Friday, June 12, 2009

Pheaturing Taylour Chanel From Trading Voices


Hello, welcome to the Phile, sponsor of and  It's another another Friday, or as I like to call it... Phriday. So, how are you? Thanks for coming. 
Edward Whitaker, the former chairman of AT&T, was appointed the new chairman of General Motors. I’m not sure about his business plan – he’s giving away free cars on nights and weekends. In an interview the new chairman actually said, "I don't know anything about cars.” I respect that. He’s keeping up the GM tradition. Kim Jong-il said that – if provoked – North Korea would not hesitate to use it’s nuclear weapons in a “merciless offensive.” I just hope no one is stupid enough to provoke that fat, little weirdo. Hey, do you guys like science news? 
Scientists have created a mathematical formula that can be used as a “cosmic pregnancy test” to predict the birth of new stars in the galaxy. The only problem is that it's really hard to get the universe to pee on a stick. Cops in France are searching for a thief who stole a notebook full of Picasso’s sketches. The thief should be easy to find... he has just one eye and his foot is on his forehead. If you have an old TV, today it won't work unless you digitalize it. You've got to get a converter thing, and a lot of people are confused about this. For example, earlier today, John McCain was confused. He wanted to know, after the conversion, will his tv dinners still work? So, did you ever see those inspiration pictures with the picture of a beach or something and some very positive words. You'll know what I mean in a sec. Anyway, here on the Phile, occassionally I will show you one of those inspiration/advice pictures. And I have one today. It's something I am gonna call Phile Advice. Print it and stick it up in your office.

See? You get the picture. Alright, I have a fun blog for you today with today's guest, a very talented singer named Taylour Chanel. But first... 

From the new home office in Port Jefferson, NY, here is this week's top ten list...
Top Ten Ways General Motors Can Improve Its Image 
10. Make cars lighter so they're easier to push when they break down.
9. Replace windshield wiper fluid with delicious Gatorade.
8. Change its name to Toyota.
7. Create new V8 engine that actually runs on V8. 
6. Instead of Oldsmobiles, build Batmobiles!
5. Start making cars that exhaust only the rich and bold flavors of McCafe.
4. Graciously accept demotion to "Colonel Motors".
3. Run over Bernie Madoff with a Hummer.
2. Get a 10pm time slot.
And the number one way General Motors can improve its image...
1. Land a Cadillac in the Hudson.

Kenny Rankin: Peaceful indeed.

Phact 1: The risk of having an auto accident is about four times higher for drivers using cell phones (whether handheld or hands-free).
Phact 2: The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.
Phact 3: In a typical restaurant, customers get 27 cents worth of food for each dollar they spend.
Phact 4: In casinos, $50 bills are known as "frogs" and are considered by many to be bad luck.
Phact 5: During the ice age, there were six-foot tall "mammoth penguins."

Civil rights lawyer Medgar Evers is shot dead in the driveway of his home in Philadelphia, Mississippi. The assassin, a Klansman named Byron De La Beckwith, dodges prison when two all-white juries return hung verdicts, but is finally convicted of the crime in 1994.
David Berkowitz is sentenced to 365 consecutive years in prison without the possibility of parole. Berkowitz killed six New Yorkers between 1976 and 1977, known collectively as the Son of Sam murders.
After 500 years of silence, Mount Pinatubo erupts, making an estimated 100,000 homeless and killing 300. Two U.S. military bases, Clark Air Force Base and Subic Bay Naval Base, are abandoned. The blast is ten times larger than the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.
Nicole Brown Simpson and her male friend Ronald Goldman are savagely murdered in front of Simpson's condominium complex in Brentwood, California. The most plausible suspect turns out to be Nicole's estranged husband O.J., who is arrested for the crime a month later.
Welcome to the world, Aiden.

Today's guest is a talented singer is the lead singer of the band Trading Voices. Remember I interviewed Dylan Fant from Trading Voices? Well, here's the other half. Please welcome to the Phile... Taylour Chanel.

Me: Hello, Taylour, welcome to the Phile. How are you and how is Dylan?

Taylour: Hello there. :] I am well... and Dylan is also well as far as I know. Ha.

Me: How is the Trading Voices CD coming along? Did you guys have a good new year?

Taylour: The CD is... well... coming along. Haha! We really don't have much left to do, it's just a matter of our schedules lining up so that I can get out there and devote some long hours to tie up the loose ends. Honestly, My new years was awful!! I did meet a small chihuahua named Dog Boy though... I think that about the highlight of it. It howls/sings with you I you sing loud enough. Maybe I should start a band with Dog Boy...

Me: Did you know there was a Taylor Chanel porn star? That's not why you name is spelt differently, is it?

Taylour: OH MY GEE WILLIKERS. Ha. Nooooo. My name is just spelt with a 'u' And my middle name is Chanel. So, it just works out. Normally if someone says, "TAYLOUR CHANEL" I totally think I'm in some kind of trouble. So I made it more common that people would call me by both my first and middle name so I wouldn't feel so antsy every time someone would say it. :]

Me: Actually, is your real name Woodruff, or Chanel? I am confused.

