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Destiny White

Destiny White

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Interview With Destiny White By Chris 29/11/07

Destiny White is a acting student studying musicial theater and a model. She is an extremely talented girl who works hard to follow her dream and is extremely bright and switched on and expected to hear a lot from her. so read the interview and find out more

Destiny Website

1. Why did you decide to become a actor & model?

I love performing and always have. I have tapes from as early as two years old singing and dancing. At about age 8, I started making home runway videos, dancing to Mariah Carey and Bing Crosby (funny combination, yes.) I love being on camera, whether it is a still photograph or film. As for acting on stage, it is so empowering to be able to change a person’s view of the arts just by one performance. I love the newness of performing live. Every performance is different and has a different energy and the show is always a little different every night. It is a living, breathing piece of art, and the most beautiful, in my opinion. I just began modeling about nine months ago, so it is still new to me. I like it a lot but if I’d have to choose between modeling and acting, I would choose acting.

2. Has Internet helped you get acting & modeling job?

The Internet is very useful in the modeling industry. A lot of people use it as a networking tool. If it weren’t for sites like Onemodelplace.com and modellaunch.com, I would have to get an agent, which hasn’t been necessary thus far. I haven’t had a lot of luck with finding acting jobs on the Internet, but in the past year or two, this is getting better. Casting calls are starting to be posted a lot more.
3. Do you think it is a good tool?

I think the Internet is a FANTASTIC tool! We are blessed (and spoiled) to have it. It sure does make life a lot easier.

4. Who would you most like to work with?

Film world: Director: I would love love love to work with Australian native Baz Luhrmann (Director of Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge!) He is fantastic. Two of my other favorite directors are Tim Burton (BRILLIANT!) and Quentin Tarantino (again, Brilliant).

Actor: It’s a dream to work with Johnny Depp. He is incredibly talented.

5. Why musical theater?

I am a musical theater major because I wanted to be a triple threat. 🙂 Here at Ball State University, the musical theater major is a triple major in acting, singing, and dance.

6. What your favorite thing about acting?

Being able to express my deepest, sometimes darkest, feelings in public. It is such a liberating feeling. I also love to have the opportunity to be people and characters that I will never be in real life.

7. What play would you most like to do?

I would most like to do Wicked.

8. Why did you pose for PB?

It was something that I wanted to do for a while. I felt like if anytime in my life, now would be the time, while I am young. I was hoping to make some connections through the process. I also felt like there is no other way to feel more liberated than to be naked for the world!

9. Are you happy how things have turned out by posing for PB?

Nothing really has changed! So, yes I am happy that nothing bad came from it, but slightly disappointed that nothing grand came from it either. But since I wasn’t expecting much of anything, I am satisfied to just add the experience to my life adventures!

Destiny White

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

I most like to play character roles, usually none human (like Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical) If the role is that of a human, I like them to be very emotional people, whether that emotion is one of extreme joy or extreme depression. I love to step out of the box with my characters. I prefer comedic roles.

11. Which actors do you look up to?

Johnny Depp, Renée Zellweger, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Winona Rider, and I could go on all day. I love a lot of them. 🙂

12. Any special techniques when remembering lines?

Say them over and over and over. I drive a lot ( about 2,500 miles a month) so I go over them in the car a lot. Some people write them down. I become consumed with the show/ film I’m doing and think about nothing more than that for the duration of the production.

13. What is on your stereo at the moment?

It is an electronica mix I just made. I listen to every kind of music and didn’t have any electronica, so I thought I’d make some for my car. When I’m not listening to a CD, though, I am obsessed with the British Broadcasting Company and National Public Radio.

14. What are some of your favorite musical artists/bands?

Too many to list. I really like Coldplay and Jeff Buckley and Jack Johnson and Lauren Hill and Portishead and Kanye West and see… too many I could go on for a while. 🙂

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

Perfume: Story of a Murderer,Beowolfe in 3D was really entertaining because things were flying out at the audience, and Across the Universe.

