Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kick off football season with the Barron twins

Well, loyal reader, you no doubt have noticed that the content on Fox Tracks has not been updated as frequently as usual. I won't go into any details as to why, but I do apologize that I have not kept this going as planned. I know you love the great content you've come to expect and I will do my best to bring it to you.

However, football season is now upon us and I have some good stuff to share. So while you may be thinking about formations, tailbacks, and touchdowns, we here at Fox Tracks think that nothing says football season like...twins. That's right, loyal reader. Twins. Say hello to Kari and Ashley Barron, who appear courtesy of SoCal Glamour Girls.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Afterdarks: the best thing that ever happened to hot-rodders and beer sales

[Photo of The Afterdarks by Josh Ford.]

The Afterdarks is a band from Quad Cities that I first heard on Radio Free Bakersfield. Papa D discusses what is essential to every Afterdarks song, and why you should have the band's music in your collection.

Complete the sentence. The Afterdarks is...

The best thing that's ever happened to hot-rodders and beer sales

What is essential to every song of The Afterdarks?

We don't really stick to a formula. But, we try to use elements that invoke an emotion that the end of everything is coming, so it might me a damn good idea to get up and dance!

What is essential to every show?

Blood, sweat, beer, and dancing, preferably at night of course.

Why should I have your music in my collection?

Because if you didn't, you'd be kicking yourself 10 years from now for missing out on all the fun.

What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

I don't even want to think about how bleak that future would be. I'd probably be pumping gas or teaching physics.

Want some tunes by The Afterdarks? You can hear 29 (that's right, 29 full tracks) of them on ReverbNation.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fox of the Week (8/18/10): Sativa Blaze

Sativa Blaze is a model originally from northern California now living in Atlanta. She discusses her best feature, the books she is writing, and a perfectly sexy day.

Complete the sentence. Sativa Blaze is...

Sativa Blaze is one of the realest females that you will ever meet.

What would you say is your best feature?

My best feature I would say is my brain, and I am not talking about anything sexual (right now). My mind is the my best feature and that is the second thing I hear the most other than you are beautiful, I hear you are really intelligent.

What was your first modeling gig? Describe how you felt at that first gig.

My first modeling gig was a fashion show in Sacramento, CA and I was in a fashion show for crotchet swimsuits. I had never done a fashion show before and I was super nervous. Since I was working at Barbizon I had my walk down pat. After talking myself through it I strutted down the "runway" and did my thing. It was so fun, it was also my first paid gig. I even showed my rap skills after the show.

You are working on two books. Without giving too much away, what are the books about?

The two books that I am working on are urban fiction, both which have a positive message in both. One about 4 teens in their senior year of school, the other about 2 urban young adults in their walk into their Christianity.

What is harder, writing a book or modeling?

Modeling is harder. I am a natural writer and it comes easy. Modeling is harder because it takes much harder work and you are constantly trying to stay relevant in the game.

Describe a perfectly sexy day or evening (including what you would or wouldn't wear).

A perfect sexy day would be waking up to the right guy (or girl) and spending the day eating, enjoying some wine, and going to museums or some type of arts event. I would keep it simple but sexy, my favorite cool out outfit are some dark denim skinny jeans, white tank top, and some banging shoes and accessories to complement my outfit. Oh did I forget shopping?

If you could only accomplish one more thing, what would it be?

I am a career student who still hasn't gotten that piece of paper to go along with all my years in school, so I know that I need to finish that as soon as possible.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Can I get an amen? The Gospel According to the Barstool Preacher

Once again I turn my attention to the Subculture Collective for a music feature. After discovering the Lonestar Texabilly show, I decided to explore some of the other shows in the collective. The Gospel According to the Barstool Preacher certainly is a name that catches my attention.

I downloaded Episode 72 and the Barstool Preacher played a lot of good stuff: Old 97s, Lucero, Cave Catt Sammy. He also dipped into plenty of classics like Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Hank Williams. I didn't hear one song I didn't like. Plus, he played a lot of tunes that I have in my collection already.

That being said, the Barstool Preacher took way too long in between songs, sometimes talking for seven or eight minutes between sets of songs. I know that part of the charm of podcasts is that they are not structured like commercial radio. However, people tune into podcasts more for the music than for the host. I don't say that to be rude or mean. I'm just being honest and making a fair assessment. Still, this podcast is worth checking out because the host plays so much good music.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fox of the Week (8/11/10): Amber Proffitt

Amber Proffitt (36D-26-40) is a model from West Haven, Connecticut. She discusses a sexy evening, placing fourth in her first modeling competition, and why you can't say no to her.

Complete the sentence. Amber Proffitt is...

An intelligent woman with more than just a face and body. Ambitious and motivated, currently in the process of being a business owner real soon.

What would you say is your best feature?

My round puppy eyes. When you look at them you just can't say no!

Describe a perfectly sexy day or evening.

Well a sexy evening first consist of drinking a glass of wine and running a hot bubble bath, play a little music then maybe masturbate. (laughs) Oh did I say that? We'll just say I like to stay in touch with my feminine side.

What was your first modeling gig? Describe how you felt at your first gig.

I was in the Ms EXXXotica competition, and I'm not going to lie. I do not get nervous often but I was extremely nervous. There were so many beautiful women on that stage with me. I did end up getting 4th place but that experience definitely loosened me up.

What makes a "wow"-worthy photo?


Who are some models you admire? Why?

I would probably have to say current model Tammy Torres, she definitely stays humble beyond the scene.

If you can only accomplish one more thing, what would it be?

