Friday, April 10, 2009

Pheaturing Megan Carlson-Reed From justmegan


PHIRST OF

Hello, how are you? Welcome to the Phile, the most updated blog on the internet. Today's entry is sponsored by scarecrows... outstanding in their fields. Did you watch "American Idol"? I am so glad that blind guy was voted off. I didn't mind him being blind, but someone should of told him he should wear shades. His blank look freaked me out. Speaking of being blind, Stevie Wonder was at Epcot this past week and rode Soarin' and Mission Space. I said what's the point, stick him in a recliner seat, spin it and blow a fan in his face. So, it's Good Friday, but every Friday I publish the Phile is good. I learnt this the other day... It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach. One human hair can support 3 kg (6.6 lb). The average man's penis is three times the length of his thumb. Human thighbones are stronger than concrete. A woman's heart beats faster than a man's. There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet. Women blink twice as often as men. The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain. Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still. If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it. Women reading this will be finished now. Men are still busy checking their thumbs. Did you hear this? One Colorado woman's love for tofu has been judged X-rated by state officials. Kelly Coffman-Lee wanted to tell the world about her fondness for bean curd by picking certain letters for her SUV's license plate. It says ILVTOFU. So, she loves tofu, what's the big deal? I have a wonderful blog for you today, phans. There's a special Easter joke, a top ten list, April 10th in History and today's guest is a great singer named Megan Carlson-Reed from the band justmegan. She's very talented and hot to boot. 




A man is driving along a highway and sees a rabbit jump out across the middle of the road. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit jumps right in front of the car. The driver, a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulls over and gets out to see what has become of the rabbit. Much to his dismay, the rabbit is the Easter Bunny, and he is DEAD. The driver feels so awful that he begins to cry. A beautiful blonde woman driving down the highway
sees a man crying on the side of the road and pulls over. She steps out of the car and asks the man what's wrong. "I feel terrible," ! he explains, "I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny with my car and KILLED HIM." The blonde says,"Don't worry." She runs to her car and pulls out a spray can. She walks over to the limp, dead Easter Bunny, bends down, and sprays the contents onto him. The Easter Bunny jumps up, waves its paw at the two of them and hops off down the road. Ten feet away he stops, turns around and waves again. He hops down the road another 10 feet, turns and waves. Hops another ten feet, turns and waves, and repeats this again and again and again and again,until he hops out of sight. The man is astonished. He runs over to the woman and demands, "What is in that can? What did you spray on the Easter Bunny ?" The woman turns the can around so that the man can read the label. It says.. "Hair Spray Restores life to dead hair, and adds permanent wave."



1848
250 people die in a bridge collapse in Yarmouth, England. They had gathered on the suspension bridge to watch a clown boat be pulled by a flock of geese.
1917
133 people are killed in an explosion at the Eddystone ammunition factory in Chester, PA. Satan is immediately implicated, with one official declaring the blast to be "the result of a diabolical plot conceived in the degenerate brain of a demon in human guise." It later turns out to have been caused by poorly-maintained powder loading machinery.
1919
Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata and his bodyguards are shot to death after being lured to a meeting by army colonel Jesus Guajardo. For his deception, Guajardo collects a reward of 52,000 pesos and is promoted to the rank of general.
1942
Approximately 66,000 Filipino and 11,796 U.S. soldiers near the Philippine town of Mariveles surrender to Japanese forces. Unable to feed their wounded and starving POWs, the Japanese opt for the 61-mile "Bataan Death March" to mitigate the problem.
1945
Buchenwald death camp liberated by U.S. forces.
1947
Agents of the FBI pay a visit to Screen Actors Guild president Ronald Reagan and his wife, actress Jane Wyman. They accuse the couple of belonging to Communist front groups. Reagan quickly agrees to become a secret informer.
1992
Comedian Sam Kinison killed in a car accident.
1997
The Jerusalem Post reports that high rabbinical sources have confirmed the birth of a rare red heifer named Melody in a kibbutz near Haifa. The ashes from such a beast will be needed to ceremonially purify any Jews before they would be permitted to enter the former site of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem. At present, the parcel is occupied by the Dome of the Rock mosque, which is located on the spot where Muslims believe that Mohammed rode his horse into Heaven. The goal here is to reconstruct the Hebrew temple, but this would necessitate tearing down the mosque, virtually guaranteeing outright war between Israel and the Arab world. Even more ominous, the construction project is a necessary prerequisite for the second coming of Christ, which itself involves all the End Times stuff in the book of Revelation. Melody is the first red heifer in 2,000 years, and quite possibly the last.
2003
FBI agents raid the Noonday, Texas home of avowed white supremacist William Joseph Krar. Upon searching the domicile and some rented storage units, the agents turn up an arsenal including briefcase bombs with remote-controlled detonators, full-auto machine guns, silencers, nearly 500,000 rounds of ammunition, a 1953 military land mine, more than 800 grams of sodium cyanide, and a copy of The Turner Diaries. Krar later receives 11 years for possession of a dangerous chemical weapon.


