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."
BohemianChick : Charlotte, North Carolina.
Dulin: How does a live music experience relate to your music listening habits or buying behavior, if at all?
BohemianChick: I prefer live performances. An artist or group that sounds good live definitely will be worth a CD purchase or mp3 download.
Dulin: What about Blip.FM appeals to you for listening to and playing music?
BohemianChick: Blip.FM is a “music haven” for me. I love the sense of community and being able to share my eclectic music choices with the world. I have discovered so many new artists (new to me), by just listening to my favorite DJs there. I never realized that there were music nerds like me until I found Blip.FM!
Dulin: Name at least essential five bands/artists/songs that you'd include on a mix for a roadtrip.
BohemianChick: I have a huge collection of roadtrip CDs, some of my favorite artists for these mixes are:
Osunlade, Sade, Nuyorican Soul, Fela Kuti, Tiesto, Roy Ayers, Ramsey Lewis, Black Sugar, The Deftones, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, D’Angelo, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Rolling Stones, Prince, The Eagles, Blondie, Sting, Jamiroquai, Thievery Corporation, Smashing Pumpkins, Bob Marley, Jah Stitch Lucky Dube, Culoe De Song, Korn, The Prodigy, Afefe Iku…I could go on forever!
Dulin: What song do you hate to hear at a wedding?
BohemianChick: The Electric Slide! I am SO tired of that song!
Dulin: What 1-3 songs would you want played at your funeral? Any particular reason?
BohemianChick: The following three songs, because they are my favorites and I think everyone would expect to hear them.
Ramsey Lewis – “Sun Goddess”
Nuyorican Soul – “I Am The Black Gold of the Sun”
Radiohead/Osunlade/Afefe Iku – “Everything In Its Right Place” I love every cover/mix of this song.
Dulin: Do you tend to sing along to songs on the radio, to music playing in the car or at home, or when blipping?
BohemianChick: I sing whenever I hear music. It doesn’t matter where I am. I get strange looks waiting at intersections, but I can’t help myself. I love to sing!
Dulin: Do you have a favorite genre of music or preferred era of recorded music?
BohemianChick: I love almost every genre of music, and almost every era of music. I really can’t choose a favorite.
Dulin: What musician, singer, or band would you most like to meet? Why?
BohemianChick: I would love to meet Kenny Dope Gonzalez and Louie Vega. They are absolutely amazing together! There are so many groups out there that are really just them trying to make a different sound. Nuyorican Soul, Groove Box, Masters At Work The Bucketheads, KenLou…all of them. I would love to hang out in the studio with them for a week or two!
Dulin: Do you have any thoughts about the anonymity of a social medium like Blip.FM and how people connect and/or get to know each other in that online music community?
BohemianChick: I find it very interesting how easy it has been to bond with other members of Blip.FM. I have developed quite a few “off Blip” friendships. 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.
Dulin: When you're feeling sad or depressed, do you have a "go to" song or artist to help cope?
BohemianChick: When I’m sad, I just go through Sade’s entire discography until I either fall asleep or start feeling better.
Dulin: If you could Blip.FM one song that could reach everyone on the planet, what would you choose?
BohemianChick: Bob Marley & The Wailers – “One Love”
Dulin: Any other thoughts to share?
BohemianChick: This blog is a wonderful idea, Pete. Thank you for giving the Blip.FM community a chance to share more of themselves. I am totally looking forward to reading other interviews!
Pete Dulin is the co-publisher and editor of www.presentmagazine.com and writes freelance for magazines, websites, and newspapers. Always looking for the next great song, he can be found in the Blip Nation at http://blip.fm/slipperydistortion. He unleashes profound non sequiturs at Twitter.com/petedulin and publishes creative work at www.petedulin.com.
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