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US Patent and Trademark Office vs. The Slants aka Lee vs. Tam aka Matal vs. Tam
has been decided by the Supreme Court of the United States!  Read the SCOTUS opinion here: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-1293_1o13.pdf

Hear or Read the Original Arguments heard by SCOTUS on Jan, 18th
The raw docket info: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docketfiles/15-1293.htm

The Podcaste’s Opinion:
The Slants took the United States Patent and Trademark Office to school on the 1st Amendment and how Freedom of Speech works and who it’s meant to protect! Congrats, The Slants! Cheers Simon Tam! Great job! Thank you for being awesome and never giving up!

Our previous posts about The Slants

The Slants on Tour!

Why “The Slants” case is actually a Social Justice fight

Interview with The Slants



Twitter –  https://twitter.com/theslants

Simon Tam


Yuya Matsuda


Ken Shima


Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/slantsofficial/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theslants

Our vids of The Slants:

Wanna cry? If you don’t want to cry don’t click on this. (saddest song, so beautiful)

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Make More Animals’ Ryan Leo

Ryan Leo MMA

Ryan Leo, DC area professional, leaves the office and rocks out hard. Learn about his musical journey and his inspirations in starting his band Make More Animals. Ryan tells the story of the tough crowd at their first gig and about a beer fest concert that got out of hand in an awesome way!

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Being involved in the community is important to Ryan. He volunteers with Musicians on Call and raises spirits of hospital patients in the DC area.


He even started his own charity concept: #birthdaygiftback

#birthdaygiftback is where he matches birthday well-wishes on Facebook with a dollar to Charity. However many “Happy Birthday” comments he gets is the amount of the donation. Hope that catches on!

Ryan is a positive person and an asset to the local music community. We look forward to Make More Animals upcoming events and their album which is currently being recorded.

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Team Fox YPDC
Ryan Leo TeamFox event

Team Fox Young Professionals of DC raises money for the Micheal J. Fox Foundation
https://twitter.com/teamfoxypdc, https://www.facebook.com/TeamFoxYPDC/, http://teamfoxdc.com/

Musicians on-call


upcoming events
Friday, June 2nd at Crafthouse Reston

1888 Explorer St, Reston, VA 20190

Make More Animals packing a DC hotspot
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#WiretapWednesday: Asian Community Activist – Christian Oh

Christian Oh

Asian Comunity Activist

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You’d be hard pressed to find someone more involved in the Asian community in DC, or in DC as a whole than Christian Oh. Christian is a part of every element of DC, organizing events for local charities and non-profits, promoting artists and standing up for Asian and Pacific Islander identity. Here’s just a little of what he’s involved with:


DCAPA Film Festival
Christian is currently the Executive Director of this massive film festival that showcases Asian American film from all across the country and even from around the world.
Follow their Social:

To inquire about  “Script-To-Screen” or submit your screenplay, contact:

Learn more about Asian American Leadhttp://www.aalead.org/


Rapper: Heesun Lee

Christian is proud to manage the talent of a strong Asian-American female voice Heesun Lee. She has lived a uniquely American life with a multitude of influences being adopted into a Chinese American family and listening to her favorite US hip hop artists growing up.  Her diverse influences and experience makes her tagline: “Breaking Stereotypes” all the more real, as she encourages listeners to follow their passions.


The Slants/Anime Convention/Kollaboration

Christian explains how he met Simon Tam and the Slants at their beginnings at Anime Conventions and his work with artists through http://kollaboration.org/
Upcoming events:
K-Pop Event – June 24th – Eden Lounge
July 22nd – K-Pop Expo

GI Film Festival
Thursday Raw at Howard Theater

The Food we talked about:


Chef Evelyn Bunoan’s
POM (Philippine Oriental Market & Deli)
3610 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22207
703 528-0300
Open Tuesday through Sunday: 10:30AM–4:30PM



Uyghur Cuisine:  Queen Amannisa
320 23rd Street South,Suite 150, Arlington, VA 22202
11:00AM Til 10PM Monday-Sunday


4541 S Plaza Trail, Virginia Beach, VA 23462


For all your shopping needs! (Seriously, they got everything!)


(not in DC Area… yet?)






