2010 MTV’s Video Music Awards

2010 MTV’s Video Music Awards

Written by: Jill Sheets

MTV Music Awards

MTV Music Awards

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The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards are coming up quickly. The awards will take place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on September 12 at 9/8 CT. There has not been a lot of information releases about the awards program. But, it has been announced that Emma Stone, Nicki and Ne-Yo are to present at the awards ceremony. Also, Florence + the Machine is going to perform their nominated song “Dog Days Are Over.” Also, Kanye West, along with Drake are set to perform during the music awards.

Below are a few categories with who is nominated in them, along with the song.

Best Collaborations

B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams: “Airplanes.”

Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga : “Video Phone” (Extended Remix)

Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé: “Telephone”

3OH!3 featuring Kesha : “My First Kiss”

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys: “State of Mind”

Best Female Video

Lady Gaga: “Bad Romance”

Ke$ha : “ Tik Tok”

Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg: “California Gurls”

Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga: “Video Phone” (Extended Remix)

Taylor Swift : “Fifteen”

Best Male Video

Eminem: “ Not Afraid”

Usher featuring Will.I.Am: “OMG”

B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams: “Airplanes”

Drake: “Find Your Love”

Jason Derulo: “In My Head”

Best Hip Hop Video

B.oB featuring Hayley Williams: “Airplanes”

Eminem: “Not Afraid”

Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem: “Forever”

Jay-Z & Swizz Beats: “On To The Next One”

Kid Cudi featuring MGMT & Ratatat: “Pursuit Of Happiness”

Best New Artist

Ke$ha: “Tik Tok”

Jason Derulo: “In My Head”

Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris: “Baby”

Nicki Minaj featuring Sean Garrett: “Massive Attack”

Broken Bells: “The Ghost Inside”

Best Pop Video

Lady Gaga: “Bad Romance”

Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog: “California Gurls”

Ke$ha: “Tik Tok”

Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga: “Video Phone” (Extended Remix)

B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars: “Nothing on You”

Best Rock Video

30 Seconds To Mars: ‘’ Kings and Queens’’

MUSE: “Uprising”

Paramore: “Ignorance”

Florence + the Machine: “Dog Days Are Over”

MGMT: “Flash Delirium”

Best Dance Video

Lady Gaga: “Bad Romance”

Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull: “I Like It”

Cascada: “Evacuate The Dancefloor”

David Guetta featuring Akon : “Sexy Chick”

Usher featuring Will.I.Am: “OMG”

Video of the Year

Lady Gaga: “Bad Romance”

Florence + The Machine: “Dog Days Are Over”

Seconds To Mars: “Kings and Queens”

Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé: “Telephone”

Eminem: “Not Afraid”

B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams: “Airplanes”

Breakthrough Video

Dan Black : “Symphonies”

Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womack & Mos Def: “Stylo”

Coldplay: “Strawberry Swing”

The Black Keys: “Tighten Up”

There are many more award categories, just check out:

http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/2010

While you are there you can vote for your favorites.

The 27th MTV Music Video Awards will be on September 12 at 9/8 CT.

Relate Book Club

Relate Book Club

Written by: Jill Sheets

Relate Book Club

Relate Book Club

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At first we thought it would be a great idea to do a summer reading list, but the more thought that we put into it we thought it would be fun to start a reading book club. Even though we will be talking about the books, this will not take place of our other book reviews.

We are excited about giving our book club a try. We want you to be able to talk about the book we are reading openly. If you disagree about the book or how we feel about it, let us know. We are also looking for books that you think we should add to our reading list.

With that said, here is a list and a short summary of the books we will be starting with.

All American Girl

All American Girl

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“All American Girl” by Meg Cabot

The book is about sophomore Samantha Madison. Even though Samantha is an outcast at her school, she does have one good friend, Catherine. Samantha is not into pop culture, so she wears black. She feels that she can not compete with her older sister Lucy and her younger sister Rebecca. Lucy is a cheerleader, and Rebecca is really intelligent. To make things worse, Samantha think she is in love with Jack, who happens to be Lucy’s boyfriend

Paisley Hanover Acts Out

Paisley Hanover Acts Out

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“Paisley Hanover Acts Out” by Cameron Tuttle

How can Paisley’s sophomore year get any worse? She has lost her best friend to the popular crowd, who are also the bullies of the school, and she has been transferred out of Yearbook to Drama. Part of Paisley wants to fit in the popular students, while the other part it makes her sick. Soon Paisley finds herself writing a column for the school newspaper under the pseudonym “Miss UnPleasant.” In the column she praises the unpopular. Soon she will have the school in an uproar.

Blue is for Nightmares

Blue is for Nightmares

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“Blue is for Nightmares” by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Stacey is starting to have nightmares, like she had a few years ago. But this time it is about her best friend, Drea, who is being stalked. Stacey sets out find out who the murder is. Will she be able to save Drea?

Those are the three that we will be starting with. So for this time, we will be reading “All American Girl” by Meg Cabot. We can not wait to get your feed back on the book. Also, let us know if there is a book that you would like to add to our list or a book that you think we would like.

Maxso’s Tribute to the “King of Pop”

Maxso’s Tribute to the “King of Pop”

Written by: Jill Sheets

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since Michael Jackson’s death. Many people still can not believe that he is gone, and there are many other people who are paying tribute to the “King of Pop.” One of those people is a talented 13 year-old singer and dancer Maxso.

Maxso, who had been known as the “World’s Youngest Rapper” when he was just 2, has released a tribute song called, “We Will Miss You.” Not only does he have the song out, but he has a great video on youtube to go along with it, and the music video has been seen over 100,000 times You can buy the song on itunes, and you can see the video on youtube.

Maxso is not only a fan of the late Michael Jackson, but he had the honor of meeting him and performing for Michael at his Neverland Ranch a few years ago. Maxso is also a spokesman for the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait, which honors Michael by creating a portrait that is made up of individual dots. Each dot in the picture represents a fan who has signed up to have their dot added to the picture. There have been also many celebrities that have signed up for a dot in the picture, like Diana Ross, George Lopez, Gladys Knight, Marlon Wayans, Sean Flynn, Sandra Robinson and many more.

Maxso is also a spokesman for “Green Lifestyle Film Festival.” He has also toured with Disney Stars Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers.

If more information on Lifestyle Film Festival you can go to www.greenlifestylefilmfestival.com.

For more information on the Michael Jackson Tribute Portrait

www.michaeljacksontributeportrait.com.

You can check out the video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9DtXXDdNuo

What do you think of the video? What was your favorite Michael Jackson song?

