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Interview: Popular Ego Debuts to Fans (on time) at the Black Sparrow

2012-08-11-Popular Ego Poster

For the first time in the history of the establishment, a show at the Black Sparrow started on time. Popular Ego debuted to a packed house. With an already established fan club, the transition was intuitive. Chad Rainey on guitar, Andrea Sullivan hitting the drums, Ryan Pitts (from Tigerfox) on bass, Ethan from LA.

Popular Ego also had a poster decoration contest; carrots were a major theme of the evening with patrons and fans alike. If you are well dressed and enjoy vegetables, Popular Ego is for you.

There is a fan page on Facebook. Search’em out. Cintia and Roberta would appreciate it.

Set list from the evening:

  1. Long Hair
  2. Fashion Farm
  3. Chickpea
  4. Kidney Bean
  5. My Perfect Cousin
  6. Ghost in My Room
  7. RnR Scientist (birthday gift from Chad)
  8. Bad Generation (Public education situation in America)
  9. Make Way for the Punks
  10. Biggest Baby

It should be noted that the sequence of Make Way for the Punks and Biggest Baby was intentional. Could someone please confirm with us that there was no pause between the two songs during the debut performance?

Keep checking Popular Ego’s soundcloud for the bootleg.

MP3: [audio:http://themediacollective.org/wp-content/uploads/newschannelinternet/2012-Interviews/themediacollective.org-2012-08-11-Popular_Ego-Debut.mp3]

Download the interview, Popular Ego Debuts to Fans (on time) at the Black Sparrow (7:50), in MP3 or Ogg.


312-DRY-TOFU – Super Bowl of Life

312-DRY-TOFU - Free-form Question, Comment, Improvisation Voicemail Line

Here is another installment of the free-form question, comment and improvisational voicemail art project, 312-DRY-TOFU (312-379-8638). Give us a call to share your perspective on anything and everything! Tell us about your day, improvise a monologue about a local event, or sing us a song. If it can be captured on the phone, we want to hear it.

In this episode we hear a tragedy of flat tires, a valentines day about asking out a girl (well, sort of.) for an awkward time brewing flowering tea, soundscapes of the Super Bowl held in Indianapolis, wonderful days making art, birdies bonking their little heads, the 4th anniversary of the Black Sparrow, Christmas well wishes, observations of TO-FU, grandfather figures (Felix Stefanile) and their poems.

Please join us for the next episode by calling and contributing to 312-DRY-TOFU (312-379-8638)!

MP3: [audio:http://themediacollective.org/wp-content/uploads/drytofu/2012/themediacollective.org-312-DRY-TOFU-2012-02-26.mp3]

Download the insanity, 312-DRY-TOFU 2012-02-26 (7:44) in MP3 or Ogg.


The Artificial Hipster World (S01E02)

Here’s another experimental episode of the new show, The Artificial Hipster World.

The Collective went out to the local hipster joint, The Black Sparrow–the ashiest bar floor in town! This episode includes comments on the hipster’s actions, discussions with hipsters themselves, and a few intimate hipster moments.

We still haven’t gathered audio from a local coffee shop, but it is on the horizon.


Download The Artificial Hipster World S01E02