Exfm User Spotlight: Bluechoochoo Tue, Oct 23, 2012
Self-titled nerd, Andrea Lopez aka “bluechoochoo”, from Seattle, Washington joins us this week. She’s a bit of this and a bit of that and all about the internet and social media. She also happens to go gaga over folks like Clay Shirky and Tim O’Reilly. And of course music.
What is one of your favorite/most magical musical experiences?
I’ve seen YACHT lots, but a few years ago I saw them in Olympia. That show was mostly just a laptop being kicked around (with great enthusiasm!). It was really glitchy and crazy, but for about 20 seconds it flowed into mostly normal singing over a beat. We were getting so beat up and then all of a sudden we were laying in a sound sunbeam.
I also wanna mention a rad Internet musical experience: When Kanye released his 30 minute Runaway movie and had a live premiere online. Sure his album had lotsa hype, but there was not lotsa hype for his movie. The Internet was like, “What is this thing?” and we were really open. (Cynicism is a reactive emotion. You can’t be cynical about something that has no expectation/reputation.)
So we were watching it together in a pretty spontaneous way. MTV had a really half-ass chat-stream. But on Twitter it was blowing up with a hashtag, and it was crazy. Lil kids were saying, “THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN.” I was in shock by how stylized the movie was and how fun and intense the shared social experience felt.
30 minutes later Kanye kinda blunted it with a less magical interview. But we had our magic moment, and he deserves credit for that.
If you had to share one artist right now who would it be? Why?
If I were on a blog that reached an audience that might not be ready for something so punk, I’d stan for Azealia Banks and YACHT. (Who are no longer kicking a laptop on the floor, and are ready for you.)
If you had to pick a favorite artist(s) who would it be?
Right now there’s a difference between who I like and who transfixes me. “Favorite” usually means you like the artist and the art. In the past two years, M.I.A. and Kanye West have tested my love. But I come crawling back to them more than anybody else. I’m attracted to art that’s a deep, immersive experience. Kanye + M.I.A. get the theater of art. High concept stuff like that is overall such a small part of my favorite music. But anybody who goes for it is gonna get forgiven for a lot of other stuff. :D
What genres of music are you into most?
Hip-hop + lo-fi, underground pop always stay with me. I get into lotsa other stuff (electro-cumbia!), but in terms of stuff that’s bigger than a scene or a summer: hip-hop + underground pop.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I just wanna say that even if you don’t consider yourself “an artist,” you can bring creativity into whatever you do. Don’t underestimate how much people enjoy unexpected creative breaks in your otherwise vanilla work. It can be music, visual, or jokes. Just go for it. I work with a lot of spreadsheets and command-lines. But you’d be surprised how many YouTube videos are involved. :D
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