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
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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.