17. What are your favorite movies?

Vanilla Sky, Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, Donnie Darko, 300, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Little Women, and many many more.

18. Any more stuff with PB in the future?

I will be Cyber Girl of the Week on Dec. 3, 2007. As for the future, who knows?

Destiny White

Eve Jewell

Eve Jewell
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Interview With Eve Jewell By Chris 29/11/07

Eve Jewell is a student studying biology and a model. read the interview and find out more

1. Did you ever think you would be in PB?

No I honestly didn’t. When I was little I used to fantasize about being in Playboy one day. When the opportunity arose I didn’t hesitate to audition.

2. What has been the highlight of being PB so far?

The highlight for me so far is a sense of pride and accomplishment. One of my life dreams has come true and hopefully I’ll be given more opportunities to continue modeling for Playboy.

3. Has that opened doors for your modeling career?

I’ve never modeled before Playboy nor have I modeled so far after Playboy.

4. Why pose for PB in the first place?

It has always been a life goal of mine to pose for Playboy.

5. Do you have plans to do more with them and more modeling?

I’d love to do more modeling with Playboy. Hopefully I’ll be voted Coed of the Month by the fans and fly to Chicago for another shoot!

6. Did you enjoy doing the shoot?

I had a blast at the shoot! David Rams was my photographer and he was absolutely hilarious to work with. He really had a way of making me feel sexy and at ease. My shoot took place on the top floor of a fraternity house where there was a huge window that overlooked a main street of my school, so everyone was able to watch my shoot from the street. It was fun knowing I had an audience

7. Have you had any bad feedback rude comments so far?

The only negative feedback I’ve received is from my family. They were very angry when I told them I would appear in the College Girls edition. Everyone else has thought it was awesome and bought so many of the magazines to support me.

8. What do you do stay in shape?

I’ve been horseback riding competitively since I was eight years old and it is very good exercise.

9. How has your parents and friends responded to you being in PB?

Friends are very proud of me for making it in Playboy; my parents, not so much. I think my dad may have actually cried when he found out. It made me very sad, but I don’t regret posing because it has been something that I’ve always wanted to do. Needless to say, it was a hard time between my family and me.

10. How hard is the degree you are doing?

I’m a Biology major; however, sciences come naturally for me, so to me, it’s easy. However, there is a lot of studying involved!

11. Why did you choose the degree you are doing?

I didn’t always know I wanted to be a biology major. In fact, in high school I didn’t even like biology. However, one of my dreams is to work for National Geographic and travel the world. In the meantime though, I’ll try to work at a zoo or aquarium.

12. Which Magazine would you most like to be on the cover for?

I would love to grace the cover of Playboy, but Vogue would also be nice…

13. What kinda shoot would you most not do?

I wouldn’t do a raunchy shoot nor would I want to do a boring shoot. That wouldn’t be any fun.

14. What do you to keep yourself fit?

I’m not really sure. I don’t do much other than ride horses.

15. What is on your stereo at the moment?

The local radio station—New Orleans’ B97.1

16. What are some of your favorite musical artists/bands?

I have tons but to name a few: Three Days Grace, Smashing Pumpkins, GooGoo Dolls, Meatloaf, Marlyn Manson, and Breaking Benjamin. There are tons of others, but I don’t want to bore you with an endless list!

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

I just saw ‘Enchanted’ over Thanksgiving break and I loved it! In fact, when my sister and I went out later that night we sang excerpts from the movie to each other from across the bar.

18. What are your favorite movies?

Favorite movies would be the Harry Potters. I also like all of the Disney classics. All of my roommates and I will occasionally stay in and have movie nights where we sing along to all the songs. We are such nerds sometimes!

19. What is next for you?

Once I graduate I plan on taking a year to horse show competitively and work towards a life goal of going to the Olympics.

20. Who would you most like to work with?

I really want to work for National Geographic and hopefully I’ll have
continued work with Playboy too!