To be at the top of the game.

Follow Amber on Twitter.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

First Anniversary Fox (8/4/10): Debra McDonald

Yes, loyal reader, you read that correctly. It was one year ago that this site kicked off, and it all began with a feature of Melissa Irish-Brown. I truly appreciate all the models and musicians that have made this site possible and all the readers who keep coming back.

The First Anniversary Fox is a tremendous model (just as all the Foxes of the Week are). Debra McDonald is a model from Opa-Locka, Florida. I think you'll agree that she is a tremendous way to celebrate a year of models and music. In fact, you know the normal format is a Q&A with the model and 3 photos. Well, for this week, I am going to break format slightly for two reasons. First, one year of Fox Tracks seems like a good reason to give you more photos. Second, this model's photos are so amazing, I couldn't pick only three. And so, without further ado, I present Debra McDonald.

Complete the sentence. Debra McDonald is...

A walking piece of art that enjoys life: a very outgoing, energetic and an all around fun person to be around.

What was your first tattoo and what compelled you to get it?

My first tattoo was a panther on my back. I got it because every one else was getting the panthers and the paw prints. Yes it is covered up now because as I got older and more into art and tattooing I learned to be myself and always decide for me and what I want not on what another has or what the trend is. Hell, I could have been stuck with that mess on me for life---and it was ugly (laughs). But what can you expect when you are stealing ink out of the art room and have your home boy that can draw inking you with a needle, some alcohol and a straight pin. By the way...I got my ass beat when my mom found out! I was 14.

What is your favorite tattoo?

I don't have a "favorite" because everything on me represent some thing different and plays its special role on my body so i guess it would be my entire body because all like one big picture.

Describe a perfectly sexy day or evening, including what you would or wouldn't wear.

A perfectly sexy day: getting tattooed, having some drinks and ________ all night long because the tattooing sensation turns me on! But on a more PG-13 level...I would say that perfectly sexy evening would consist of wearing a spaghetti-strapped silk dress that falls just a little above my ankles with no panties (for no lines of course) and setting a canopy outside in the back yard with flickering candles and twinkling white light. Have a table set for two with champagne or red wine or take it further with some Patron margaritas. Have a specially prepared meal and dessert while listening to a customized playlist on the iPod. After eating, dance together under the lights. After getting both our bodies all worked up take him in the house to a rose petal bath filled with candles that we will share together. I will bathe him but let him watch me sensually bathe myself. Once he can't take any more we ______. (Y’all can use your imagination for the rest.)

Who are some models you admire? Why?

To be completely honest, there are no models that I admire. I take my hat off to those that made it, stayed true to themselves and didn't sell their soul for a publication or a job, those that had to actually work and grind to be called and considered a model.

If you could only be featured in one more publication, which would you want it to be?

I have two - sorry - you know I couldn't just say one (laughs).
Cosmopolitan because it is largest-selling young women's magazine in the world and is famous for its upbeat style, focus on the young career woman and candid discussion of contemporary male/female relationships. Since its founding in 1886, Cosmopolitan has been reporting on modern social trends.
The other one would be Elle because fashion, beauty and entertainment news are found inside Elle magazine. With celebrity stories - not gossip - and guides to finding the best fashion and beauty styles to suit you, Elle brings the superstar look to the average lady and allows you to find your most beautiful self at any age.

What is one thing you hope to accomplish?

The one thing I hope to accomplish is change within the modeling industry. I have had so many doors close in my face because I wasn't your typical model (slim, tall, and cleaned skinned) for the mainstream marketing and for a lot of the more urban markets I wasn't getting naked, spreading my legs or having sex with the photographer or magazine owner or editor. I want to bring light that you are beautiful no matter your size, height, shape, tattooed or not. I want to be the first woman of color, full bodied tattooed that has a cover and a layout in one of those top magazines, on billboards for clothing designers and hopefully having the opportunity to start my own clothing line. I just want people to see that there are more women that look like me and more men that like them than what the industry has tried to portray.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Pickled Hand of Nate (Uncle Sal Chronicles vol. 2) available now

Loyal reader, I have some big news. I have published a second collection of my Uncle Sal Chronicles, entitled The Pickled Hand of Nate. Order your copy today. It's only $9.95 + s/h.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Check out Lonestar Texabilly Radio for good rockabilly, psychobilly

Well, loyal reader, by now you have noticed that the music features have been pretty irregular recently. I won't spend too much time bemoaning that fact. I will only say that I haven't been getting much response from music artists. But the show must go on, right?

I recently found a podcast (so much better than commercial radio) called Lonestar Texabilly Radio. I caught up with the podcast in episode 6, which begins with a cover of "La Isla Bonita" by Happy Drivers. To be honest, I cannot stand Madonna, but this song was pretty good, enough to keep me listening.

This podcast features hard-to-find rockabilly and psychobilly tunes. Episode 6 features songs from Cave Catt Sammy ("Your Money Makes You Purty"), King Sickabilly, Hillbilly Moon Explosion, and others. Overall, the host plays a lot of worthwhile tunes that are bound to keep your toes tapping. In episode 6, he did talk a little more than he needed to, but I'm interested enough to check the next episode when it comes around.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fox of the Week (7/28/10): Chi Chi Bonita

Chi Chi Bonita is a model who was born in Germany and lives in Charlotte. She discusses a perfect evening, the challenges of modeling, and the modeling job she would never decline.

Complete the sentence. Chi Chi Bonita is...

Determined to be great, don’t be jealous, embrace her! (laughs)

Thong, boyshorts, other or none?

