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Limestone

Limestone
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Interview With Brendon Booth from Limestone By Chris

Limestone are a great victorian rock band.
Their music is good old modern rock music which doesn’t
suck.
Their music is good as and so is the ep.
These guys are going places.
Limestone
Website

1. How did Limestone form?

Usually Limestone forms in dank caves, but we formed about
five years ago in a house in Cragieburn, as a three piece.
Salv and Wayne wanted to start an acoustic band and it grew
from there into the happy family we are today.

2. Who were your idols growing up?

I really liked the main character in Greatest American
Hero, the Samurai Pizza Cats, and Bob Hawke.

3. Who were your influences?

The Beatles (of course), Van Morrison, Don McClean, Cat
Stevens, Joni Mitchell, My Friend the Chocolate Cake,
Counting Crows.

4. What has the response been to ep?

Fantastic so far, with positive feedback from print and
radio media, airplay on radio stations in four states, and
that’s all before it’s been officially launched!

5. What is it like playing live and what’s your fav
venue?

It’s like running, flying, falling, crying, shaking all
over, and eating chocolate all at once! Our favourite venue
is the Duke, where live rock clings to its very
foundations.

6. Has the Internet helped with your music?

Our website has had thousands of clicks over the last year
and a half and having some of our songs on MP3 definitely
helps people listen to a little slice of limestone.

7. What are your thoughts to filesharing and the MP3
format?

I think the Mp3 format is great for sharing music (despite
the loss in quality from CD) but I don’t like the idea of
my stuff being shared on the internet! Double standards?
Probably.

8. Have you had much response from labels?

We asked stussy and industrie if we could be male models
for them, but they said that we should maybe go for some
cheaper labels. We’ve only just released our debut EP so we
expect to do some solid work in Melbourne and interstate
before we allow ourselves to think about that.

9. If you could work with any one who would it
be?

Jesus. I mean the guy can do anything, you know? You want a
house? BANG! There it is. Run out of wine? Just ask my homy
Jesus, he’ll fill your sink full of the shit.

10. How did the recording process for the ep
go?

It was a major paradigm shift for the band. We had to
really start thinking about the song as a product, about
arrangements, which songs were suitable for recording,
etc… it took us about a year from concept to completion,
but I’m glad we took the time we did, because we came up
with a product we’re extremely happy with.

11. What is it like being a indepedent artist in
Australia?

Awesome- particularly in Melbourne, the Seattle of
Oz.

12. What are your thoughts on realty tv talent shows eg
Australian Idol?

I think it’s like thinning out the gene pool.

13. If you could have a dream gig line up who would they
be?

U2, Counting Crows The Beatles Limestone

14. Have you had much support from radio?

Heaps of positive stuff so far, even though we’re only
three weeks into the promotion of our EP

15. If you could be on The Simpsons or Spongebob
Squarepants where would you be?

I’d be in Springfield – we’d open up the first nudy bar,
right next to Moe’s.

16. What is on your stereo at the moment?

A picture of my dog, lint, and a silver doily. Seriously,
I’m playing Van Morrison’s Greatest Hits.

17. What are some of your favourite musicial
artists/bands?

I really like what Jessica Simpson’s doing at the moment. I
don’t really listen to her music, but the fact that she can
sing and breathe at the same time, I really respect that.
Seriously – Matchbox 20, Counting Crows, U2, Audioslave,
etc.

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

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It is the greatest
movie of all time. Watch it.

19 What are your favourite movies?

As above, plus American Beauty.

20. Realty TV? Good Or Bad?

Very, Very bad.

21. Beer Of Choice?

Asahi, Japanese beer. Super-dry!

Thanks for your time any last words

Hope you enjoy the EP!


Natasha Lee

Natasha Lee
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Interview With Natasha Lee By Chris

Natasha Lee is one fantastic great aussie actress.
Who is best known for being in the show Always
Greener.
She studies law now and she likes Oasis.
But she will defently still be acting mark my words as she
is good.
So here is our interview with the lovely and talented
Natasha Lee

1. What made you want to be an actress?

being able to perform for a living and knowing that I would
be devoting my life to something I love so much.

2. Who were your idols growing up?

Marlon Brando, James Dean 3. Would you go overseas for a
role in a film?

Absolutely, in a heartbeat

4. What was it like working on Always Greener?

A great experience

5. Did you get a lot of experience and skill out of
it?

Yes, a lot of technical skills.

6. Did you learn much from some of the more experienced
actors?

Yes, they were very generous

7. Did you enjoy your time on the show?

Yes I did

8. Do you still keep in contact with the cast?

No, we’re all too busy at the moment

9. What are some of your favourite movies?

All About Eve, Some Like it Hot, Amadeus, Sleepless in
Seattle and The Graduate enjoyed? Napoleon Dynamite is the
one of the best films I’ve seen in ages.