CONNECT WITH HIM: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianoh



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Dr. Badlove and the Remedies

Gun has a conference call with Dr. Badlove and the Remedies. This DC local band has influences and voices from all around the world from the Caribbean to the UK.  Hear Chris, Barry, Phil and Allie tell where they came from and where they’re going.

UPCOMING Dr. Badlove and the Remedies appearances/events 

May 5thCinco de MayoChapala, Burtonsville, MD – 15530 Old Columbia Pike
Burtonsville, MD 20866
May 6thFunk Parade “Future Funk” has Mayoral Approval to shut down part of U
starts at 11:00am Dr. Badlove and the Remedies play at Duffy after apr 9:00pm Jouwala collective plays
May 19th – Tropicalia, DC – with U st supported
June 10th Bossa DC
July 6thIvy City Live – Big Chief

Follow them on Instagram:
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Like and follow them on Facebook
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Dr. Badlove and the Remedies

 a Danciful Uplifting Smorgasbord of Music

Editor note: gun here… I’m so mentally drained.  I have to apologize for all the weird audio issues in this. Dr. Badlove and the Remedies are such a great band, their music is legitimately my happy place at the moment- which is why I’m so frustrated that I had so many issues. Expect a re-upload of a fixed audio version of this or a shorter, edited version… seriously, my audio software was straight up “gas lighting” me.

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The Slants on Tour!

#WiretapWednesday: Simon Tam – The Slants on Tour

WiretapWednesday Simon Tam of The Slants gives us an update on their Supreme Court case and on their tour promoting their album The Band Who Must Not Be Named. We also discussed song meanings, some song tackled some serious feels and one of the songs is secretly about Jessica Jones and Luke Cage!

(gunsully note: I didn’t edit out awkward moment when I made a joke that didn’t land… podcasting gold right there! lol)

Referenced in podcast:

The Album (BUY IT!)
The Band Who Must Not Be Named

Endlessly Falling / Ken singing to babies

Sutures performed acoustic on the steps of Supreme Court

Follow them on Facebook to see their schedule of upcoming events!

See The Slants at Kung Fu Necktie:

Other bands that performed that night: Voltheque, Future Computre, Overcoming Gravity


Dr. Badlove and the Remedies


Gun here, sorry for just a mini-podcast but there’s more to come from Dr. Badlove and the Remedies. Check out there links below and subscribe to The Podcaste for more updates.

Official Dr. BadLove and the Remedies’ press release:

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Music, Bio, Reviews & Interviews
Upcoming & Past Shows, Social Media and Technical Rider


Who We Are:

Dr. Badlove and the Remedies is a homegrown band from DC, blending deep funk, hip-hop, dancehall riddims and go-go beats with live vocals, smooth electric guitar, bass, synthesizer rifts, and infectious digital drumming.  Dr. Badlove consists of Washington groomed musicians multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Barrie Williams (formerly of DC based latin reggae/dancehall band Kickoman), drummer/vocalist Phil Marnell (formerly of The Originators DC ) & main vocalist/rapper Congressional Chorus’ (me) Chris Bulbulia (of Arts Action DC, and formerly of DC Music Download).


  1. Music

    We have 1 hour of music plus banter and introductions to take us to a 1 hour and 20 minute set with only one cover.

    Here is our recently released EP “The Remedy” available on iTunes, Google Play, Youtube, Napster et. al through digital distribution* :  

    Spotify*: https://open.spotify.com/album/1FAmA8dfQS5AOVLlcpKfiV

    iTunes*: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-remedy-ep/id1208260682

    Google Play*: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Dr_Badlove_and_the_Remedies_The_Remedy?id=Bh53q5k6s32xqqpjwcbrqgj6g3y

    Youtube*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCAyviMVln4&list=PLeqW5YUC3Q85CIgQ7mnBf3gtplnr4yS4F

    Apple Music*: https://itun.es/us/kHjbib

    Napster*: http://us.napster.com/artist/dr-badlove-and-the-remedies/album/the-remedy

