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Throwback Thursday #TT— I may have shared this flyer some time ago, but I figured since I shared the popolio logo recently and I hadn’t shared the logo before, I thought I’d re-share this to give some idea to sequence and timeline. So, this flyer was for an event to celebrate one year of the blog’s existence. I created it in PowerPoint. For the first year, we used a different logo at the actual site (not the popolio text on this flyer) that was created by my creative partner on popolio. Year 2 and on the logo I created was used on the actual site and all collateral media. The purpose of the mixer was, yes, to celebrate popolio’s one year anniversary, but also to network, showcase a local artist, and start getting our feet wet with trying to transition from not only being an online site, but to one that also produced and hosted its own live events. I really wanted to form a network of local artists that were featured on the site that I could pull from to perform at our own events. 

Throwback Thursday #TT— I may have shared this flyer some time ago, but I figured since I shared the popolio logo recently and I hadn’t shared the logo before, I thought I’d re-share this to give some idea to sequence and timeline. 

So, this flyer was for an event to celebrate one year of the blog’s existence. I created it in PowerPoint. For the first year, we used a different logo at the actual site (not the popolio text on this flyer) that was created by my creative partner on popolio. Year 2 and on the logo I created was used on the actual site and all collateral media. 

The purpose of the mixer was, yes, to celebrate popolio’s one year anniversary, but also to network, showcase a local artist, and start getting our feet wet with trying to transition from not only being an online site, but to one that also produced and hosted its own live events. I really wanted to form a network of local artists that were featured on the site that I could pull from to perform at our own events. 

Throwback Thursday #TT — This is the last of the interviews I did in Austin for OUTlander Fest back in 2011 that I’ve been sharing every other week. This one is with GodDes & She.  If you don’t know them, yet, you should get to know them. They are pretty talented ladies and they have some good songs. They’re a rapper, singer duo who delve not only into hip hop, but pop, R&B, and dance as well. They can be saucy at times, but also inspirational, political, and fun. Their live performances are on point.

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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Throwback Thursday #TT — This is the second of a few interviews I did for OUTlander Fest in Austin back in 2011.  This one is with crunk pop singer, Esther LaVonne.  Unfortunately, she’s recently been diagnosed with Stage Four Non Small Cell Lung Cancer. She’s only 32 years old and has never smoked. Her friends and colleagues in the Austin music community are hosting a benefit for her THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014, to help her with her medical expenses. If you’re in the Austin area, check out the deets and info on the event at the Facebook Event here.

Throwback Thursday #TT — I finished sharing pics from creative photo shoots I’ve done with musical artists for my own music blogs a couple of weeks ago. I’ve decided to start sharing a few interviews I did for OUTlanderFest in Austin back in 2011. Here’s one with Lipstick Letters, an alt country duo, who I also shot, and again, are no longer together. Both are still doing their separate thing. You can follow them both at their individual endeavors at Jenni Dale Lord (solo) and Tina Turner and Michael X-Ray Corbin (another duo).

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God-Des & She “Love Machine” from Three (2009 third release)

Watch Sunday’s G&S video, “Love You Better,” here.
Watch Sunday’s SNP video, “Expression,” here.

My Show of the Month for May 2012 is Salt-N-Pepa with God-Des & She that takes place this coming Saturday night (at the end of the week!) at the Belmont here in the ATX.  See that post and get all the deets here.

Since I have a week, I’ve posted two videos from SNP & G&S yesterday and today.

As far as I know this is G&S’ latest video.  I wanted to show their versatility.  The first video I posted is very much hip hop/R&B.  This is much more pop.  It reminds me of the B-52s, actually.  Of course there is always going to be a hip hop element with one half of the duo being a rapper, but it’s nice that they spread their wings and explore different terrains. 

Salt-N-Pepa “Shake Your Thang” with E.U. from A Salt With A Deadly Pepa (1988 second release)

NOTE:  Unfortunately, this video is embedded, but it’s the best one I could find on YouTube that also shows the video in its entirety.

Watch Sunday’s SNP video, “Expression,” here.
Watch Sunday’s G&S video, “Love You Better,” here.

My Show of the Month for May 2012 is Salt-N-Pepa with God-Des & She that takes place this coming Saturday night (at the end of the week!) at the Belmont here in the ATX.  See that post and get all the deets here.

Since I have a week, I’ve posted two videos from SNP & G&S yesterday and today.