None, I really don’t like underwear, my friends hate it when I walk around them naked. (Author's note: Ummm...really? Why?)

Describe your idea of a sexy (day or) evening.

My idea of a sexy evening would be started off by cooking dinner together with my significant other. Then we would sit at a candlelit table and just talk until our food was finished. Next, we watch a funny movie and just hold each other while finishing dessert. Then maybe we make some magic. (laughs)

Describe how you felt at your first photo shoot.

At my first photo shoot I was pretty scared because I didn’t know what to expect but once that camera started clicking I knew this was it. I found my niche and I just went with the flow letting everything come natural.

What is the most challenging thing about modeling?

The most challenging thing about modeling is the prejudices you have to deal with. Everyone thinks that they know what type of female you are just because of the pictures you take. It’s very hard to make a name for yourself in this business so you have to make sure you are doing things to set yourself apart from the wannabes.

Who are some models you admire? Why?

I admire any and all models that are doing things right in the business. I feel like any woman who is modeling and still living by her morals and beliefs is a rarity nowadays so I salute them!

What is the one modeling gig you would not turn down?


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fox of the Week (7/21/10): Kaeo Black

Kaeo Black is a model from LA (and yes, she is a knockout, isn't she?). She discusses her first photoshoot, cooking for her man, and a model she admires.

Give us a quick course in Kaeo 101.

My name is Kaeo Black (pronounced K.O...I know I'm a knock out right). My name actually means "The Victorious" in Thai. I'm a model looking to network, work with you, or be of some service. I'm a cool, down-to-earth chick and I like to chill and hang out. I love the Lakers. I love to travel and I am hoping to be able to go backpacking around Europe one day soon. That would be amazing! Other than that I can chill and hang out with my friends and loved ones. Some of my hobbies include sewing(so everything can fit like a glove), cooking, hiking, and my new found love pole dancing. (Not that I want to be a stripper or anything but its really good cardio and it just upgrades your sexy). I just love being the center of attention where ever I go! I am a chemistry and womens studies major at Santa Monica College, hoping to transfer fall 2011 to UCLA. I want to do research in the women's health field, probably on lupus or sickle cell. I am a very intelligent, well spoken model and I want to prove to the world that a model can have both brains and beauty.

You enjoy cooking. What would you cook (the entire meal) for your
significant other for an occasion like a birthday? What would you wear for
the occasion?

I love to cook and bake just about anything! First off, the birthday dinner would be the favorite dish of my man at the time. But if I had to pick, I'd pick one of my favorite dishes. I always like to start off with a fresh salad before any meal. I love mixed green salad with Italian dressing. For dinner I'd make him shrimp penne pasta with a creamy basil pesto sauce, and garlic bread on a sourdough loaf. And I'd add a little fresh basil and chopped dried tomatoes on top for garnish. To drink, I'd probably choose a French Chardonnay or an Italian Pinot Grigio. For dessert I'd hand make him chocolate covered strawberries and feed them to him. As far as my wardrobe goes I would wear a wife beater and a pair of his boxers. I think if a woman can pull this look off and still be sexy she's a keeper! I don't always have to be in lingerie to keep my man's attention.

Describe how you felt at your first photoshoot.

My first photo shoot was a DISASTER! The photographer was such a pervert and made me feel so uncomfortable! He was growling and making sexual passes at me the entire time I was shooting. I think he thought he was making me feel sexy, but he was actually making me feel uncomfortable and nervous. I was so happy I brought a friend with me to the shoot though. After that I was done with modeling! Luckily about a month later a friend of mine shot with a photographer I'd been talking back and forth to on Myspace and told me how sweet and professional he was. So I decided to give it another try with him. I am so happy I did because I haven't stopped since!

Who are some models you admire? Why?

I really admire Suelyn Medeiros. She's extremely beautiful and she seems really sweet even though I don't know her personally. None of her posts on twitter are ever bitchy or negative and I love that! I am a very positive and humble person and I feel like she has that same attitude. I hate a woman that thinks shes the baddest chick in the world because there is always a woman in the world that's prettier. I know we should all be confident but there is a way to show your confidence without being arrogant and cocky. I think she's gorgeous and I would love to meet her one day!

What is one modeling job you would never turn down?

I'd never turn down a modeling job that I could potentially learn and gain experience from. Gaining knowledge and meeting people is more important to me than the actual job itself, because in this industry sometimes you can get farther solely on who you know.

If you could only accomplish one more thing, what would it be?

If I would accomplish just 1 more thing, it would be to be in a fashion add on a billboard on Sunset. My ultimate modeling goal is to be on a billboard and I would love for it to be where everyone can see it, so why not have it on Sunset Blvd!

Follow Kaeo on Twitter.

Kaeo appears courtesy of Pink Enterprise.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fox of the Week (7/14/10): Lady Chanel 954

Give us a brief course in Lady Chanel 101.

  • The cover of Stacked Magazine next issue
  • Cover of Suga Pop Magazine (out of Montgamery, Alabama)
  • feature in Zoe Images upcoming magazine
  • Young Duce (new artist signed to Slip and Slide Records) Mixtape Album Cover and music video “Late Night Shone”
  • The Official Model for Unique Skinny (upcoming artist out of Hollywood, Florida)
  • Host for LIFE TV
  • feature on BlackMen Magazine Website
  • 2page spread in The Heat Magazine and Tipdrill Magazine
  • Legacy of COA Babbi "Wign" video and much much more just Google me!

    What would you say is your best feature?

