Mon, 23 March 2015
Finally a comic centric episode of Most People Are DJs! On this episode I play music and feature some live commentary by hip hop, nerdcore artist Adam WarRock. I saw Adam WarRock and Mikal KHill recently at Green Brain comics and was so awe-struck by what I saw it is still playing out in my mind. I made a video from the show you can watch over at Youtube. If you want more with Adam WarRock and comic talk check out Slack Jaw Punks Podcast. I'll be at Rudy's March Comic and Toy Show selling comics and other things and I'll also be at Megacon as well just taking in the sights.
I review "Then It Was Dark" a comics anthology of true weird encounters by comic book writers and artists. I also talk about 2000 AD an awesome UK anthology that has Judge Dredd in it. I mention all the cool indempendent comic book suff going on at Comixology and their podcast.
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Mon, 2 March 2015
It's hard to believe but we are already 3 months into 2015. This is my 3rd MPAD episode and I really thought I'd be able to get more of these out by now, by time keeps flying by. But, I am bringing the goods one this one. I have an interview with Alex B., also known as, Paper Diamond, an innovative electronic musician that has geinded and polished his craft to create a sound and show that is a stand out among so many other DJ/EDM acts. His new ep "Rain Drops" will be out soon. If you want to read the full interview go to Motorcityblog where I posted it last week.The track I play from Paper Diamond is "Just Like Clockwork" with Cherub.
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Tue, 3 February 2015
It's hard to believe it is February already! Here's episode 2 of the year for Most People Are DJs where I give you a rundown on my time at CES, the Consumer Electronics Show. You can read about the trip on my post a few weeks ago. I also play music by Diet Cig a new band from New Paltz, New York, who have recently released their debut Over Easy EP.
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Thu, 22 January 2015
I have a short episode this time around for you explaining my direction for MPAD for 2015. For those that listen to the show, it’s nothing new but I am going in a direction with an emphasis on music and art that is created digitally. Mashups, webcomics, Youtube videos, photography etc. my shows will revolve around people digitally jamming. I’ve been using that phrase, digitally jamming (or digital jammer) the past few months but never really explained what it means. I’m taking the opportunity to explain it this episode and we’ll cover it together throughout 2015. The track I play this episode is a mashup from Jzatsy “Sea of Cough” using tracks from Porter Robinson and Young the Giant, you can find and download it over at Soundcloud. You can find tons of mashups over at the mashup reddit page.
The music you heard underneath my voice is a loop I created in Music Maker. I’m going to try and do this more often as I think it makes my speaking parts a little more interesting, but hopefully not too distracting.
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Thu, 1 January 2015
On this Most People Are DJs episode I close out 2014 with a rundown on things I did and saw. I think the audio is a little dicey on this one due to the way my mic was connected. 2014 was a really good year, both personally and what was coming out in podcasts, movies and TV. I attended around 30 different concerts/shows and 5 comic conventions. While 2013 may have been the year of superhero movies, 2014 was the year of superheroes on TV, yet, I found myself enjoying shows like Sleepy Hollow and Supernatural more. A lot of good movies came out from budgets both big and small. My favorite of the year was Guardians of the Galaxy but I spend more time on the episode discussing more obscure movies such as Blue Ruin and Palo Alto. I round out the podcast mentioning how much revenue I made in 2014 for all my extracurricular activities. I think you will be surprised to hear what that number is. My positive message is anyone can do it, you just need to make an effort. Then comes my plug where I suggest an easy way to start is by making sure you have your own domain and reserve it on GoDaddy for only $1.49 using my coupon code DJ149. There are 2 songs featured, “Archie, Marry Me” by ALVVAYS and “Where Does The Disco” by Yacht.
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Mon, 8 December 2014
With this episode I announce a new deal with my podcast affiliate GoDaddy, you can get a .com domain for only a $1.49 with my promo code DJ149. On this 15 minute episode I talk about the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals I encountered. I also mention how was able to get a post price match deal from Amazon which I bet most people do not know they can do. There’s also some other gift suggestions I give that are inexpensive ways to make your friends and family happy this Christmas. The music playing underneath my talking is a loop track I created on Music Maker. I'm thinking about doing this on a regular basis. Btw, I checked into it and you actually can get a Spotify gift card, so I just added that to my Christmas List.
The song I play is from Danish band, Blau Blume, “In Disco Days.” It’s a nice indie pop track with sweeping guitar and dramatic vocals. You can see there video on vimeo with this link.
