To get the details on these contests click here and here

Gotta’ tell you.  These two were tenacious.  They each had one answer wrong for the first set of questions, then one of them tried for the second set, and they both kept trying until they ended up the winners.  I hope they enjoy the show tomorrow.

CONTEST #1 WINNER 

The Questions (and Answers) were:

1. The Vallejo brothers also occasionally perform as an ’80s rock cover band here in   Austin.  What is the name of their ’80s cover band?
BANG
2. Premios Nominee, Reyli Barba, was the lead singer of what Latin pop rock band in the early ’90s? 
Elefante
 3. Which Premios Nominee holds the record as the artist that has won the most Premios Los Nuestros Awards, with a total of 24?
Olga Tañón

OLwGD

Olga Lopez with granddaughter at her softball game.

 

CONTEST #2 WINNER 

The Questions (and Answers) were:

1. In what year were the Premios Texas Awards presented for the very first time?
2005
2. Premios Texas 2009 will be televised nationally on what network?
Galavision
3. Which Premios Texas 2009 Nominee’s last three Spanish-language albums have all consecutively peaked at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Album chart?
Paulina Rubio

ADU

Alberto D'Uva standing in front of the fence of some white house.


 Shout out to Giant Noise for working with me on all this popolio.com Premios Texas 2009 coverage and these trivia contest ticket giveaways.  Though, I didn’t work directly with Univision thanks to them for putting this on and facilitating with Giant.  And, to the winners, maybe I’ll see you at the show tomorrow.  Enjoy! 

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Univision’s 5th annual Premios Texas 2009 take place TOMORROW, Thursday, August 13, 2009, right here in the ATX.  In celebration and anticipation of the event popolio hosted a ticket giveaway (I’ll announce the 2 winners later tonight!) and has been featuring nominated and/or performing Premios Texas Artist pop quizzes as a part of a weekly countdown ever Wednesday.  This will be the last one.  I had promised 5, but, unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned, so this is it.  Hope you enjoyed the last 3 and will like this one, too.

Speaking of, last up  is Panamanian reggaetonero, Makano. I really wanted to have Makano on because I’m Panamanian-American.  Represent!  Represent!  Of course.  Though I intended a fifth pop quiz, it’s kind of nice to end with his.  He’s been making some noise with another Reggae-Pana, Flex, and, more recently, has been blowing up on his own.  He’s nominated for Best Hip-Hop/Urban Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year.  I believe you can still vote for him here.  He’s performing at a pre-concert tonight and should be doing his thing tomorrow, too. Without any further ado, here it is.

Week 1 VALLEJO pop quiz
Week 2 Bobby Pulido pop quiz
Week 3 Los Bad Apples pop quiz

Editor’s Note:  This pop quiz is translated from the Spanish.

makanoAugust 12, 2009

Name:  Makano
Genre:  Romantic Reggae 
Debut Release:  Te Amo (Panama Music Corp.)
Release Date:  November 18, 2008
  
 This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? No Answer
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)?? Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision
3. Studio or Stage? Studio
4. Spirituality or Hedonism? Spirituality
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Make Love

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my life and my passion.
7. I’m musically inspired by my day-to-day living.
8. My favorite old school joint is “Experencia Religiosa” by Enrique Iglesias.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Superman.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Love, Sports, and Reggae.

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  I like it and it spiritually fulfills me.
12. I want my fans to:  Continue to give me their support. 
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  I will continue making my music.
14. Wild Card!  Give respect to receive respect.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  To inspire other talented young people to believe in their dreams.

m_taListen to “Déjame Entrar” from Makano’s debut release, Te Amo.  Go to his MySpace Page for more.

Makano’s favorite old school joint!

PT

Originally posted July 22, 2009

August 5, 2009 UPDATE:  So, there was no winner for the first set of trivia questions (see below).  Had 2 people come really close, but they couldn’t get Number 1 correct.  Vallejo and Vallejo Brothers are in the question, so it is not the answer.  I’m looking for another name altogether for their cover band.