    I would have to say my mind. I'm sure alot of you would say a different asset. (laughs)

    Describe a perfectly sexy evening.

    A sexy evenin for a nice fitted dress (no underwear) with the tallest stillettos possible. Inside of a South Beach club surrounded by the stars and friends.

    Who are some models you admire? Why?

    Buffie the Body because she changed that light-skinned versus the dark-skinned modeling stereotype. She is a great example of taking what she has to get what she wants. She has workout videos, books, comics, and more. She basically stepped out of the box and did something other than the norm. Also Tyra Banks to pick her brain and absorb all of the information she was offering to release. She has gone above and beyond everyone’s expectations.

    What one modeling gig would you never turn down?

    Music Videos because it allows me to be even more creative by becoming a totally different character.

    If you could only accomplish one more thing, what would it be?

    My own dvd titled, ALL THE WAY LIVE.

    Follow Lady Chanel on Twitter.

    Lady Chanel appears courtesy of Tawag Enterprises.

  • The Sumner Brothers: singin' like hound dogs

    The Sumner Brothers is a band from Canada, currently working on a new album with a tentative release sometime this fall.

    What is essential to every Sumner Brothers song?

    Hopefully...that it's worth listening to

    Why should I have your music in my collection?

    So you can support a couple poor fellas from Canada who got no other skills other than pluckin at a 6-string and singing like hound dogs

    If you could write and perform a song with one artist, who would you choose? Why?

    The Streets - just think they're the best thing going right now, that I've heard - there's a lot of good stuff, but they're the best. And I'm speaking for myself of course. My brother Bob might have a very different opinion.

    What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

    Mailman, city worker, delivering papers, truck driver - something where I had to work with as few other people as possible.

    Check out "Ant Song" by The Sumner Brothers.

    Sunday, July 11, 2010

    Fox Tracks model update: Kitty Kennedy is everywhere

    The lovely Creole China Doll Kitty Kennedy was featured right here on Fox Tracks in February. Recently, she has been featured in:
    TitaniumGirlz (her 3rd appearance in the magazine, a 5-page layout May 2010, including the photo to the right)
    Black Stallionz
    Body Rockin'

    Wednesday, July 7, 2010

    Fox of the Week (7/7/10): Caramel Coated Chrissy

    Caramel Coated Chrissy is a model originally from New Orleans. She was referred to us by Fox Tracks favorite Kitty Kennedy. You're in for a treat this week, dear reader.

    Give us a quick course in Caramel Coated Chrissy 101.

    I’m a 29 year old full-time mother & part-time model originally from New Orleans. I began modeling only about a year ago when my best friend & now manager Kitty Kennedy got me started in the business. I’ve been published quite a few times since then and have plenty of features that I’m presently waiting on being being released.

    Describe how you felt during your first photoshoot.

    My first photoshoot was a scary, but fun experience for me. I was really nervous in the beginning, but both Kitty & the photographer Ralph Lenard made me very comfortable. Ralph is a great photographer to work with and he made me feel sexy, which calmed me down and brought out something in me I didn’t know I even had. I know that sounds crazy!

    What do you find most challenging about modeling? What do you find most rewarding?

    In the beginning the most challenging thing for me was how to control my facial expressions. Even after all of this time, I’m still working on that. I sometimes struggle with the things I’m dealing with in life while shooting, and I’ve learned that’s a big no-no! Everything you feel shows on your face, so I try to leave the outside world on the outside so that I can focus on being a beautiful fantasy in someone else’s eyes. The most rewarding thing is seeing myself published. I love that!

    What is the one modeling gig you would never turn down?

    Either to shoot with someone in the business that I admire, or to have to travel to a place I’ve never been to do a shoot.

    If you could only accomplish one more thing, what would it be?

    I’d like to be on the cover of a major publication, not just featured on the inside.

    Sunday, July 4, 2010

    Naked and Shameless = Drunkabilly

    Complete the sentence. Naked and Shameless are...

    Drunkabilly (good times and strange salvation).

    Describe how the Beer-Naked wedding came about.

    Buck realized how much he loved beer. Dave said, "if you love beer so much, maybe you should marry beer." It was a phenomenal event.

    What is essential to every Naked and Shameless song?

    A theme or a concept and a boatload of references.

    Every Naked and Shameless show?

    A quorum of drunks to whoop and holler.

    Why should I have your music in my collection?

    Because there will be times where you'll have to tell someone to check something out...because it really shouldn't exist...the kind of stuff you'll remember at 3am when the party makes that turn...

    If you could write and perform a song with one artist, who would you choose? Why?

    Buck: Tom Waits. He has a man crush on Tom Waits.
    Dave: Mojo Nixon. Unbeknownst to Mojo, he's the godfather of drunkabilly. Or William Shatner.

    What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

    We get into plenty of trouble, even without the music. We're always looking for other ways to document the madness.

    Friday, July 2, 2010

    Fox Tracks model update: Coli Hellraiser

    Petite model Coli Hellraiser was featured here in December. Recently she was featured at Model Mansion and Cutie Central. Can you think of any model who is more suited for a site called Cutie Central? The photo you see here is just a taste of what you'll see in her feature.

    Sunday, June 20, 2010

    Psychostick: pure concentrated humorcore

    Psychostick is a band from Phoenix. Singer Rawrb discusses what is essential to the band's music, the recent tour with Nashville Pussy, and with whom he would like to write and record a song.

    Complete the sentence. Psychostick is...

    Pure concentrated Humorcore.

    What is essential to every Psychostick song? What about every Psychostick show?

