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Buzznet Exclusive Valentine's Day Interview With SoMo

Ashlee Holmes
Ashlee Holmes Feb 12, 2014

Hey Guys!

I got to interview SoMo and ask him some juicy Valentine's Day questions! Check out the video for his steamy new single "Ride"!

  • I read that you wrote your new single “ride” about a specific lady friend. What did she think of the song? Does she know it’s about her?

She definitely knew it was about her when I wrote it.. At first the song wasn’t going to be about sex necessarily and being that it came from more of a loving place rather than a sexual place, she was very proud of me. Especially since it was one of the first songs that I’ve written.

 

  • Do you have a Valentine? Any Valentine’s day plans?

My valentine is my fans. I have a date with them on Valentine’s Day for Power 106’s Valentine’s Crush show. I’m super excited!

 

  •  Any advice for the single ladies with aching hearts out there?

I do.. Keep your head up. Without knowing what it feels like to have a broken heart, you won’t ever know the joy of having a full one.

 

  • What’s your favorite love song?

Love by Musiq Soulchild

 

  • What artist inspires you the most?

It’s funny because I answered the last question with his song, but Musiq Soulchild has been a big influence.

 

  • How would you define YOUR sound?

My sound is the SoMo sound. I have a blend of so many influences from many different genres, all the way from country to hardcore music to rap. When it comes down to it, I love sticking to my R&B roots and that’s where you’ll hear my focus, but I tend to cross over to the other genres as well.

 

  • What else inspires and influences you outside of music?

Movies are a big influence because I like to explore different worlds and let my imagination flow with ideas I wouldn’t normally think of.

 

  • What's your favorite city to perform in?

I would have to say all of them! It’s an honor to be able to go to any city and perform for people that want to hear me sing.

 

  • What’s next for SoMo? Where do you hope to see yourself in a year?

I’m excited to see how the world reacts to my debut album and I hope to see myself continuing to make music for the love of it. I know a lot is going to change in my life, but I never want to lose the magic the music brings.

What do you think of SoMo's new single "Ride"?

GET INVOLVED: Rock Now For Autism

Ashlee Holmes
Ashlee Holmes Feb 10, 2014

Hey kids!!! I have a favor to ask of you!!! Last year.. I hosted the first ever "ROCK NOW FOR AUTISM" event with a friend of mine from Generation Rescue. 

Rock Now for Autism is a benefit concert raising awareness and funds for autism. Each with a younger brother on the autism spectrum, myself and Zack Peter decided to make the cause an important part of our lives. We have partnered together again to host the second annual Rock Now for Autism benefit concert for Generation Rescue; an organization brought to light by Jenny McCarthy that holds dear to our hearts.

Generation Rescue provides direct action and support for families affected by autism spectrum disorders through their website, national conferences, and medical treatment grant program. To learn more, visit www.generationrescue.org.

The event will begin with a pre-show cocktail reception followed by a 90 minute acoustic concert with artists TBA. We're also hoping to get different businesses to donate prizes for raffles or a silent auction.

We are currently looking for sponsors who would like to get involved in the event. If you would like to get involved somehow, have any trades you would like to offer, or know of anyone that would be interested in helping sponsor etc..... please let me know! Feel free to email me personally at: ashleeholmesblog@gmail.com ! Thank you!!!!! 

xx

AH


CONTEST ALERT: An UberX Valentine's Day!

Ashlee Holmes
Ashlee Holmes Feb 06, 2014


 

For those of you who don't know... I do not have a vehicle here in LA. I get around EVERYWHERE with my loves over at Uber. Recently, they have created an even more afforable "UberX". As if I couldn't love these guys more, UberX is giving one lucky winner the perfect Valentine’s Day package to share with a loved one! Whether that loved one is a significant other or a friend you’d like to celebrate Singles Awareness Day with is totally up to you! How awesome right?!

Take a FREE uberX ride this week to win! Wait.... what?! YEAH. Check it out: 

Uber wants to hook YOU up with uberX rides on the house! During the first week of February, simply open up your app and request an uberX ride in Orange County. They will cover TWO rides up to $20 each! UberX is 45% cheaper than a taxi... $20 will get you far!

Here’s the fine print:

  • This promotion applies to uberX only
  • Rides must be taken between 10:00AM Monday, February 3rd through 11:59PM Sunday, February 9th
  • #OCLOVESuberX covers two rides up to $20 per ride in Orange County
  • The promotion will automatically be applied to your account

What EXACTLY is this super awesome Valentine's day prize you ask? Well...... 