Up and Coming Singer Aaron Fresh

Chit Chatting with Aaron Fresh

Written by: Jill Sheets

Aaron Fresh

Aaron Fresh

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Recently Relate got to interview up and coming singer Aaron Fresh. Continue to read and learn more about him.

R: Tell us a little bit about yourself.

A. I was born in Chicago, but I was raised in Trinidad, and moved LA when I was 16.

R: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I like to go to the movies, play soccer, facebook, twitter, and of course listen to music!

R: How long have you been singing? Did you always know that you wanted to become a singer?

A: I started singing at the age of 8. There was always music around the house. I always knew I wanted to be a singer.

R: Do you play any musical instruments? If so, how long have you been playing?

A: I play a little guitar and I used to play the steel pan (steel drum) in Trinidad.

R: Tell us about meeting Nick Cannon.

A: Well my producer Reo, set up a day for us to meet, and after two weeks when it didn’t happen I was like, this is never gonna happen. Then, one day Nick walked in and I was playing it cool on the outside, but on the inside I was crazy excited! I mean, it was Nick Cannon. So, I sang for him and within 5 minutes he was like, let’s do this!

Aaron Fresh

Aaron Fresh

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R: How would you describe your music?

A: It’s like a cross between American pop music with an island twist. I call it BOBW…..Best of both Worlds!

R: Tell us about your new single “Spending All My Time.”

A: Well the song is written and produced by The Jam. When I first heard it, I loved it and knew it was a hit! It’s the kind of song that anyone can relate to. Whether it’s about a girlfriend, someone’s boyfriend, or a family member, it’s just a feel good song that everyone can relate to.

R: I read that you co-wrote some of you songs. What is your song writing process? How do you come up with the ideas for your songs?

A: Sometimes I may have an idea and we’ll start working around that or I’ll hear a track that the melody just jumps out at me from. Song ideas come from different experiences and things like that.

R: What is your favorite song to perform and why?

A: “Spending All My Time”. I like when the audience sings along with me. And, the choreography is pretty fun too!

R: Where can people get your music?

A: You can get my music on iTunes, and youtube has a lot of my videos as well.

Aaron Fresh

Aaron Fresh

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R: What singers and bands can be found on your ipod or mp3 player?

A: We Are Kings, Snow Patrol, MUSE. Iyaz, 2pac, Ice Cube, NWA, Michael Jackson…

R: If you could tour with anyone in the world, who would it be?

A: Usher, Justin Bieber and Vita Chambers.

R: What has been your most “star struck” moment? Who was it and tell us about it?

A: Neyo! At the “E” 20th Anniversary Event. I couldn’t talk.

R: Are you single? What do you look for in a girlfriend?

A: I’m as single as a slice of cheese! But, I look for a nice understanding girl who can handle me being out of town a sometimes.

R: What is the best advice you have ever gotten and by who?

A: Go Hard or Go Home! Nick Cannon.

R: What advice would you give someone who wanted to become a singer?

A: Never give up!

R: What are your future goals?

A: To keep making music that makes people happy. Also, make some waves on the big screen.

R: What are five things people may not know about you?

A: I love to watch Animal Planet

I’m really good at soccer

I love technology

I love sushi

I’ve never taken a dance class

Aaron Fresh

Aaron Fresh

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R: Are you on any social networking sites? If so, which ones and what are their addresses? Do you have a youtube account? If so, what is the address?

A: Twitter! @AaronFresh1

Facebook; Arron Fresh

Myspace; Aaron Fresh

R: Other than this one, what is the strangest question you have ever been asked?

A: (laughs) Can I have your hat? People ask me that all the time!

R: Is there anything else you would like to add or say to your fans?

A: Thanks for all the support! I’m glad you like my music so far! Keep rockin’ with me, ’cause I’m gonna keep rockin’ for you!

R: Aaron, thank you for the interview. Have a great day.

At 10 years old, Karley Scott Collins is a talented actress

Chit Chatting with Karley Scott Collins

Written by: Jill Sheets

Karley Scott Collins

Karley Scott Collins

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Recently Relate had the honor of interview adorable actress Karley Scott Collins. Karley has been in many movies which include “Amish Grace” and “Letters to God.” Continue reading on and learn about Karley and her up and coming movies.

R: Tell us a little bit about yourself?

K: I’m 10 years old and I’m originally from Florida. I love to Swim, draw, write stories, listen to music and I love to read.

R: How did you get into acting, and what age did you start?

K: My Pediatrician told my Mom about a Theatre program that we had near my home town when I was five years old, he thought that I would really enjoy it. While I was there some of the older teenagers were talking about Pilot Season, I told my Mom about it and she said we could give it a try. I went to California when I turned six and auditioned for the part of Oprah on “The Class” I was fortunate enough to be blessed with the part and it was picked up on CBS and after that I was hooked!

R: Tell us about your movie “Amish Grace,” and about your character Katie Graber?

K: Amish Grace is based on a true story of the events that happened in the community of Nickel Mines in 2006. In the movie my sister is one of the girls shot and killed in the school house. My character Katie ran from the school house and was spared and because of this I’m dealing with a lot of emotions like guilt for having left and hatred for the man that took my sisters life. My mom (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) and I are really struggling, but end up learning the gift of forgiveness that God wants for us all.

R: What was the audition process like for “Amish Grace?” How did you find out that you got the role? How long did it take to film the movie?

K: My agent sent me the script and sides for the part, I sat down and read them and right away I felt connected to them, I really wanted to do this part to show how amazing the Amish are and how their faith in God affected their community and world. I went to the first audition and felt really good about what I had done, 2 weeks later I got the call that I had a callback and then later the next day my agent called that I had booked the role. I was so excited that I was chosen to help tell their story.

R: How do you prepare yourself for a role?

K: I always read the script and try to see if there is anything that I have in common with the character or something that I can relate to in the sides.

R: What is the best and worse thing about acting?

K: Well of course the best part is when you get the part after all the hard work and you get to see the finished product. The worst part is being away from my family for long periods of time.

R: What has been your favorite memory so far?

K: My favorite memory so far is still the very first time that I got a call from my agent that I had booked my first role. That was amazing, I was so excited.

R: Tell us about your movie “Letter to God,” and about your character Ashley Turner?

K: Letters to God is about a little boy that has terminal cancer and through out his illness he writes letter to God and he ends up making a huge difference in the lives of the people and family around him, I play one of his friends from school. The movie has a great message.

R: If you could work with anyone in the world who would it be?

K: Angelina Jolie, I have seen a few parts from her movies and I think she’s amazing! I love her action films, I would love to do an action movie. I also really admire all of the charity work she does and how she tries to make a difference, I hope to become involved in some charities too.

