Tue, 31 August 2010
It's getting late tonight and my goal is to get this show posted so here comes a bit of incoherent rambling...This episode has a ton of stuff I slapped together from my visit at FanExpo and a few other goodies that I think really make this a stand out episode of Most People Are DJs. I mentioned the big crowds at Fan Expo - here's some news on it. I made the best of my time at Fan Expo talking to people like Kirby Krackle and Embassy. I also talked to Ramon Perex of TX Comics which has a lot of cool web comics you should check out. I watched the movie Suck, which is a great little vampire rock band movie with tons of cameos by rocks stars. Even with the crowds, I had a great time and will definitely be back next year.
I also talk a bit about the blog I did on bands from films I wish were real and play some music by my favorites.
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Eat Sugar - Shadow Side (check the website to get the MP3)
Kirby Krackle - Ring Capacity
Embassy - Nerdcore 4 Life
DJs From Mars - California Jump
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14 AM
Fri, 27 August 2010
I’m going to Fan Expo – You should too!
I can hardly think about anything else besides attending Fan Expo this weekend in Toronto. There is so much fun to be had for a pop culture fan like me that loves comic books, horror and sci-fi movies. Most people consider San Diego their geek Mecca for entertainment, but since I have trouble getting out to SDCC, I’ll settle for Fan Expo. Here just a few things I have planned for the weekend –
Friday, I’ll be hanging around the convention center. I only have a Saturday pass but I plan on seeing friends and taking pictures outside the convention hall. If someone should happen to slip me their pass, hint, hint, maybe I’ll get a sneak preview of the show. That night I’ll be at The Rivoli for the Horror in the Hammer meet up, there’s a nerdcore band also playing.
Saturday, there’s so much going on I wish I could clone myself. In the morning there’s an autograph session with director, David Cronenberg and a DC Universe panel. At 2pm there’s an up close and personal with Felicia Day, and I’m certainly not missing that opportunity, except there’s a Brian Azzarello panel at the same time. At 5pm Summer Glau has a panel and there’s a short horror film showcase that features a new video from Birthday Massacre. At 6pm the guys from Comic Geek Speak have a podcasting panel. I’m leaving the night open to hang out with whatever direction seems the most fun.
Besides the great panels and celebrities I’ll be on the convention floor at the Rue Morgue booth and several others. I hope to do some interviews and take a lot of video for some upcoming MPAD episodes. So if you’re at Fan Expo and you think you recognize me from my pictures here or on facebook be sure to say hello.
Category:blog -- posted at: 1:52 AM
Tue, 24 August 2010
On this week’s show I have an interview with Brad Laner, an artist who has a new album, Natural Selections, out August 24th, however, I know him from for all his great guitar work with bands like Lusk and Medicine. There's some Medicine vdieos on YouTube you should check out to hear some amazing shoegaze pop from the 90s. The conversation with Brad was actually almost a half hour, but I only used about 10minutes. Towards the end we were just talking about bands we like and I finally got around asking him if he heard any "Yes" in his music. Brad admitted he is a huge "Yes" which really made my day, alternative music fans that like Yes can be hard to come by. A weird coincidence I found out after I recorded the show is, the band Baths, which I play this show recently did a Brad Laner remix. One more stray fact about Michael Cera that I forgot to mention was he starred in an episode of Veronica Mars, one of the best teen shows ever made.
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Lusk - Backworlds
Brad Laner - Lancaster
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53 AM
Fri, 20 August 2010
After seeing Scott Pilgrim Saves the World, which was a pretty good movie, one thing I came away with was how much I liked the 2 minute performance from The Clash at Demonhead. The Clash at Demonhead is a band fronted by Scott’s old flame, Envy Adams, played by Brie Larson. They perform this 2 minute number that I found very catchy and hot. Most of my attraction to the song is probably due to Brie Larson, you might know from her role as Kate on the United States of Tara. She’s a singer in her own right with an album she released a few years ago. However, she a few years older now and her stage performance was sizzling off the screen.
This little clip got me thinking about all those bands from films that might actually deserve more than just there little moment on film. A couple other examples I can think of are the band Low Shoulder from Jennifer’s Body and Krysta Now from Southland Tales. Low Shoulder, fronted by Adam Brody , from the O.C., did this magnificent song called “Through The Trees” that’s used throughout the movie. When they’re on stage performing it they even look like a real band. Krysta Now, is my weak example, but seeing Sarah Michelle Gellar as a adult film star and singer, prancing around singing “Teen Horniess Is Not A Crime” is like a weird dream come true for me. So there’s a few I came up with in the short span of maybe 10 minutes, I am sure there are many more examples of bands from films that we wish were real – care to help me out by giving me some of yours?
Category:blog -- posted at: 12:52 AM
Tue, 17 August 2010
This is the long awaited interview documentary video episode with Lacey Conner of Lords of Acid. When my friend told me LoA were coming to town I remembered how much fun I had seeing them in the distant past. I also know LoA is a rotating line-up band with Praga Khan as the guiding force. The new lead singer for LoA is Lacey Conner, who you might have seen before on VH1’s Rock of Love. I decided to do a video with her because it was interesting to see an American with reality TV fame fronting LoA. Lacey was very down to earth and friendly to speak with, she was very accommodating throughout the interview even though she wasn’t feeling well. When Lacey takes the stage with LoA, as you can she in the video, her persona changes, she is fierce, aggressive and very sexy. Like my other video’s most of what you see was done using my ever-versatile flip camera. I am putting some extra work into my editing work so I hope you notice a more visually appealing video compared to some of my past shows.
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Category:vidcast -- posted at: 3:30 AM
Tue, 10 August 2010
“Focus on the Dopeness” is taken from The Wackness, where woeful Luke’s object of attraction, Stephanie says to Luke he should “Stop focusing on the Wackness in his life and be like her, focus on the dopeness.” Did people really talk like that in 1994? I’m not even sure, but, I know what “wack” means. According to “the Wackness,” it means the confounded and inevitable negative things that are sure to occur in your life. Wack is actually a lot deeper than I would have ever thought. Maybe that’s what I’m looking for in this podcast. A show that seems like shallow escapism from your daily routine but actually poses something much deeper. So ponder that, as I talk about things that are going on with MPAD, play some “dope” music and review some things that have been swimming around my brain.
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Fol Chen - the Holograms
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:58 AM
Mon, 2 August 2010
I'll talk about it on my podcast next week, but I'll let you know now that I spent a good part of this week working on making my basement a multimedia haven. I bought a HD TV, then updated my Sony Viao desktop to work with the TV and hooked it all up to a stereo surround system. It's pretty awesome. My next project is to create a little video recording space down there where I can do some video shows - and I may actually appear in them.
For this this week's MPAD I've got a little video documentary with Liz afrom Lettercamp. Lettercamp's been playing for less than a year and they are quickly becoming a band to mark your calendar to see. The members come from some our our local scene's finest bands like Friendly Foes, Nice Device and Millions of Brazillians. Liz is the singer and Lettercamp started as her basement project. What's great about Liz is I don't think she realizes how talented she and Lettercamp are. The video was all done on my flip camera at the Crofoot on July 17, at the show where Robyn, who makes a cameo appearance in the video, played.
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Category:vidcast -- posted at: 1:08 AM