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Renee Humphrey

Renee Humphrey
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Interview With Renee Humphrey By Chris

Renee Humphrey is a great actress who also produces

She has a film coming out called Family which she acts and

Well I wanted to find out more so I did.


1.What made you want to be an actress?

My parents directed and choreographed theater in the San
Francisco Bay Area and had a Flamenco Troup when I was
growing up, so I was immersed in the world of performance
from a very young age. I found a niche in acting.

2. Who were your idols growing up?

Madonna and “Chorus Line” when I was 10. Anais Nin when I was
17. Ayn Rand when I was 20. My mom and my dad and my

3. Would you go overseas for a role in a film or theater

Sure. I have made a life out of following adventure.

4. What was it like working with Kevin Smith and
Christopher Lloyd?

They are both really talented interesting people. I could go
on and on, I suppose; about the nature of their characters-
really I respect them both as men and creative talents. And
I’m so happy to know them.

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

Kate Winslet, Spike Jones, Naomi Watts, Benecio Del Toro,
Javier Bardem, Milos Forman, Pedro Almodovar, to name a

6. What have been some of your favorite roles to

I loved playing the character of Jean in my new movie
“Family.” She is a flawed, yet extremely brave woman who goes
through huge ranges of emotion and circumstance, and finally
makes a good choice at the end. Some of my other favorite
roles have been Trish in “Mallrats,” Hillary in “FUN,” and
Didi in “The Sex Monster.” Oh, also Hayley in the episode of
“The Wonder Years” that I did many years ago.

7. What are some of your favourite movies?

I have such a large and eclectic group of favorites, let’s
see: Clerks, Raging Bull, The Unbearable Lightness of Being,
Blue, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Days of Heaven,
Zoolander, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Ran, Talk to Her, and
the list goes on…

8. What movies you have seen lately you have really

I really enjoyed “Million Dollar Baby,” “The Sea Inside,” and
recently saw “Jackie Brown” for the first time and dug

9. What is it like producing films compared to acting in

Producing a film is a much longer engagement with one project
and the team involved creating it-, which I thoroughly enjoy.
It’s great to get to be a part of constructing the film in
pre-production and post, as well as production.

10. Why get into producing in the first place?

I’ve always been driven to be a filmmaker as well as an
actress and producing is the most conducive way to do both. I
also tried my hand at writing and directing and found that my
true strength lay in producing and acting.

11. What are your thoughts on studio remaking

I think that art is a constantly evolving organism and
applaud all attempts. I do think there are some films that
stand alone, and because of this the remake generally

12. What are your favourite genres of movies?/b>

I’ve responded to films of all genres. I don’t have a

13. Who have you enjoyed working with the most?

Probably Kevin Smith, Carl Franklin and Lawrence

14. What were some of your favourite TV shows growing

“Three’s Company,” “Starsky and Hutch,” “WKRP in Cincinnati”
and “The Avengers.”

15. What your view on realty TV? Good Or Bad?

Again, sometimes people pull it off, sometimes they

16. What have you got lined up next?

I am actually pitching a Reality/Documentary style TV show,
and the film company Titan that I am a co-founder of is
selecting its next feature, but no decisions have been

17. Do you get recognized a lot for being in


18. What’s in your stereo at the moment?

Missy Elliot- “This is not a Test.”

Special thanks to Renee Humphrey for doing it

Bianca Dye

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Interview With Bianca Dye By Chris

She is a radio DJ on Sydney Nova 96.9 and some times a
tv presenter.
But is a very friendly person and is going to be around for
a while.

Bianca Dye

1. How did you get into being a dj on radio?

i started as a spruiker at shopping centers & hosting
& mc-ing a stack of events- & sent my tapes into a
zillion radio stations until someone finally called me

2. What has been your highlight of your career since
being on Nova?

um…. there are heaps… i get to interview people like
Robbie Williams -Nicole kidman – Justin Timberlake- Darren
Hayes – its such a buzz. i meet amazing people & im
constantly being challenged! i need that.

3. What is your view on Australian Idol/Popstars Live
and so on?

its great crappy tv – & hey if they can make a career
out of it – GREAT !? go for it – talent shines thru no
matter you do – eventually 🙂

4. If you could work with any one who would it

jabba from channel V rocks so does David Campbell from MTV!
they are the best guys ! verry funny & talented!

5. What have you been listening to recently that you
really enjoy?

HEAPS! um….the Finn Brothers new cd !( its wonderful) R
Kellys new cd… i have to listen to EVERYTHING that comes
out so my brain is fried!