R: If you could make a guest appearance on any show, which one would it be and why?

K: “Wizards of Waverly Place”, because every time I watch that show, I laugh a lot and always enjoy it.

R: What do you do for fun when you are not acting?

K: I love to read, have sleep overs and play with my friends, swim, go to Disney or the beach, pretty much the normal kid stuff.

R: What are five things people do not know about you?

K: I’m a vegetarian, I collect rocks and crystals, I scuba dive, I collect fairies, I’m an only child.

R: What are five things you can not live without?

K: My family, my pets, my Kindle, my Laptop, I-pod.

R: What singers and bands can be found on your mp3 player or ipod? What are your favorite songs by each of them?

K: Taylor Swift- Fearless, Love Story, Hey Stephen Selena Gomez- Kiss and Tell, Falling Down, Naturally Guns and Roses- Sweet Child O’mine, November rain

R: Do you have any hidden talents?

K: I play the piano and love to paint; one of my favorite artists is Georgia O’keeffe.

R: Can you tell us anything about your up and coming movie, “Answers to Nothing,” and about your character Tina?

K: It’s a movie about how we affect each other in ways we don’t always see, a little girl is missing and my Mom (Julie Benz) is a detective working the case, I play Tina and I’m around the same age of the missing girl.

R: What are your future goals?

K: I want to take my blessings and success and make a difference in the world. I would love to do something for children or feed the homeless and give them shelter.

R: What is the best advice you have ever gotten and by who?

K: My Mimi has always told me since I was really little to always remember that “You never fly so high that God can’t clip your wings”

R: What advice would you give girls these days?

K: No matter what you do in life, try to do it with a positive attitude and try your best and try to do something everyday to brighten someone’s life other than your own even if it’s just holding open a door for someone.

R: Other than this one, what is the strangest question you have ever been asked?

K: I haven’t really been asked any thing strange.

R: Are you on any social networking sites? If so, which ones and what are their addresses?

K: I have anKarley Scott Collins official fan page on Face book

R: Is there anything else you would like to add or say to your fans?

K: Thank you so much for your support, you have no idea how much it means to me!

R: Karley, thank you for the interview. Have a great day.

Singer & Songwriter Stacy Clark on Connect the Dots

Chit Chatting with Stacy Clark

Written by: Jill Sheets

Stacy Clark

Stacy Clark

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Recently Relate had the honor of interviewing singer Stacy Clark. Continue reading and learning about Stacy and her new CD “Connect the Dots.”

R: How long have you been singing?

S: I started in the womb. Just kidding, however I have always loved to sing. When I was five I use to make my Mom watch me sing. My sister and I would take the banisters off the bed and use them as microphones. I was in choir in elementary school through college. Musicals in middle school, then bands. I don’t consider myself a singer, I just love singing.

R: You also play the guitar, piano and bass. How long have you been playing, and which one is your favorite to play and why?

S: My favorite instrument is the piano. I am still new at it, but I really enjoy composing on it. If I hear someone playing Chopin or something really beautiful on the piano it can bring me to tears. I have been playing guitar 15 years and am most comfortable with that. Bass is something I picked up a few years ago – I used to play bass in a friend’s band in return for them backing me up. I now have a completely different band, so these days I don’t play bass as much

R: You taught yourself how to play the guitar. How long did it take your learn to play it?

S: I learned fairly quickly. I was learning at the same time I started learning snowboarding, but I broke my elbow so found myself with a lot of time on my hands. I couldn’t snowboard for the rest of the season so I started practicing the guitar. I knew I wanted to write and perform for a living. Singing and playing the guitar just made sense, just like art and sports make sense to me. I bought chord books and taught myself. I started a folk choir at my church and just kept at it. It’s been a long road and I am no Jimi Hendrix, but it’s about enjoying to play.

R: You are not only a singer, but a songwriter. When did you start to write songs? What was your first song about?

S: I started writing poems at 8. I was dealing with a lot of things emotionally with my family and life, so I wrote about my feelings. When I was sad, mad, happy, etc. I would write about everything. In high school, it was hard for me to pay attention because I had so many songs in my head and kept writing poems. Writing and creating became my addiction. I couldn’t stop thinking about music and traveling. I come from a small town and the world seemed so big to me. There are so many places I want to see, so many cultures I want to experience. I am happy to have writing as an outlet because it keeps me sane. The first song I ever wrote is called “Undecided”. It’s about how I don’t know what the future holds, my purpose, and all those other emotions you go through in high school.

R: Where do you come up with the ideas for your songs, and what is your songwriting process? Do you start with the words?

S: I find it funny when people ask me this question, because there is no set process that I use. Sure there are a lot of ways to write a song, but for me the most pure song just flows naturally. I can write for TV, jingles, and just about anything, however when I am writing for myself or a record I draw from emotions and the songs are like verbal vomit: “Blah” – and there it is. Sometimes I write melodies on the guitar or piano first and then lyrics, or vice-versa. Most of the time ideas for songs come to me while I’m driving or right before I go to sleep.

R: One of your first performances was at a local open mic at Nietzsche’s. Tell us about that? How old were you? Do you remember what song/s you preformed?

S: It was an awesome experience. I was only 15 and at that time the music world was so new to me. There was this underground folk scene in my own backyard and the talent that came through Buffalo was amazing. To see and be exposed to that kind of raw talent really helped me become who I am today. I played a lot of original songs, which were poems I wrote to music. I think I performed some covers of local bands and of course Ani DiFranco. Ani is an amazing independent artist from Buffalo. There is no better role model then someone from your hometown who has a career that they created independently. Buffalo is a very musical, artistic town and I feel extremely blessed to have grown up there.

R: How would you describe your music?

S: Feel good sing-alongs and emotional, folk-Pop-Rock.

R: Tell us about your new album “Connect the Dots.” How long did it take you to make this album from start to finish?

S: CTD is an album I am really proud of. It’s very different from my last album in that it’s more mature. It’s meant to make you think and listen. The lyrics are dealing with different subject matters: There are still love songs and happy pop songs, but also you have songs like ‘Hide’ and ‘Misery’ that are little more introspective. The album took a little over a month to record from start to finish. Mastering, mixing, and artwork adds on a little more time.

R: Tell us about your single “Touch & Go.” How did you come up for the idea for this song?

S: I was in a recording studio and got a call from my manager asking me if I had the word “Touch” in any songs. I didn’t, but I wrote an idea on the spot about how I was feeling: There never seems to be enough time to spend with those you love. I had been living in Venice Beach for a month and did not have a car. I only saw my friends when they occasionally stopped by. I’m used to living with my dogs and seeing my friends often, but this was a time when I was by myself in the studio. “Touch & Go” came out of that experience because of the emotions I was feeling at the time.

