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MPAD#143 "PlayRadioPlay...Bell Hollow"

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5/11/2008 | Download File

This episode features two interviews from a couple of bands I've played recently and I think really deserve your attention. First up, from Brooklyn, NY, Bell Hollow, 4 guys and a girl that combine to make some beautifully textured rock music that calls back on some of the great 80's bands like the Chameleons and the Sound. Second, I interview PlayRadioPlay, from Texas, who is really just one guy that makes awesome synth-pop with an "emo-like" edge to it. I start things off with a new track by NIN that is available for free and is an awesome listen.   music: Bell Hollow Copper Crayon PlayRadioPlay Madi Don't Leave NIN Echoplex   sponsors: GoDaddy - Get a webdomain for only $6.95 a year when you use code DJ3 eMusic - Get 35 free tracks when you try their music subscription service Click here to the Bell Hollow Live Video  Click here to Download the Show!   

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11/22/2014 | Download File (26.13 MB) - right click to download

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Most People Are DJs Ep#11 2014 "Let's Scare Mikel OD to Death!"  play >

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10/23/2014 | Download File (10.88 MB) - right click to download

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10/8/2014 | Download File - right click to download

You can save 20% at BuyCostumes.com with my coupon code AfcDJ October goes by too fast and before you know it you are left scrambling for a costume for Halloween. Sure, there’s the alternative you’ve done in the past of cutting holes in a white sheet but you are not going to get any props for that again. The best and easiest way to get a costume for Halloween is to check out BuyCostumes.com and the thousands of costumes they have in stock. While they have great prices on their costumes already, you can save an extra 20% at BuyCostumes.com by using the coupon code AfcDJ. There is no minimum on your discount so whether you are spending $20 or $200 you are still saving 20%. Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year for Most People Are DJs, I get to watch scary movies and tell you about them and play music with spooky themes. The other activity I do at Halloween is take photos of people in their Halloween costumes you can see several of them at my MPAD Media Facebook page. I’m proud to have BuyCostumes.com as a new paid affiliate to help my listeners and blog readers save money on costumes. Be sure to use the discount code AfcDJ and share it with your friends and family so they can save too. BuyCostumes.com has been around since 1999 and has grown to be the #1 Halloween costume and accessory retailer in the country. They have over 15,000 costumes to choose from and have always been committed to having the widest selection of costumes and Halloween products that you will come across. BuyCostumes.com isn’t just for Halloween either, they are have costumes all year-round. Watch my video for more info on how to save:

Most People Are DJs Episode 10 2014 "The Sacramental Tusk"  play >

Most People Are DJs Episode 10 2014 "The Sacramental Tusk"

10/5/2014 | Download File (35.65 MB) - right click to download

For this episode of Most People Are DJs I am reviewing 2 recent movies, Kevin Smith's Tusk and Ti West's The Sacrament. These thrillers would make a great double feature as they are both first person accounts of terror and use new media to drive part of the storyline. Looking up both movies up on IMDB, Tusk actually has a higher score than The Sacrament, but as i state in the reviews, The Sacrament is the better movie. The music I play this episode is by female fronted bands, Electric Youth and Ashrae Fax. You can find both songs on the latest sampler from Under the Radar, a great new music magazine.  Upcoming Cons I will be taking pics at: Great Lakes Comic Con Oct 17 & 18Flint Horror Con Oct 25Youmacon Oct 30 - Nov 2Fantasticon Nov 8   My podcast affiliates for this episode are 4inkjets and Audiobooks.com At 4inkjets you can get printer ink and other printer accessories at great prices. You can save 10% and get free shipping for orders over $50 when you use my coupon code MUSIC14. You can get 2 free audiobooks and 1 free month at Audiobooks.com when you use my coupon code TECH2. Audiobooks.com has a huge selection of audiobooks to choose from and you can quit at any time. The easiest way to keep up with all my MPAD activities is to like my MPAD Media facebook page. You can find more of my coupon offers at my Most People Are DJs offers page.

Most People Are DJs Ep#9 2014 "GroupLove for Superhumanoids"  play >

Most People Are DJs Ep#9 2014 "GroupLove for Superhumanoids"

9/24/2014 | Download File (18.91 MB) - right click to download

On this episode I mention that the TV show Gotham is starting this week. I was able to watch the pilot last night and found it both entertaining and engaging. There’s even more Batman characters and references than I expected. From the pilot it looks compelling enough to keep me watching week to week, rather than marathoning it every few weeks. The features on this episode are 2 bands I’ve been enjoying lately, The Superhumanoids and GroupLove. The bands go well together because there are many similarities they share. They are both from LA, have male and female singers and have a bit of hip hop seeping in their sound. I blogged about the Superhumanoids last week. The track I play from the Superhumanoids is “Feel Good Hit of Summer” which is a Queens of the Stone Age cover. I saw GroupLove earlier this summer at 89X’s Chill on the Hill, I was blown away with the energy and charisma of GroupLove. I expected them to be good as I like most of their songs, but they were really spectacular. They have a great presence, mostly due to the female singer, Hannah Hooper, who dances around the stage while whipping her hair. Their latest album is “Spreading Rumors” and shows a good progression, further defining their sound. Their Captain Cutz remix to “Colours” is the featured track. You can download the 2 tracks from this episode on Soundcloud and both artists have their music available on Spotify. My podcast affiliates for this episode are: 4inkjets.com where you can save 10% when you use my coupon code MUSIC14. GoDaddy where you can save 30% off any hosting package by using my coupon code DJOFF30. Visit my GoDaddy webpage for more savings.  

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