Description: “TEEH, born Tanya Jean Manibusan on October 12th, is an 18 year old singer, songwriter, musician and composer. Growing up in a small village town in Guam, TEEH had a rough childhood. From an early age she turned to the streets, and chose the gang life. At the age of 13, the reality of this lifestyle began to show it’s true colors when a close friend committed suicide. Within a few years, another childhood friend was beaten and killed. TEEH turned to music as an escape and wrote a song dedicated to her friend. A little later she would give birth to the driving force behind her life and musical inspiration, her son Tyler. She continued to write and compose music which became popular locally. Until videos of TEEH singing, rapping, playing the Hawaiian ukulele and using a class table as an instrument were put on YouTube by classmates. The videos have been viewed over 10 million times around the world. She is internationally known for her song “FUCK THE BICH”. Now, thanks to the support of her fans she has finally signed a record deal with 1980 Entertainment. She is currently working on her debut album which is to be release in 2008.”
Description: “The CD features nine original tracks, a sampling of which can be found on their myspace site. Songs cover a variety of subjects. Some are love songs, others are about frustration found in everyday life and a few are instrumental pieces.
It took about two years to come to this point, from the CD’s inception in the minds of the band members to the concrete, hard copy, which features artwork by Shook.
One of the band’s most popular tracks, “Shelter”, was written in an hour and was recorded the next day. “Leocadia” and “Saturn” were improvised live in studio. The best takes made it to the CD.
“It has a live vibe and that’s what we’re about,” says Shook. “It’s a stale idea to record without each other because you’re a rock band, and it’s about the band, and rock music especially is about unity.”
Vocals are done by ALL members. “
Description: “My name is Drea and I’m a henna artist. I’ve been interested in henna for a while. My mother used to bring premade paste home from the states and have me draw flowers and swirls on her. We quickly discovered that pre-made paste is not very effective in staining.
A few years later with encouragement from a friend, who happens to be a tattoo artist, I decided to do some research. Now I make my own paste from natural henna powder. Beware of PPD laced “Black Henna”!!!
So I’ve been practicing on my friends, drawing whenever I get the chance, and have even had the oppurtunity recently to participate in my first event, Pure Persia. And on May 30th, I did my first fundraiser. It was an art auction for Guma Mami Inc. I donated 4 pieces and did henna by donation. All proceeds went to help support the non-profit organization that works to make the lives of persons with dissabilities better. I’m very excited about doing more fundraisers!
I’m constantly searching for more information. I enjoy learning about the scientific aspect of henna as well as it’s history in different cultures and regions. I hope to get peer certifcation soon also!
If you’d like to schedule a personal henna appointment or talk to me about an event, party, or fundraiser you can contact me by messaging me here on myspace or e-mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org ! I’d love to do more fundraisers, especially. I’m also looking for pregnant mothers. I just purchased some lavender oil to make a safe paste for belly blessings.”
Description: “Lurk Hard is a Northern-California based skateboarding company with graphic tees. Most will praise the hard worker who manages to hold down a 9 to 5 job. Here at Lurk Hard, we recognize the individuals who lurk hard every hour of the day (lurkers on a mission). Not concerned with everyone else’s point of views, we represent those who go against the grain. We encourage others to do what they can to survive and live out their dreams & whatever makes them happy. Do what you want to do, be what you want to be. Whether you’re a kid on the come-up, the dirtbag on the streets, the d-boy on the block, the skateboarder on the grind, or whatever your profession is, we salute you. Live the American dream, make your paper, & Lurk Hard.