R: What is your favorite song on the new album? Which song is your favorite to perform on stage and why?

S: It changes. Right now it’s ‘Not Enough’. I really love the production and structure of that song. It’s all the instruments that make it so special. I like the areas where the trumpets come in and enjoy the way the dynamics build. I like performing all my songs but if I’m playing with my full band my favorite song is ‘White Lies’. As a five piece there is a lot of dynamic and energy. ‘White Lies’ is a really fun song that everyone in the band enjoys – and it shows.

R: Many of your songs have been featured on TV shows. What was it like to when you first heard one of your songs on TV? Where were you?

S: I was in my old apartment at the time watching TV. It was an amazing proud feeling that I still get every time I hear one of my songs on TV.

Stacy Clark Connect the Dots

Stacy Clark Connect the Dots

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R: You have won many music awards. Tell us about your recent one for Orange County Music Awards – – Best Pop.

S: It was a great honor and a complete surprise. It feels great to be recognized for something my band and I worked hard for.

R: If you could do a duet with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

S: Stevie Nicks. I love her songs and voice. I also adore Fleetwood Mac. She is amazing.

R: What is the best advice you have ever gotten and by who?

S: I find the best wisdom comes from scripture or Buddha. There are so many things to learn from both.

2 Chronicles 15:7 “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” -Buddha

R: What advice would you give teenage girls?

S: I loved high school. I feel it’s very different now than when I went. Everyone is in such a rush to grow up so enjoy being a teenager. Believe in yourself. Enjoy your friends. If your friends are crappy, find new ones. Take lots of photos. Take interest in something, whether its sports, art, music, studies or your community. Don’t feel pressure to have sex. Value yourself. If you do have sex, make sure its protected. There is so much out in the world to see and experience. College is a wonderful experience. You won’t regret it. Don’t smoke. If you go to concerts or dancing wear earplugs. Don’t drink and drive. If you want to be treated like an adult then be responsible. Be friends with boys first, then you can see if they are worth dating.

R: What bands and singers can be found on your ipod or mp3 player? What is your favorite song by each one?

S: Oh my, I have hundreds of bands on my ipod. I can’t possibly list my favorite song by each one. Here are five artists and songs that I can’t listen to enough.

Trevor Hall – Origami Crane

Minus the Bear – Summer Angel

Swim Swam Swum – Miss Magoo

Rihanna – Photographs

Miike Snow – Animal

R: What is your favorite song to belt out in the car?

S: It depends what is in my cd player or on the radio. I do love everything from Lykke Li to Notorious B.I.G. If I had to belt our a pop song on the radio right now it would be “Empire State Of Mind” by Jay Z & Alicia Keys. It makes me miss my friends in NYC and want to go visit them.

R: What are five things people may not know about you?

S: I have three tattoos. One on my neck, back and foot. I quit varsity basketball to snowboard. I’ve lived in Buffalo/Long Island/Plattsburgh NY. Vermont. Hawaii,. Portland, OR. San Diego & Orange County, California. One of my first jobs was at Panda Express in the food court at the mall. I use to hold the orange chicken sample plate. It weighed a ton.

R: Do you have any charities that are close to your heart? If so, tell us about them.

S: There are many nonprofits that have personally affected my life such as the American Red Cross and Music Saves Lives. When I was a senior in high school I had to get an emergency blood platelet transfusion. It was a very difficult time in my life and the doctors didn’t know if I had cancer or what was exactly wrong with me. If I did not have that transfusion I would have died. That is why organizations like the American Red Cross and Music Saves Lives are close to my heart. Donating blood is one of the best things you can do.

The ASPCA is a wonderful organization that rescues homeless animals. There are so many abandoned animals that die because shelters are at maximum capacity. If you are going to get a dog, and it’s your first time, then why not adopt? I rescued my silky terrier Oliver and could not be happier. He is the best dog and the love of my life.

In meeting people and making friends I have found that everyone has a story to tell. There are so many great causes, so why not try to help with as many as I can? I have friends with terminal illnesses such as CF, friends diagnosed with MS, diabetes, cancer, depression- so I wanted to help get involved with charities working to help find cures and raise awareness. These include: CHOC, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Great Strides, National MS Society, To Write Love On Her Arms, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Peta, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Habitat For Humanity, and the Second Harvest Food Bank of OC. There are so many great causes and non-profits I still want to work with. I don’t feel we should ever limit ourselves to one thing. I try to do my best to raise money or donate time to help in any way possible.

R: What has been your favorite touring memory?

S: There are so many. Our country is a large and beautiful place. There are so many different towns and types of people. My favorite thing is to experience each town as best as I can, especially if I’m playing in a city I have never been to before. If there is time in the schedule I like to taste local food and see the sites that town is known for. I love finding one-of-a-kind vintage shops, taking photos and making scrapbooks at the end of each tour. Sometimes I am fondest of the simplest things, like pulling over in the Rockies to star-gaze, or camping out at a music festival. Above all, touring the chance to see friends around the country, even if only for a short time.

R: What is the nicest thing a fan has ever said or done for you?

S: The things people share with me make all the craziness in this industry worth it. The most recent thing that happened was during filming of my video for “Hold On”. A small video crew and I were in downtown LA shooting guerrilla-style. The music video is going to be used for the nonprofit “To Write Love On Her Arms”. This man who lives on the streets walked up and was watching. It was about 2:30am and I was singing the song to my ipod for one of our last takes while being filmed. I noticed him and even though it was what seemed like my 50th time singing the song, I wanted to sing it better for him. He stood there for about ten minutes. Then he tells me “Your going to make it. I believe in you.” In that particular moment I felt that was one of the nicest things. Here is this man who lives on the streets probably seeing things I can’t even imagine. For him to take the time to stop and tell me that he believes in me means something to me.

R: What do you do in your downtime?

S: I enjoy being active. I love to playing soccer, snowboarding, helping with nonprofit work, hiking, enjoying the outdoors, hanging with friends, art, fashion, designing, bike riding, drawing, reading, traveling, the list goes on…

R: What are some of your future goals?

S: I am really happy with where I am currently. I would like to keep making records, music videos, tour with some great artists and tour internationally. There are so many countries I have yet to visit and always think maybe someday I will go there to perform. There are also so many amazing venues and festivals I would love to play: Austin City Limits, Sasquatch Music Festival, Coachella or Red Rocks. It would be amazing to do any of those and it’s fun to dream about the possibilities. The only limits are those you set for yourself.