Taylour: Refer to above answer... however... yes. My last name is indeed Woodruff. Taylour Chanel Woodruff. Has a little ring to it huh. Try it out. Let it roll off of the tongue. Tayy yylouurrr Chanellll Wooooodruffff. Tasty.

Me: So, you are only 18, and did more in your 18 years then I did when I was that young. You worked at H&M, and were in a number of bands. How old were you when you started working?

Taylour: Well, I am still currently employed at H&M... and I began working literally three weeks after I turned 16. I was dead set on being able to provide for myself, and have the money to go to shows and what not. I know my Mom got really tired of me asking for show money because I realized that I loved that scene and that atmosphere... that's just where I knew I felt the most comfortable. I spent more time in venues than in my own house. So, for a good year my hard earned Hot Topic dollars, (first job) went mostly towards that. haha.

Me: Dylan said he discovered you on Myspace. What did you think when you first met him?

Taylour: Well, when I got the actual message, I was convinced it was a scam. I mean, a legitimate studio asking me to come in and fully record one of my shitty acoustic jams for free... fully produced and all. But, once I got a feel for it, I came out there, and the minute I met Dylan I knew that we'd somehow be working together for quite some time. We just click. It's one of those pairings where one person picks up for what the other one lacks. He's a great guy, and it's an absolute joy to be working with him.

Me: Let me ask you about the band I Am The Enemy. You were working an album, but Dylan said the band broke up. What happened? Is the band still going but without you?

Taylour: Yes, we were indeed working on an album... I Am The Enemy was my first real project where I was able to hone my abilities as a front-woman, and really connect with the crowd on a different, more energetic level. I think I became automatically attached to that band because of that. I loved the rush that came with that style of music, and I think maybe we all took it a little TOO seriously. There were a lot of internal conflicts with personalities, and ultimately we let our friendships come first instead of the business aspect of it. Which is where our ultimate downfall was. As much as I'd love to see Enemy continue... I wouldn't be able to bring myself to let someone else sing my lyrics, and my melodies. So, no, they are not continuing on. Hopefully however, me and two of the old members will be starting something somewhat similar for the kids who are really wanting Enemy to come together again.

Me: Are you still living in Washington, Taylour?

Taylour: Yes of course! Washington has my heart.

Me: I saw pictures of you in Europe on your Myspace site. Was that a senior trip or were you on tour?

Taylour: Ha, I wish I was on tour. It was a "senior trip" I guess.

Me: Where in Europe did you go, and was it fun?

Taylour: I went to England, France, and Italy. It was an absolute blast. I really would love to move to Florence one day... the trip really o pened my eyes to some other options I have as a young adult with the world at my fingertips. I guess I just need to reach out and grab it.

Me: I asked Dylan if you two were dating and he said no. Are you seeing someone or is the band taking up a lot of your time?

Taylour: HA. Me and Dylan dating. That makes me giggle. Haha, and yes I am seeing someone. I don't know quite how I hooked him, but I totally caught one finally. Haha.

Me: Was Number the Stars your first band, Taylour?

Taylour: First full band? Yes. First "band"- no. My first actual project that played shows was called DandyLions. Hahaha.

Me: Taylour, what bands are you into? Any good bands I should watch out for?

Taylour: Oooooo. I have some pretty deep Seattle pride, so I'll give you some of those. I love Minus the Bear, the Planet of Ice record was incredible. The mix of that record baffles me to this day, it's almost flawless. I also am really into Fleet Foxes. Their self-titled has a really organic sound to it... which I really appreciate, and the melodies are awesome. I could listen to that album when I'm laying my head down at night... or on a sunny day driving down Ruston. It's just a really solid album.

Me: Dylan said you wrote a song called "Warning Norway". What is that song about?

Taylour: Ha. I read this question aloud to my boyfriend and we both laughed a little. I haven't really been limiting myself on how long my answers are... but this one is going to be lengthy. Get prepared. So, there was a boy whom I'd known for quite some time...and eventually a romance flourished and I was absolutely enthralled with him. Then, out of absolutely nowhere, he, like most teenage boys, told me I wasn't right for a number of reasons...and that was that. Not only the end of a blossoming relationship, but a long term friendship as well. Well, I went into ICU a few weeks later for some health problems regarding strep throat, (crazy huh) and I came back to a text from my best friend saying that said boy was going on dates with another girl from my school named Jessy. I asked him to meet for coffee to talk, he double booked himself and out of his car pops Jessy as well as himself. SO, I literally walked home and wrote "Warning Norway" in it's entirety right then and there. He moved to Norway for a year a month later. He's since returned and heard the song... ha. I sure showed him.

Me: Taylour, tell Dylan I said hello, and I wish you all the luck. Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers of the Phile?

Taylour: I'll be sure to do that..I'll be seeing him this week. :D I'd like to tell the readers of the Phile that I've been writing this entire interview with a full set of painters tape facial hair. They should all try it. Photos of said painters tape facial hair will be up soon. Haha.


I have no idea what that means. Thanks to Taylour for a great interview, and Wikipedia as well. The Phile will be back on Monday with Canadian singer Michael Hughes. And in August it's Alumni Month with some pholks coming back to the Phile for a second interview. So, until then, spread the word, not the turd.

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