Friday, August 14, 2009

Pheaturing Brandy Bedo From Silhouette Song


So, if you're gonna make a fancy, state of the art two wheeled, self-balanced human transporter, try to make it where the software won't crash, throws off the passenger and stick him in the hospital for a day. Just saying. Hello, welcome to the Phile, for another Friday. Yesterday I had another Segway accident at work and injured my lower back and neck. My wife was quick to point out that in the last 10 years I have been sent from work to the emergency room via ambulance about eight times. Wrestlers don't get sent to the ambulance that often. Hell, extreme bikers don't get sent to the hospital as much as me. Are you guys having a good August? It’s hot in August. August got its name from the Roman emperor, August. Augustus must have been a good emperor because he got a whole month named after him. All Julius Caesar got was a salad. Rome was founded by the twins Romulus and Remis. They were like the Olsen twins, if the Olsen twins built their own town, and it lasted for a thousand years. Think about it: In about 2,000 years there might be a month called Mary-Kate. I can never remember the name of the other one... I think it’s Mary-Kate and Osama. Here in Orlando a guy was arrested for grabbing Minnie Mouse's breasts. Guess he had a mouse fetish, or wanted to know if she really had mini's. If there is any Disney character's boobs were grabbing I would say it would have to be The Little Mermaid. All you have to do is rip the shell of and viola. Oh, and don't get me started on Jessica Rabbit. Well, the last few weeks I have been showing you new logos for a bad economy, and more companies keep changing. My recent favorite is what Ferrari changed their famous horse logo to. Take a look...

You gotta love it. Have you seen the picture of Obama dressed like The Joker being floated all around town and the internet? If not, I have it here. See?
But it's not as good as the Obama Yoda picture I found on the web.

Gotta love it. Alright, Brandy Bedo is coming up, but first a top ten list, two dead phamous people, and a history lesson. Then after the interview the special announcement. Enjoy.

From the home office in Port Jefferson, New York, here is this week's top ten list...
Top Ten Little-Known Items In President Obama's Healthcare Plan
I don't mean to pick on Obama this entry, but he's making it so easy.
10. If you donate a kidney, you get a free Prius Hybrid.
9. New cost-saving plastic surgery procedures involve spackle and Photoshop.
8. Two words: sneeze tax.
7. Does not cover Biden for foot-in-mouth disease.
6. Earn points toward a free check-up with every pack of Marlboros purchased.
5. Buy any GM vehicle and get a quadruple bypass for the price of a single.
4. Prostate exams will now be given as part of airport security.
3. Low cost mother-in-law extractions.
2. Will not cover Vice President-inflicted gunshot wounds.
And the number one little-known item in Obama's healthcare plan...
1. Free hair plugs for all!

Eunice Kennedy Shriver: That only leaves 2 more from the Kennedy clan - unless you count the NINETEEN kids they had. Hard to believe they just aren't dying fast enough.
Les Paul: No Les, no more.

Visigoths under King Alaric sack Rome after slave co-conspirators open the city gates for them. Looting lasts for six days.
Thousands of angry whites begin rampaging through the negro neighborhood of Springfield, Illinois. At least two blacks are lynched and one baby killed before the state militia finally quells the race riot two days later.
Corporal Josef Jakobs, a German spy, is the final prisoner executed at the Tower of London. Having a broken ankle, he is seated in a fine wooden Windsor chair and executed by an eight man firing squad of Scots Guards.
Over the radio, Hirohito announces his unconditional surrender to Allied forces, thus bringing an end to World War II. This broadcast is the first chance the Japanese people have had to hear their god-emperor's speaking voice.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst dies at home in Beverly Hills, California.
Salvatore Bono and Cherilyn Sarkisian La Pierre capture #1 on the American pop charts with their song "I Got You Babe," launching the careers of Sonny & Cher.
The next scheduled perihelion for the "Doomsday Rock," also known as the Swift-Tuttle Comet. The six-mile-diameter mass is thought to be roughly the same size as the asteroid which wiped out the dinosaurs and will probably come within 15 million miles of planet Earth.

Today's interview is with the lovely singer from the Christian band Silhouette Song. Please welcome to the Phile... Brandy Bedo.

Me: Hello, Brandy, welcome to the Phile. So, how are you?

Brandy: I’m doing great, thank you so much for having me.

Me: Thanks for coming, Brandy, and I will apologize, some of the content I stick in the Phile is on very suitable. Anyway, congrats, Silhouette Song is the first Christian band I had on the Phile. Has Song always been a Christian band?

Brandy: I’m happy to do the interview... and yes, we have always been a Christian band.

Me: What makes a band labeled Christian, Brandy? Do all the songs have to be about God and Christ?

Brandy: I’m sure you could find several ideas floating around out there about what makes a “Christian” band. I can only tell you that we label ourselves that way simply because it’s who we are... we are followers of Jesus Christ. All of our songs are very personal and honest... we don’t write things that aren’t real in our lives. When you write with that kind of transparency, you can’t hide who you are underneath... your faith, your struggles, your joys, your pain. We don’t try to. Our songs are about many things, ranging from Jesus’ death on the cross to my relationship with Justin. Not all of our songs are specifically about God, but they are all shaped by our relationship with Him.

Me: Brandy, S.S. consists of three members, right? Who is in the band?

