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
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It’s a rarity I meet another woman who can groove out to some hardcore, look like a million bucks and dance her ass off to some hip hop all at the same time. Step in my chica Kenza who works PR for Vans and runs her own femme-posi digital mag, Moi Magazine. We like to talk shit…like, a lot. This episode is no exception so take a seat, things get ridiculous.
We dive into being asked out by the most random dudes and our plenty of dating experiences (+ encounters with fuck bois) in LA and elsewhere. Recalling some embarrassing yet hilarious stories, Kenza dives into being a strong woman but wanting her man to COME CORRECT and loving a little romance (who doesn’t?). As two children of immigrants we talk our upbringings, the importance of a damn good mani and Kenza’s extreme love for pimp DRIZZY aka Drake. If you haven’t watched the “Hotline Bling” video yet, now is the time.
As a fellow curvy, assertive woman Kenza’s talks about her baby, Moi Magazine, which is encouraging body positivism for women of all sizes. Embrace the uniqueness, it’s what makes you YOU. Plus, who doesn’t love a little more booty?
On this episode I link with my girl Laura who helps run the ship at BReal TV. She’s lived in NY, Paris and LA – let’s say she has experience dealing with some interesting things around the world. We talk about the magical world of cannabis and what it’s like being someone who doesn’t smoke or drink, constantly around it. Oh, temptation!
We discuss the fun of dating in NYC and LA, Bieber’s massive dick and all the fun things in between. You ever fall out with someone and realize there’s “no new news” to report from them? Welcome to our lives
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Some girls dream about meeting Mr. Perfect, having a ton of kids an living in a dream home they’ll eventually find a pool boy for (who will consequently help them pass the time and get over a divorce somewhere along the line, full circle). Other girls dare to go out of the box and manifest everything that we as women were told would be too hard for us to do. When I met Ash, I knew immediately she was fucking BAD ASS. Not only because she has spent a good chunk of her life fronting a variety of bands (just like myself, kindred spirits!) but her knowledge, composure, intelligence and sense of humor were so on-point. She rips it with her band New Years Day and it was a pleasure to meet another woman unapologetically doing her thing. I can also appreciate a woman who comes correct with her nails and eyebrows and Ash was 100% on point
Her band New Years day are dropping a new album today, “Malevolence” on Another Century Records and currently out on the road. Before she left, we got a chance to chop if up about a variety of things including her SERIOUS Disney love and how badass Walt Disney was for his time. We get a glimpse into how Ash got into making music, coming from the same high school as No Doubt and her heavy hitter influence Gwen Stefani, as well as the many hilariously inappropriate comments he gets about her appearance sometimes.
Ash has worn many hats as an interviewer at the AP Awards and is currently on the cover of this years’ Revolver “Hottest Chicks In Rock” calendar. We talk about the interviewing role and the chance to speak with the EVER SEXY Rob Zombie. We also go into all the work she is doing with PETA, rescuing dogs and of course, her voodoo doll collection – what respectable woman doesn’t have one. You might be surprised to find out she’s a huge football fan, the Saints specifically. We talk perfect dates, machismo fails on tour and many hilarious things in-between. Fun to discover all the nooks of her personality, check it out.
I’ve known Doc Coyle since I was a 19/20 year old college kid working at the mall in the Jersey swamps trying to pay for every minute of “the band’s going to make it mannnnn.” He’s an amazing guitar player who has not only traveled the world with his music, but found a solid way to transition his experiences into a journalistic career. He’s also one funny ass motherfucker, so this is going to be a good extended one.
We chop it up about his life of a touring musician and the many ups and downs you experience with it. Where does life go for some after all of that? Since we’re both bi-racial and love many genres of music, it would only be appropriate to talk about the stark differences between the metal and hip hop lifestyles. Believe it or not, there are actually many similarities. Doc highlights some of his current projects and the direction he is going with the music.
In the dating world, Doc points out how many females throw the humble brag when hit on and the importance of biology in attraction. We debate on many male versus female perspectives and look at how we both perceive “the youth” at this time. Are guys under 30 still kids? I’d say under 50, but that’s a whole other podcast.
