Thu, 26 May 2011
I had this real cheesy photo of me with some costumed fan girls from Motor City comic Con, but I decided to save myself the embarrassment and use the picture of me with James Robinson. James Robinson is one of my favorite comic writers because of his wonderful run on Starman. With Starman he took a little known golden age hero and brought into modern times with a new conflicted hero and adventures that captured the reader’s emotions. I had such a good time reviewing Thor with my friend Ted I thought I would bring him back on to talk about some TV finales on shows we both watch. I hate to disappoint people but our take on the Smallville finale is pretty negative, I've read a lot of reviews by people that liked it but I don't think we are alone on thinking it was not awesome, but awful. We also review two of our favorite teen dramas: 90210 and Gossip Girl, btw, Ted is solely to blame for my partaking in Gossip Girl. That's not to say that there's only myself to blame to keep coming back week after week.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:51am EST
Wed, 18 May 2011
I think I might have confused some listeners last week when I said I was going to do interview Swimming With Dolphins. Not only does that sound complicated (if not impossible!) I don’t think my video recording equipment would hold up very well. I should have said I’m interviewing the band “Swimming With Dolphins” a synth dance band fronted by Austin Tofte – the cool guy with the hat in the video. Don’t confuse him with the nerdy guy with the hat because that’s me. The back story to SWD is the band was originally formed by Austin and Adam Young who left the band to form Owl City. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? They had a little hit single last year with “Fireflies”. SWD's new record “Water Colours” was just released May 17, so you could view this video as a primer before getting the record. I can tell you that if the record compares to their live show, which is catchy and danceable with some real substance backing up the sound, I wouldn’t hesitate picking it up. I interviewed SWD on May 11 at Eagle Theater in Pontiac.
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Thu, 12 May 2011
Excuse me if my attention doesn’t seem 100% on this post, but it’s game 7 for the Red Wings and it’s a real nail biter. Admittedly, I should confess I’m one of the worst of the fair weather Red Wings fans. I think I became their “biggest fan” this season just a couple games ago. This audio episode of Most People Are DJs is a couple of weeks in the making as it includes a review of Thor I recorded with my friend Ted after seeing an early showing of the movie. I also talk about Andy Dick, and give my reasons for not liking him.
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12pm EST
Fri, 6 May 2011
While I read comics year round, there is something about the month of May that really brings out the comic freak in me. First up there is Free Comic Day tomorrow, May 5th. This is the day free comics are offered to try and hook in new comic readers. For your local comic shop it’s one of the busiest days of the year and there’s usually something special going on at the shop. Whether they are bringing in local comic artists or having costumed characters strolling around the store, this is a day you want to make a trip down to the comic shop and see what’s going on.
Here’s a few free comics I’m interested in picking up tomorrow:
Green Lantern: Flashpoint DC Comics
Elric: Balance Lost Boom Studios
Locke & Key IDW
The other event that has me stoked for comics in May is Motor City Comic Con coming up next week, May 13-15. If you’re a listener to my podcast you know I go to MCCC just about every year and feature a show with interviews from comic artists and media stars that I get a chance to talk to. I’m really looking forward to this year’s show with artist, writer Howard Chaykin and Starman writer James Robinson.
Category:blog -- posted at: 1:32pm EST
Wed, 4 May 2011
To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, I give you this video with Valencia that goes back a couple weeks ago to a sold out show that also featured Rocket to the Moon, Runner, Runner and AnArbor. The kids were at this show in droves and it was a great show with tons of energy. Like several other "older" people at the show I was there with my daughter, Megan, who had a tremendous time and I got some "cool" credibility her and that's a tough thing for a father of a high school girl to come by. We got to the show a couple hours early and hung out with the bands, all of them were more than willing to talk with and share stories of the tour with us. It's interesting to compare each of these bands, especially Valencia, live vs. studio. While they're a bit more restrained in the studio, they pack a fierce punch live, inducing the crowd to fevered thrashing and even stage diving. Enjoy the video, as it features, Brendon and Shane talking about their new album "Dancing with a Ghost" and how the tour is going.
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Tue, 3 May 2011
On my Most People Are DJs show later this week I am featuring an interview I did with a couple members of Valencia, a rock band from Philadelphia. The video is the song "Consider Me Dead" from their latest release Dancing With A Ghost on I Surrender Records. Check back Thursday, May 5, for the interview.
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Sun, 1 May 2011
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