    The Psychostick song formula goes like this: Song idea + laughter + more ideas + procrastination = GOLD. Well, maybe aluminum. Something like that. As for our shows, we strive to keep things flowing with intensity and humor. This sort of combination I find rare in live shows, and while we're not exactly pioneers in this regard, we hope to bring it up to the next level.

    Describe your experience touring with Nashville Pussy.

    Our touring experiences with Nashville Pussy was enlightening. We made great buddies with their sound guy Mark. Matter of fact, we even hit up a Barcade for drunken video game adventures.

    If you could write and perform a song with one artist, who would you choose? Why?

    I'd like to write and record something with Weird Al. There's a ton of great metal artists that I'd like to work with, but I've been listening to Weird Al for a long time and he's such an inspirational guy. Maybe someday!

    Is the song "Girl Directions" inspired by a true story?

    It's based on a plethora of true stories. I first ask for an address. Then they'll usually start giving directions before I get an address. Afterwards I'll ask, "Can I have the address just in case I screw up your directions?" Works every time.

    What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

    I'd either be building websites or designing video games. I'm probably going to strive for video game design once we decide touring makes us want to vomit all over our feet.

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010

    Fox of the Week (6/16/10): Jessica Marie

    Note: Unfortunately, I did not receive any photos of Jessica Marie. Check the links for her pictures. They are definitely worth the time.

    Give us a quick course in Jessica Marie 101.

    I am Mexican-American, born and raised in Naples, Florida. I am pretty new to the modeling industry but so far I absolutely love it! I hope to get published in magazines soon and be able to inspire someone that is also in this industry. Even though I have a passion for modeling, I am a nurse and plan to gets my Masters degree to become a Physician’s Assistant. I am very persistent, funny and always looking for ways to push me one step further to pursuing my goals.

    What has been your favorite modeling job so far?

    I have been in a few fashion shows and I would have to say being in front of people and walking down the runway is a great feeling.

    In what artist's video would you most like to appear? Why?

    I am a big fan of Hip-hop and R & B, so it would kind of hard to choose a few. I would love to be featured in a video with Ne-Yo, his videos always seem to get my attention and I feel that I would be a good match in one of his videos (hint hint, Ne-Yo).

    Who are some models you admire? Why?

    In my opinion I couldn’t narrow it down to admire just one model or even have a favorite. To me all models inspire each other in their hard work and dedication; we all have something unique about us in every way. There are so many types of models and and all have to put in that extra credit to get where we want to be in their career.

    What is the most rewarding aspect of modeling?

    One of the most rewarding aspects would have to be people looking up to you not only as just a model but as an individual person and someone that you could possibly be a role model to and set a good positive example for others.

    If you could only accomplish one more thing, what would it be?

    One thing about me is I love to help others and If could make a difference in someone else’s life than that would mean the world to me. So by opening a charity of some sort that would benefits all types of individuals to help them get a good education, job, counseling to help them get through everyday life. This is something that I hold close to my heart so by giving a piece of me to do good in others is a big accomplishment.

    Follow Jessica Marie on Twitter.

    Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Mistah Maj: my motivation is music 100%

    Mistah Maj is a hip-hop artist from the Bronx. He discusses his style, his motivation, and artists he admires.

    Complete the sentence. Mistah Maj is...

    One of a kind, an entrepreneur for generations to come.

    Describe your style for someone who has never heard your music.

    Versatile, I can adjust my style for all things possible...RnB, Hip-Hop, etc.

    What sets you apart from other artists?

    I have the drive to make everything I do a hit. My talent is beyond hip-hop. I write songs, act, and I'm in the process of producing. My motivation is music 100%

    Who are some artists you admire? Why?

    Fabolous because he's a nonstop hitmaker whether it's street or commercial. Drake because he's a breath of fresh air to the industry. Jadakiss because he's an ultimate lyricist. Nas because he makes you think and for me his music drives me to become a better lyricist.

    If you could write and perform a song with one artist, who would you choose? Why?

    Usher because I feel he's the perfect person to make a hit record with and get the respect and recognition deserved.

    What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

    Pursuing a career in psychology. I feel nowadays artists tend to forget that it's good to have a back up plan even if you have longevity in this business. It's never too late to go back to school or to finish school: better late than never is the code I live by.

    Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    Fox of the Week (6/9/10): Nikkii Na'Shay

    Complete the sentence Nikkii Na'shay is...

    A loving mother and model with a good head on her shoulders.

    What would you say is your best feature?

    My body.

    Describe how you felt at your first modeling gig.

    I was nervous at first but it turned out nice.

    Describe a perfectly sexy evening.

    Hmm a perfectly sexy evening would be me sipping on some wine enjoying my day with nothing on.

    Who are some models you admire? Why?

    Elke the Stallion has been doing her thing. Big ups to her killing the urban world. She's saying just because you're thick dosent mean you can't do it & Cassiie Melinda is doing her thing as well.

    If you could only accomplish one more thing, what would it be?

    Acting has always been a dream of mine as well.

    What would be your dream acting job?

    To be in a John Singleton film.

    Sunday, June 6, 2010

    Denver City Saltlicks: sweat, spoons, twang, booze

    This is the part where I am supposed to introduce the band to you. However, you don't need me to tell you this four-piece band is from Denver. And frankly, the band members give a much better description of the band than your humble narrator ever could. Ladies and gentlemen, Denver City Saltlicks.

    Complete the sentence. Denver City Saltlicks is...

