I know very little about you. Where were you born and where did you grow up?
|Young Michael in college|
Describe your parents to me.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm...typical hard working middle class people, who encouraged my sister and I to be our own people and to chase what we wanted in life.
Is your sister involved in the arts in any way?
Any of your immediate family members writers?
None, just me...it is my natural gift.
Describe your childhood. Anything interesting happen?
Not really..nothing out of the ordinary really. It was pretty typical I would say.
What is it you do, for a day job?
I do some internet PR as well as write and am getting back into acting again.
|Michael and Margaret Cho, out and about.|
You seem to know a lot of very interesting people around L.A., how did that come about?
Putting myself out there and networking. I did not know anyone when I moved here, now I know lots of people : )
How did you happen to meet Traci Lords?
Through an interview I did with her a while back, and then we really connected when I chatted her up for her return to the music scene "Last Drag" she even follows me on Twitter.
|Michael and Traci Lords|
What does blogging do for you?
It keeps my name out there at all times and allows me the autonomy to write what I want. I get pretty well known names on my blog because a lot of interview subjects are my friends and they will talk to me for it, it helps keep their names out there too.
Describe your musical tastes, if they can be described?
Well not everyone I write about is my taste, that being said i tend to gravitate towards rock, alternative & the indie music scene.
You do a lot of interview blogs. Why that mode for you?
Because it is my strong suit and I enjoy doing them. Also people like to read interviews a lot more than someone posting an opinion, there is nothing wrong with doing that, but interviews are the thing.
Who is one person that you want to interview that you have yet to get?
Good question. I've never really thought about it to be honest...I would have liked the chance to chat with Elizabeth Taylor, she had an amazing life. One of my favorite interviews that I landed was Pamela Anderson, so sweet, funny and a good time!
You list yourself as a freelance writer on facebook. What does that mean in real terms for you?
I have no steady job, lol - well Chorus and Verse is steady right now, but it means I need to get out there and find other writing jobs.
|Michael and Terri Nunn of Berlin|
You write a blog. Do you write short stories? Novels? Scripts?
None of the above. At some point I will write a novel though, I am sure.
What were some of your favorite books, movies, tv shows growing up?
Oh I am the worst at remembering these things when put on the spot. I used to watch horror movies on the weekend with my Dad, things like Dracula, The Wolfman....I liked "Three's Company" initially when it first started, oh and "Happy Days" as well. "Where the Wild Things Are" and "James and the Giant Peach" were two books I liked.
You don't write about many issues. What is a hot button issue for you?That is true I write to entertain, we need that now more than ever. There are so many hot button issues for me in the current climate it isn't even funny. I can not believe a woman's right to choose is coming under fire again, and that people's civil rights are being denied.
Do you think that is a sign of the changing political climate, that people are willing to accept that in this day and age?