And, admittedly, I’m no mathmatician.  Originally, the first pop quiz was going to post 1 week earlier.  In doing my calendar math, I still thought I had five weeks ’til the event, but it’s only four. You’ll still get 5 pop quizzes, though.  The last 2 will just post the same day or on one day and then the next.  That would be next week for those who are good at math!  Since, it goes down next Thursday.  I’m so excited.

Anyway, I’m just going to extend the first trivia contest and, hopefully, I can get a winner.  I’m also throwing in another 3 trivia questions for 2 more FREE TICKETS.  Hopefully, folks will find these questions easier.  And, those 2 of you that came really close, can go for these, instead.

So, both contests will continue, and I need the answers by noon next Wednesday, August 12, 2009, for both set of questions.  The same person cannot win both sets of tickets.  First to get me the answers for either wins.

The second set of questions are:

1. In what year were the Premios Texas Awards presented for the very first time?

2. Premios Texas 2009 will be televised nationally on what network?

3. Which Premios Texas 2009 Nominee’s last three Spanish-language albums have all consecutively peaked at the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Latin Album chart?

Remember, email the answers with your full name and a phone number to popolio[dot]com[at]gmail[dot]com.  Check out the pop quizzes and good luck!
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I’m excited to announce our third official giveaway and promotion for Univision’s fifth annual Premios Texas 2009 that take place LIVE on Thursday, August 13, 2009, at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for Performing Arts at 6PM.  This is THE Latin music awards show in Texas that takes place right here in the ATX.  It will air on Univision stations throughout Texas with a “Best Of” Show scheduled for Saturday, August 22, 2009

Expect performances and/or appearances by local favorites, Vallejo, as well as Latin pop star,  Olga Tañón, and Panamanian reggaetonero, Makano, to name a few.   A lot going on, so bare with me on this wordy post.

So, tickets are FREE all around, but they want REAL FANS to attend. So, though the tickets are free, you have to work for them.  You can’t just pick them up at the corner 7-11.  You have to really want them. 

There will even be a RED CARPET. It’s seems to be shaping up to be quite an event.  Before I announce the ways to win tickets from popolio, let me run down all the other ways you can get yourself to the red carpet and to the show.

To win tickets:

  • Go to premiostexas.com, click on the “Gana Boletos Gratis” banner, and submit your answer and contact info via email to the question, “Why do I want to go to Premios Texas?”
  • Watch Univision 62  — Despierta Austin Saturdays at 10AM
  • Watch Noticias Univision 62 everyday at 5PM and 10PM
  •  Tune in and listen to Hitz FM 107.7
  •  Tune in and listen to La Que Buena 104.3 
  • Send your ballot (apparently, there’s a ballot) to ¡ahora sí

No children will be allowed at the orchestra levels, semi-formal attire is required.

PT

Now, on to the popolio contest.

CONTEST*:  I’m going to give away 2 FREE TICKETS to Premios Texas 2009 to the first person who emails me the correct answers to the following 3 trivia questions.  You get 2 weeks to do your research and get me the right answers. But, remember, first correct person wins.  The questions are:

1. The Vallejo brothers also occasionally perform as an ’80s rock cover band here in Austin.  What is the name of their ’80s cover band?

2. Premios Nominee, Reyli Barba, was the lead singer of what Latin pop rock band in the early ’90s?

3. Which Premios Nominee holds the record as the artist that has won the most Premios Los Nuestros Awards, with a total of 24?

Email the answers with your full name and a phone number to popolio[dot]com[at]gmail[dot]com by noon on  Wednesday, August 5, 2009.

Then, that same day, we’ll announce the winner of this first contest and we’ll ask 3 new trivia questions to give away 2 more FREE tickets.  Same person cannot win twice.

PT

pop quizzes:  popolio will feature 5 weekly Premios Texas Artist popolio pop quizzes as a  major countdown to the award show.  Check back later today to see who the first artist will be and tune in EVERY WEDNESDAY to see who the rest are.  Read their answers, listen to their singles, and watch their favorite old school videos. 

Get revved up because this is pretty exciting stuff.  popolio is revved and will be at the show.  Can’t wait to see you there.

*GIVEAWAY DISCLAIMER:  Further details regarding pick-up and/or delivery of prize(s), claim deadlines, etc. will be provided to winners.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to residents of Austin and nearby municipalities.  Employees of Univision, Premios Texas 2009, and popolio.com and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and internet agencies and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible.

PT

Univision’s 5th annual Premios Texas 2009 take place next Thursday, August 13, 2009, right here in the ATX.  In celebration and anticipation of the event popolio is hosting a ticket giveaway (read more about the show and the popolio giveaway here) as well as featuring nominated and/or performing Premios Texas Artist pop quizzes as a weekly countdown to the event EVERY WEDNESDAY.

Third up are latin hip hop it band and Austin’s own, Los Bad Apples, fresh off their songs, “Pobre Corazon” (listen below), being featured on the June 23rd episode of MTV’s Paris Hilton’s My New BFF and, “Luxury,” on yesterday’s season finale.  Representing for the group is lead vocalist Anita Benner.  Like VALLEJO, they are nominated for Best Austin Band. Good luck choosing between the two.  You can vote here.  Bet they are performing, too.  And, I gotta’ say Anita’s got some taste.  “It Takes Two” is one of my big time all-time favorite old school jams, too.

Week 1 VALLEJO pop quiz
Week 2 Bobby Pulido pop quiz
Week 4 Makano pop quiz

lbaName:  Anita Benner [Los Bad Apples Lead Vocals]
Genre:  Latin Hip Hop
Debut Release:  Los Bad Apples (Self-Released)
Release Date:  March 1, 2009

 This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? BOTH!
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)?? BOTH!
3. Studio or Stage? BOTH!
4. Spirituality or Hedonism? BOTH!
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? BOTH BOTH BOTH!!!

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my one addiction.
7. I’m musically inspired by other great artists/music/performers.
8. My favorite old school joint is It Takes Two” by Rob Base and DJ EZ-Rock.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Linguilady (just made that up) = my superpower would be to speak all languages.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Love, Laughter, and Passion

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  It brings me the same intense joy that I imagine a mother feels when she holds her newborn for the first time.  Of course, sometimes babies come out kinda’ scary-looking, but you love them equally knowing they’ll grow up to be beautiful!
12. I want my fans to:  Know how much I appreciate them. 
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  In my fantasy world I’d have a theme song playing and a bunch of backup dancers following me everywhere I went…shamon!
14. Wild Card!  The secret to good songwriting is to stay up all night singing Michael Jackson tunes while b*boys break dance to the music.  I wrote the best song of my career the next morning!
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  Vini.  Vidi.  Vicci.

lba_coverListen to “Pobre Corazon” from Los Bad Apples’ self-titled debut.  Check out their official site for more.

Anita Benner’s favorite old school joint!

Univision’s 5th annual Premios Texas 2009 take place next Thursday, August 13, 2009, right here in the ATX.  In celebration and anticipation of the event popolio is hosting a ticket giveaway (read more about the show and the popolio giveaway here) as well as featuring nominated and/or performing Premios Texas Artist pop quizzes as a weekly countdown to the event EVERY WEDNESDAY.

Second up is the Tejano Grammy Nominee and Edinburg, Texas’ very own hometown guy, Bobby Pulido.  Another of  the night’s performers,  he’s nominated for Best Tejano Artist.  You can vote for him here.  Not sure if he’s sharing his answer to Number 13 for the first time anywhere or if it’s information that’s already out there.  If not, I feel priveleged that he felt comfortable enough to share it here at popolio first.   A bit of a shocking “If I could share one thing about myself…”  Either way, I wish him well with that and on the music-side, much continued success.  Check out the pop quiz NOW.

Week 1 VALLEJO pop quiz
Week 3 Los Bad Apples pop quiz
Week 4 Makano pop quiz

BPJuly 29, 2009

Name:  Bobby Pulido
Genre:  Tejano
Latest Release:  Enfermo de Amor (South Central)
Release Date:  October 11, 2007

This, That, or the Other
1. Underground OR Mainstream? Underground.  There’s more loyalty.
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)?? I always try for both.
3. Studio or Stage? Definitely, Stage.
4. Spirituality or Hedonism? Neither.  I prefer realism.
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? %$*!?, if it means what I think it means.

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my way of inviting you into my world.
7. I’m musically inspired by anything and everything in the universe.
8. My favorite old school joint is “My Way” by Frank Sinatra.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Superman.  I love the x-ray vision.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Sex, Sex, and More Sex if you can

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  I love to create sounds and ideas that affect people in a positive way.
12. I want my fans to:  Know that I’m a real person.  Not some fake artist that wants a certain image promoted.  If I’m happy, you’ll know it.  If I’m not, you will also. 
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  I have celiac disease. 
14. Wild Card!  I hate shows like MTV Cribs.  They promote everything that is wrong in our society.  They’re nothing but a bunch of posers who eventually end up broke.  That’s not the “real world.”
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  That I always kept my music fresh.

BP_EC
Listen to “Desvelado Acustico” from Bobby Pulido’s latest release, Enfermo de Amor.  This is a version of one of his classics and word on the street is that this is what he might be performing.  Go to his official site for more.
 

Bobby Pulido’s favorite old school joint!

Univision’s 5th annual Premios Texas 2009 take place on Thursday, August 13, 2009, right here in the ATX.  In celebration and anticipation of the event popolio is hosting a ticket giveaway (read more about the show and the popolio giveaway here) as well as featuring nominated and/or performing Premios Texas Artist pop quizzes as a weekly countdown to the event EVERY WEDNESDAY starting today.

First up are the accomplished and respected local homeboy band, VALLEJO.  Not only are they the official opening act for the show, they are also nominated for Best Austin Band.  You can vote for them here.  Though un-PC, I’d like to offer the VALLEJO frontman a cigar for his answer to Number 14.  Congratulations to you and yours.

Week 2 Bobby Pulido pop quiz
Week 3 Los Bad Apples pop quiz
Week 4 Makano pop quiz

VallejoJuly 22, 2009

Name:  VALLEJO  
Genre:  Latin/Rock 
Latest Release:  Thicker Than Water (VMG/Quadra Entertainment Group)
Release Date:  March 8, 2008

This, That, or the Other

1. Underground OR Mainstream? Somewhere in between
2. Maintain Artistic Integrity and Vision OR Make a lot of Money? (or both)?? Everything
3. Studio or Stage? Both
4. Spirituality or Hedonism? Family-ism
5. Make Love, Have Sex, OR %$*!? Try to make a difference somehow

Fill in the Blank
6. Music is my life.
7. I’m musically inspired by real life.
8. My favorite old school joint is “Suavecito” by Malo.
9. If I was a super hero I’d be Superman.
10. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll should change to Sex, Love, and Music

Short Answer
11. I make music because:  It’s a blessing and also releases a lot of the everyday things we all go through.  It’s a beautiful thing for everyone involved.
12. I want my fans to:  Leave our shows sweating.
13. If I could share one thing about myself it would be:  Due to contrary belief, I’m not gay.
14. Wild Card!  I’m having a baby girl (Sophia Apollonia) in September.
15. I want my musical legacy to be:  Someone who contributed to the world with his music and helped young people continue to achieve greatness.

V_TTWListen to “Sweet Maria” from VALLEJO’s latest release, Thicker Than Water.  Go to their MySpace Page for more.

VALLEJO’s favorite old school joint!