    A four-piece band that takes the flavours of yesteryear, electrifies them, shows them a skin mag centerfold and then tells them to melt faces or else they’re getting salt rubbed in yer wound motherfucker!

    What is essential to every DCS show?

    Electricity, sweat, spoons, twang, cheers, booze, dancing, aggressive dancing, Cate Hate’s bloody splinter filled knuckles, ‘Bama Slim’s Don’t give a Fuck outfits, an electric ukulele, Bullseye's striking good looks, George’s devastating upright bass grooves, booze, an A-Hole attitude, family, friends, drunkards, some guy who hates us, some chick who loves us, flash bulbs, booze, and an olde yellow gas can with Denver City Saltlicks painted on it and the taste of a dirty water hot dog with NO relish.

    Describe how your sound is familiar, yet something people have never heard.

    Well, all of DCS songs are rooted in Olde Tyme traditional sounds. Be it Bluegrass, Spirituals, Doo-Wop, Classic R & B, Honky Tonk, Surf, Blues and Country. We try to keep to the heart of the band and its focus...classic sounds, but it becomes something new when you factor in that you have a brother/sister vocal duo, electrified ukulele, a home-made Didley Bow, punk’d out washboard, a Rock style drum kit, Upright Bass and a Punk Rock aggression, attitude and treatment. We hope people walk away feeling like they think they knew what was going on but will have to hear it again to really get it.

    If you could write and record a song with one artist, who would you choose? Why?

    ‘Bama Slim: Sweet Sunny South from Paonia, Colorado. This traditional olde tyme Bluegrass band was one of my 1st inspirations to create a sound like ours. Of course they’d have to “amp up,” but their energy, songwriting and style is somewhere I could be and rawk.

    Cate: Well, I would love to record with some of my musical idols, but it might be too risky. I mean, I don't want my idea that Greg Graffin is the coolest mother fucker in the world and I sit down with him and he might be a total asshole. I'd be crushed. We just finished recording our first album and I am still high on that because we had so much fun doing it. So, I would have to say the great cats in our band. I can't wait to get back in with them.

    Bullseye Dray: It would have to be Johnny Cash. Just hearing the First American Recordings when they did that recording in someone's living room, sounds like a lot of fun. It was just brilliant. And, especially after reading his autobiography, it was like you were sitting across the table from him telling his stories.

    George: Buddy Holly. He has been my all time favorite musician since I was a kid.

    What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

    Music IS our second job seeing as though the band is made up of career-minded family folk, but if we weren’t tied down and we were on the road making it happen and then the Apocalypse descended? Well, we’d probably be cannibalistic road warriors on the hunt while sing a jaunty tune about eatin’ brains…salt cured of course.

    Wednesday, June 2, 2010

    Fox of the Week (6/2/10): Yolanda Marie aka Kahlua

    Yolanda Marie (5'7", 36-28-34, aka Kahlua) is a model from Rochester, NY. She discusses her first shoot, her best features, and her dream modeling gig.

    What was your first modeling gig? Describe how you felt at that first gig.

    It was very weak...the photographer wasn't very talented.

    What would you say is your best feature?

    My legs and skin.

    What do you think is the biggest challenge in modeling?

    My area doesn't have many paid gigs unless you're nude and I'm not very comfortable doing that.

    What is your favorite part of modeling?

    Meeting new people and trying new looks.

    Who are some models you admire? Why?

    Kim Kardashian because she's got curves and she looks better than most size 0 models.

    What is your absolute dream modeling job?

    Probably Playboy but I wouldn't want to get naked...maybe I could put mud on me like Heidi Montag. (laughs)

    Keep up with Kahlua on Stiletto Talk Magazine.

    Monday, May 31, 2010

    Akron band The Ride: your new favorite band

    The Ride is a four-piece band from Akron. The members discuss the best part of being in this band, and with whom they would like to write and perform a song. Also, if you are in a band, The Ride gives you tips to avoid the scam artists you are sure to encounter.

    Complete the sentence. The Ride is...

    Inspirational, magical, hard-headed yet soft-hearted, an instant classic, a major turning point in your life, a billion-dollar industry, your new favorite band.

    What is the best part of being in this band?

    The best part of being in The Ride is living out our dreams with our absolute best friends. Being able to express ourselves freely through music and having support from the people closest to us.

    What is the most challenging part of being in a band?

    The most challenging part of being in a band is overcoming the letdowns you experience. It seems that if you are in a band there are 100 people who want to take every penny from you and give you nothing in return. They say how much they love your band and this great opportunity coming your way, but they are really just scam artists. TIP! If you're in a band, and someone says they like you and they want you apart of ________, but you need to pay money. It's a scam, don't do it!

    If you could write and perform a song with one artist, who would you choose? Why?

    Lady Gaga! She actually is a great artist. She writes all her own material and have you ever seen her play piano? She is incredible. The Madonna of our age. To write a song with her would be quite an experience; along with the elaborate live performances she puts on. We'd be down for that.

    What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

    If we weren't playing music we would all be lost. It's integrated so far into who we are as people and how we are all friends. If we had never started the band I think we'd all be regular college students.

    Check out the video for Remember the Time.

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    Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Fox of the Week (5/26/10): RL Marie

    RL Marie is a Creole model from Louisiana. She discusses her feature in TitaniumGirlz, the challenges of modeling, and models she admires.

    Give us a quick course in RL Marie 101.

    I am a Creole sensation from Louisiana. Although I have just recently acomplished my first publication in TitaniumGirlz latest edition, modeling is not new to me. I have been modeling on and off since age 11. Two years ago, I decided to pursue the urban/glamour aspect of modeling...although I do intend to branch out into areas in the future.

