My sister Becca and I had the pleasure of attending Cleveland's 1st official Comic-Con (or Wizardcon) just last week. We had a blast because the booths there were terrific, but we also took some time to talk to the some of our fellow attendees with some ludicrous questions. Enjoy!
In respects to the 50th anniversary of civil rights activist Malcolm X, I talk to Greg Cross who met Malcolm in Cleveland when he was a boy. Watch to hear him also talk about growing up playing baseball against the dreaded "Holex" and bean soup that will give you the runs.
Warning: This video does contain very mild language and a potentially triggering conversation about racism.
So here is my first "real" solo album! By real I obviously mean 'me with Garageband, a couple crappy instruments, and the ability to work with awesome people through the Internet'. It's been in the cogs for about four months now and I have a mix of excitement and twitching nervousness about it.
Mystifacts is a blend of fantasy and truth, as the name implies. It's one of the most personal projects I've ever done. It won't be to everyone's liking, but I hope with the variety of music that I've cooked up, that there's something to be liked by almost all. It's lo-fi, there's loads of misplayed notes, and I am no Rihanna when it comes to singing. But in a lot of ways, it's a mirroring glimpse of me. So please give it a listen and take a peek into the crack in my head.
If you would like to download it for free, please follow the link below and type in '0' when it asks how much you would like to pay. Full lyrics and credits are also there. All I ask is that you let me know what your favorite track is!
You can also listen to the album for free on Spotify.
Here's either a treat or a punishment for you all, depending on who you are. This is from a video I was part of in 2005 when I was in the Cub Scouts. We were celebrating 75 years of our troop and boy was I a charmer.
My first video of 2015 continues my series of interviews, this time with Lynn Evans, former member of the insanely huge 1950s singing group The Chordettes. Please enjoy!
Wait...hold on. It's my 200th PogieJoe video?! How did that happen? In any case, here it is and I'm doing a giveaway to celebrate. Also a montage. Also 2015's going to be extraordinarily epic. I'll see you then!
Even though I don't often indulge in them myself due to lack of good ideas, I love dumb holiday specials. They're often corny and doofy, yes, but that's half the fun. I decided this year to put my mind to making a Christmas video myself, after having not made too many of them in the past. Whether you celebrate it or not (or for what reasons you might celebrate it if you do), it can't be denied that Christmas in general is a gold mine for comedic potential.
And yes, the Krampus is real. Totally. 100%. Just watch the video.
And happy holidays to ya or lack thereof!
It's time for another interview, this time with Jeffrey Mumford of LCCC in Elyria, OH. Mr. Mumford has had his work performed all over the world and has been praised by publications such as the Washington Post and the New York Times. Find out if he has a least favorite instrument and the surprising inspiration behind his work.
Hey gang. I've kind of sort of done some series on PogieJoe in the past but all but one seemed to last long. I've also done some interviews in the past but those have been few and far between. So it is with great pleasure that I combine both of these things that I suck at in my new interview series "A Chat With..."
We'll mostly be talking to people in the art and music community but hopefully we'll have a wide variety of guests on, both in digital and real-life form. In this first episode, I chat with Brendan Bradley, one of the multi-talented stars of the recent web series hit Frankenstein M.D.
Here's the latest PogieJoe sketch! This was one I undertook with my good friend Tyler Colón, who also had a background part in One Day: A Musical this summer. Tyler is a very funny guy so I wanted him to get a chance to show that off more and improvise. He also has his own channel called tylercolon07 so make sure you go and subscribe to him!
Pomplamoose is also one of my very favorite music acts out there today (their latest album, "Season 2", is one of the most fun things you'll ever lay into your ears) and was fortunate enough to indeed catch them in Cleveland this past September. They were incredibly sweet and eager to help out with the episode, even though I didn't know how their clip was going to fit into a story yet. While there I was also fortunate enough to meet and have some excellent conversation with one of their opening acts, the guitar-and-ukelele playing Danielle Anderson, AKA Danielle Ate the Sandwich. We improvised her bit as well and you best be checking her out too.