6. What are some of your favourite artists?

Jamie Cullum
Finn Brothers
Black Eyed Peas
Darren Hayes
Beautiful Girls
Marcia Hines
Marron 5
Eskimoe Joe
too many to think of!

7. What it is like working on Nova?

awesome – great team of people – great vibe – its FABBO!its
HARD work tho – so dont be fooled!

8. What your view on realty tv?

um……….. im not a fan but hey – if your into it – go
for it!

9. Is there any one that you would really like to
interview for your show?

Robbie williams again………. Madonna?

10. What are some of your favourite movies?

ANY MOVIE! im a movie freak ill see anything! just saw the
VILLAGE!!! favourites ………um……… my brain is
dead! sorry ! too may to think of!

11. What movies you have seen recently you have really

THE VILLAGE… um.. i see alot of art house films – BEFORE
SUNRISE…. was unreal!

Special thanks for Bianca Dye for doing it


Larisa Oleynik

Interview With Larisa Oleynik By Chris

Larisa Oleynik is an actor who work I have liked
Ever since I saw her in 10 Things I Hate About
She has done some great roles and I can’t wait to see her
in more.
What is even more cool is that she listens to Rilo
So naturally I wanted to find out more.
1. How did you get into acting?

I started acting professionally by sheer luck, with no real
intention of ever pursuing it as a career. When I was 8, my
godparents found an ad in the newspaper advertising
auditions for the musical Les Miserables. I took the day
off school, auditioned, and everything else happened from

2. Did you ever imagine that Alec Mack would become a
popular show?

That was also a great, wonderful surprise. I am very proud
to have been a part of such a successful and morally
grounded show.

3. What kinda movies roles would most like to

I think it always depends on the script, the director, what
other actors are involved, what kind of space Im in,
etc… I don’t have any real agenda,

4. What your favourite type of genre of

I like movies that are honest, have heart and are moral
without, of course, losing their artistic sensibility or

5. Who would you most like to work with?

There are so many! But to make things simple, it would
fulfill a very dire childhood crush to work with Christian


6. Did you enjoy playing a character like Jules in A
Time For Dancing?

Making that movie was a wonderful experience for me,
especially to throw myself into such a rich character. The
trickiest part was trying to convey the relationships that
are affected by Jules’ cancer with truth. There are
definitely moments I would change now, but it was overall a
very satisfying experience.

7. Who has been your favourite character to

I think I may have just answered that above…

8. Was it fun to play a character like Bianca in 10
Things I Hate About You?

Absolutely, because that is the type of girl I was
terrified of in high school! It would have been more fun
without all those short skirts, however.

9.Who have you enjoyed working with the most?

Honestly, I have yet to encounter a really bad working
experience. Sets are really my favorite places to be
because of the many varied and interesting people you get
to meet, interact and collaborate with. And I have always
developed strong bonds with female costars. No cattiness


10. What are some of your favourite movies?

Um, Dazed and Confused is the movie I own that I cant even
begin to count how many times I’ve seen. Maybe its
not high art, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an
awesome movie.

11. What movies you have seen recently that you really

Before Sunset, Maria Full of Grace, The Village and The
Notebook. I was so cynical about seeing the Notebook, but I
cried through the whole thing.

12. Have you seen any movies that made you walk out or
turn of the tv?

I try and stick through most of them, if only to see if
there will be some kind of redeeming quality.

13. What is your view on the studios remaking movies and
what you remake?

You know, I’m quite torn on this one. I think that
there are some examples of originality to be found in
remakes that shed new light on the originals themselves. I
was not a fan of the original Manchurian Candidate, not a
fan of the book, but I really enjoyed this most recent

14. What is your view on realty tv?

I just don’t watch it.

15. What do you think of the American Idol

Never really seen it.

16. What are some of your favourite musical

My favorite band will always be No Doubt. It was the first
concert I ever went to when I was 14 and Ive seen them
probably 14 times since! They’re just a super tight
live band with so much energy. Cynics, be damned.

17. What would we find on Larisa Oleynik

Im absolutely addicted to the new Rilo Kiley. Jenny Lewis
is a goddess. Ive also got some old Throwing Muses, The
Rentals. Those three have been going together nicely for me
of late.

18. Do you know when Bringing Rain is getting released
on dvd?

I wish I did. I have yet to see it myself.

19. Would you ever go overseas to do a movie

Absolutely. In fact, that sounds kind of dreamy.

