Thursday, September 25, 2014

Haha check out that last post...an exasperated one about blogs I enjoy reading not being updated frequently enough. Hey, it's only been a little more than 2 years since my last one, no biggie.

I wonder if people even check back here anymore. According to that little doo-hicky on the right side, there are people coming here all the time! Most likely just to use the pictures that are on here somewhere.

A lot has changed since I was around these parts (cue cowboy movie sounds), and I've even learned a few things! Imagine that. And not just about things, but about myself. I guess getting older does have it's  benefits, ehy? Two years ago I was living with my Dad and stepmom, driving them crazy. Those horror stories you hear about the kids in their mid-twenties moving back in and it not working because everyone's used to their schedules (parents) and their independence (kids)? So true.

I was working at a restaurant, quit because the GM acted like a dirty tyrant and I just couldn't respect that kind of character or environment, moved over to a place a couple doors down, worked as a server, then a manager and bartender. All the while I was applying to office jobs, but had no leads. I absolutely loved being a bartender, though.

At work I met Ronny, and we moved in together. Living in Maryland is just too darn expensive,  so I brought him back to Pennsylvania with me. I'm working as a server here, and decided to go back to school for a Web Development degree :)

So there ya have it . Short update on my life. Now, I should probably change the name of my blog...

Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm so disappointed when I go to my favorite blog and there hasn't been a post in a few days. Even more so when there hasn't been a post in 4 months *cough* Mackenzie *cough*. But then I realize, what a hypocrite! I haven't written on here in exactly 4 months.

There have been a lot of stories in the news about zombie-like acts lately, and it's really quite scary! You never know who's really a monster..could be your neighbor or that creepy guy who comes in and requests you to be their server every week *gulp*. Recently I've learned of these horrible pieces of news:

someone eating a man's face
a dad beheading his own daughter because he wasn't happy with her lifestyle
a man chopping up another man and sending his body parts to different places
a woman with a flesh-eating disease after falling off a zip line
the Twilight series has another movie coming out


Being a 27 year old in 2012, I feel strangely as if I'm falling behind in the technology. I can't even imagine being in say, my 70's, and trying to comprehend all of this. I remember when a tweet was the noise a bird made, a tumbler was a toy, and yelp was what a dog did when you stepped on his tail. Being connected is cool and all, it just all seems too much sometimes.

Tell everyone what you're eating and doing every 3 minutes on Twitter, take pictures of your food and pets on Instagram, play games against everyone you've ever met through applications connected to Facebook, check in at every location you go to on Foursquare. Rate those places on Yelp! Find dates on Match.com, find friends on Meetup.com, find free air conditioners on Craigslist. Find a good plumber on AngiesList.com. ***

Sometimes I'd like to just be unplugged for a day....oh yeah, I'm writing this on my blog....


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Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Interview with MoeTar :)


On a sunny day at the end of January, I had a Skype chat with the two founding members of MoeTar, Moorea Dickason and Tarik Ragab, an alternative/prog/art rock band from California. Moorea informed me they were going to be “those cliché California people” and be going to the beach shortly, so I got the interviewing rolling right away.
Christen LaFond: How was the band formed? How did MoeTar start?
Moorea Dickason: Well…Tarik and I are married and that’s why it’s really easy for us to do interviews at home in our kitchen [laughs]. He’s a songwriter and bass player and I’m a singer and arranger. We’ve been together for 10 years and we’ve made music together since we met. We met through music. This band is our baby. Tarik really started it, writing the music…we’ve had a couple bands in the past that kind of faded out and this was going to be our big project. The two of us started working out the music and then we asked some guys to get together and start a band, man. [laughs]
Christen: That kind of plays into my next question-Tell me a little bit more about yourself, how long have you been in the music industry. I guess it would be about, forever?
Tarik Ragab: Yeah, I’ve been playing for…well, let’s see, today’s my 40th birthday, and I started when I was 14, so let’s see, what is that…
Moorea: [shrug] A long time.
 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

My Interview with James Michael of Sixx: A.M.

 

On December 23, 2011, I had the pleasure of having a chat with James Michael, lead singer of hard rock outfit, Sixx: A.M. , which also includes Nikki Sixx and DJ Ashba. The bandwas formed in 2007 as a side project for the members. It evolved into something much bigger than was originally planned, the platform to release The Heroin Diaries, an album based on the book documenting Sixx’s previous heroin addiction and recovery. Today, Sixx: A.M. has a large following of fans who are inspired by their telling and truthful lyrics and hard-hitting melodies.

James Michael has an extensive and impressive background in the music industry. Not only is he the lead vocalist of Sixx: A.M., he’s also a songwriter, engineer and producer and has worked with the likes of Mötley Crüe, Saliva, Scorpions, and Papa Roach just to name a few.

After a little talk about our mutual envy of people who get all of their Christmas shopping done in August, we get started with the interesting stuff.
Christen LaFond: So, you grew up in the Midwest. What brought you to Los Angeles originally? Do you live there now?
Read the rest of the interview HERE.