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Antoinette Byron

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Interview With Antoinette Byron By Chris

Antoinette Byron is one great Australian Actress.
She is also one of my favs.
She has been in many great shows like Home And Away,Melrose
Place.
And she worked with Bruce Campbell. So here is the
interview.

1.What made you want to be an actress?

As a child I used to play ‘dress up’ and write
little plays and have my friends and I perform in
them.

2.Who were your idols growing up?

My idols growing up were Susan Sarandon, Glenn Close and
Meryl Streep.

3.What has been your favourite role to play so
far?

I enjoyed all my roles but the one I enjoyed the most was
playing Janet in “The Rocky Horror Show”. I
loved doing live theatre and singing and dancing on
stage.

4. What was it liked working with Bruce Campbell on Man
with the Screaming Brain?

Bruce Campbell is a Sci Fi legend and more importantly a
terrific guy who was great to work with and a lot of fun.
He had us all laughing between “takes”.
He’s also an insightful director and very caring
about his actors.

5. If you could work with any body who would it
be?

I would love to work with Johnny Depp – he’s
truly an actor’s actor. As far as directors are
concerned I would love to work with Cameron Crowe and Sam
Raimi among many others.

6. Who are your favourite actresses and
actors?

a) Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Jason Leigh,
Naomi Watts

b) Nicholas Cage, Russel Crowe, Jaimie Foxx, Sean
Penn.

7. What are some of your favourite movies?

“The Cooler”, “Edward
Scissorhands”, “Good Fellas”,
“Shine”.

8. What movies you have seen lately you have really
enjoyed?

“Lord of the Rings”, “Spiderman
II”, “Frida”, “Mystic
River”

9. What are some of your favourite musical
artitsts?

“Black Eyed Peas”, “Bon Jovi”,
“Prince”, “Usher”, “Gwen
Stefani”, “Missy Elliot”, “Alicia
Keys”.

10. What would we find on Antoinette Byron stereo at the
moment?

“Nelly”.

11. What are your thoughts on studio remaking movies and
if you could what would you remake?

My general thoughts about remakes are: “Not to mess
with perfection – it’s better to come up with
something fresh”.

12. What are your favourite genre of movies?

Film Noir eg. “The Last Seduction”

13. Who have you enjoyed working with the
most?

I really enjoyed working with Bruce Campbell on “Man
with the Screaming Brain” and it was a wonderful
experience living and working in Sofia, Bulgaria for the
month.

14. What were some of your favourite tv shows growing
up?

“The Sullivan’s, “Hey hey it’s
Saturday”, and comedy re-runs like “I Love
Lucy”, “Get Smart” and I loved “The
Forsyte Saga”.

15. What have you got lined up next?

I have a few things in the pipeline. I’m scheduled to
do another Sci-fi movie early in 2005. I’m also
co-writing a project with a music industry friend.

Thanks to Antoinette for doing the interview and to her
agent for setting it up


Big City Dreams

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Interview With Scott From Big City Dreams By Chris

Big City Dreams is one band who music is great.
Their songs are written well and a joy to listen to.
So here the interview with Big City Dreams.

Big City Dreams
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1.How did you get into music?

music has been a huge part of our lives since we were
little kids so the natural progression was to pick up
instruments and make our own music.

2.What were your major influnces growing up?

everything from green day to james taylor

3.How did the band form?

mark and scott played in a band before big city dreams that
broke up

4. What has been your favourite show to date?

we love playing every show but if i had to pick a
favorite….. maybe our first show since it was the first
time for a lot of people to hear what we had been working
on.

5. What has the response been to your new song
released?

the new songs haven’t been released yet but the response to
them live has been very positive

6. Who do you enjoy playing with?

any band who shares a love of music and has fun

7. How has zines helped in getting your music out
there

they’ve helped get our name out there to people who may not
have heard of us

8. What are your views on the mp3 format and
filesharing?

i think it’s a great way to discover bands. hopefully
people will continue to support the bands they love even if
they download some songs.

9. Do you think the internet is good for getting your
music out there?

the internet has been very important in getting our music
out to new people

10. Who would most like to record a song with if you
could?

james taylor

11. If the band could be on The Simpsons where would
they be playing?

in moe’s?

12. When touring what is the album that must be played
on the tour bus?

currently it’s the Cartel EP

Thanks for your time, any last words?

please don’t be afraid of the word “acoustic”. listen to
the songs… i think you’ll be surprised.
www.purevolume.com/bigcitydreams

Anika Knudsen

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Interview With Anika Knudsen By Chris

Anika Knudsen is one cool model who has featured in
Playboy.
She is defently going places with her modeling so we wanted
to know more.
So here the interview with Anika Knudsen.We hope to see
more of her soon.