20. Have you got any new acting jobs in the

I am working for a few days right now on a movie called
Pope Dreams. It’s a small role, but I really like the
script, especially because I get to have this huge fake
family. I seriously love my job.


Special thanks to the Savage Agency and of course Larisa
for kindly doing this.

John Price

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Interview With John Price By Chris

John Price is one cool singer songwriter who is going
His music is catchy but defently different.
He defently rocks so here is the interview.

John Price’s

1.How did you get into music?

My family got sick of me using household items to make
noise so they bought me a guitar and a drum kit when I was
3 or 4

2.What were your major influences?

I can only remember Willie Nelson from when I was very
but the music I didn’t like did most of my
because I knew I did not want to do that

3.If you could play with any artist who would they

David Bowie

4. What music do you class yourselves as?

Folk pop

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

Living on mars, there will be life there

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

I have too many, but one I can think of would be my first
big show in my band when I was 16 at Fitzgerald’s in
Houston Texas

7. What made you want to go out and play

I have done it my whole, it was natural

8. What are your thoughts on the mp3 format/file

The more accessibility the better.

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

Brian Eno

10. Who has helped you out the most?

My parents have always been supportive

11. If you could be on the Simpson’s where would you be

Moe’s, they serve drinks

12. Do you think Internet is good for spreading the
message about your music?

I am using it right now

Thanks for your time any last words

Wear shoes outside in the winter

Thanks to John for kindly doing the interview and to
Megan for setting it up

The Louisville Sluggers

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Interview With Miss Mel From The Louisville Sluggers By

The Louisville Sluggers is one of the coolest swing
bands in Australia.
Their music makes want to dance the night away.
I wanted to know more from this really cool band.

The Louisville
Sluggers Website

1.How did you get into music?

I studied dancing and singing at a performance school from
the age of 3, and at 16 formed an all-girl group there in
the hope of getting some gigs around Sydney. This led to
the conception of the pop group ‘Girlfriend’ which took off
in 1992.

2.What were your major influnces growing up?

It seemed like my whole adolescence was dedicated to
performing… and I experienced a wide range of musical
styles, from the roaring 40’s to the Jackson 5 -which all
heavily influenced me. Apart from that, I’ve always loved
listening to the vocal talents of female greats such as
Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Billy Holiday, and watching
people like Madonna and Prince for their stage

3.How did the band form?

Several years ago, sister/brother duo – Michelle (manager)
and Glenn Scott (drummer) created the band. It’s funny how
things turned out because they actually asked me to join
the band at that time, and I was too busy with t.v.
commitments to take it on. Luckily for me, the lead singer
position opened up again 2 years ago and I jumped at

4. What has been your favourite show to date?

It’s hard to pick 1 favourite! Our album launch at The
Basement in May was fantastic! Full house and great vibes!
Another great gig was at The Metro in October – supporting
the fab US band ‘Royal Crown Revue’. The crowd was amazing
and the band and I seemed to simultaneously return the
energy that they were throwing at us. There’s nothing in
the world like it!

5. What has the response been to your album?

We’ve had a really good response. I think there’s been a
bit of suspense with it as it’s taken a while to get it out
(hence the title!), but reports so far from the likes of
people who come to our gigs are all pointing in the right

6. Whho do you enjoy playing with?

It’s such a privilege to play alongside such talented
people as the guys from Royal Crown and James

7. How has zines helped in getting your music out

Radio is such a wonderful medium for getting our music to
the people. Stations such as Eastside Radio and FBI have
been so supportive and have really helped deliver. The work
they do in promoting local acts is invaluable. There should
be many more like them!

8. What are your views on the mp3 format and

Mmm… it’s obviously not doing the music industry any
favours! Having said that, pirating has always been a
problem – and the industry always seems to get around it
somehow. On one hand, it reduces opportunites to make $$$
from record sales, but on the other, it gets your music out
there and gets more people to live gigs. I’ve never made
any money from record sales in the past anyway!!!

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

I obviously hadn’t read this question before answering the
last one!!

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

After our gig at The Metro, word was going around about the
possibility of a duet with Eddie Nichols and RCR. That
would be damn good!

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

You know what? I’m not a Simpsons fan, so I can’t answer
that one!

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

The RCR albums get us in the mood for gigs. No Doubt, Joss
Stone, Alicia Keys are all popular too.