Thanks for your time any last words?

Just want to end by saying that I am very grateful for all of the opportunities that have been presented to me within this past year and a special thanks to all those who have supported me along the way!

Destiny White

Destiny White
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Interview With Destiny White By Chris 29/11/07

Destiny White is a acting student studying musicial theater and a model. She is an extremely talented girl who works hard to follow her dream and is extremely bright and switched on and expected to hear a lot from her. so read the interview and find out more

Destiny Website

1. Why did you decide to become a actor & model?

I love performing and always have. I have tapes from as early as two years old singing and dancing. At about age 8, I started making home runway videos, dancing to Mariah Carey and Bing Crosby (funny combination, yes.) I love being on camera, whether it is a still photograph or film. As for acting on stage, it is so empowering to be able to change a person’s view of the arts just by one performance. I love the newness of performing live. Every performance is different and has a different energy and the show is always a little different every night. It is a living, breathing piece of art, and the most beautiful, in my opinion. I just began modeling about nine months ago, so it is still new to me. I like it a lot but if I’d have to choose between modeling and acting, I would choose acting.

2. Has Internet helped you get acting & modeling job?

The Internet is very useful in the modeling industry. A lot of people use it as a networking tool. If it weren’t for sites like Onemodelplace.com and modellaunch.com, I would have to get an agent, which hasn’t been necessary thus far. I haven’t had a lot of luck with finding acting jobs on the Internet, but in the past year or two, this is getting better. Casting calls are starting to be posted a lot more.
3. Do you think it is a good tool?

I think the Internet is a FANTASTIC tool! We are blessed (and spoiled) to have it. It sure does make life a lot easier.

4. Who would you most like to work with?

Film world: Director: I would love love love to work with Australian native Baz Luhrmann (Director of Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge!) He is fantastic. Two of my other favorite directors are Tim Burton (BRILLIANT!) and Quentin Tarantino (again, Brilliant).

Actor: It’s a dream to work with Johnny Depp. He is incredibly talented.

5. Why musical theater?

I am a musical theater major because I wanted to be a triple threat. 🙂 Here at Ball State University, the musical theater major is a triple major in acting, singing, and dance.

6. What your favorite thing about acting?

Being able to express my deepest, sometimes darkest, feelings in public. It is such a liberating feeling. I also love to have the opportunity to be people and characters that I will never be in real life.

7. What play would you most like to do?

I would most like to do Wicked.

8. Why did you pose for PB?

It was something that I wanted to do for a while. I felt like if anytime in my life, now would be the time, while I am young. I was hoping to make some connections through the process. I also felt like there is no other way to feel more liberated than to be naked for the world!

9. Are you happy how things have turned out by posing for PB?

Nothing really has changed! So, yes I am happy that nothing bad came from it, but slightly disappointed that nothing grand came from it either. But since I wasn’t expecting much of anything, I am satisfied to just add the experience to my life adventures!

Destiny White

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

I most like to play character roles, usually none human (like Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical) If the role is that of a human, I like them to be very emotional people, whether that emotion is one of extreme joy or extreme depression. I love to step out of the box with my characters. I prefer comedic roles.

11. Which actors do you look up to?

Johnny Depp, Renée Zellweger, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Winona Rider, and I could go on all day. I love a lot of them. 🙂

12. Any special techniques when remembering lines?

Say them over and over and over. I drive a lot ( about 2,500 miles a month) so I go over them in the car a lot. Some people write them down. I become consumed with the show/ film I’m doing and think about nothing more than that for the duration of the production.

13. What is on your stereo at the moment?

It is an electronica mix I just made. I listen to every kind of music and didn’t have any electronica, so I thought I’d make some for my car. When I’m not listening to a CD, though, I am obsessed with the British Broadcasting Company and National Public Radio.