Brandy: Yes, right now we have three. I do vocals, my husband, Justin Bedo plays guitar and our friend, Christoph Koenig plays drums.

Me: Your husband Justin is a very talented musician. Did he form the band first or did you? And did you meet before the band was formed?

Brandy: Thank you... Justin is an amazing musician. We actually started the group together about eight years ago, right after we got married. It was just the two of us then.

Me: I think it's so cool when husband and wife perform in the same band. I interviewed a number of bands that consist of both. Does it make work hard or better?

Brandy: I love working with Justin. I honestly can’t imagine pursuing music separately. Music was one of the main things that brought us together in the beginning of our relationship, and it didn’t take us long to realize that combining our talents created something really unique. We compliment each other...his talents are strong in areas where mine are weak and the other way around. We have a special connection, when it comes to music. It’s great to be able to share that with my husband.

Me: Who does most of the song writing, Brandy? The lyrics to your songs are very well written.

Brandy: Thank you very much. I wrote all of the lyrics on our current album. Generally, I write the lyrics and Justin writes the music or we write the music together. A lot of times, he will record the guitar part to a song he has come up with and then give it to me to work on... then I write the lyrics and figure out the melody. It varies... sometimes I write a song on my own, sometimes he does. But I think our best songs are the result of a joint effort.

Me: Let's talk about the album "Catch Me". I looked for it on iTunes but couldn't find it. Any chance you'll be putting it up there soon?

Brandy: I’m really glad you asked. Yes, “Catch Me” will be available on iTunes in about 4-6 weeks. People can check our Myspace page for updates, or add us as a friend and we will let you know as soon as it becomes available.

Me: How many songs are on "Catch Me" and is it all original material?

Brandy: “Catch Me” is a 5 song acoustic album of all original material. It was a joy to put together and I think it really captures the feel of who we are, as a group. In the future, we plan to go back into the studio to complete a full length album, including new versions of some of the songs on “Catch Me”. This album will have electric guitar and bass... it will have a rockier sound. We will let everyone know when that project gets underway.

Me: How are your shows, Brandy? Do you get to play a lot, and where do you often play?

Brandy: We have played several shows lately, and we are working on getting some more bookings. We usually play at Christian coffee houses here in Maryland... our last show was in Baltimore. We are planning on some future dates in Pennsylvania as well.

Me: You're from Ridgely, Maryland, right? I don't know much about Maryland, or Ridgely. Hey, isn't Ridgely the strawberry capital of the world?

Brandy: Ridgely is the Strawberry capital of the world, but funny enough, I had to look up that answer online. Justin and I have only lived in Ridgely for three years, so you probably know as much about Maryland as we do haha. I am originally from northern California and my husband is from Pennsylvania. Our drummer, Christoph, is actually the only band member born in Maryland. We do like living here though; it’s a really nice area.

Me: How far is it from Baltimore?

Brandy: We are about an hour from Baltimore.

Me: Brandy, if a Phile reader wants to purchase a copy of the CD, where would they get one from? Also, do you have a website?

Brandy: Our CD is always for sale at our concerts, but it will also be available through in about 4-6 weeks... check our Myspace page for updates. Our website is: Our Myspace page is:

Me: Is there anything else you want to tell the readers before you go?

Brandy: I would just like to thank them for reading this....for taking time to get to know us a little bit. Our music is from our heart, and to me, it’s a privilege to be able to share it with other people. I hope they are blessed by it.

Me: Brandy, thanks for taking time out to do this interview. Tell everybody I said hello and I wish you lots of luck. Come back again, okay?

Brandy: Thank you for interviewing me. Of course we would love to come back sometime... God Bless!

And now for the special announcement I mentioned last week.

Okay, I ripped off the top ten list idea from Letterman, and now I am ripping off an idea from Oprah. Introducing the Peverett Phile Book Club. For the next few months at least I will be promoting a book I am reading right now and will tell you where to get it from. Then in a few weeks I will have the author here on the Phile for an interview. So, for the first book in the P.P.B.C. here is...

How does a singular and perfect moment in a major American theme park inspire a ten year old to dream of a future 3000 miles away? Share the journey of a boy whose focus on his future intersects the growing pains of social acceptance. Struggling to rise above emotional tribulation, the author turns his back on the safety of home, the comfort of siblings, and the absolute care of a loving mother, to begin again in a world he is not prepared for, but dreamt about since first discovering Mr. Lincoln was a Robot. Please purchase this book at It really is a great book.


There, I think that about does it for this week's Phile. I am on vacation from tomorrow until Monday so the next entry will be on Tuesday where I'll continue ALumni Month with Alexis Thompson. I'll also have The Phile For Soldiers and of course the Book Club. Then on Friday the Phile will be back with Alex Aaron from the cool band Buffalo Alice. Thanks again to Brandy Bedo for a really good interview and not being offended by the Phile, and to Wikipedia and Victor Langlois for letting his book be the first in the Phile's book club. If you know an author or have written a book yourself and would like to be pheatured in the book club in the winter please e-mail me at Thanks for reading, have a safe weekend, stay off Segways and spread the word, not the turd.

1 comment:

lou said...

I LOVE 'CATCH ME' album very much!!!!!
thank you!!!!!
where can i find the lyrics???