13. What the scene like for the type of music you guys

There is a strong swing scene in Sydney that is wonderful
to be a part of. I’m always amazed at the gorgeous, retro
gear that people wear and the talent of the swing dancers
that take to the floor. They’ve truly taken a slice of
history and continue to honour it to this day.

Thanks to Miss Mel for doing the interview and their
management for setting it up


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Interview With Waymon Boone, from Headrush By Chris

Headrush are a very cool band.
They write some of the most catchy alternative rock tunes
which are written well.
I wanted to find out more.


1.How did the band form?

I used to front a band called “Splender” and Mike was in a
band called “Simon Says” we met on tour and quickly became
friends. When we left our bands in time i called him up and
he was into playing together. I was in New York and
relocated to Sacramento. We put the word out and found
Allison who was playing in a jazz band playing upright

2.What were your major influences?

Well, for me personally id have to say. The Beatles,The
Jackson 5, Bowie and Fleetwood Mac are the 4 artist that
changed my life.

3.If you could have a three band bill who would they

well needless to say id play with Bowie.. that would be

4. What music do you class yourselves as?

id say we are an alternative rock band

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

smoking a cigar in seedy bar like Jake Lamata from Raging

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

Well, with Splender I pretty much toured the world.. but
one show that stands out was playing in Florida at a
baseball stadium with Def Lepard.

7. What made you want to go out and play

when i was 5years old i saw the Jackson 5 at Madison Square
Garden and i turned to my mom and said “i can do

8. What are your thoughts on file sharing and the mp3

the more the merrier, nothing wrong with spreading the

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

Julian Lennon.. i hung out with him a few years ago in
Paris and i was asked to come to London to write for his
next record. We got too busy to work it all out but i
suppose it still left me wanting to sing with him. Also
another fantasy is Bjork.

10. Do you think the internet is good for helping bands
get known?

the proof is right here… plain and simple. YES.

Eight Days Gone

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Interview With Neil From Eight Days Gone By Chris

A great rock band with some great tunes.
I wanted to know more so I did.


1.How did the band form?

John and I have been playing together for about 11 years…
we started out as a speed metal band in the 90’s… Gary
joind about 4 years back and Steve joined about 2 years
ago… the current EDG line up has been playing together
for about 2 years.

2.What were your major influnces?

there are so many… everyone in the band is influenced by
a variety of music. I like a lot of singer songwriter
stuff, mostly classic stuff, but i listen to mostly current
music, I’m into Radiohead and Matthew Good and Coldplay.
I’m into good songwriting. If is sounds like a good song
and it’s more than likely the artist that is performing it
wrote it… i’ll listen 🙂

3.If you could have a three band bill who would they

if i were to pick some current music… .it would mostly be
bands that i would personally love to see… (this may vary
from member to member – so this would be mine) I would say
maybe the Counting Crows – they just have a powerful
performance and a real connection to the crowd. Alice in
Chains (i know it’s not possible – but it’s hypothetical
right?? 🙂 ) and us. I t would be cool to share a stage
with these guys…

4. What music do you class yourselves as?

i guess you’d could call it rock 🙂 – we’re trying to put
together music that’s soulful and has melody.

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

For me, i hope to be playing in some form, but mostly I
would like to produce other bands and work with

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

We played with Shinedown and Collective Soul at the
Sternwheel Regatta in Charleston, West Virgina…. it was a
great show, we played for about 8000 people and the energy
that comes from that many people is almost

7. What made you want to go out and play

i really wanted to write songs… .i love to write the
words so it just translates into singing them and
perfroming them i guess. I’m just a huge fan of music and
if i can be a part of that culture that’s where i want to

8. What are your thoughts on file sharing and the mp3

well, it’s tough… but i don’t really care at this point.
I think we (artists and music biz) need to make better
records with more stuff than just a CD… we need to come
up with some new ideas on what you get for $14 …. more
DVD footage, more interactive CD’s etc…. but if you like
the band and download the music…cool. Just come see us in
concert when we come to your town, buy a ticket and buy a
t-shirt. 🙂

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

I would love to reocrd with Van Morrison. I would have to
say that he is probably my favorite artist…there is just
something about what he does and the way he does it … i’m
not sure that our styles would be compatible … but i
think he could teach me a thing or two.

10. Do you think the internet is good for helping bands
get known?

I think it’s good… there are a lot of bands on the
internet so any internet marketing has to be agressive…
but what a better place to listen to new music.

Thanks for your time any last words

thanks for being persistant for this interview… 🙂 and i
thank you for your interest in EDG… .it’s been a