R: Stacy, thank you for the interview. Have a great day.

S: Thank you for taking time to interview me.

Here are a list of social networking sites Stacy is on.

http://www.myspace.com/stacyclark

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stacy-Clark

http://twitter.com/@stacyclark

Lille-Tall Shoulders

Lille

Lille

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Lille-Tall Shoulders

Written by Ellen Marie Hawkins

Grace Bellury, also known as Lille (read on and you’ll discover why), wrote and performed the five songs on her first EP, Tall Shoulders, released on June 22. Choosing the mandolin after her first heartbreak and the ukulele after her second, Grace turned to music to console her, and listeners will not only taste her pain but feel comforted as well.

The 18 year old from Atlanta, Georgia is from a musical family. She would often fall asleep as she listened to her father tap out melodies on an old piano, and grew up singing Beatles songs. She’s now writing and singing her own, with a whimsical touch that won’t be found on radio.

Her lyrics are brilliant. In “Blue Coat Boy,” Lille sings, “Do you remember what your heart looks like?/I’ll tell you when I find mine/Buried underneath the pines/Underneath all the dirty signs.” Her voice is heartfelt. In “Melancholera,” Lille sings, “My only child/ She sings, I weep/Melancholera,” and later laments, “Bring back my child to me/She grows weak.” The listener feels her loss. Her heartbreak. The album is an emotional experience.

To learn more about Lille, we asked her a few questions. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/pages/Lille/364671035616 or www.myspace.com/lillemusic.

R: What made you chose the name Lille?

Lille: Lille (pronounced “Leel”) is a city in France I’ve never seen. I chose the name when I was thinking a lot about my future, about possibilities. And I also just thought it looked pretty.

R: What is it about you and your music that sets you apart from others?

Lille: Oh, dear! There’s nothing new under the sun. I’d like to think my music is fresh. And I hope it haunts you a little.

R: I read that you come from a musical family. What is the best lesson they’ve taught you about being a musician?

Lille: I don’t think they’ve really tried to teach me about being a musician subconsciously – maybe just being the way they are, passionate and dedicated, is what has been most enlightening to me.

R: What is the best lesson music has taught you?

L: I’ve never felt that music teaches me – more like it’s an old friend who wants to play board games with me.

R: What is your biggest source of inspiration when it comes to songwriting?

L: I steal inspiration from everywhere – but the songs usually begin with a general emotion; sadness, strangeness, joy.

R: What is your favorite song of all time and why?

L: Casimir Pulaski Day – Sufjan Stevens. It broke my heart in the 7th grade and I still haven’t gotten over it. I finally got to see Sufjan play in Brooklyn this past fall and tears were streaming down my face.

R: What is the biggest dream or goal you have as a musician?

L: I want to continuously reinvent myself musically. I’d like to make a living as a musician. That’s all that matters to me, really.

R: Which do you prefer – writing and recording or performing live and explain why.

L: They’re so entirely different. But writing of course, since performing is pointless if you don’t have anything to say.

R: What is your favorite song on the EP and why?

L: I couldn’t choose a favorite! They’re all children.

R: Where will readers be able to purchase your music?

L: June 22nd it will be available for purchase through my record label, www.Whaleheartrecords.com.

Chit Chatting with Singer Jes Loren

Chit Chatting Singer Jes Loren

Written by: Jill Sheets

Jes Loren

Jes Loren

Picture credit: Jes Loren

Recently we got the honor of interviewing up and coming singer Jes Loren. She will be releasing her CD soon. So keep on the look out for it. Continue to read and learn more about Jes’ music and about herself.

R: Tell us a little bit about yourself.

J: I am a sixteen year old musician/singer/songwriter, and am releasing my very own CD really soon. I have been performing for as long as I can remember, and I know that one day I will be performing on giant stages in front of thousands of people. I am also a dancer and an actress.

R: When did you start to sing? Was singing something that you had always wanted to do?

J: I started singing when I was very little. I officially started singing lessons at seven years old, but even before that music was a major part of life.

R: How did you get interested in the Music Industry?

J: I wrote my first song when I was eleven. Then I started with piano lessons, and began writing more music. Every summer since sixth grade I did a musical theatre program, because I was really into that when I was younger. Last summer, I took off and decided to spend my summer writing music and producing a CD. I then realized writing and recording was my calling, and there is nothing else I would rather do.

R: Whose idea was it to post videos on Youtube? How long have you been posting videos?

J: I sang the National Anthem at a baseball game which my Dad recorded and proceeded to post on Toutube. He named our channel ‘surfhouse’ and that video, ’13 Year Old Sings National Anthem’ now has 1,169,169 views. So awesome!! Ever since then we have been posting videos, and www.youtube.com/surfhouse has really taken off.

R: You also play the guitar, how long have you been playing? Do you play any other musical instruments?

J: Guitar actually isn’t my main instrument, although it seems that way because the two songs I have out, ‘Home in California’ and ‘Beauty Queen’ are recorded with guitar. I’ve been playing since last summer. Piano is my main instrument, and the songs on my upcoming CD will really show that off. I’ve been playing piano for about four or five years. I also play the flute (which you will also hear on the CD!). I started playing flute in the school band in fifth grade. Whatever instrument I play depends on my mood.

R: You also write your own music. How long have you been writing, and what was your first song about?

J: I remember when I wrote my first song. I was eleven, and I wrote it in my room on a very small keyboard we had. My first song is really powerful, and I play it to this day whenever I need some inspiration. It is called ‘Becoming Who We Are’. Nothing can stop us from becoming who we are.

R: What is your writing process when you write music? Do you start with the words? How long does it normally take you to write a song?

J: Oh man… that is a good question! There are so many ways. Sometimes I will write the lyrics first with just the melody behind them, and then later come up with the accompaniment. Other times I will write a piano part or guitar part down, and then put words to it. The time it takes me to write a song varies a lot. One time it took me a half hour to write a song, and it is one of my best. Then there are the songs that I must find the words I need or do the research I need to do to get the feeling I want. I wrote this one song that took me about a month to write. I was looking for a certain feeling.

R: How do you come up with the ideas for your songs?

J: I take ideas from life experiences. Not only from my life experiences though; most of the time it is from my friends’ experiences. I write stuff that happens to them in my point of view.

R: Out of all the songs that you have written, which one is your favorite and why?

J: After much thought, I can’t choose!! (laughs). Well I have a few favorites, but my absolute favorite is going to be on the CD. It’s called ‘That Summer Song’. It is the most fun to play.

R: How would you describe your music?

J: My first songs have been really chill, like something you could take the top down in your convertible and just relax to. The new music really rocks.