Anika
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1. How has your life changed since doing
Playboy?

It has opened up so many doors for me. I have relocated to
LA and I am taking a part in two movies next year.

2. Did you ever imagine being in Playboy?

Yes, I did. From the time I saw the magazine at a young
age, maybe 13.

3. How did your parents respond to you being in
Playboy?

My mother and father supported me because they knew I
really wanted to do it. They are very free spirits as
well.

4. Is it fun posing for Playboy and doing the photo
shoots?

OMG, It is amazing. Playboy makes you feel like a princess.
I love working for them.

5. How have people responded when you tell them your in
Playboy?

They either love it or hate it. Many people lost respect
for me, but others cherish my decision.

6. Have you had any bad feedback?

Thousands of letters and media coverage.

7. Would you do it again?

In a heartbeat!

Anika

8. Would you ever like to travel overseas?

I have been traveling my wole life. I just moved back from
Sweden last year.

9. Who would most like to be photographed by?

My boyfriend, although I am single right now

10. What are some your favourite tv shows going
up?

Seinfeld and Chapelle Show

11. What’s your view on realty tv?

Whatever, I really don’t have an opinion

12. What are some of your favourite movies?

The Doors and American History X

13. What movies that you have seen recently you have
really enjoyed?

Scarface

14. What are some of your favourite musical
artists?

The Doors, Guns N Roses, U2 and Led Zepplin. I also love
hip-hop..

15. What would we find on your stereo at the
moment?

Nirvana

16. What is one thing you most like to do
ever?

Horseback ride on my Horse Lamoncha

17. What your favourite thing to do when your not
busy?

Meditate, lay-out and dance

Thanks for your time any last words

.. SO what is next??

Thanks to Anika Knudsen for kindly doing the interview
she rocks


Ultrasonic

Interview With Chris Simmons By Chris

Ultrasonic are a great rock band with some great
songs.
Plus their self titled album rocks.
I wanted to know more

Ultrasonic
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1.How did you get into music?

many members of my family were in country music bands when
i was younger. anytime the family would get together, it
would always involve a few of my cousins and uncles sitting
around and playing guitar and singing old country and
gospel/bluegrass. i really enjoyed it and wanted to
participate, but i really leaned more toward rock n roll.
when van halen’s “1984” came out, i went crazy and begged
my mom to get me an electric guitar until she finally did.
within a few months i was pretty comfortable with it. soon
after that i really got into AC/DC hardcore. hours upon
hours of jamming along with AC/DC really was the foundation
to my guitar playing and musical career.

2.What were your major influnces?

as i said before, AC/DC was a huge part of my formative
years musically. van halen lit the fire, so to speak. i
really got into ‘queen’ for awhile…then later i embraced
the earliest blues and found out where it all really came
from. robert johnson, muddy waters, freddy king etc. now i
am really into the songwriting side of things. i love to
hear a good song no matter what style it fits into. i think
that somewhere in my music, you can find traces of the
power of AC/DC, some of the intricacies of van halen, the
beautiful hugeness of queen and a little of the rawness of
the early bluesmen.

3.What do you think of the idol format?

you mean “american idol” and “pop idol” and “australian
idol” all the other various “idols” around the world? i
enjoy hearing the very bad singers and i also enjoy hearing
the really good singers. i find it entertaining as a
television show. as far as turning the winner into a
star….it reminds me of any other product development. it
proves that if you package it right and advertise it
correctly that you can sell anything to the masses. i
totally respect it as a business and wish all the winners
good fortune, but musically i don’t feel it or understand
it. i love to watch britney spears dance around and sing,
but it’s not because i like her music. i’m in the music
‘business’ because i want other people to feel my music and
understand it, not buy it because of the way i’m packaged
or advertised. much love to all who are successful and
happy.

4. Has there been much response about your music over
the web?

there has been some response. it hasn’t been crazy, but
there have been a few responses from various music lovers
from around the world such as the fine folks at
“parx-e”.

5. Where do you think you will be in 10 years?

i’ll be playing music somewhere… it’s hard to say. i hope
to be traveling the world and playing my songs for as many
people as possible. i can only be sure that i will be
enjoying music and writing and performing if i am
able.

6. What has been your best gig you have played so
far?

i have played a few that we’re memorable. i’ve played a few
shows with rock legends dokken and great white. that was
something i never thought i’d be doing when i was a kid
watching them on mtv. we played a show that was headlined
by ‘stone temple pilots’ that was great. i watched the stp
set from backstage and shook scott weiland’s hand and told
him i really enjoyed it. they have great songs.