This is taking it back to their sophomore release.  They just had fun party songs and fun videos.  Peep Kid ‘n Play in the video, who SNP used to roll with and play with back in the early days.  Guess they outgrew them later?  Who knows?  But, I just wanted to take it back to the SNP old old school with this second video selection.  Enjoy!

God-Des & She “Love You Better” from Stand Up (2007 second release)

Watch Monday’s G&S video, “Love Machine,” here.
Watch Monday’s SNP video, “Shake Your Thang,” here.


My Show of the Month for May 2012 is Salt-N-Pepa with God-Des & She that takes place this coming Saturday night (at the end of the week!) at the Belmont here in the ATX.  See that post and get all the deets here.

Since I have a week, I’m going to post two videos from SNP & G&S today and tomorrow.

Now, I haven’t heard as much stuff from G&S as I have from SNP, I must admit, but I’ve seen them live a few times and from what I have heard, this is my favorite so far.  I loved 1990s New Jack Swing when I was younger and this song has that vibe to me.  Though I’m a sucker for pop, I love me some R&B/soul, too.  And this is the most R&B-sounding song from G&S, again, that I’ve heard.  I like that the sentiment is interesting and relatable and that the storyline is compelling.

Salt-N-Pepa “Expression” from Blacks’ Magic (1990 third release)

Watch Sunday’s SNP video, “Expression,” here.
Watch Sunday’s G&S video, “Love You Better,” here.

My Show of the Month for May 2012 is Salt-N-Pepa with God-Des & She that takes place this coming Saturday night (at the end of the week!) at the Belmont here in the ATX.  See that post and get all the deets here.

Since I have a week, I’m going to post two videos from SNP & G&S today and tomorrow.

Salt-N-Pepa have so many great songs to choose from.  This is probably my all-time favorite song from them.  Apparently, this is a remix version that I found on YouTube.  Why not change it up?  We’ve all heard the original.  It really goes with my personal mantra for this site.  Click here to see what I’m talking about.

Show of the Month:  Salt-N-Pepa with God-Des & SheLIVE@The Belmont/21+ Show/May 12/Doors at 8P/Music at 9P/$40/305 W 5TH STREETFacebook Event PageThis is a HUGE show!  Salt-N-Pepa are hip hop legends. ‘Nuff said.But, the fact that God-Des & She are getting to play with them is the part that is the HUGE-EST!  An LGBT hip pop/soul duo on the same bill as these global legends? Really?  And, they’re all talented and strong women, so it’s not even a question of that.  I love my women artists.  Who doesn’t love SNP and who in Austin does not fall in love with G&S once you see and/or meet them?  G&S are based here, y’all, and if you didn’t know, now you know!  I think the lesbians can be said to be a given, but, then, they get the gay boys, too, and soon the world, which I’m sure they already have some of, anyway.  This will be a nice mixed crowd.  I love it because it’s a nice bridge (a word someone used when I was talking to them about this show recently and I liked it, so I’m using it).  A straight-gay alliance of hip hop, if you will!  At the end of the day, though, it really is just about good music, great performance, and charisma as artists and performers on stage.  And, all four ladies have all of this in droves.Salt-N-Pepa are from Queens and Brooklyn and represent hip hop globally.God-Des & She are from the Midwest and represent hip pop/soul in the gAyTX and the world.

Show of the Month:  Salt-N-Pepa with God-Des & She

LIVE@The Belmont/21+ Show/May 12/Doors at 8P/Music at 9P/$40/305 W 5TH STREET

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This is a HUGE show!  Salt-N-Pepa are hip hop legends. ‘Nuff said.

But, the fact that God-Des & She are getting to play with them is the part that is the HUGE-EST!  An LGBT hip pop/soul duo on the same bill as these global legends? Really?  And, they’re all talented and strong women, so it’s not even a question of that. 

I love my women artists.  Who doesn’t love SNP and who in Austin does not fall in love with G&S once you see and/or meet them?  G&S are based here, y’all, and if you didn’t know, now you know!  I think the lesbians can be said to be a given, but, then, they get the gay boys, too, and soon the world, which I’m sure they already have some of, anyway.  This will be a nice mixed crowd.  I love it because it’s a nice bridge (a word someone used when I was talking to them about this show recently and I liked it, so I’m using it).  A straight-gay alliance of hip hop, if you will! 

At the end of the day, though, it really is just about good music, great performance, and charisma as artists and performers on stage.  And, all four ladies have all of this in droves.

Salt-N-Pepa are from Queens and Brooklyn and represent hip hop globally.

God-Des & She are from the Midwest and represent hip pop/soul in the gAyTX and the world.

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