Friday, December 31, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet fulana

Blipper since: January 28, 2009

"With friends, I bring out my Spanish pop
repertoire and do my signature Tetris dance."

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet mz_rocko

Blipper since: March 30, 2009

"I'd like to have a Martini with Michael Stipe and discuss the state of the world or just the color of his pants."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet JeffreyMarsh                             
Blipper since: February 9, 2009

"Our lives are filled with daily fire-drills forcing us to focus on the immediate at the expense of the bigger picture. Unfortunately, it's the bigger picture that contains the subjects that really matter most in our lives."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet crispast                              
Blipper since: November 14, 2008

"It still surprises me how much the music can create connections between people so far away from one another."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet JimmyDanko                              
Blipper since: July 31, 2009

"Music gives the voices in my head something to dance to. Keeps them from sitting around and talking to themselves too much."

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet HollywoodKrashKareen                              
Blipper since: May 1, 2009

"Bad music and weddings kind of go hand in hand I think.  It's part of the tradition in a way."

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet Literati  (previously Edainsmom)                              
Blipper since: March 2009

"Music calms me. And sometimes if I’m stuck on a chapter, or developing a character’s persona, I think of what type of music that character would listen to..."

Monday, October 4, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet markmac                                           
Blipper since: August 20, 2008

"PJ Harvey is heads and Cat Power is tails."

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet sunnysunnysunny                                           
Blipper since: October 23, 2008

""Ocean" by John Butler Trio. I once described it as an erratic, intense solo piece. Mad strings. If I were a song, this would be it. Listening to it always brings a grand soundscape into my mind."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet wahwahwah                                            
Blipper since: May 27, 2009

"My mind works in pictures (duh, I'm a painter), so I tend to create visions of music subconsciously in my head while I'm listening to it."

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet SabriESC                                             
Blipper since: June 7, 2009

"'Tofu Becomes Green.' Inspired by what I found in the back of my fridge today."

Blip Nation Interview: Meet DonkeyRide                                             
Blipper since: December 27, 2009

"Music is my everything. It's the soundtrack of my life. I dream, live, and think music.'

Friday, September 24, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet nastysurprise                                             
Blipper since: June 17, 2010

"Influenced by Miami Vice, I ended up listening to a lot of Phil Collins. Once I decided I was never going to be as cool as Don Johnson, I turned my attention towards Hall and Oates. "

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet dirtycash                                             
Blipper since: February 24, 2010

"I would argue that the evolution of music listening platforms has changed the way we listen to music in a positive way. It exposes us to more and broadens horizons and tastes."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet anothercraze                                             
Blipper since: March 3, 2009

"The DJs I follow play mind-blowing music every single day that I've never heard before."

Friday, September 17, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet BohemianChick                                             
Blipper since: September 8, 2008
"The Blip.FM community is amazing; it is almost impossible not to develop friendships with many of them. I am a member of many online communities and that level of interaction and camaraderie with other members is mostly non-existent."

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet Franimal                                             
Blipper since: May 10, 2009

"I remember sneakily watching MTV. Sneakily. I was forbidden by my dad to watch it. I really dug the ’80s videos. "

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

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A map designating the city or region of Blip.FM DJs interviewed and featured in Blip Nation.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet Joebug                                              
Blipper since: May 5, 2009

The Bryan Adams Bare Bones tour.... Man that guy has like 800 romantic power ballads (and I love them all!)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet DareToEatAPeach                                              
Blipper since: July 11, 2008

"I usually have two levels of appreciation for a band: the raw sensual pleasure of the music and the quality of the lyrics."

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet RandyElliott                                                               Blipper since: February 5, 2009

"I stay far away from commercial radio. Think of it like when mom always said to stand back from the microwave when it is on."

Friday, September 3, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet purplesime

Blipper since: August 21, 2008

"The Internet is the best place to transcend geographical divides and discover bands that are truly local."

Monday, August 30, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet briangreene

Blipper since: August 19, 2008

"Equal access to social rich media is required for social radio to work. We live in one world, and it’s getting smaller."

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Blip Nation Interview: Meet GR8FL

Blipper since: November 14, 2008

"Music is one of the most powerful forms of expression and they are not even my own. I just borrow them, very gratefully of course."

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Welcome to Blip Nation

What is Blip Nation?

Blip Nation is a blog that began as an idea to learn more about a community of people united by music beyond borders.

I signed up to Blip.FM on November 30, 2008 and began playing (blipping) songs and artists online that I knew or wanted to explore. The site enables me to meet and interact with other people online that are interested in music. Less than two years later, I have attracted nearly 10,000 listeners spread across the United States and numerous countries across the planet.

I wanted to ask them questions about their tastes and thoughts about music and how it matters in their life. The voice of the individual listening to and commenting about music is equally as vital as the artists creating music that reaches many people.

Tell us more about yourself.

• My Blip identity is SlipperyDistortion, but most people know me as Pete Dulin. SlipperyDistortion is a random combination of two words that I once used to title a CD mix. Slippery: Evasive in meaning, changing according to one's view. Distortion: change the form of an electrical signal or sound wave during transmission, amplification, or other processing.

• Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.

• Music is energy, a conversation, a time capsule, an expression of emotion that helps us navigate the open spaces and blind turns of life.

• In essence, I create as a writer, editor, photographer, cook, and social connector. Professionally, I publish, an online magazine about food, music, art, and community - key themes and interests in my life - and am a freelance writer.

• You can reach me at or