R: We loved the “Beauty Queen- Tribute to Taylor & Miley “(Swift & Cyrus). Was that something you came up with?

J: Yep! They have made some pretty good music, and I figured it would be a nice way to show them that. Hopefully one day they will see it and enjoy it!

R “Beauty Queen” is a great song. How did you come up with the idea for the song?

J: I got that idea from just being in high school and watching the circumstances around me. It is about a girl who wants to be loved and fall in love, just like most girls in high school want.

R: We read that you have a CD coming out soon. Do you have a release date and a title to your CD yet?

J: The CD will be out very soon. We are shooting for very late this month or early June. The title still has not come to me yet, but it will soon enough!

R: Where can people get your music?

J: Anyone can go to my website, http://www.jesloren.com and download my music right from there. It is also available on iTunes, emusic, Napster, Myspace Music, and many others. To download my song ‘Home in California’ for free, just click here: http://music.surfsongrecords.com/

R: What is your favorite song to perform?

J: Out of all my songs, I have to say “Perfect Place” is my favorite to perform at the moment. That varies from time to time, of course.

R: If you could tour with anyone who would it be and why?

J: I would absolutely love to tour with Sheryl Crow. She is one of my idols. Her music is the best. I can listen to her music all day long.

R: When you were 13 years-old, you got to sing the National Anthem at the Sussex Skyhawks station. What was that like? Where you nervous?

J: When I was thirteen, I was well prepared, and performing in front of large crowds did not make me nervous at all. I have to be honest, I love being in the spotlight. Walking off of the field that day felt great; I was getting compliments left and right—that was a good day.

R: What singers and bands can be found on your ipod or mp3 player? What is your favorite song by each one?

J: There are so many. *grabs iPod* Ok, here goes. The All American Rejects- ‘Move Along’, Bob Marley, Bon Jovi- ‘Runaway’, Eric Hutchinson- ‘Rock & Roll’, The Goo Goo Dolls, Jason Mraz, Jimmy Eat World, The Killers, Led Zeppelin, The Ramones, Sara Bareilles, Sheryl Crow, Steve Vai, stellastarr*, Van Halen- ‘Little Guitars’, The White Stripes, The Who, Yes, and the Beatles, to name a few.

R: We read that you also like to dance and act. If you could make an appearance on any TV show what would it be?

J: Yes I do. If I could be on any TV show it would most definitely be ‘Glee’. I don’t really watch much TV though, and when I do, it is mostly Nick @ Nite. I’d rather spend my time rehearsing!

Jes Loren

Jes Loren

Image credit: Jes Loren

R: How does it feel to have someone make a fan website for you?

J: It makes me feel like my music is really being listened to and enjoyed, which is the best feeling in the world. Plus, it is so cool to read about people that look up to you who you have never even met. Thank you Em Arnold and Steve Williiams!

R: Speaking of fan pages, have you seen the Facebook site “Vote Jes Loren For GLEE!!!?” What do you think about that someone making that site? Do you watch the show “Glee?”

J: Yes I saw that site, and it was really exciting when I did. Plus, so many people became fans of that page. I have seen a few episodes of Glee, and it is a great show.

R: Who has been your biggest influence in your life?

J: I have to say my parents have been the biggest influence in my life. They are the ones who drive me to all my lessons, and have raised me so well. My Dad and I record and perform my music. He plays the guitar and bass. He is such an influential and inspirational person.

R: What has been your favorite memory so far?

J: So far, one of my favorites is definitely from when I was very little. When I just had begun going to singing lessons, my singing teacher lived on the sixteenth floor of the building she lived in. I was always afraid of taking the elevator, so I would climb the sixteen flights of stairs with my Dad every time I had a lesson. I did not help that the one time we actually took the elevator, it almost broke and the doors opened between two floors. As a little kid I was always up for it, plus my Dad got a good workout.

R: What is the best advice you have ever gotten and by who?

J: I have to say definitely from my Dad. He always tells me to have ‘zero expectations’, that way, there is no way I can’t be happy with what I’ve got. Our motto is: ‘The sky’s the limit—we own, we create, we surf, we live.’

R: What advice would you give teenage girls?

J: I would tell them to keep their heads held high. Work on new ideas, do everything your heart desires, and, I know this is cliché, but really work hard towards your goals. I am working hard on mine. I have not made it to where I want to be yet, but I know someday that I will if I keep on working at this pace. Never give up, because the sky is the limit.

R: What are some of your future goals?

J: After the CD is released, my major goal is to get one of my songs, any one, onto the radio. I also want to play at a bunch of places and have a good time.

R: What do you do to relax? Do you have any hobbies?

J: I am a major beach bum. To relax, I head down by the ocean. If that is not an option, I go for a bike ride or a jog. I love working out, so that can be considered as one of my hobbies. I also like to play basketball.

R: Are you on any social networking sites? If so, which ones and what are their addresses? What about youtube? Do you have an official website?

J: Yes I am on so many! My youtube: http://www.youtube.com/surfhouse, twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jesloren, myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jesloren, iLike: http://www.ilike.com/artist/Jes+Loren, and facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jes-Loren/186978573939?ref=ts. I do have an official website which you can find by clicking here: http://www.jesloren.com. It is really awesome, by the way!

R: What is it like to be able to communicate with you fans? Do you personally answer your fan mail, tweets and Myspace/ Facebook emails from your fans?

J: I personally answer as many messages as I possibly can. In my spare time I log onto my accounts and answer all tweets or messages from my fans, and I love being able to talk to them and get their opinions.

Jes Loren

Jes Loren

Picture credit: Jes Loren

R: What are five things people may not know about you?

J: Hmmm…

1) I want to live in Hawaii when I get older.

2) I hate painting my nails.

3) I am an extremely organized person.

4) My room is completely pink due to the fact that I designed it when I was ten.

5) I rehearse every day no matter what, dead or alive!

R: Do you have any charities that are close to your heart? If so, which ones and tell us about them.

J: I played at an event called ‘Music for Milestones’, and all of the proceeds went to a charity called Autism Speaks which is dedicated to increasing autism awareness, funding for research, and prevention and treatments. Also, once I begin playing shows, I want a certain amount to go to Livestrong which benefits the lives of people who are affected by cancer. My Grandpa Ciro died of bone cancer in 2006, and I really want to donate and help out in some way.

R: Other than this one, what is the strangest question you have ever been asked?

J: (laughs) there are so many. “Jes, what is your favorite pokemon?” To answer that, Weedle. I also love it when people ask me who I am, after they’ve seen my youtube/facebook/myspace page. I’m like, “Well, weren’t you just on my page?”

