Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Chuk Cooley (Acoustic guitar,vocals and primary songwriter/storyteller), Tony Loretti (lead Acoustic guitar), Sondra C. (Acoustic bass,flute,backing vocals), Jester (drums & percussion). We are a band of 4 and put together songs about real life and growing up, climbing life's mountains, learning about love, trust, and learning to overcome addictions of all kinds, learning to be strong.
A message about life and hope, self-belief, and learning to better yourself and they are all wrtten and played with acoustic instruments. Each song has to truly take its listener somwhere in the head. To me that's what writing songs is all about...takin the listener to a place that you have been.
You can put together a bill with three other bands. Who do you share the bill with?
I would probably choose Zakk Wylde we write alot in the same tone and feeling and though we both have walked totally different paths in life we still have an underlying message about Life and Hope and being a soldier in life.
Well to be really honest I'd be dead or back in prison or a walking zombie /needle junkie still.Music gives me a life and is my therapy and reason for being truly alive. I mean I would love to believe that I'd be a good man but music is how I found away from being a bad man and from a bad life! This is me being as real and honest as I can be. Those things are what I was before I dedicated my life to the music and its dream and way of life.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My favorite modeling job so far was the bio video for Vida Guerra. It was so much fun it was basically a pool party with tons of other models, food, drinks, free tattoo and airbrush artist, music, and cameras everywhere. I could live like that on a daily basis.
What would you say is your best feature?
I would say my best feature are my eyes. They are perfect almond shape.
Where have you been featured?
I have been featured in online magazines sucy as Slippery Girl, WWS and several others. In print I have been featured as cover girl for HS magazine (Now Damn Girl Mag), Jet mag and several others. For a complete list please check my website for my resume.
What can a good photographer contribute to a photo shoot?
A good photographer can contribute to a shoot by being professional, making the model feel comfortable, being excited, and being energetic.
What is a common misconception people have about you?
The most common misconception that people have about me is that I am unapproachable. I hear all the time after a person speaks to me "you are so nice and funny I didn't think you would be so much fun."
If you could do a photo shoot anywhere, what location would you choose?
If I could shoot anywhere I would shoot in a safari in Africa at dusk surrounded by giraffes and tigers and I am in all white. I think this would be a great shot because I love Tigers and in Africa you wear white to celebrate death and I would like to do it as a tribute to my ancestors.
What is one goal you feel you must accomplish in your career?
One goal I must accomplish while I am modeling is to one day do it full time.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
PEN15 is a three-piece band from Columbus, Ohio. Guitarist Dustin Rouan discusses what is essential to every song his band writes, bands he would like to share the stage with, and what he'd be doing if he weren't making music.
If you are filing your music in a record store, where do you file it?
I would definitely file it under ROCK! I'm all for blazing a new trail and making your own sonic dent in history but there is something to be said for tradition.
Energy. Whether it's positive, negative, sad, or happy, we try to bring that energy to the forefront.
If I'm at your show, what is your pitch to get me to buy your album?
I'm honestly not much of a salesman. If I was any good at retail I wouldn't be doing the music thing. We mention that we have cds for sale while we are on stage but we let the music sell itself. If we get you to a show then we've already won the battle.
What are some bands you enjoy playing with?
I've enjoyed playing with a lot of bands over the years but my favorite is playing with Lemming. I guess I'm a little biased though because it is the band of my friend of fifteen years. I enjoyed playing with them so much that I have recently drummed for them on their latest CD, "dandelions", on my down time.
Name three bands (active or defunct) you would like to perform with.
It's hard to pick just three bands over time but off the top of my head:
Burning Brides. These guys put on a great show and are an inspiration in the way that they run their band. They take time off when they need it, record and produce their own albums that are always amazing and even have a van made to run on vegetable oil to get from show to show.
What would you be doing if you weren't making music?
Trying to take over the world. If that didn’t work, I also enjoy recording music, graphic design, and making/editing video.