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Gig review: Pecha Kucha Night: Fresno Vol. 16
After bailing out on the last three presentations, I made it my mission to present at last night's Pecha Kucha Night Fresno.
The theme was music, so ... yeah.
Organizer Kiel Famellos-Schmidt is calling this the best collection of presenters so far and they were solid all the way through. It was heartening to hear/see so many mentions of the Fresno Urban Sound Experience (including a full-on presentation from Arthur Servin).
This year's festival is Sept. 6, 7 and 8, FYI.
Kim Burly Schoelen's presentation (on instruments she barley plays) was a great idea, that could have been down-right genius with a bit more flushing out. Tony Martin (an old music guy from way back and the main man at Fulton 55) did a presentation on local bands/venues/ etc. that held a spot near to my heart.
The highlight of the event however General Populus, who did a presentation on the evolution of the death of the love song. Not the death of the love song, but the evolution of the death of the love song. Spoiler alert: Rick James. The presentation was completely off the wall and wildly funny, but also the most well-planned of the evening. The General obviously put a lot of thought into both the images and the accompanying verbiage and it payed off well.
In contrast, my presentation on band logos and iconography was mostly off the cuff and unrehearsed. Though I had an idea about what each image should convey, those 20-seconds came either too fast or WAY. TOO. SLOW. But mostlytoofast. I did get to show the logos for Goreshack and (probably not a real band) Cat Flag. You're welcome.