11. What kinda role would you most like to
play?

Ophelia in Hamlet

12. What are your thoughts on studio remaking
movies?

That’s hard but nothing’s better then the original most of
the time.

13. What are your favourite genre of movies?

the 1950 studio movies plus I love when actors from the
Actors Studio began appearing in the early more realistic
films (e.g On the Waterfront)

14. Who have you enjoyed working with the
most?

Kevin Carlin

15. Who would you most like to work with?

Gary Oldman or Al Pacino

16 What your view on Realty TV? Good Or Bad?

I like some of it- I think there’s a place for
everything.

17. What have you got lined up next?

I’m studying law at university at the moment

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

Oasis’s new CD ‘Don’t believe the truth’

19. What are your favourite music
artists/bands?

Counting Crows, Oasis,Goo Goo Dolls, Hootie and the
Blowfish (I’m so ’90’s), Green Day

Thanks for your time any last words

Thank You!

Thanks to Belinda Maxwell setting up the interview and
Natasha Lee for doing it.


Sherwood

Sherwood
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Interview With Joe Greenetz from Sherwood By Chris

Sherwood is a great band who have gone from strength to
strength.
Ever since I first heard them on purevolume last year. I
was hooked.
They are one good indie rock band
Who has released one of the great albums this year.

Sherwood
Website

1. How did the band form?

Some of the guys met at an open mic night during college.
It started as a 3-piece, and has since evolved into the
current lineup.

2. Who were your idols growing up?

As a drummer, my idols have always been Dave Grohl and Matt
Cameron (ex-Soundgarden, currently plays for Pearl Jam). I
was kind of a grunge kid.

3. How did the recording process for the album
go?

Dan wrote the basic songs, then we arranged them for full
band, made demos of them, made revisions, then hit the
studio.

4. What has the response been to the album?

People seem to really like it. We find that our music
appeals to both the younger crowd, and a little bit to our
parents’ generation (probably because we listen to the
Beatles and the Beach Boys too much).

5. What inspired you when making the album?

Like I said, we listen to a lot of the Beatles and the
Beach Boys, and we tend to take that classical approach to
songwriting. We had also spent most of the previous year on
the road, under somewhat stressful living conditions. The
prospect of spending another year or two living like that
made us want to create an album that would be enjoyed by as
many people as possible, but still be engaging to fans of
our earlier work.

6. Has the internet helped with your music?

Absolutely. We’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time online,
using Myspace and Purevolume to get our name out there. So
far, the hard work has paid off nicely.

7. What are your thoughts to filesharing and the mp3
format?

For independent bands, and bands signed to tiny labels,
filesharing can be a great asset. We benefited greatly from
people downloading our songs and sharing them with their
friends. For record labels and bigger bands that don’t rely
as much on word-of-mouth credibility, illegal filesharing
means they don’t make as much money, which can be a bummer
if they’ve spent half a million dollars recording and
marketing an album.

8. Have you had much response from labels
overseas?

Not too much. I think we’ve heard from a label or two in
the UK, but nothing’s really come of it. That sort of
business belongs more to our record label than to us.

9. If you could work with any one who would it
be?

One person whose work I’ve always admired is a fellow named
Adam Kaspar. He’s a producer and mixer, and anything he
mixes is pure gold — he’s especially great with drums.
Listen to Foo Fighters’ “There Is Nothing Left To Lose” or
Soundgarden’s “Down On The Upside”… the drums are
AMAZING!

10. How did you get signed to Sidecho Records?

Sidecho’s president, James, kept hearing about us all over
the place. A lot of it had to do with us getting on the
Warped Tour and selling as many of our EP’s as we did. He
approached us with a great deal, and we took it.

11. Was the recording process different for the album
than the EP?

A little bit. The process for the album was basically a
more intensive version of that for the EP.

12. What are your thoughts on reality tv talent shows
(e.g. american idol)?

Living in an RV, we never get to watch television. So,
believe it or not, none of us has ever watched any reality
shows.

13. If you could have a dream gig line up who would they
be?

Death Cab for Cutie, Jimmy Eat World, and a reunited At The
Drive-In. The audience might be a little confused, but
Sherwood would be happy.

14. Have you had much support from radio?

We’ve been played on a few college radio stations, but
never on big rock stations.

15. If you could be on The Simpsons or Spongebob
Squarepants where would you be?

The Simpsons. I’ve never even watched a full episode of
Spongebob. Like I said, we don’t watch television.

16. What is on your stereo at the moment?

The new albums by Coldplay and Foo Fighters.

17. What are some of your favourite musicial
artists/bands?

My Myspace profile lists the following: Superdrag,
Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Jackson Browne, Interpol, The
Beatles, Mid-Beach Boys, Twothirtyeight, Iron &
Wine.

