Tuesday, February 7, 2012

KCET Features Zuma Dogg's ORIGINAL MUSIC VIDEO about Venice Beach Boardwalk on Their Submission Page for Original Songs About Venice Beach Boardwalk (A PERFECT MATCH!) Also Featured: Fellow Venice Music Legends, "The Doors."

Enter the Venice Mixtape Contest to be included in our final tracklisting and win music!

Zuma Dogg has been featured profusely in the L.A. media, to the point of superfluousness, as far as SOME (defeated losers) are concerned. BUT, KCET finally features the legendary icon with the perfect medium/message of music and political expression, as he was meant to be. The inclusion of Venice Icon, Zuma Dogg's "Breakin' The Law on the Boardwalk" (Song about Trutanich Boardwalk Laws), along with the inclusion of FELLOW Venice Icons, "The Doors." Also, of whom have written and recorded songs about Venice Beach, like "Moonlight Drive." But unlike THOSE losers, ZD is JUST as crazy as Morrison, but didn't need three other losers to record the track. (Just kidding, Jim...you're still the greatest thing since Jim Morrison.)

SO, THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO KCET FOR INCLUDING MY SONG ON YOUR SUBMISSION PAGE. Because the song is about my personal story on the boardwalk. (This ain't no silly jibber-jabber.) 

Help Create a Venice Mixtape for a Chance to Win

Venice, a bustling community of eccentrics and outcasts, has inspired generations of architects, artists and beat poets. With the success of the popular Highland Park Mixtape Contest, we now move westward as we begin the Venice Mixtape Contest.  Send us the name of a song (with URL from YouTube, if it exists) that reminds you of Venice, or even better, an original song. Include at least a 1-2 sentence explanation for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Amoeba Music.  At the end of the contest, the final mixtape tracklisting will be presented on this site, and the grand-prize winner will be announced. Deadline: February 20, 2012  To enter, submit via email to departures@kcet.org, as a comment on our Facebook page, or through Twitter including hashtag #VeniceMixtape with your explanation. We've started the playlist below with a few tracks to give you some ideas. These songs either allude to experiences in Venice, or feature artists native to the area, i.e. The Doors and Dilated Peoples' Evidence--both featured in the videobox below.

  1. The Doors' "L.A. Woman" submitted by Departures & Grant Keller
  2. Ted Hawkins' "Blowing in the Wind" submitted by Departures
  3. Evidence (feat. Aloe Blacc) "The Liner Notes" submitted by Departures
  4. Tim Buckely's "Venice Beach" submitted by Yo! Venice
  5. Zuma Dogg's "Breakin' The Law On The Boardwalk" original song submitted by Zuma Dogg
  6. The Doors' "Moonlight Drive" submitted by Paul Rich
  7. Quebb's "The Unknown Show" submitted by Mikel Farber

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