EPISODE 40, holy shit how did I get here?! When I started this quest almost 2 years ago I had no clue how to create a podcast, what to talk about and if I really had the stamina and content to talk about being alive, on my own. Like, self doubt is real and sometimes it can really get the best of you. Glad to say I’ve made it through and STOKED on my 40th! 🙂
On this episode I sit down with a beloved co-worker of mine Maddie who is also a rock lovin’ chick who busted her ass to make it in this biz. We chat about her upcoming move to NYC, growing up in Richmond, crazy LA dating stories and laugh about a lot of stupid shit that has made us the broads we are today.
I also have on Mother Feather who talk about fulfilling adult duties while being in an active band, wardrobe malfunctions resulting in lip slips (not talking about the one’s you kiss with BTW) and love for Lady Gaga. Now that Taylor Kinney is on the market…might have to go for the gold there. JK JK. Also have an amazing anti-Trump tune from Sebastian Kole who is equal parts musical talent and humor from his #DUMPTRUMP mixtape, check him out www.instagram.com/sebastiankole
YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD CLAM DOWN. I’m back and this time we’re starting on the Translation network, yay! 🙂 Time has been a bit of a thief but you know what they say about LA shit moves at a slower pace…given the amount of time it takes to get ANYTHING done properly, I concur.
I’ve brought on my bud Kerstin to talk about her experiences as a fellow tattooed lady in the music industry, touring, the state of metal and its fans these days…and BDSM. Ya know, the light stuff. Also have on another touring friend drummer Chris Hornbrook from Senses Fail, Poison The Well, Big Black Delta + more. We discuss the life of a touring musician, learning about real adult shit aka RETIREMENT FUNDS and other fun frivolous thangs.
Check it out, subscribe and let me know what you think. I won’t Trump you…I swear.
Early on in my life, I attempted to make being a musician my livelihood and was quickly brought up to speed with how much of a real hustle it is. When I met Justina Valentine in college I was in the thick of MAKING THE BAND MAKE IT MANNNN and was struck by her husky voice, irreverence for anything actually going on in class (my presence was questionable as well) and obvious love for music. Us Jersey girls, we’re resilient and persevere through it all. I’ve watched her career blossom over the past few years and have run into her in a variety of music realms including Warped Tour, many musical nooks of NJ and now in LA, post wrapping production on MTV’s Wild’n Out. She’s a babe and quite the character. Justina Valentine always keeps it interesting and sexy. Check out my chat with her about JERSEY, making it in this biz, some of the real trials and tribulations, as well as her experience filming and continuing to make music. SHE MADE IT MAN.
When I was younger, being on American Idol seemed like the dream. It was a place where anyone could flex their talent, embrace their unique style and put it to the test in front of all of America to see. That’s no pussy shit, it’s a true look into someone’s ability to deliver their talent on the spot. On this episode I sat down with a fellow Jersey girl and musician Jax, who brought that dream to life. We discuss life on Idol and after, as well as the many amazing perks and friendships that come along with the lifestyle. Jax recounts the motivation behind her songwriting and how trying yet beneficial her time honing in on her skills was. We discuss dating as musicians (god knows I had many bad calls under my belt) and the glorious fuckery that has crossed our paths. It’s hard being young, deep and talented. Jeez 🙂
One of my fave chats this wear, grab some popcorn and join the clam gang.
When I moved to LA, one of the biggest holes that formed in my life was my lack of bold, spicy, hilarious and lovable Latina girlfriends. As a woman who always grew up with the Spasian influence, my entire life has been surrounded by Latina’s with the biggest hearts, babeliest faces and feistiest attitudes. The phrase “I’ll cut you” is some real shit to me.
So when CeCe came across my way I jumped at the chance, not only is she a fellow media and radio personality, but I could feel the depth of her vibes and the genuine quality behind her intentions. In this episode we talk being ethnic ladies in this industry, what it’s like to be on the frontlines (including the good and the bad times) and her upcoming book with Yesi Ortiz that highlights some of the most outrageous dating stories. We talk about her impressive radio career, correspondent gigs for NUVO and Fox 11, as well as all kinds of other hilarious lady experiences. Kindred spirits of the fiery kind.
On this episode I take The Litterboxx to NAMM to check out the fresh selection of gear geekery. On my quest to find something interesting, I chat with my homeboy Charlie Bellmore who slings the axe for Jasta and Kingdom of Sorrow and plays live with many different bands. He also dons the production hat, as many musicans eventually do. Overall great guy who has worked his ass off to live the dream of making music. Warning, it’s a total bro down.
Clam chat is back for 2016 and I sit down with my good friend Alison to talk about being a strong woman in a creative field of work. We discuss the difficulties of switching career gears, myself with being a DJ and her life change, heading up marketing for Affliction. All strong women, carve their own path for success and happiness. Some true lady shit and it is hysterical.
In life, you’re pressed to find a few solid people you find hilarious. I have been blessed to find some of the most ridiculous assholes to surround myself with, who not only are talented in a number of artistic areas but can actually cope with my hellish, jerk sense of humor (EAST COAST BB). I have my good friend Matt Swain back on to talk about a myriad of bullshit on my last trip to NYC. We talk about the golden era of NU METAL, how ridiculous Times Square is and making it in the music biz. WE ALL KNOW WHAT A FEAT THAT IS.
If there is one thing I love doing, it’s dissecting a man’s brain, “Why do dudes do the things they do” is a constant question both my girlfriends and less savvy guy friends keep throwing out there. For this episode, I bring on my boy Shaun who works with a myriad of artists but balances life on the line of metal and hip-hop, just like myself. Shaun talks about getting engaged in a very public way from a guys perspective. For all you rock ladies, pretty much the dream proposal. I guess not all guys suck ass.
We chat working in metal and hip-hop, how music plays into our lives and learning the everyday art of hustling. He’s put in work with Sid from Slipknot and producing videos for BReal TV, best of all he’s a funny ass motherfucker. Listen in + check him out on Twitter + IG @shaunvizzy https://twitter.com/ShaunVizzy
Check out an interview Shaun did with Jon Davis from KORN + Eddie from Suicide Silence.
All my life I’ve had chola ambitions. Somewhere in the mix of my Spasian background it seemed a natural transition. There’s been hints of it. I did have buttole-esque lips in the 90’s and a love of cheap doorknockers in the 00’s. These days however, I just live vicariously through the youth.
When I met Gavlyn she struck me as my dream mini-cholita. Her attitude, voice, world view – it was all pure heart and kinda badass. Love that style in a time where so many people spend too much time obsessing over perfection instead of taking in the experience. Gavlyn is real deal talent who takes the initiative to move her own brand forward. As you know we on Boxxtalk, take kindly to that sentiment.
She just dropped a new album “Make Up For Your Break Up,” the first from her label Peach House. We’ve all had that breakup that maxes us out at Sephora. True lady shit.
Check her out on the interwebs: www.facebook.com/GAVLYNMUSIC twitter.com/GavLuvsYou
You can listen to The Litterboxx on Dash Radio’s Hot Button Radio, every Friday at 10 PM EST + 11 PM EST