R: Is there anything else you would like to add or say to your fans?

J: I really would like to thank you all for tuning in, and subscribing to my youtube page/checking out my websites! It really means a lot. Even the smallest thing like going to my website is a big deal for me, because it shows that my work is paying off more and more each day. Thank you so much.

R: Jes, thank you for the interview. Have a great day.

J: Thanks! You too!

Chit Chatting with Actress Sarah Hyland

Chit Chatting with Sarah Hyland

Written by Jill Sheets

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland

Image credit: Jen Lowery

Recently, we had the honor of interviewing actress Sarah Hyland. This talented actress plays Haley Dunphy on ABC’s hit show “Modern Family.” Read below to learn more about Sarah. Enjoy.

R: Tell us a little bit about yourself?

S: Well my name is Sarah Hyland, and I was born and raised in the east village, NYC. And no I’m not 14 years old even though I look like it. I’m 19. I was born in 1990… You do the math

R: How long have you been acting? What was your first role? Was acting something that you had always wanted to do?

S: I’ve been acting for 14 years now, since I was like 4 or 5 years old. When I was 4 I told my parents that I wanted to do what daddy does (my dads an actor) My First role was playing Howard Sterns daughter in his movie “Private Parts.”

R: We read that you were on Broadway in Grey Gardens the musical as a young Jackie O, what was that like? What other plays/musicals have you been in?

S: It was an honor to be able to play Jackie Bouvier, despite the fact that I was playing a 12 year old. I’ve always done musical theatre whether it be a workshop of a new musical, Off-Broadway or Broadway.

R: Tell us about your show “Modern Family,” and your character Haley Dunphy. Are there any similarities between you and your character?

S: Modern family is a comedy revolving around three families that are all related to each other in some way shape or form, and how they deal with the day to day basis of life. My character, Haley Dunphy, is your stereotypical teenager. She like boys, texting and makeup. The only thing I pretty much have in common with Haley is that my phone is almost always in my hand… Although I’m awful at texting people back…. I always forget.

R: What was the audition process like? How did you find out that you got the part?

S: The audition process was really simple. You had the callbacks and then screen tests. Of course everything like that is always stressful but Steve, Chris and Jason made it really comfy.

R: Can you tell us anything about “Conception” and about your character Tracey?

S: “Conception” is an Indie film that revolves around 8 different couples on one night when they all “fall in love.” I play Tracey, a vegetarian sophomore who dates a guy named JT, who’s played by my real life boyfriend. So that was a lot of fun.

R: Can you tell us anything about your movie “Mother’s Little Helper: and about your character Courtney.

S: “Mothers Little Helpers” is about a guy who can’t afford his tuition anymore, so he starts an underground escort service with the local mothers in town. My character Courtney is his same age girlfriend who makes it hard for him to continue his business.

R: If you could work anyone in the world who would it be and why?

S: Ooo good question…. I’d have to say either Johnny Depp or Leonardo Dicaprio, they are my favorite most talented actors I’ve grown up watching.

R: What has been your most “star struck” moment? Who was it and tell us about it.

S: I’m not that star stuck by people cuz they’re just people but when I was 5 years old, and filming my second movie “Object of My Affection,” I played Jennifer Aniston’s daughter and her best friend in the film was Paul Rude whom I had seen in “Clueless.” When I first met him in the makeup trailer I was literally speechless and screaming inside. It was crazy.

R: What is the best advice you have ever gotten and by who?

S: Success is the best revenge – my mother.

R: What advice would you give teenage girls?

S: Just be yourself even if you’re different… In the end no one wants the girls who are like cookie cutters… They want something original.

R: Do you have any charities that are close to your heart? If so, tell us about them?

S: The Ronald McDonald house is an amazing foundation.

R: What are five things people may not know about you?

S: 1.) an Arnold palmer is my favorite drink – – Ever.

2.) I LOVE to sleep

3.) I have a puppy named Barkley Bixby that my boyfriend surprised me with.

4.) I’d much rather stay in and watch a movie or kick it with friends than go out to a party or red carpet event.

5.) I didn’t have my own room till I moved to LA.. Ahh the joys of living in New York City.

Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland

Source credit: Sarah Hyland and Much and House Public Relations

R: How would you describe your style?

S: I’m really lazy so very simple casual chic-ish (laughs) I don’t know.

R: What is your favorite piece of clothing to wear?

S : My sweatpants.

R: We read that you sing and dance. How long have you been singing and dancing? What is your favorite type of dance and why?

S: I took dance from the age of 3 till I was like 15. But work got in the way of all my classes and I mean all… I took ballet, point, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, and theatre dance. As for singing, I was doing that even before I could talk. It’s just something that came natural.

R: What is your favorite song to belt out in the car or in your bedroom?

S : “We Are the World.” The new version

R: What singers and bands can be found on your mp3 player or ipod? What are your favorite songs by each?

S: Eye Alaska’s “Miles Don’t Mean Anything.”

R: What are five things you can not live without? They can also be people.

S: 1.) phone

2.) mom

3.) concealer

4.) chapstick

5.) My boyfriend

R: Describe yourself in five words.

S: according to my boyfriend I am….

1.) lazy

2.) spunky

3.) fresh

4.) real

5.) exciting

There you have it (laughs). I couldn’t answer that myself

R: Are you on any social networking sites? If so, which ones and what are their addresses?

S: Twitter! Twitter.com/Sarah_Hyland

R: Other than this one, what is the weirdest question you have been asked?

S: Umm… I don’t know. Not many weird ones.

R: Is there anything else you would like to add or say to your fans?

S: Thanks for being a fan! (laughs). I don’t know. I don’t like talking about myself.

R: Sarah, thank you for the interview. Have a great day.

Chit Chatting With Saige Ryan Campbell

Chit Chatting With Saige Ryan Campbell

Written by Jill Sheets

Saige Ryan Campbell

Saige Ryan Campbell

Image credit: Susan Sheridan photography

Recently, we had the honor of interviewing Saige Ryan Campbell. Saige is an actress, singer, rapper and a member of the musical group Pink E Swear. Continue to read below and learn more about Saige, her up and coming movies and about her group the Pink E Swear.

R: Tell us a little bit about yourself?

S: Hi, I’m Saige Ryan Campbell a.k.a. Young Saige (that is my rapper alias) I am an actress, singer and rapper in the group Pink E Swear.

R: At what age did you get into acting? What was your first role? What was the audition processes like? How did you find out that you got the part?

S: I started acting at around age 7 and I booked a few commercials at first, but my first theatrical role was on a show called the Guardian. There were about 8 pages of sides to learn (at age 7 that’s a lot [laughs]). I went to the first call and then got the callback about a week later. I got the call from my agent saying I booked it before I even got off the lot. It was very exciting.

