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57 results for 'Gary Schwind'

Filmmaker Sonja Dunson: I Wear Many Hats

By Gary Schwind, published on Sep 11, 2009

Sonja Dunson, a former Miss Michigan, wrote, produced, and co-starred in the film You Can't Buy Love, due out soon. Via phone, Sonja discussed the film, the music on the soundtrack, and being blacklisted by Lew Wasserman.

Tell me about the story and creation of your film You Can't Buy Love.

I have been in the business since I was a little girl. I've had my SAG and AFTRA cards since I was eight or nine years old. I did everything I could do in the state of Michigan. I'm from Detroit. I was Miss Michigan in the Miss USA Universe contest. I came to Los Angeles. After I arrived,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, basketball, football, movie, hollywood, music, fashion, valentine's day

Model Jasmine Joi: Relax And Have Fun

By Gary Schwind, published on Jun 19, 2009

Jasmine Joi is a model from Los Angeles. Via phone, she discussed her favorite kinds of modeling, getting comfortable in front of a camera, and her work with

What do you model?

I'm an independent model. I do my website thing. I don't really model for anybody or an agency.

What's your favorite kind of modeling?

Swimwear, lingerie. glamour modeling.

What would you say is the best modeling job you've had so far?

It was around November. I flew to Orlando. I did a complete photo shoot, me and a few other girls. I did some HD video footage. It... (more)

Tags: los angeles, photography, business

7th Sun: Supernova Rock

By Gary Schwind, published on Dec 31, 2008

7th Sun is a band, who despite its classic rock roots, couldn't find a suitable genre description. So, the guys in the band created one: supernova rock. Via phone, singer/guitarist JT Curtis discussed: what Supernova rock entails, why someone should select 7th Sun as a "desert island disc," and cleaning up after elephants.

Describe your music for someone who has never heard it.We call 7th Sun the supernova of rock and roll, and basically created our own genre: supernova rock. We couldn’t find a specific category that we fit under, alternative rock, progressive rock. So we just... (more)

Tags: baseball, music

The Explosive Rock Of Star Off Machine

By Gary Schwind, published on Nov 27, 2008

At the 2007 Orange County Music Awards, Star Off Machine was nominated for Best Live Band and won the award for Best hard Rock Band. At the Huntington Beach Beer Company, Jeremy (far left, bass), Tut (2nd from left, drums), and Robin (far right, guitar) discussed the band's influences, shows, and what they have learned from headliners they've played with.

Tell me about the name Star Off Machine.(R) It’s from a Dr. Seuss book called The Sneetches. It’s about conformity. There was a machine built that put stars on the belly. Everyone wanted to be a part of it so they jumped... (more)

Tags: nasa, myspace, music

Maybe Your Definition Of Constructive Differs From Mine

By Gary Schwind, published on Nov 5, 2008

Please express criticism in courteous, temperate, and constructive terms.

Does that sentence look familiar? It should, for anyone who has ever left feedback on this site. I am hoping now that the election is over, we can go back to following that disclaimer. Or in the case of some writers, we can start following it.

Much political discussion has occurred on Broowaha in the past few months. I even involved myself in the discourse for a bit, which is quite unlike me. The trouble with discussing politics in a public forum is that far too frequently the discourse degenerates into... (more)

Tags: music, broowaha, social communities, personal attacks

Jay Gordon: You Have To Be Unique

By Gary Schwind, published on Oct 30, 2008

Jay Gordon is a guitar player with ten albums under his belt. In 2007, he won the South Bay Music Award for best blues/rock band. In 2006, he won Best Blues/Rock Guitarist at the Real Blues awards in Canada. He is currently working on three albums: a live album (“Fresh Blood Live”), a slide guitar album, and a studio album with his band. In April 2009, he will perform at the Leesburg (FL) Bikefest. Via phone, Jay discussed his influences, his music, and other jobs he’s held that have not satisfied him like music has.What do you tell people that your music sounds like?I basically... (more)

Tags: jazz, hollywood, music

Sean Carbone: It's Better Than Working At A Screw Factory

By Gary Schwind, published on Oct 1, 2008

Sean Carbone is a man who plies many trades: magic, comedy, and mentalism. Before a show of the Translucent Ham Sandwich Band at Steamers in Fullerton, Sean discussed the benefit of performing in such areas, as well as what happens when he has a real job.

You are a man of many talents.There’s another way to look at it. My grandfather, when I was a boy, told me two things. He told me I would grow up to be a jack-of-no-trades. And he was kind of right. I can do everything kind of OK, but nothing really well. The second thing he told me was that when he died, he wanted to be buried with... (more)

Tags: myspace, music

Peach: I Should Get One Song Out Of A Break-up

By Gary Schwind, published on Sep 15, 2008

Peach is a blues-rock guitarist from Los Angeles. In 2001, she was named Blues Artist of the Year at the LA Music Awards. She is currently writing a song with Keb' Mo'. At the Yard House in Long Beach, she discussed her songs, her love for the guitar, being named Blues Artist of the Year, and working with Taj Mahal.

What inspired you to start writing songs?That’s an interesting question. I usually only write songs when I’m in a particular state of mind to write one. I’ve written a ton of break-up songs. First the love songs, then the break-up songs. It’s kind... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

Mike Stinson: Sharing The Human Experience

By Gary Schwind, published on Sep 7, 2008

Mike Stinson is a country singer living in LA. He has been referred to as "the best country-western artist in LA" and "the uncrowned king of the LA neo-honky tonkers." I caught up with him and asked him about his inspiration, and having his song featured on Cold Case.

When did you start writing songs?

I've been writing and singing country music for about twelve years.

What was it that made you want to write and play music?

I guess it started with wanting to emulate my heroes, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, and Bob Dylan. Country music... (more)

Tags: los angeles, music

Can We Get More Cell Phone Legislation?

By Gary Schwind, published on Aug 29, 2008

We've had a few months of the hands-free cell phone law here in California. I'm not here to weigh in on whether it's a good or bad law. It does not really affect me one way or the other because I barely use my phone enough to justify keeping it. However, I'd like to propose that we broaden the legislation regarding these devices that seemingly have become the most important thing in the lives of people everywhere. Here are my proposals for further cell phone legislation.Give citations to Bluetooth guy. Yes, I know that Bluetooth (or some other hands-free device) is required for the car. This... (more)

Tags: baseball, california

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