    What would you say is your best feature?

    My best feature besides the obvious, would have to be my personality. You can be beautiful on the outside, but if you are not just as beautiful on the inside...your outer beauty will not get you very far.

    What do you find most rewarding about modeling? What do you find most challenging?

    I find it very rewarding that you get to showcase your hardwork, time,and efforts that are put into a photoshoot. What I find most challenging about this industry is that there are alot of fakes and wannabes. So it is sometimes dificult to distinguish between someone genuine and a phony that might be trying to hurt your career.

    How do people misjudge or underestimate you?

    People definitely misjudge me by thinking just because I model that I do not have any other great attributes to offer. This is so not true. I am a recent college graduate with a Bachelor Degree. Modeling is my passion, but education has always been my priority.

    Who are some models you admire? Why?

    I definately admire my mentor Kitty Kennedy, she is a hard worker, she is very genuine, and wants to help others succeed as well. I also admire Lisa Raye and Melyssa Ford because they started off as models and later branched out into aspects of the entertainment industry.

    If you could only accomplish one more thing in your career, what would it be?

    I would love to become one of the leading entrepreneurs in the country.

    Keep up with RL Marie on Stiletto Talk Magazine.

    Sunday, May 23, 2010

    The Fly Kingdom: File under World Fusion

    Complete the sentence. The Fly Kingdom is...

    A one-man band that can also expand to many members since it's all about the combination of styles that include Indian Classical music and extend to add anything else that might add to the mix.

    Describe the band's transformation from its previous sound to the current incarnation.

    The Fly kingdom started out as a Gothic band that sounded more like Marilyn Manson. But after three CDs the style was no longer something that I could pursue. Some time after my friend Rose Monaco was diagnosed with M.S. and that inspired to make a change and make more positive music. Something that would inspire hope rather than hate. Together with the idea of making positive change and suggestions from co-worked and friend Carlos Avila the sound progressed to what has now been called "If Santana Went To India". Currently the band has taken yet one more change as I have used the wah pedal less and less and instead replaced it with a more symphonic sound. A sound that both the east and west can fully appreciate.

    Where would you file your music in a record store?

    World Fusion.

    If you could write and perform a song with any one artist, who would you choose? Why?

    Anoushka Shankar, Ravi Shankar or Niladri Kumar. They are fantastic sitar players and also composers who have gone beyond the stretch of their own style and made a sound of their own. They have also been my influences to pick up the sitar.

    What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

    I would probably be nothing since I feel music has been my calling since I was kid. Although I did not pick up an instrument (the guitar) till I was in my teens, I have always had an appreciation for music. That appreciation turned into an obsession that has been my drive to overcome whatever obstacles that are put in front of me in order to continue making music.

    Wednesday, May 19, 2010

    Fox of the Week (5/19/10): Des'Monae

    Des'Monae is a model from Maryland. She discusses her first modeling gig, studying creative fields, and her goal to help single moms pay for college.

    How did you get started modeling?

    Actually my brother was modeling and he had a fashion show coming up that needed more kids, so I took my daughter to audition and not only did they want her they wanted me as well. So I did the fashion show because it was a benefit show to raise money for a women's/kids shelter. From that one show I was approached by local designers, and managers and eventually ventured into print.

    Describe how you felt at your first modeling gig.

    My first gig was the benefit fashion show and I was very excited honestly. I was anxious and a little nervous in the beginning but once the music started I was in my own world and had fun. I never thought about modeling before this event. I was the tomboy who played sports and spent my time drawing or painting but as I look back on my first gig, I realized how many doors it has opened up for me not only for modeling but for my artistic talents as well. I was now introduced to another a "artistic" field that I feel as though I can excel in. The fact that I made it in so many different fashion shows regardless of the fact that I didn't meet the height requirements or the size requirements proved to me that I can do anything that I want.

    You have studied a lot of creative fields. Which is your favorite? Why?

    Art is a passion of mine and I have studied web design, 2D and 3D animation, video production, game art design, aspects of fine art such as painting and sculpting, graphic design, fashion design and construction, etc. I love every aspect of art but my favorite field would have to be Video Production. I consider it to be my favorite because as with all fields there are rules and boundaries but you have a lot of freedom in film to express yourself and be as creative as you want. Also the fact that if you do it right you can break the rules. I love everything from preproduction work like storyboarding, concept art to production with direction and post-production editing. To have a vision and to be able to produce that vision for others to see is amazing!

    If you could make a living at something other than modeling, what would it be? Why?

    Modeling is great but it's not what I would call my dream career. Being in front of the camera is wonderful but I would be just as happy being out of the limelight. Whatever career path I finally choose will be art and/or math-oriented. I am a very creative person and love to use my creativity whenever I can. I orginally wanted to do architectural engineering and I have been thinking about going back to school to pursue that dream, but I may just take up drafting and design first since I currently work with a construction company and I am receiving a lot of hands-on experience.

    Who are some models you admire?

    I don't just admire a specific model, I admire all the models who dedicate their life, energy and time to perfecting their craft. We can learn from each other and each model brings something different to the table. Modeling is not easy at all, it takes self-discipline, dedication, time, energy, persistence and hard work to do it successfully and anyone who possesses these qualities should be admired regardless of their profession.

    If you could only accomplish one more thing in life, what would it be?