It was only a matter of time until Denise and I joined forces, we have the same asshole sense of humor, love for our professional steez and overall awesomeness. She is awesome and if you ever wanna check out her bread and butter, head on over to: http://punkworldviews.com/
In this episode we clam chat after getting into a car accident, so expect a little wildness / drunkeness. We chat about our careers and many encounters with dudes in bands, it’s an interesting life working as a lady in music journalism. Denise recounts her deep love for Fred Durst and I recount my own obnoxious Durst story. Although many people know us for the rock world, we both work a “day job” and dive into the fun and creativity that goes into balancing both worlds. She debunks the magical world of casting and reality TV, as well as the +’s and -‘s of dating someone in your profession. Good times, listen in!
You know when you get that novel idea in your head to move across the country and change your entire life in a matter of months? It pops up in waves and as you watch each moment of your mundane daily life activities go by, you romanticize that huge change. SHIT WILL BE DIFFERENT MAN, LIFE IS GOING TO BE INCREDIBLE. Welp, the outcome of that is to be determined for myself but I will say that I have learned a ton in the process….and been the victim of another LA hit a run. Apparently those are the west coast equivalent of getting your ass grabbed on a packed L train. Damaging, yes. Unlikely to happen again, no way. I need to start driving with a helmet on and fuck someone really hot in case I get tossed off this earth sooner than later.
On this episode of The Litterboxx I take a little of both of these worlds and bring on the lady who moved across the country with me and fellow working woman, my roommate Jessie. I also take in Dr. Cocktapuss in for one last east coast bitch session right after my last day of work at a job I was at for 7 years. Fun times! We talk about dating in LA versus NYC, starting off with a clean slate, my time on the Anthony Cumia show and girls being friends with dudes in adulthood. Always privy to the stank eye questions from the girlfriends. More west adventures to come with some of my fave people out here, hopefully some more debaucherous stories to break down as well.
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This week I bring on my good friend Todd who run the ship for Wu Tang’s brand and Jamal, who is possibly one of the sharpest people I have ever met.
We discuss a plethora of issues including merkins (look it up), finding bald sexy and finding someone who fits your level of crazy. We talk about J Swipe / J Date and how crazy dating can actually be in NYC – things always get insane, even if it is the most romantic city on earth. One night stands, best first dates and sleepovers with no sex are all topics we dive into. We also ponder the very serious question, “who’s responsibility is it to provide protection?” LUCK FAVORS THE PREPARED. Many laughs and some interesting perspectives.
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We’re back again for one of my last Litterboxx podcasts in NYC and I bring on one of my bests to deliver the dude side of thangs, OPGRIME aka Matt Swain who is one half of Black Space Odyssey. As a cat dude he defends his people and we discuss the stigma attached to dudes who love KITTEHS. We discuss men who are creepers and going for girls way out of your league, guess it’s a pride thing? On the flipside he brings us into working in women’s fashion as a dudes dude and how he’s able to get through it. He discusses that guy who leaves a paper in the men’s room for…that time of the AM and the common courtesies men love in the workplace.
I talk about my experience DJing the Pagoda City Tattoo Festival and the wide variety of tunes those who love tattoos listen to. We dive into presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Chris Christie, taking a close look at all the wonderful qualities (and many LOLZ) they have to offer. We go in and I drank half a bottle of tequila in the process so…enjoy!
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Fear is motherfucker ain’t it? I’ve done so much foolish shit in light of fear. I’ve written novels of material, severed ties without the blink of an eye and said some of the meanest, cutting things (my apologies, recipients of my wrath). Fearlessness is a real skill, something one needs to work on every day. When I look back to the Fort Knox that was my vulnerability I can’t help but laugh at my fears at that time. Pointless, almost to a laughable degree. All the opportunities in my career, love life and personal sanity I forewent, in the name of fear. Why was I such a pussy?!
The ageless advice is true: you miss 100% of the chances you don’t take. As someone who lives in my head half the time, taking true chances with my time / money / life has always seemed to be an “unnecessary risk.” Change is usually drastic and rarely wanted. The things you once held as security will not help you progress out of your comfort zone. Isn’t it ironic that we strive everyday to find familiarity and comfort, only to have to abandon it in order to achieve new things. Life, a continual contradicting shit show. Nothing stays the same forever, just ask the booming divorce industry. Longevity requires adaptation and sacrifice. That whole “through thick and thin” thing is real as fuck. Times aren’t always happy or self-serving and in order to stick it out you have to make the choice. Risks man, risks.
We’ve all me that person who’s “going to do X when…” or proclaiming, “I’m leaving that bitch / asshole when our lease is up.” Everything we do is a choice (coupled by the true fate of timing). With another new year descending upon us make sure to take some chances, take on some risks. Keep it moving.