Blog Party

Posted September 10, 2008 by Melody in Events / 2 Comments
Blog Party

So I went to my first blog party, hosted by Tara Settembre at Pinkberry. Not only did I try the new Granita yogurt smoothie which is not out yet, but I met the co-founder of Pinkberry, Shelly Hwang and 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist in Water Polo, Peter Hudnut! So I guess you could say that […]

Interviewing Poet, IN-Q

Posted September 9, 2008 by Melody in HBO, Interviews / 0 Comments
Interviewing Poet, IN-Q

If you are looking for a good time, then old school poet and rapper, IN-Q is the one to go to. I had the chance to meet with IN-Q at the M Bar in Hollywood last week and ask him a few questions. I found out some pretty interesting things…one being that Barack Obama gave […]

Rafael Casal

Posted September 9, 2008 by Melody in HBO, Interviews / 3 Comments
Rafael Casal

Last week I was able to talk with National Poetry Slam Champion and 3 time HBO Def Poetry Jam Poet, Rafael Casal. I had so much to ask him from being on HBO and his piece “Abortion” to politics and his debut LP, As Good As Your Word. What was is it like the first […]

Lelia Broussard Live

Posted August 31, 2008 by Melody in Concert Review, Music / 0 Comments
Lelia Broussard Live

I interviewed Lelia Broussard not too long ago and I got the chance to see her perform live today in Century City, CA. She sang about 6 songs I would say and it was a great set! She definitely knows how to draw a crowd and I loved the way that she played with the […]

Talking to Def Poetry Jam Poet..

Posted August 26, 2008 by Melody in HBO, Interviews / 2 Comments
Talking to Def Poetry Jam Poets

As a writer who fell in love with poetry years ago, it was quite easy to notice that not until Russell Simmon’s Def Poetry Jam started on HBO did society truly look at poetry as more than the classics of Edgar Allan Poe, TS Eliot, etc… Def Poetry Jam introduced the world to poets who […]

A Few Treats

Posted August 23, 2008 by Melody in General / 3 Comments
A Few Treats

Out here in LA, cupcakes and yogurt seem to be the big thing. I love yogurt but I’ve never been crazy over cupcakes. Although I have tried what are known as the best places out here right now, Pinkberry and Sprinkles. I have tried Pinkberry a couple of times and it’s very good. The three […]

Interviewing Lelia Broussard +..

Posted August 19, 2008 by Melody in Interviews / 0 Comments
Interviewing Lelia Broussard + Alexa Wilkinson

As part of the Never Stop Dreaming Interviews for the month of August 2008, I had the pleasure of talking to two solo singer/songwriters, Lelia Broussard and Alexa Wilkinson. You may have heard Lelia songs, “Secrets” and “Should Have Known” on Joan of Arcadia (CBS), “Rise” on The Hills (MTV), or even “Smile” on Men […]