    A goal that I would like to accomplish would be to set a scholarship/funding system for single mothers who chose to push past the many barriers associated with motherhood to better themselves inorder to support their family. Higher education is very expensive and not only do single mothers need support financially but emotionally and socially as well. To be able to help a female obtain a higher degree in a field of her choice would make my day. The system will not just provide help with tuition but with child care, housing if need be, school supplies, and the essentials needed whether its extra tutoring or transportation help. I want women to know that having a family is never a set-back and they have the power to overcome all steroetypes and obstacles associated with their situation.

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Fox Tracks model update: Ebony Lavette is Stunnaz cover girl

    Back in September, Ebony Lavette was the featured model right here on Fox Tracks. Not surprisingly, she has caught the eye of other publications. She is the May 2010 Stunnaz Magazine cover girl. Check it out.

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    Fox of the Week (5/11/10): Andrea Marie The Italian Dimepiece

    Andrea Marie (38DD-27-40) aka The Italian Dimepiece is a model from Chicago. She discusses her best feature, her first photoshoot, and models she admires.

    What would you say is your best feature?

    My lips. I think they are absolutely perfect! Full, soft, and so damn sexy. I always pout them like crazy in my pics!

    What sets you apart from other models?

    I do things myself. I don't sit on my ass waiting on others to make moves for me. I'm a headstrong go-getter. Plus I work a full-time job, so I have something to fall back on.

    Describe how you felt at your first photoshoot.

    I was a nervous wreck! I was so worried about every little thing, and I kept asking my photographer dumb questions, but everything turned out amazing. It was a great learning experience and I will always remember it.

    What do you like most about modeling?

    Like any woman, I absolutely LOVE make-up, lingerie, jewelry, and high heels. I feel that nothing is sexier than being someone's fantasy. Also, I love traveling all over the country for shoots and parties. The jet-setting lifestyle never seems to get old.

    What do you find most challenging?

    The most challenging part has to be all the pre-conceived notions that people have about glamour models. Not all of us sleep our way to the top. I am a strong-willed woman that was raised with class, and I will NEVER let someone belittle me for a lousy "15 minutes of fame".

    Who are some models you admire? Why?

    I really admire Jesika Maximus, Jessica Burciaga, and Kim Kardashian because they are all beautiful ethnic women that have amazing natural curves and are all so naturally photogenic. I also admire my BFF Jayonna Fabro because she's such a smart, sexy, business minded woman that doesn't let the industry change her.

    If you could only accomplish one more thing in your career what would it be?

    I would like to become a mainstream model. I've already shot for a bunch of smaller publications, but I've yet to be able to go into the local 7-11 and pick up a magazine with me in it. I know it will happen one day, but it just can't come soon enough!

    Book Andrea Marie. Follow Andrea Marie on Twitter.

    Sunday, May 9, 2010

    Dudley Taft: Writing in the blues is liberating

    Dudley Taft is a blues artist from Seattle. He discusses playing in a band with Trey Anastasio, what he learned from touring as a part of the band Sweet Water, and with whom he would like to write a song.

    In high school, you founded a band with Trey Anastasio. Describe what that band was like. Would you have ever guessed that Trey would go on to have the success he's experienced?

    That was Space Antelope. We played mostly cover songs, and a few originals. The fun there was mostly in the practicing: we had very few gigs. Trey and I did a lot of improvising, vibing off of what the Grateful Dead were doing. That improvising was very cool and has influenced my career, and obviously his! Trey always had this boundless energy- indefatigable is a good word to describe it. Most successful people I know have serious drive, and Trey really lives his music.

    What drew you to the blues?

    My teenage years were full of what is now classic rock, and that stuff was really an extension of the blues. I listened to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Ted Nugent, Kiss, etc., a lot of what was on the radio at the time (this was the late '70s). Listen to Machine Head by Deep Purple- TONS of blues there. Little did I know it at the time, but blues was really the cornerstone of that stuff. Doing research now into the blues of the '40s '50s and '60s, it is evident that amercian blues pioneers like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King, etc. were really the rock stars. And Lighnin' Hopkins with those huge wayfarer shades! Bad Ass!

    Writing in the blues genre is very liberating- unlike in some rock bands I have been in on major labels, I am not worried about writing a "hit" or about taking a long guitar solo. If I have something to say I just say it....

    You toured with some very well-known acts as a member of Sweet Water. What did you learn from touring with those bands?

    Uh, that Jagermeister can be dangerous.... Some of the bands that I was fortunate enough to plays shows with really enjoy playing live and strive to make it fresh every show. Some bands just learn the songs and play them the same way every time. Like pressing "play" on your CD player. Playing blues involves listening and improvising every night, so that is something that I need to have in order to feel alive!

    How would you describe your experience with major labels like Atlantic and Capitol? Do you think you would ever go back to that?

    That era is over for the moment. The big cash advance, the hundreds of thousands of dollars in tour support. The labels had such a controlled system that it was tough to make it without them. Nowadays you have to do it yourself which is a lot of work, but it certainly is what you make of it! As a band on a major label, you were very much at the mercy of what the company wants to put their muscle behind. For most bands, like Sweet Water, we were almost ignored. Very frustrating. Second Coming was in a much better position- we were signed by Gary Gersh who was the president of the label at the time, but during our first album cycle, he and the top staff were let go by EMI. So, we really didn't get a good chance since the new regime wanted to focus on their urban artists.

    If you could write and perform a song with one artist, who would you choose? Why?

    Probably Neil Young. He is a great songwriter, and one of my idols. I'd be happy just to have a beer with him.

    What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

    Trying to be an actor! (laughs) I really don't know...

    Check out this video of Dudley and Blues Overkill.