Once again its time for 5 Questions for the Creators. This weeks installment is one that's very important to me. The subject of this weeks post is a very close friend, a partner in crime, a tag team partner and a new media powerhouse that i would consider a brother. He is the head of operations for The Wrestling Mayhem Show, Western Pa Juggalos, WPAJ Radio, Sorgatron08.com, sirpsychosexy.net, and many many others. He is a very active member of the Pittsburgh New Media community, he is a professional wrestler in the RWA and RWF, Performer in the rap group Crap and he is an all around wonderful person to know. I am proud to call him a friend. His name? Mike Sorg.
1. Tell us about who you are and what it is you do.
Well, my name is Michael Sorg. I guess you could call me an "all things tech" nut. In my day job, I do safety training videos in DVD, CD, and Web formats for the Steel and related industries. At night, I do anything to get out my creative nature. I have run the web community fan site WesternPAJuggalos.com(WPAJ) since its first iteration in 2001, which has garnered varying degrees of success, being a part of events that have spanned from 10 to 200 people. It developed its own small streaming radio server, then expanded to include the WPAJ Interview podcast, where I have had the pleasure to interview several big names, and personal favorite artists, in the Kottonmouth Kings, Daddy Long Legs of Wolfpac and Bloodhound Gang, Potluck, Jehred of (hed) pe, as well as several underground artists of varying walks of life, including Killa C, DaButtonPusha, and plenty more. My biggest interesting project is the Wrestling Mayhem Show. We have survived over 2 years and 100 episodes on a regular weekly basis. It's mainly a 2 hour-ish audio podcast where we just share our minds about wrestling, from small indies and backyards to WrestleMania. We pride ourselves on being no holds barred, and getting the fans involved, taking emails, voice-mails, and participating in a live chat and video feed during the show. Also, we spawned a rap group called "CRAP" with my friend Jeff, in which I try to support on the web with our website (www.monkeyflingspoo.com), as well as a series of videos chronicling the hijinx of our shows in CRAP TV, which has spread across 2 DVD releases and all over Youtube.
4. What keeps you coming back? Why do you keep creating content?
5. What is it that you want to accomplish with your media?