From the home office in Grovelanbd, Florida, here is this week's top ten list...
Top Ten Easter Bunny Pick-Up Lines
10. There's a Easter parade in my pants...wanna go?
9. Ever done it on a pile of artificial grass?
8. I'll show you where easter eggs come from -- you may be surprised!
7. You're not Jewish, are you?
6. Ever get a hare stuck in your throat?
5. Call me Thump-Her.
4. I live in a hutch filled with vibrating cedar chips. 
3. Ever get it on with a rodent?
2. My foot isn't the only part of me that's lucky. 
And the number one Easter Bunny pick-up line is...
1. I'm in the mood to multiply.



Okay, the Phile's guest this week is a brilliant songwriter, singer, and very hot woman from Pennsylvania, who goes by the stage name justmegan. Please welcome to the Phile... Megan Carlson-Reed.


Me: Hello, Megan, welcome to the Phile. I have been a big fan of yours ever since I discovered the CD "I Get What I Want" on iTunes. So, how are you?

Megan: I'm wonderful, thank you! 

Me: I guess you did get just what you wanted, right? Didn't you get married last year? If so, congrats!

Megan: Yes, I did!... and yes, I did. :) Schpanks!

Me: I listened to your new song "Turn Around" and really liked it. It's very Sheryl Crowish. When is your new CD planned to come out?

Megan: Thanks! It's tentatively planned for later this year... we're PUMPED!

Me: Are you originally from Punxsutawney, Megan? My wife is from Harrisburg, but I don't know if that's by you. Anyway, isn't Punxsutawney where the ground hog checks to see if his shadow is there? And is that where the Punx movement came from? LOL.

Megan: Yes, I've lived here my entire life. Harrisburg is approx. 150 miles SE of us. Yes, that would be correct -- the phamous Phil! ;-) Wouldn't he phit your phile? I wish I could say yes, but I regret to inform you it was named after the "Punkies" or knats that swarmed the territory during the days of old. Let's go with the PUNK movement.

Me: Megan, apart from singing, composing, song writing, you also are a photographer, right? What kinda pictures do you like taking?

Megan: Oh geesh! I love to take pictures and work in graphic design/digital imaging. When I take photos, I'm always looking for something absolutely unique and unfamiliar. Typically, I like to do macros of abstract subjects. My art tends to be abstract, in general, or else opposite and very clear and life-like. I enjoy everything so long as it's 'mine' -original and one-of-a-kind. Have you seen my pineapple in the snow pictures?

Me: Like you, I am a big Beatles fan, Megan. I put in a request to interview Ringo but I doubt he'll agree. If I do, what should I ask him? It's very possible I might get to interview Louise Harrison, George's sister, who I met and worked with years ago.

Megan: I would ask Ringo what his all-time favorite Beatles song is to perform. I would also ask him how he personally changed as their music evolved from the time of the "yeah, yeah, yeahs" to, say, "Revolver", or "The White Album". I also ponder what celebrity would make his knees buckle, much like he and his bandmates have made our knees buckle for so long now. Although, if I keep going, it may not end up being a question, but another biography. :-) That is amazing that you may interview LH. My lead guitarist watches the "Concert for/of Bangladesh" at least once a week. In fact, his American strat is much like George's for that concert. We were beyond depressed when he passed away.

Me: What is "Rockers For Life", and what part did you do for them?

Megan: It is a campaign against drunk driving. We participated by allowing a track of ours to be featured on a compilation disc that benefited the cause. Many wonderful families of victims of DD were in contact with us. It was just simply amazing... to be a part of such a big thing was breathtaking. It was emotional for all parties.

Me: Megan, your band is called justmegan, right? But you are not a solo act. Tell me about your band, who is in it?

Megan: Well, I am the vocalist and I play rhythm guitar. Seth is our lead guitarist (he and I are the songwriters). Larry plays bass. Brandon is our drummer. Mark is on keys. Mo is our harmonica player... we have other people step in to play with us, too... always a party! :)

Me: Where did the name justmegan come from and why is it all in lower case?

Megan: It originated from "Just Megan" as in "only me." This stemmed from a 'project' I was previously involved in -- many years ago. It was a fun little thing -- I just felt oppressed by the genre I was nailed to constantly. I couldn't define myself as an artist because I was too busy trying to conform to something I did not believe in. But, after breaking away, I found the genre that made me tick (ROCK!) and in order to publicize the fact that I was no longer a part of the other project (and that the other person was not involved with my music), I created the stage name, "Just Megan." At this point, I did everything independently. I was my band. Fast forward, and add my band members and it became "justmegan." (Pronunciation is just like the spelling -run it together fast). I made this decision because it was not the "Megan" show. I have a full band supporting and writing with me to create a sound of OUR own. I've always dreamed of that. Now, it is here, and I could not forsee it misleading the public any longer if it was not ONLY me anymore.

Me: How are your first two albums, "I Get What I Want" and "Blue Avenue" different? And how different is your new album gonna be?

Megan: "I Get What I Want" is more of a 3-Dimensional album with a rockier edge. "Blue Avenue" was my first album with my band. It was more experimental with a raw-blues vibe and a layered sound. We aim for something completely different on the upcoming one -- and I am sworn to secrecy about the rest. :-) The only thing to gauge what it may be like is our teaser, "Turn Around."

Me: Thank you for helping raise money for cancer research, Megan. Both my parents passed away from cancer so that means a lot. How did you come to be involved in cancer research?

Megan: We work closely with certain radio stations across the US. Personally, my Godfather passed away from cancer. I was EXCEPTIONALLY close to him and he was a musical influence in my life, too. It was rough on me and frustrating that there was no cure. We love to participate in benefits, but this one hit home. So, when we were invited by this particular station, we jumped on it. Again, we donated a song for a compilation album to support the cause.

Me: You went to school to study to be a teacher. Do you teach, or did the music deal kinda take over?

Megan: Ha ha ha. Yes, I do teach. In fact, I teach third grade. However, this music deal IS taking over. Thank goodness I have people who take care of things for me, when I'm working (this is my other passion -- teaching.) I have to say - I've gotten everything I could ask for out of life! So, no complaints... I've always been busy, I'm always going to be... and I like it!

Me: Are you planning on touring behind your new CD, and if so, come down to Florida!

Megan: Well thanks! We certainly will when we start booking. Right now, our central focus is on this album -- we are making an album to satisfy our own goals. We've all got a TON of concepts -- some we've already implemented. Others are still in the works. So, when we are finished with this baby, the rest will fall into place! We can check out all aspects of Florida. We have a favorite vintage shop there -- it's called "Threads Vintage Emporium"... we get our clothes there! Great place... FLORIDA has so much to offer!

Me: Megan, what is your website in case people want to check it out? And do you have anything you want to tell the phans of the Phile?

Megan: Our site is www.justmegan.net (we update it constantly, so click the "News" link!)... our myspace is www.myspace.com/justmeganmusic. To our phans, "YOU ROCK!" And, We love the Phile! :)

Me: I wish you a lot of luck with everything, Megan. Also, tell your husband he is a very lucky man. Take care.

Megan: Thank you so much! It's been fun! You take care, too, now! XX


PHINALLY

Thanks, Megan, for a great interview. Go to iTunes and download her music right now. Next week's guest is Kevin Steele from the rocking band Mojo Gurus. I hope you all have  safe Easter, phans. I will be working the whole Easter weekend, so I won't be looking for any eggs. Thanks again to Megan Carlson-Reed who is invited to the Phile anytime she wants, and Wikipedia for the history phacts. So, until next week, spread the word, not the turd.


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