t been done there before.

I also like the idea of bridging the musical gap between Austin and El Paso.  The founders of the festival are from El Paso and based in Austin, like myself.  I only wish I could have featured more El Paso Artists through the years.

Though I feature artists from around the country (and sometimes the world), I do highlight when they are regional.  I usually include it at the end of the title of the post with a hyphen and the name of the city they are from and/or based in.  In the case of  an event, I call them a so-and-so event Artist.  So, Girl in a Coma were a Neon Desert Artist.

The Questions for feature is a nice alternative to the standardized pop quiz feature as it allows me to tailor my questions to the artist.¬† I also left it open-ended¬† in regard to the number of questions that can be included.¬† There’s no mention of number in the title of this particular feature for that reason.¬† Usually I work with multiples of 5 with no more than 20 questions.¬† Sometimes I break an interview into 2 to 3 parts.¬† I could do a 2-part 20Q interview with 10 questions in each post.

See the original post here ‚ÄĒ 5Q for Girl in a Coma — Neon Desert Artist.¬† It includes a performance video of their cover of Selena’s “Si Una Vez” and an interesting fact about them.

See all 7 Neon Desert interviews and more here.

Courtesy of Google

Music Video: Ledaswan “What A Way Two Drown” – San Anto

Here’s Ledaswan’s latest video!¬† Check out all REAL popolio Ledaswan content here.

Pop Pistol pop quiz interview – San Anto

ATX! Pop Pistol just did a show at Trophy’s last night.¬† If you missed it and you don’t know them, read the interview below and if you like ’em, keep an eye out for when they come back to town from good ole San Anto on August 12th.

July 22, 2011

Name: Pop Pistol
Genre: Psychedelic Latin Dream Pop
Latest Relase: Disappearing Edges EP (Texas is Funny Records)
Release Date:  April 1, 2011

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

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my way to speak to the world and Listen back in the same breath.
7. I’m musically inspired by Dreams and Hunger and Spaces and Beautiful Human Beings.
8. If I could have made any music video it would have been ‚ÄúHuman Behavior‚ÄĚ by Bj√∂rk.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Bruce Lee.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Sex, Freedom, and Dancing.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  It is what takes me closest to grace and animal nature in a constant dance.  Nothing comes close to that.
12. I want my fans to:  Share and bounce around and smile and listen and feel and sing along and close their eyes and forget about what they were thinking before and to jump into our brains and find bands that can take them to that place and support them with any kind of energy they can spare and they will get it back.
13. If I could only share one thing about myself it would be:  I love to eat migas and drink coffee and smell cloves.
14. Wild Card!  I hope we all think about the future at any point during the day; the future that we want to dream of besides the one that falls into us.  We can Change so much of our environment just by being conscious of it.  We can change how we see each other just by being conscious of each other, too.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  A reflection of the strange and normal journey we all make, rooted but reaching, always moving and building and destroying.  A palimpsest of experiences and sounds and ways of being.

The video Pop Pistol wish they woud have made!

Listen to “Who Needs Forever” from their sophomore EP¬†release, Disappearing Edges.¬† Click on the cover to go to their official site.

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