Wed, 30 May 2012
This week's audio podcast is a compilation of interviews with comic artists and writers plus some great indie pop music. I start the show talking with Krazy Krow who does the webcomic, Spinnnerette and Steve Gadlin who has his I Want to Draw A Cat For You website and was featured on the show Shark Tank. Then, I interview Carlos Gabriel Ruiz who wrote and drew the comic Pretentious Record Store Guy. I bumped into author Tom King and we talked about his upcoming novel "A Once Crowded Sky" which comes out in July. You will definitely want to check this book out. Ending the show is my interview with Georges Jeantry who draws the Buffy comics for Dark Horse Comics. You will also want to look for his artwork with the upcoming Geek Nation website.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT
Mon, 21 May 2012
So many comic conventions so little time! I just got back from Motor city comic Con this weekend talking to film stars and comic artists while realizing I still have material from C2E2. This episode is my video of DJ JFX316 a DJ from Ohio that works at a comic store. AT C2DE2 he created the perfect entrance for con goers as he DJ'd his mix of hip hop, electronic music, old school, and whatever else he could get his hands on. He was also a great guy to talk with as we did the video in a hallway by C2E2 after he just finished playing for six hours. You can find JFX316 on his soundcloud page and twitter.
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Category:vidcast -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT
Mon, 14 May 2012
What other podcast has 3 diverse interviews? This week’s audio show I have an interview with Mayer Hawthorne, who started in Ann Arbor a few years ago doing hip hop, today he’s a hip and soulful singer whose song “The Walk” is quickly becoming a hit. At C2E2 I did a number of interviews I am getting to, Cinema Jaw was a podcast that had their booth down the same aisle I was spending most my time at. As a big movie fan I jumped at the chance to hang out and talk movies with the hosts, Ry and Matt. At the past few comic conventions I’ve been to the Suicide Girls website have had a booth and I’ve heard them interviewed on podcasts. Since I like to cover the offbeat and interesting I thought I’d spend a few minutes talking to a suicide girl about what it’s like to be a part of the website and what kinds of things she's into, as it turns out she likes a lot of the same things I do.
This weekend is Motor City Comic Con, I’ll be there Saturday and Sunday doing some interviews and hanging out with friends. I just found out my friends, I Love Lightning Bugs will be there too!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT
Sun, 6 May 2012
Here's my first video from C2E2, an interview with two of the hosts, Sapph and Spaced, of the Nerd Girls Eye View Podcast, a podcast about comics and whatever else is on their minds. On the video we talk about what they like about podcasting, their favorite new comic books and movies. Be sure to check out their podcast.
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Category:vidcast -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT
Fri, 4 May 2012
I have put everything else aside for the moment to be sad. I just heard Adam Yauch, better known as MCA of the Beastie Boys died today of cancer. Adam’s death for some reason touches me almost as much as the death of a good friend. Maybe because in a lot of ways that’s what he as part of the Beastie Boys were to me. Good friends I had grown up with and shared some of my most memorable experiences with them playing ecstatically in the background.
The Beastie Boys with License to Ill, really were my (and those around me in the 80’s) teenage party band. I recall more than a few parties where the only music played was License to Ill, Side A to Side B then back to Side A again. I’ll still sing along with “Brass Monkey” like that sickly tasting, cheap concoction is the best drink money can buy and I’m not even sure I have ever even drank it. I saw them play on the Check Your Head tour where the crowd was dancing and moshing so intensely, after the show there was mountain of discarded shoes we had to sift through to find our own. These days I buy 1 to 2 CDs a year as I get most my music sent to me through bands or I download it, but Hot Sauce Committee P. II was a CD I bought and immediately slammed it into my car CD player to listen to loudly with windows down.
Adam Yauch was my favorite Beastie Boy. To start he had a gruff voice that separated him from King Ad Rock and Mike D. In the early days, there was also a real menace to MCA in that he could be the Beastie Boy that might really be a beast. He had a persistent 5’O Clock shadow, wore the leather jacket and his raps were tough. He might really had been the one to carry a gun and really used a whiffle ball bat. Of course that was all really a laugh and the MCA we got to know later was the introspective one of the band. He was a practicing Buddhist, became deeply involved in free-Tibet movement and would talk karma about how even killing an insect was beyond him.
I’ll miss Adam Yauch because in a strange way I know it signals another blast that my youth is fading whether I want it to or not. For tonight though, I’m going to have a drink in Adam’s honor, it won’t be Brass Monkey, but I’m going to shout and dance along with it like it is. RIP Adam Yauch.
On an end note Paul’s Boutique will always be one of top 5 albums. If you have never listened to it, that funky rhythm buried somewhere in your body has been suffering some without it.
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT