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Throwback Thursday #TT or Flashback Friday #FF — This was the flyer for the first official offline event for my online pop music blog.  You can see the use of a version of the logo I shared a couple of weeks ago.  It featured two talented local Austin artists — Lisa Marshall and Phil Dutra.  I was branding the event as “pop show.”  The idea was to do it regularly with different artists whether that was quarterly, monthly, or on some sort of a schedule.  This one was the only one that came to fruition. 

Throwback Thursday #TT or Flashback Friday #FF — This was the flyer for the first official offline event for my online pop music blog.  You can see the use of a version of the logo I shared a couple of weeks ago.  It featured two talented local Austin artists — Lisa Marshall and Phil Dutra.  I was branding the event as “pop show.”  The idea was to do it regularly with different artists whether that was quarterly, monthly, or on some sort of a schedule.  This one was the only one that came to fruition. 

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Throwback Thursday #TT — These are two versions of the flyer I created for the 2nd anniversary event for my now defunct pop music/entertainment site, popolio. Since I came from hosting poetry open mics and slams in El Paso, the idea was always to move into live offline events with musical artists for the Austin-based online site. The purpose of the site was to try to build an artist network to pull from for popolio shows, showcases, and events. You’ve heard of Puffy’s White Party. Well, for this I wanted people to dress in their best black-and-white attire. The vision for the 2nd anniversary was less of a show or showcase and more of just a fun dance party. I hired a local DJ and asked him to play ’90s pop. The flyers just play on the black-and-white theme with that color scheme and feature a man’s and woman’s shoe. I was going for a classic, classy, fun, and simple look for the flyers.

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Questions 2 through 4 of 2-Part Stage Center Productions Interview

Part 2 of my interview (which was going to be done in 3 parts, but ended up in 2) with Stage Center Productions posted last week. Part 1 was just Question 1. Kinda’ a tease. I talked about my Latin music/entertainment site, LATIN-AMERICAN-AMERICAN. You can find the interview in its entirety here

Or you can check out Questions 2 through 4 below. These are just about how I work and my creative process. I’ll be sharing my answer to the final question of the interview next week.

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2) Besides collaborators, business partners - with whom do you first share your work - once complete?
Normally, I don’t share it with anyone, but if it’s an interview or feature that involves an artist, then they get to see it before I blast it on social media. That way they can make any minimal edits or corrections and I can get their buy-in, make sure they are happy with it, and, hopefully, have them blast it as well. More recently, I’ve been sharing things with my brother and sister. I feel like I exist in a creative bubble a lot of times, so I want to get some feedback before I put something out, but it’s usually closer to an end result and not so much at the beginning stages.

3) Do you work better solo or in a partnership?

I think a little bit of both. I don’t mind meeting and huddling, but, then, I like to go to my corner and you go to yours and I do my part and you do yours. Then, we can always come back together and fine-tune each other’s work. Brainstorming is always better in a group, though. 

Overall, I feel like I get further and gain more traction when it’s my project, but everything I do is collaborative on some level. So, that’s to say, someone may not be my “partner” per se, but they’re helping me out in some capacity to achieve my vision for my project. And, I’m always in need of people to feature or work with depending on what I’m trying to do.

4) What type of work space do you keep - or - do you have a nomadic approach, setting up tent where you will, to work?

I work on creative projects from home, so wherever I can sit with my laptop, I’m good. Usually, I’m in my room, though. Some things I have to do on the desktop computer, so that’s in the living room. In an office situation, my cubicle is one of those that looks somewhat cluttered, but I’m the kind of person that knows where everything is and where I put everything even if it looks messy to others. If you move or take something, I’ll know it’s missing and I’ll go looking for it or ask you about it.

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Throwback Thursday #TT — I thought it’d be fun to start sharing flyers and logos I’ve created for the various creative endeavors I’ve dabbled in through the years. This is a second 2010 promo flyer for my now defunct Austin-based pop music blog, popolio. Like the first I shared 2 weeks ago, it was created to print out copies and post around town; it was not an online flyer. This concept was about highlighting a connection to pop legend iconography and that rebelliousness that pop can have and tying it to the “not for the popophobic” tagline I came up with. Not that I’m a graphic designer, but I often do a lot of my own stuff around whatever I’m working on. The purpose of both flyers was to get more visitors to the blog and its social networks and just to get the word out about it in Austin, where I and the site were based at the time.

Throwback Thursday #TT — I thought it’d be fun to start sharing flyers and logos I’ve created for the various creative endeavors I’ve dabbled in through the years. 

This is a second 2010 promo flyer for my now defunct Austin-based pop music blog, popolio. Like the first I shared 2 weeks ago, it was created to print out copies and post around town; it was not an online flyer. 

This concept was about highlighting a connection to pop legend iconography and that rebelliousness that pop can have and tying it to the “not for the popophobic” tagline I came up with. 

Not that I’m a graphic designer, but I often do a lot of my own stuff around whatever I’m working on. The purpose of both flyers was to get more visitors to the blog and its social networks and just to get the word out about it in Austin, where I and the site were based at the time.

Throwback Thursday #TT — I thought it’d be fun to start sharing flyers and logos I’ve created for the various creative endeavors I’ve dabbled in through the years. This is a 2010 promo flyer for my now defunct Austin-based pop music blog, popolio. This was created to print out copies and post around town; it is not an online flyer. I think what I was going for is self-explanatory. Not that I’m a graphic designer, but I often do a lot of my own stuff around whatever I’m working on. The purpose of this flyer was to get more visitors to the blog and its social networks and just to get the word out about it in Austin, where I and the site were based at the time.

Throwback Thursday #TT — I thought it’d be fun to start sharing flyers and logos I’ve created for the various creative endeavors I’ve dabbled in through the years. This is a 2010 promo flyer for my now defunct Austin-based pop music blog, popolio. This was created to print out copies and post around town; it is not an online flyer. I think what I was going for is self-explanatory. Not that I’m a graphic designer, but I often do a lot of my own stuff around whatever I’m working on. The purpose of this flyer was to get more visitors to the blog and its social networks and just to get the word out about it in Austin, where I and the site were based at the time.

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My brother, Luis Rodriguez aka Panamatic, is Music Freestylist of the Month for March 2014 at FreeStyle Writers (1 of 3 for each month, overall) because the Official Lyric Video I edited for his song, “Waiting For?”, received the most green ’thumbs up.’  Due to that, they interviewed him.   Check out the interview above. 

His mixtape post is in the running for Freestylist of the Month for April 2014.  Go here and click the green ‘thumbs up’ at the bottom of the post to vote for him.

Congrats to him and Thank You for the Shout Outs in the interview!

MUSIC ARTIST CALLOUT! Flashback Friday #FF — So, for the last month, I’ve been sharing 2011 interviews I did for OUTlander in Austin. They were with GodDes and SheEsther LaVonne, and two defunct bands, Petals and Lipstick Letters.  The last thing I posted on my YouTube Page was the Official Lyric Video I edited for my brother, Panamatic, that many of you have already seen.  Not so much, a flashback because I did it in January, but I did want to say that if there are any artists or bands out there that want a lyric video created for one of their songs, please message me here or email me at alfredorjr@yahoo.com, because I’d like to try my hand at another one. Thanks!

Thanks to FreeStyle Writers for posting 12 tracks from my brother’s 23 track FREE mixtape at their main site.  Born in El Paso and now residing in Austin, Panamatic revamps the mind taking it back to beats and rhymes. Download the whole free mixtape (and the other 11 tracks), the Revamp of a Conscious Mind, by the artist that has peaked at Number 5 on the ReverbNation ATX Hip Hop Artists Chart at DatPiff here:  http://ow.ly/txdm9.  Check Panamatic out on ReverbNation here:  http://ow.ly/txdtv and on Instagram @Panamatic.

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Check out my new Latino-focus/interest music/entertainment site here at tumblr.  I’ve been working on it awhile, but thought I’d finally share it.  No Facebook Page at this time, but there is a Twitter Account.  Feel free to follow @LatinAMX2 and here as well. 

Music artists, filmmakers, comedians, arts/music/film/comedy event producers, venues, etc. in El Paso, Austin, Boston, Miami, or wherever, if what you’re doing is applicable to my audience and you want to submit a press release, EPK, one pager, or pitch to be considered for coverage via an interview (or other feature), please email me at alfredorjr@yahoo.com or message me here.

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Flashback Friday #FF — Didn’t get to do a Throwback Thursday #TT yesterday, so I’m doing this instead.  This is the 3rd of the interviews I did for OUTlander Fest back in 2011. This band was called Petals. They had an ’80s/pop/punk/rock vibe. I don’t think their together any longer, but the singers are sisters, so I’m sure they’re probably still working on something together. They were fun.

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