R: You are in an up and coming movie called “Shrieking Violet.” Can you tell us a little bit about it and your character Violet?

S: Shrieking Violet is a sci-fi horror film that I’ll be filming late this summer. Violet is the lead character in the film and I have also recently booked a film called exit 172 that I’ll be filming in the fall in the New Jersey area.

R: You are also in the movie “Forget me Not.” For those who have not seen it, can you tell us about the movie? What was it like working with Cody Linley and Chloe Bridges?

S: Filming Forget Me Not was a blast! There were a lot of kids on the set, and we all got along really well. We have all kept in contact and actually hang out all the time. Cody Linley is hilarious we actually have a video from the private screening of him outside dancing a beautiful ballet (laughs). In the movie I played Young Layla, Chloe played the older version of the character. She was great, really sweet and a great actress.

R: You are an amazing rapper and dancer. How long have you been dancing, rapping and singing? What is your favorite type of dance?

S: Well thank you so much. I have been dancing pretty much as long as I could walk, I do all types of dance but hip hop is my favorite. My mom says I started rapping when I was around 3 or 4 quoting Eminem lyrics that I probably shouldn’t have known (kinda of embarrassing for my mom [laughs]) .

R: Tell us about your group Pink E Swear? Who is in it? What was it like opening up for Demi Lovato at Holiday Christmas Parade? What is Demi like in person?

S: Taylor, Sydney, Tasha and I were chosen through a nation wide search to be a part of this group. We have since become best friends, and I don’t know what I would do without them. They are all actresses’ as well and very talented girls. The Hollywood Christmas Parade was an amazing show; there was a huge a huge crowd so it really made it fun. It was an honor opening for Demi Lovato, She was great and took the time to talk to everyone. After our performance we got to ride in the parade, definitely topped it off.

R: How did the band form? Is Pink E Swear on any social networking sites?

S: Well they held auditions and four were chosen, and since we were all so different we each have our own genre of music in the group I am Hip Hop (obviously), Taylor is our pop star, Sydney…the rocker, and Tasha is the country girl. We have a myspace, mypace.com/pinkeswear and twitter, twitter.com/pinkeswear and we also have a few videos on youtube just search Pink E Swear.

R: What is your favorite song to perform on stage and why?

S: I think my favorite song to perform would have to be “Pink” because it gets the crowd going and it’s kind of our anthem but I also love “Tune em Out” because its more of a hip hop song which I love and the rap is fun to do live!

R: We read that you have a CD. Is it out yet? Where can people get your CD or music?

S: Our CD is completed and it should be released this summer.

R: What has been your favorite moment so far?

S: With Pink E Swear probably filming with MTV a few months ago. We got to go do some really fun stuff together and had the cameras following us for the week it was pretty cool!

R: What has been you most star struck moment? Who was it and tell us about it?

S: Believe it or not my most star struck moment was probably when I met Weird Al, he has been one of my favorite people since I was really little and when I met him the first time I could barely even talk! But I was lucky enough to get to meet him again at a private party and I got to hang out with him and his family he is sooo nice and just an amazing person. Now the day I get to meet Eminem my answer might change (laughs).

R: If you could work with anyone in the world, who would it be? If you could make a guest appearance on any show, which show would it be and why?

S: Well musically it would definitely be Eminem and theatrically it would have to be Will Smith. I think he’s an amazing actor. As far as a TV shows, I would love to be a judge on So “You Think You Can Dance” or “Americas Best Dance Crew” because they are two of my favorite shows.

R: You have a great sense of style. How did you come up with the style? What is your favorite item to wear?

S: Thank You! (laughs). umm its just kind of what comes naturally to me, I like hats, chains and peace signs (laughs) but my favorite is my hat . You will rarely catch me without a hat or bandana.

Saige Ryan Campbell

Saige Ryan Campbell

Image credit: Susan Sheridan photography

R: What do you do in your spare time? What are some of you hobbies?

S: Well I’m ALWAYS dancing and I love to play basketball and just hang out with friends like anyone else. But I’m actually not much for down time I love to always be going, doing something and hanging out in the studio. I’d have to say that’s definitely my favorite place.

R: What singers and bands can be found on your ipod or mp3 player? What is your favorite song from each one?

S: Well a lot of people but mostly Eminem I have pretty much every song he’s ever recorded all the way back to his first album Infinite! I have a lot of Tupac, and Usher, Ludacris, Ne-Yo and T-pain. Just to name a few.

R: Do you have any charities that are close to your heart? If so, tell us about them.

S: I am very involved with many animal charities like Angels in Fur, Best friends foundation, and The world Trust foundation, I am an animal lover. I have adopted six cats two dogs rabbits etc. I am also involved with quite a few children’s cancer organizations, some of the kids that we meet at these fundraisers are amazing, …

Pink E Swear will be performing at the Britti Cares even at the end of this month and will also be doing the National Anthem at the Long Beach torch run in early June.

R: What are you currently working on?

S: Right now I’m keeping very busy with Pink E Swear, we are currently in negotiations for a televisions series based around the group, as well as spending a lot of time in the recording studio.

R: What are you future goals?

S: More then anything I would really like to go on tour. Performing is my favorite thing to do, and I would love to perform in time square.

R: What is the best advice you have ever gotten and by who?

S: My producer Tone always tells us to work hard and never give up on your dreams.

R: What advice would you give teenage girls?

S: I’d say always be your self and don’t change for anyone! And if you find something you love to do give it your all.

Pink E Swear

Pink E Swear

Picture credit: Susan Sheridan photography

R: What are five things people may not know about you?

S: 1. well my cat is definitely the boss of me!

2. I want to rap on Justin Bieber’s next album (laughs)

3. I’m obsessed with Tim Burton movies

4. I ONLY wear converse.

5. 99% my socks don’t match.

R: Other than this one, what is the strangest question you have ever been asked?

S: Someone asked me what message I would put in a fortune cookie and I’ve also been asked to sign someone’s arm.

R: Are you on any social networking sites? If so, which ones and what are their addresses? Do you have an official website? What is the address? Do you have a youtube account? If so, what is the address?

S: I have a twitter, twitter.com/youngsaige and myspace at myspace.com/youngsaige

and I have a Facebook under Saige Ryan Campbell and my official website is saigeryancampbell.com

R: Is there anything else you would like to add or say to your fans?

S: I just really appreciate everyone that has been and still is supporting Pink E Swear and keep listening!

R: Saige, thank you for the interview. Have a great day.

S: Thanks!!