7. What do you think of file sharing and the mp3
format?

i think sharing music is cool. it’s always been a part of
spreading the word about a band that you think is cool.
when you download a song for free it is stealing, but i
don’t think it has a very big impact at all. i think it may
even be helpful in some cases. i think it’s great the
someone like me can hear a band from australia in split
second and someone from there can hear my music. that’s the
wonderful world we live in today.

8. Would you come down to australia to play?

i definitely would. i’ve never been, but it looks very
beautiful and the people seem very friendly and open to
travelers. it also seems like there would be no problem
finding a party.

9. Who would most like to record a song with?

dave grohl from the foo fighters. his talent is immense and
wide ranging and it all seems to revolve around the song. i
totally understand that. i must mention that i would like
to write a few songs and play a few shows on guitar with
paul rodgers. his voice is so moving… it would be
bliss.

10. What would we find on your stereo at the
moment?

i have a local dallas, texas band called “the now” in there
right this minute. we played a show with them saturday
night. i listen to ben folds all the time. queens of the
stone age, foo fighters….and dolly parton’s greatest
hits.

11. What do you think of the intenet for a tool for
promoting music?

it’s so instant. no matter how slow your connection is,
it’s still faster than anything else we’ve ever seen.
almost everyone is on the internet. it’s vital tool. right
now it’s great because there is so much that is free and
that’s wonderful.

Thanks for your time any last words

thank you for your time and help spreading our music and
other music as well. please refer all to our website:
www.ultrasonicband.com. there is some free music that can
be accessed there. if you have any other questions at all,
just ask. “be kind to someone.” chris simmons,
ultrasonic

Special thanks to Chris Simmons of Ultrasonic for doing
it


On Tracy Lane

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Interview With Darryn By Chris

If you like rock music then you will fall in love with
On Tracy Lane.
Great songs that are catchy which make you just want to
rock.
We chat to Darryn from On Tracy Lane to find out
more.
On Tracy Lane
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1.How did you get into music?

My grandfather, uncle, and cousin all played guitar or
wrote songs when I was growing up. My mom loved Elvis! so I
was exposed to music at a very young age. My brother and I
became KISS fans when I was about 9 or 10 and he was 7 or
8. I grew up in the 80s in the midwest and we had our room
wallpapered in KISS posters. haha I started taking guitar
lessons (my mom made me) at age 13 and then started singing
in my 1st band at age 16….10th grade in high school. It
was called Red Destiny and we sucked. it was all cover
songs, but we had a blast! haha

2.What were your major influnces?

I am influenced by lots of different artists. In the early
days it was KISS, Elvis, Skid Row, Poison. Then as I got
older I got into U2, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, The Who, etc.
I am going to be the 1st rock singer to admit that Bon Jovi
was a big influence! I also like Tupac and the Holmes
Brothers, an awesome blues band.

3.What do you think of the idol format?

Call me old school or whatever, but I really like the
old-fashioned way of working hard, paying your dues, and
doing it for the love and passion….not a quick short cut
to money and fame. =)

4. Has there been much response about your music over
the web?

Yes On Tracy Lane has been fortunate to have a great
internet presence and now that Lacey Chabert was in my
debut music video, it is even more exciting. And having
great support from cool companies like you doesn’t hurt
either. =) Our site is (http://www.ontracylane.com)

5. Where do you think you will be in 10 years?

I will be playing music for sure. Whether or not it will be
in front of 100, 1000 or 1000000 people remains to be seen.
I definitely consider myself a rock warrior and when people
come see an OTL show, they will get 110%. They will hear
and see the passion hopefully in my voice and songs.

6. How did you get Lacey Chabert to be part of your
video clip?

Joe Eckardt, the producer and director of the video knew
Lacey’s agent. I owe Joe my 1st born child. His company is
called the Film Emporium.

7. What do you think of file sharing and the mp3
format?

Once a band is national and established I can understand
them wanting to get paid for their music. Indie bands and
local bands trying to get national exposure….I think it
is a great way for them to get their music out. At this
point for OTL, it is all about the music and the name. I am
not worried about cash right now.

8. Would you come down to australia to play?

YES! YES! YES! When? Where? You name it. I cannot wait to
visit your beautiful country.

9. Who would most like to record a song with?

Jon Bon Jovi. Can you hook me up?

10. What would we find on your stereo at the
moment?

Right now I have the blues of the Holmes Brothers, the rap
of Tupac, and Bon Jovi’s 2nd solo CD called Destination
Anywhere.

Thanks for your time Darryn any last words

Thanks so
much for your support! Can’t wait to play for and meet all
of your listeners/fans! Follow your Dreams….. I hope you
join me at On Tracy
Lane

mail me at [email protected]_

=) Thanks again!

Special thanks to Darryn of On Tracy Lane for doing
it