Wednesday, August 26, 2009 7:53 PM

To Whom It May Concern:

I’m due for both my July 2009 and August 2009 Letters From the Editor.  I’ll be doing a combo deal this time around.

  • So what went down in July?  Here are the highlights.
    • Reviewed Darci Monet’s Fusion in LTR (Long Term Review) feature here.
    • Featured regularly scheduled pop quizzes for Semantic Noise here and Lights Resolve here
    • Featured special pop quizzes around 2 local events —
      • Monster Girl here and Stephanie SALVO here for The All Austin All Handmade Bash.
      • Started the countdown of  5th Annual Premios Texas 2009 Artist pop quizzes – Bobby Pulido here and VALLEJO here.
    • Counted down MY TOP 10: Mike Jack Collabos in tribute to the King of Pop
  • And in August?
    • Continued the Premios Texas 2009 pop quizzes with Makano here and Anita Benner of Los Bad Apples here.
    • Posted the first of more to come of pics from the Red Carpet of the above event here.
    • Coolooloosh pop quiz here.  Second August pop quiz to post THIS FRIDAY. So stay tuned for that.
    • I’ m in the midst of MY TOP 10: 90s/00s Pop/R&B Divo Music Video Jump-Offs.   This is the twelfth countdown I’ve done so far!  So,  I decided to mirror my very first September 2008 countdown — MY TOP 10: 90s/00s Pop/R&B Diva Music Video Jump-Offs.  Hope you all enjoy it 
  • One Year Anniversary Mixer (09.18.09 in Austin)
    • Most importantly, popolio.com will be one year old next month and we’re throwing an informal low-key event in our own honor. 
    • It’s open and free, but I ask that you RSVP, so that I can get a headcount.   Come celebrate with us. 
    • Check out the flyer here and read the press release here.
  • Mandrake Society Radio Podcast Fifth Season Event  (09.19.09 in Dallas)
    • In conjunction we’ll be celebrating the fifth season of our brother blog, MandrakeSocietyRadio.com, the very next day in Dallas.
    • See that post here.  

This will be a Friday and Saturday evening.  So, I dare you to come out to both events and party with us.  It’s doable.  Hope to see you there.  Can’t wait.

8:18 PM

peace, love & all that jazz

freddie beat
popolio creator/editor

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As a mini-countdown to the All Austin All Handmade Bash Next Friday, July 31, 2009 (see the flyer and get more info here), we’re featuring 2 of the 3 featured musical acts in pop quizzes this week.  Seems DJ Blend*e was a little blog shy, so we hope to get our popolio fingers on her in the not too distant future.  That said, first up we featured hip-hop-popper SALVO on Tuesday (see her pop quiz here) and today we’re featuring experimental soloist Monster Girl from the glam rock The White White Lights.  Check it out and check them both out at The All Austin All Handmade Bash!

MGJuly 23, 2009

Name:  Monster Girl
Genre:  Experimental/Piano
Latest Release:  untitled EP with The White White Lights (Self-Released)
Release Date:  TBD

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Definitely, Underground.
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)?? Both, but if I had to choose, Integrity.
3. Studio or Stage? Staaaage
4. Spirituality or Hedonism? Hedonism is a form of spirituality.
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Yes, please.

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my emotional outlet and audio canvas.
7. I’m musically inspired by people and stories.
8. My favorite old school joint is “Gloria” by Van Morisson.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be a super villain — Catwoman.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to .Eh, that all sounds good to me.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  It makes me happy.
12. I want my fans to:  Listen and enjoy.  Emote.  Dance.
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  I’m not real, I’m only your imagination.
14. Wild Card!  GRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAARGGGH.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  Whatever and individual takes from it, as long as they take something.

Check out Monster Girl’s MySpace Page for more!

Monster Girl’s favorite old school joint!

Editor’s Note: Van Morrison orignally wrote “Gloria” for and recorded it with his band, Them.

As a mini-countdown to the All Austin All Handmade Bash Next Friday, July 31, 2009 (see the flyer and get more info here), we’re featuring 2 of the 3 featured musical acts in pop quizzes this week.  Seems DJ Blend*e was a little blog shy, so we hope to get our popolio fingers on her in the not too distant future.  That said, first up is hip-hop-popper SALVO and on Thursday we’ll feature experimental soloist Monster Girl from the glam rock The White White Lights.  Check it out and check her out at The All Austin All Handmade Bash!

SALVOJuly 21, 2009

Name:  Stephanie SALVO
Genre:  Hip Hop/Pop
Forthcoming Release:  Contradiction (Self-Released; production by Lord Ronin for Oni Empire)
Release Date:  TBD

This, That, or the Other

1. Underground OR Mainstream? Underground working towards Mainstream
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)?? Both.  As long as I can do what I love and live comfortably.
3. Studio or Stage? BOTH
4. Spirituality or Hedonism? Spiritualized Hedonism
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Make Love


Fill in the Blank
6. Music is My soul My love My life.
7. I’m musically inspired by life.

8. My favorite old school joint is “The Choice is Yours” by Black Sheep.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be saving the world from self-destruction.

10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to ……. 


Short Answer
11. I make music because:  It is in my soul and I can.
12. I want my fans to:  Multiply.
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  Something really great.
14. Wild Card!  SALVO
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  Inspiring.

ss_cListen to SALVO’s “Contradiction” from her upcoming debut release of the same name.  Go to her MySpace Page for more.

SALVO’s favorite old school joint!

Check out Salvo, DJ Blend*e & Monster Girl at the All Austin All Handmade Bash on Friday, July 31, 2009, at the Beauty Bar.  Doors open at 7PM. The purpose of the event is to build awareness of the local, handmade, and women-owned businesses in the ATX and the $2 Cover benefits a local animal charity TBD.  Music, fashion, and more.  Click the flyer for the 411. 

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