Sat, 22 November 2014
On this episode I realize that the 80’s are still impacting my life today. It’s funny because I use to be one of those people in the 80’s that looked disdainfully at my parents and others that were nostalgic about the 50’s. It seemed like such a long time ago and things were so different back then, especially when it came to music. Today I find a large part of myself stuck in the 80’s, expressing what a great time that was for music and TV. Have I become my parents? I’ll argue that with music there is not such a difference between what is coming out today com[pared to what did come out in the 80’s. Tears For Fears “Songs From the Big Chair” still has modern production and sound that many of today’s pop artists try to replicate. 30 years later and it’s still a great album, on the podcast I’ll explain why. Another relevant 80’s artist is Peter Hook, the bass player from New Order that I saw perform recently. I reviewed his show for the blog and I’m talking about it again on the show because he really gives all he has at his live shows. There are two songs featured on the episode by indie rock bands with female vocalists, the punky “You Don’t Need A TV” by Argonaut and “White Noise” by Ex Cops.
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Thu, 23 October 2014
On this short MPAD episode I’m staying with the October theme of scary stuff and asking the question “Have you ever been in a really scary situation.” Lauren, the drummer from the Punk Rock Band, Hunter Valentine, tells me her scary Detroit story and comic book writer Dirk Manning recounts his ghastly DragonCon story.
I didn’t share mine on the episode so I thought I would share it here with you. I have actually have had more than a couple scary incidents but this one is still pretty vivid in my memory. Back in the early 90’s real underground raves were being held at abandon places in Detroit. There would be flyers with phone numbers to call where a location would be given. It was always in a sketchy neighborhood and things didn’t get going until well after 1am. I didn’t go to many but at the insistence of a friend, I did decide to go out to one with him on a cloudy, dark night in September. We drove around lost for an hour and didn’t find the rave until well after midnight. There was a crowd of people outside the building and some shouting. We headed toward them only to find out the rave was a “no go” for the night but the bystanders were pissed because they had nothing else to do and had come out all this way for nothing. As we left the crowd we saw one of the bystanders pull a gun from his belt and start to fire it in the air exclaiming he was really angry about what was going on. We were probably 20 feet away from him, but it was the closest I’ve been to a gun going off in a crowd on a dark street on the bad side of town. We did our best to move quickly without looking like we were scared, located our car and took off quickly not really paying attention to what direction we were leaving but to just get the hell away from there. I look back at the situation now and think I was probably never in any danger as the gun was fired in the air, however, I can still remember the real fear that ran through me.
The track on this episode is “Vampires” by S., you can find it here.
Sun, 5 October 2014
For this episode of Most People Are DJs I am reviewing 2 recent movies, Kevin Smith's Tusk and Ti West's The Sacrament. These thrillers would make a great double feature as they are both first person accounts of terror and use new media to drive part of the storyline. Looking up both movies up on IMDB, Tusk actually has a higher score than The Sacrament, but as i state in the reviews, The Sacrament is the better movie. The music I play this episode is by female fronted bands, Electric Youth and Ashrae Fax. You can find both songs on the latest sampler from Under the Radar, a great new music magazine.
Upcoming Cons I will be taking pics at:
Great Lakes Comic Con Oct 17 & 18
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Wed, 24 September 2014
On this episode I mention that the TV show Gotham is starting this week. I was able to watch the pilot last night and found it both entertaining and engaging. There’s even more Batman characters and references than I expected. From the pilot it looks compelling enough to keep me watching week to week, rather than marathoning it every few weeks.
The features on this episode are 2 bands I’ve been enjoying lately, The Superhumanoids and GroupLove. The bands go well together because there are many similarities they share. They are both from LA, have male and female singers and have a bit of hip hop seeping in their sound. I blogged about the Superhumanoids last week. The track I play from the Superhumanoids is “Feel Good Hit of Summer” which is a Queens of the Stone Age cover.
I saw GroupLove earlier this summer at 89X’s Chill on the Hill, I was blown away with the energy and charisma of GroupLove. I expected them to be good as I like most of their songs, but they were really spectacular. They have a great presence, mostly due to the female singer, Hannah Hooper, who dances around the stage while whipping her hair. Their latest album is “Spreading Rumors” and shows a good progression, further defining their sound. Their Captain Cutz remix to “Colours” is the featured track.
You can download the 2 tracks from this episode on Soundcloud and both artists have their music available on Spotify.
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