Posts by Space Pirate Queen

INTERVIEW: Award-Winning Singer & Songwriter, Bree Taylor, Talks about Her New Single ‘You Played It All’

Using a catchy dance beat, Bree Taylor’s new song, You Played It All, is about dating and relationships in today’s modern world and was inspired from Bree’s personal experience. She spoke to Defective Geeks about her rise as a musician, what it meant to overcome negativity in her life and embracing her passion with 100% confidence. Read more about her journey and her new song below!

Bree Taylor’s new single, You Played It All, from her first EP Unbreakable is out now, available on Spotify, iTunes and GooglePlay.

Hello, Bree! Thank you for taking the time and answering my questions. First of all, how long have you been singing and what has it been like pursuing music as a career? Who are your personal inspirations?

I have been singing since I was a kid. I always loved singing, writing and being creative and I was always surrounded by music growing up so wanting this as a career has always been on my mind and in my heart– it just took me a long time to really get the confidence to go after it. I was a very shy and introverted kid because of bullying in school which was the opposite of who I was at heart. I felt like I had to suppress myself. I was told I wasn’t good enough and couldn’t sing and it discouraged me from performing and affected me in having that confidence to pursue it as a career. It took me growing as a person and going through life events to really set me back on this path and realize that this is my purpose and what I am meant to do. I owe a lot of it to my relationship with God. I truly feel that this is my God given purpose and when I trust and have faith, I find that that is when magic happens with my music.

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INTERVIEW: Taras Lavren Talks About His Role ‘Anne With An E’ and His Project, Blink Twice Films

Taras Lavren was bitten by the acting bug at a young age and has taken on that passion to grow a career in acting and filmmaking. He received his first big break when he landed a role in The CW’s Reign, and currently plays Nate in Netflix’s Anne With An E. Read his interview below to find out more!

Hello, Taras, thank you so much for talking to Defective Geeks! Tell us what it’s like to be involved in such an acclaimed show, ‘Anne With An E’, and how you got the role to play Nate.

It’s pretty wild being on such a huge show as Anne with an E, I’m still blown away by how large of an audience and fanbase it has outside of Canada, let alone here! So the way I booked the gig, is actually hilarious because I never once stepped into an audition room. I had sent a tape into casting right before I left on vacation to Mexico in 2017 and then about three days into my trip I got an e-mail saying I had a callback in like two days! Not knowing what to do, I messaged casting and after some careful deliberation they agreed that I could just submit a second tape from where I was. So I’m in a hotel room with my girlfriend in Mexico, and with a stack of corona cases we borrowed as a tripod for the camera, we somehow managed to submit the second tape over dodgy wi-fi. Two days later, (on our last day) I got an e-mail that I booked the part! I’ve never had a luckier vacation, I still think it’s probably for the best as I probably would’ve completely bombed it if I had to go in the room!

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Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: New Character Images

Just in time for the Halloween season, Netflix has began teasing us with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a series based on the comic series with the same title. We all remember the charming television show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, during the 90s, but this version of our favorite witch from the Archie comics universe will be much darker. This time she is played by actress, Kiernan Shipka (known for her role in Mad Men).

Already, the show takes a lot of the same palette from CW’s Riverdale, since they are in the same “universe” so to speak. Imagine all the crossover possibilities.

Check out more new teaser character images below, including Sabrina’s aunts and good ol’ Harvey (played by Ross Lynch).

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INTERVIEW: Karrnnel, Fiddle Player and Musician, Releases Solo Double Album

Karrnnel is one of the most original and decorated musicians, known for his authentic compositions of fiddle music around the world. With 300 songs composed under his belt, he will be releasing his brand new solo double album Crazy Old Man and SKMB this upcoming Fall season on September 13. Want to know more about how he established himself as a unique musician? Read the interview below!

How did you get into music and fiddle music? When did you know you wanted to become a musician? What kind of revelations did you have along the way during your career?

Everything music for me comes from my family. Long before I was around, my dad was a musician (accordion, fiddle, guitar) and had a prairie dance band for years called the Melody Ranch Boys. Because of this, there was a lot of music in my family on both sides along with musical friends always coming over to visit and jam. Add this to the fact that both of my sisters started playing fiddle, and that was the recipe– music in the family and musical heroes in both my sisters. I was hooked.

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INTERVIEW: Allison Dore on Launching Her Female-Centric Comedy Label, Howl & Roar Records

Hi Allison, thank you so much for talking to Defective Geeks! We are also a female centric website! Please tell us more about Howl & Roar Records and what inspired you to start this record label.

Thank you so much for inviting me!

When I started hosting and curating a weekly radio show celebrating women in comedy, I realized that women just aren’t releasing content at the same rate as their male counterparts. Even proportionally speaking. So, I thought back to all the challenges and issues I faced when I recorded my album and realized that with all the contacts I have made in my 5+ years in radio, plus my 17 years as a comedian, I am in a unique position to make it easy for people to record. As well, here in Canada we really devalue our artists unless they find success elsewhere, so I wanted to create a place where comics felt valued.

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SDCC 2018: Beychella at Wired Café

This year at San Diego Comic-con, we invaded Wired Café and we did it in yellow leotards and thigh high boots. That’s right, my crew decided on a group cosplay and we dressed as Beyonce’s back up dancers from Coachella. We got to chill out from the San Diego sun for a few hours, enjoying cocktails, beers snacks and occasionally taking photos with people– thank you, Wired Café!

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SDCC 2018: Batman The Animated Series on Blu-Ray™

Finally, Mr. J, we are on Blu-Ray™! This is what I imagine Harley Quinn would squeal out to The Joker… and honestly, I am squealing too!

The Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition will of course include all episodes of the critically-acclaimed series as well as two bonus discs, which will contain 25 featurettes with an an all-new, 60+ minute definitive Batman: The Animated Series making-of documentary, “The Heart of Batman.”

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SDCC 2018: Dragon Ball North America Tour

The Dragon Ball North America Tour, presented by Funimation, Bandai and Toei Animation, launched the exhibition at San Diego Comic Con 2018. The installation features  a life-sized replica of the World Martial Arts Tournament– a triennial tournament of the “strongest under the heavens” and a central event in the 34-year-old Dragon Ball franchise. Fans can look at a collection of merchandise, memorabilia, play the Dragon Ball Super Card Game or the video game, Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Including this amazing animated GIF photobooth! Click below to see more photos from the installation.

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