14. What are some of your favorite musical artists/bands?

Too many to list. I really like Coldplay and Jeff Buckley and Jack Johnson and Lauren Hill and Portishead and Kanye West and see… too many I could go on for a while. 🙂

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

Perfume: Story of a Murderer,Beowolfe in 3D was really entertaining because things were flying out at the audience, and Across the Universe.

17. What are your favorite movies?

Vanilla Sky, Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, Donnie Darko, 300, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Little Women, and many many more.

18. Any more stuff with PB in the future?

I will be Cyber Girl of the Week on Dec. 3, 2007. As for the future, who knows?

Destiny White


The New Electric

The New Electric
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Interview With Marc from The New Electric By Chris 26/11/07

The New Electric are one of the coolest bands around,they are from Melbourne and play New Wave with a rock edge, and it’s totally funky and it rocks. Read the interview and check out their music, it’s fantastic and read the EP review also

The New Electric Website

1. How did the band form?

I (Marc) caught the ‘front man fever’ and decided to disband the group (Pornland) we were in. We were quite big on the live scene but most of the songs we were writing didn’t fit the mold so we needed another outlet.

2. What inspired the band’s unique sound?

Originally the band started out as a way to emulate some of our childhood heroes. Being children in the 80’s, this meant the group had a very 80’s sound. In fact, the first tune we wrote for this group was inspired by the theme to the movie ‘Fletch’ (this very demo can be heard on our Myspace. ‘What’s the Vibe?’). However, the sound slowly evolved. We’ve all played in so many different types of bands, from funk, soul, surf-psychedelic, jazz and indie-rock (to name a few), that there’s quite an extensive array of sounds to draw from.
Sometimes we can’t decide whether to write a manic divynals song, a smooth 70’s M.O.R. number or a groovy Chic song. Oh, the hardships music throws out…

3. Are you happy with the responses so far?

The response has been great. Our live show is something extremely important to us and something we believe we do quite well. Whenever we play kids dance and this makes us happy. We’ve been concentrating on refining our relentless groove. We wanna make it even more relentless so the kids dance even more. Our crowd has been building nicely. It’s fun seeing people you don’t know singing your shit. It makes you feel warm inside.

4. Where has been your favourite place to play so far?

At universities during O’week. Kids just wanna party and everyone finds a friend.
We did a gig at Flinders University (Adelaide). Very much fun.

5. How does your singer come up with those dance moves?

I imagine what James Brown would look like dancing to a rolling stones number and try and copy that image in my head. Honestly though, I don’t really know … funny genes?

6. How have the responses been to the EP?

The people that have bought it really like it but radio hasn’t seemed to pick it up.

7. How did you guys go about the recording process for the EP?

We basically picked the songs that got the best response live at the time and recorded them. We recorded the basic rhythm tracks in a studio and the rest at home. We wanted to keep the whole thing quite simple/minimal Dan (my brother and drummer) was the main producer but a guy called Clive Young also helped with production. I’d like to quickly mention that the CD was recorded and basically mixed by June last year (’06) and was released in August this year. A car decided to beat the crap out of me while visiting the Tuscan Apennines. My holiday was extended four months and it wasn’t much of an extended holiday. The accident meant it took us a year longer to release the EP than it should have. Our sound now is quite a lot different.

8. Who have you enjoyed playing with the most?

There’s a band called Near Your House that we’ve played with a couple of times. I dig their vibe. Their front man’s a bit of a nut and I like that in a band.

9. What is next for the band?

Well we’ve found this new kid on the block manager (Marie) that’s doing things we just can’t, like being nice to people. Our drummer Dan has been known to say the wrong thing at the wrong time and because of this has become a recluse. He’s like Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys except not famous, poor and fatter.
We’ve started work on our album and are extremely excited. It’s going to be a concept album with concepts within the concepts. It’ll sound quite a lot different to the EP. We’re also going to tour heavily next year. We’ve a European tour in the wings as well as an East coast tour. Our girl, Marie, is looking into cracking Japan and that’s a lovely thing. Oh, and the snow. We wanna play in the snow…

10. Have you had much response from labels yet?

Not a sausage. Well, that’s not entirely true. When we first started we had a bloke called Ralph Carr from Illicit records quite interested. It didn’t work out.