  2. Biography

    Dr. Badlove and the Remedies is a DC band, blending deep funk, hip-hop, dancehall riddims and go-go beats with live vocals, smooth electric guitar, bass, synthesizer rifts, and infectious digital drumming.  Dr. Badlove consists of Washington groomed musicians multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Barrie Williams (formerly of DC based latin reggae/dancehall band Kickoman), drummer/vocalist Phil Marnell (formerly of The Originators DC ) & main vocalist/rapper Congressional Chorus’ (me) Chris Bulbulia (of Arts Action DC, and formerly of DC Music Download). Their music and dynamic performance style features live dancers, crowd participation, and afro-funk inspired “call and response, “provid[ing] the prescription to make you forget your worries and just want to have a good time.” From examinations of love and dance chemistry in “The Remedy,” and diverse vibrations in “Beats Can’t Done,” which includes a DC neighborhood “roll-call,” these Badlove brothers know how to make the music hit your soul. Their unique approach to multi-instrumental live looping has precedents, but no parallel!  

    Their self-published EP entitled “The Remedy” was released in February 2017, and was produced by Barrie Williams with music/lyrics by Chris Bulbulia, Phil Marnell & Williams. The EP was mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer/mixer Yoad Nevo, known for his work with Sia, Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp, Sugababes, Air, Morcheeba & many more renowned artists. The Dr. Badlove logo was created by Venezuelan artist Le Yeko with “The Remedy” EP album art created by award-winning DC native Rose Jaffe.

  3. Reviews & Interviews

    READ a review of our Launch Show at Bossa Bistro: HERE by Founder of DC-Curiosity-Adventure-Seekers Paige Muller http://bit.ly/Badlove-Bossa-Launch

    HEAR our Interview on WPFW 89.3 FM: HERE by Bass Chakra Radio Host, Jamal Gray – Co-Founder of Nag Champa Art Ensemble, CMPVTR CLVB, and Glow End Theory

  4. Past & Upcoming Shows

    We recently played our official launch show at Bossa Bistro + Lounge, playing to over 300 people throughout our 1 hour show with DJ and dancers presenting choreographed movement during two of our songs. the audience loved it! And Bossa’s owner loved it so much Bossa that he wants to have us do a residency at Bossa starting in May!

    Bossa Lounge Launch Party (gallery)
    Photos by renowned multi-media photographer Ben Droz
    Edits by renowned music photographer Terrance Doyle

    Upcoming shows include:

    Acre 121, 1400 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010, April TBD
    Funk Parade, 4th Annual U Street Festival expecting 70,000,  May 6, TBD Evening
    Big Chief, 2002 Fenwick St NE, Washington, DC 20002  – May 12
    One Community Unity’s showcase on May 23rd TBD
    Boss Bistro + Lounge, 2463 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009 – June 10


  1. Social Media
    Instagram Page – 500+ Followers in 5 weeks; 13 posts;
    FaceBook Page – 100+ Followers in 6 weeks 3/22
    Soundcloud – Includes Rehearsal Content – 35 Followers in 4 weeks – 651 plays 3/22

  2. Technical Rider – Version 1


musicshow, Uncategorized

Slade – Music and Interview

Sully sits down with Slade, poet, rapper, activist and all around great guy. Listen to “Revenge” “Power to the People” and “The way I’m Feeling” and hear about his procress.


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JR from FELLOWCRAFT Interview!

[Music/Talk] The Podcaste: #WiretapWednesday – JR from FELLOWCRAFT Interview!
[Audio + Show notes]

Sully gets an interview with JR MacDonald of Fellowcraft. Hear about their music, their influences, JRs sense of humor and even some of their music.  More info on Fellowcraft:
Official Fellowcraft Website: FellowcraftBand.com
Fellowcraft on Instagram: @ThatFellowcraftband
Fellowcraft on Facebook: @FellowcraftBand
Fellowcraft on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/fellowcraft
ThePodcaste exclusive video of Fellowcraft live in Arlington

Watch them live tonight

See them live and in person March 17th:
St. Paddy’s Madness at Tortoise & Hare


More on thepodcaste:
iTunes| YouTube | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram |Vine |SoundCloud

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Why “The Slants” case is actually a Social Justice fight

Listen to Simon Tam describe growing up Asian- being included and excluded and ultimately founding The Slants and taking on The United States Supreme Court.




Fill yourself in on the Supreme Court hearing:

Supreme Court Hearing – Lee vs. Tam (The Slants vs. The US Patent and Trademark Office)
Transcript: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/15-1293_o7jp.pdf
Audio: https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/audio/2016/15-1293