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

The only movie I’ve seen lately was the new Charlie &
The Chocolate Factory. I thought it was really great. Well
done, Mr. Burton!

19 What are your favourite movies?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Rushmore; In America.

20. How do you think MySpace helps the band?

It’s a great tool that allows us to easily reach thousands
of people, and we can do it from the comfort of our homes
(actually, our parents’ homes).

Thanks for your time. Any last words?

Yes, please set your internet browser’s home page to
www.thehungersite.com, where you can feed people for free,
just by clicking a button. Thanks for your time!


McKenzie Closen

Mckenzie Closen
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Interview With McKenzie Closen By Chris

Mckenzie Closen has been in Playboy,Been COED Of The
Month
But she is much more than that. She studies
Marketing.
She has her feet on the ground,smart and she is one cool
girl.

So here is our interview with the lovely McKenzie
Closen.

1. How has your life changed since doing
Playboy?

It has been wild. I am continually amazed at the attention
that I get from everyone and how long it has lasted. I
definitely get treated well when I am out and I have met
tons of awesome people and made a lot of new friends since
then. It is weird, almost like being a celebrity–except
only in Champaign (University of Illinois).

2. Did you ever imagine being in Playboy?

Yes, absolutely. I have wanted to be in Playboy ever since
the first time I saw one of the magazines. I remember
thinking that the women were so beautiful and also so
uninhibited. I wanted to be like that when I grew up
😉

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

My parents were so supportive–I never worried for a second
that they wouldn’t be. Both of my parents are artists, so
they see the nude body as a work of art and not as
something to be ashamed of. I have amazing parents, I am
very lucky.

4. Was it fun doing the photo shot?

It was the most fun I have ever had in my life. My photo
shoot was outside…there is nothing more freeing and
natural feeling than being naked in the great
outdoors.

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

Everyone has responded in a very positive way that I have
spoken to personally. I knew that, of course, men would
respond positively, but I was not sure how women would
respond to it. Luckily, women have been so sweet about it
and usually say something like “that is so cool!” or “I
totally want to be in Playboy some day!”

6. Do you enjoy Modelling and will you keep doing
it?

I definitely enjoy modelling, and I will continue to do it
as long as I am getting offers. However, modelling is not
my main focus. I am a student first, and my education and
future career are the most important things in my life
right now. So, as long as the modelling jobs do not
interfere with my education, I will keep doing it.


Mckenzie Closen

7. Would you ever like to travel overseas?

Yes, I would love to travel overseas. I have never left the
U.S., but I hope to land a job that will allow me to travel
the globe to do business. That would be ideal. I want to go
everywhere and see everything.

8. What would you most like to do after finishing your
degree?

I would like to work in marketing and advertising at a firm
or with an advertising agency. As far as location, I just
want to be in a large city or something like Chicago, New
York, or L.A. I am just keeping my eyes open and looking
for something that really grabs my attention.

9. What are some your favourite TV shows going
up?

Growing up, I watched Rainbow Bright and My Little Ponies.
But now I mostly watch anything on E! Or Vh1. My favourite
show that I never miss though is the L Word on
Showtime.

10. What’s your view on realty TV?

I think that there are not any reality shows that actually
show reality, but they are so much f-ing fun to watch and I
am addicted to about 9 of them.

11. What are some of your favourite movies?

Bound is my favourite movie of all time. Donnie Darko is
the movie I have probably watched the most number of times.
I also own Old School, Mulholland Dr., and Lost and
Delirious. My favourite movie genre is horror films I don’t
care how bad the reviews are, if there is a scary movie at
the theatre you can be sure that I will go see it.

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

Well, I saw the Ring Two on opening night, of course, and
it was very good. I also really enjoyed Maria Full of
Grace. Oh, and I get the Sundance channel at my apartment
and I am addicted to watching documentaries (on Mondays
they show them all day long).

13. What are some of your favourite musical
artists?

Portishead, Damien Rice, Gwen Stefani/No Doubt, Fiona
Apple

14. What would we find on McKenzie Closen stereo at the
moment?

Well, I don’t own a stereo I only listen to music that I
have on my computer, and I have about 2000 songs so, just
about anything. My favourite playlist right now mostly
contains music from the L Word soundtrack with additional
Portishead songs and some tracks from the Garden State
soundtrack.

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

Draw. Art is my soul.

16. What your favourite thing to do when you’re not
studying?

I love going out to eat and watching movies with
friends.

Thanks for your time any last words?

I just want to say that I feel so lucky for the life that I
have lived and the things that I have experienced. Thank
you to everyone who has helped me along the way, and I
can’t wait to see where my life will take me tomorrow!