11. What’s one thing you don’t like about the music industry?

The fact that unique sounding groups, such as ourselves, have a harder time breaking through. If you’re part of a scene, things seem to fall into place a lot more smoothly.

12. If you could have anyone in a video clip who would it be?

My mate Raf and he’s already in it.

Thanks again for your time, any last words?

Viva the M.O.R. revolution!


Blow Up Betty

Blow Up Betty
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Interview With Kim By H. Kenneth-Michael for Parx-e.com 22/11/07

Blow Up Betty are an all girl rock ‘n roll outfit from Adelaide, Australia. Forming in 2003, they took some time out upon the release of their E.P “Asing For Trouble” to answer some questions for parx-e.com. Despite recently announcing the departure of their original drummer, the girls are looking forward to a huge 20 date national tour starting in December.

Blow Up Betty Website

1. From the perspective of someone who has just heard your new recording, when did Blow Up Betty form & are there any other releases?

Blow Up Betty formed in late 2004 and we’ve had several line-up changes since then, finally settling on the current line-up in late 2005. We released our first EP, Blow Up Betty in August 2005, but that’s now out of print, which we’re really glad about 🙂

2. How long did it take you all to write, rehearse, record, produce & package “Asking For Trouble”?

Asking For Trouble has been the longest process of any recording project that I have been a part of. We began demoing these tracks in February 2006, and stepped up our rehersal schedule with the aim of being in the studio by September 2006. Life happens, things were postponed and we ended up recording in December/January of last year. 3 weeks in the studio, and lots of late nights, girlie fights and general moodiness – it was awesome fun! We launched Asking For Trouble in April 2007, and it’s been full steam since then!

3. Name three Musical Influences…

We all listen to way different stuff, so I’ll try and speak for everyone when I say The Donnas, Sahara Hotnights and Veruca Salt…and melody pops.

Three Non-Musical Influences…

Australian Idol, Linsay Lohan and licorice

4. Describe what you think is the biggest obstacle in the way of young up & coming musicians in Australia today?

Lack of accessability. We’ve found that maintaining our independance has been a good and bad thing – great because we have a say in every aspect of the creative process, but bad because we find it hard to get support shows with big bands, reviews, or even to get people to listen to our music.

5. On the other hand, what is the biggest positive about being such an artist/band in Australia at the mo?

Diversity – there is so much different stuff going on in the Australian music scene that an artist can be influenced by several different things at the same time. There is always new and exciting music being made, people just need to spend the time looking for it 🙂

6. Favourite gig?…Why?

My favourite gig that we’ve played was Taste of Chaos 2006 @ Adelaide Entertainment Centre. 15 mins, 3000 people and one chance to feel like a rockstar…it was an amazing experience.

Favourite gig that I’ve been to? Recently, Pink – an amazing live performer. But when I was younger I was into punk bands, and managed to catch Frenzal Rhomb, Less than Jake, The Porkers, Eskimo Joe and Toe to Toe on the same bill…wicked fun gig!

7. What do Blow Up Betty expect to be doing over the summer months?

Preparing to tour – we’re heading to NSW and QLD during January, so I’d like to get some new songs together for the tour. Getting all of the posters and promotional material together is going to be a lengthy process too, so that needs to be done. Lots of fun stuff!

8. What do you like to do to chill out during your down time?

Work jobs to pay rent, hang out, do coffee, talk (a lot!), play crappy songs we make up on the spot, random roadtrips…the usual stuff really!

9. Finally, Where do you see the band being in 5 years time?

Ideally, in LA doing the band circut there – we’d love to get out and explore the world…hopefully the world is ready for four really crazy chicks! BUB xoxo

Thanks

H. Kenneth-Michael for Parx-e.com