  1. A 2-night stay for you and one guest at the St. Regis, Monarch Beach
  2. Sunset drinks and appetizers for 2 at The Rooftop Lounge at La Casa del Camino($100 value)
  3. Dinner for 2 at Broadway by Amar Santana ($100 value)
  4. Champagne brunch for 2 at The Crow Bar & Kitchen ($200 value)
  5. $100 worth of Uber credit to use throughout your stay

Take one FREE ride during #OCLOVESuberX to win!

The winner will be chosen on Monday, February 10th on the @Uber_OC Twitter account, so be sure to give them a follow! They will be notifying the winner via email with instructions on how to redeem! 

***The Valentine’s Day package can be redeemed any time throughout the month of February.

For full contest rules, click here.

 


Tweet To Win A Pair Of Supra Samikaze Sky Tops!

Ashlee Holmes
Ashlee Holmes Jan 28, 2014

Hey guys, 

I am excited to let you know that I am giving away 2 pairs of brand new Samantha Ronson Sky Top II "Samikraze" sneakers! Check out the shoes here and at Factory413.com!

What You WIN:

  • 2 people will win a pair of these awesome sneakers:

How To ENTER:

That's it! Keep the tweets and comments coming, I will announce the winners on Feb 7th!

Brand Spotlight: Winter Lennon

Ashlee Holmes
Ashlee Holmes Jan 22, 2014

Hey you guys! It's been a minute since I've blogged about ANYTHING... my bad! It's been crazy getting settled back in LA and getting prepared for school --I'll catch all of you up on that a bit later. FIRST THINGS FIRST... I recently discovered an awesome line titled Winter Lennon. They carry some pretty AMAZING clothes and accesories. I'm personally OBSESSED with the necklaces I have by them. On New Years Eve I wore one of their necklaces and all of you were going CRAZY asking where I got my necklace when you saw it on Instagram --NOW YA KNOW! ;) Click here to check out the rest of the amazing pieces they have to offer! 

 

 

Lana Del Rey: How To Win At Life

Ashlee Holmes
Ashlee Holmes Jan 02, 2014

SO... those of you who follow me on Twitter/Instagram ( @ashleeholmes ) know my love/obsession for Lana Del Rey. I think she is just so odd and intriguing. Not to mention her makeup and hair are  ALWAYS on point. ANYWAY... This is an older interview... but I'm still just so obsessed with it. I love the whole interview, it really inspires me. If you fast forward to 2:40... she gives advice to her fans... which is BASICALLY simple instuctions on how to win at life. Ha! I love her. Check it out. Maybe it'll bring YOU some daily inspiration or motivate you to do better!

 

Who inspires YOU?! Did this video inspire you at all? Leave comments! :) 

 

 

 

Holiday Giveaway: Tweet To WIN A Modern Christmas Tree!

Ashlee Holmes
Ashlee Holmes Dec 11, 2013

I LOVE that time of year when it's time to put the Christmas tree up and break out all the decorations. It allows you to get to spend some quality time with your family or even just have a fun artsy project for yourself!

Over the years companies have found ways to take the "boring" Christmas tree and make it pink, silver or even the "upside down tree". One of the best companies I have come across is Modern Christmas Trees! Not only do they have a touching story and donate part of their profits to charity but the trees are so cool!

What You WIN:

A 7 foot gorgeous tree that costs around $700 usually!!

How To Enter:

Keep the tweets and comments coming until Monday Dec, 16th!

WATCH LIVE TONIGHT: Los Angeles Red Carpet Premiere Of 'Catching Fire'

Ashlee Holmes
Ashlee Holmes Nov 18, 2013

I don't know about all of you... BUT... I am BEYOND excited for the new Hunger Games movie. As most of you may already know, I kind of have a thing for Liam Hemsworth. Word on the street is he has a little bit more screen time in this one than he did in the last one. **SWOON**

ALSO...who doesn't love "J Law"? I seriously believe her and I are kindred souls. She's awesome. The whole cast is just incredible and I cannot wait to see if the second installment of the film is just as good as the first.

Although we do have to wait until November 22 to see the movie, TONIGHT November 18, we can watch the LA red carpet live stream! You can watch below, right here at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT!

Comment below while you watch the premiere! I want to know what YOU think of all the stars, fashion and interviews!

You can also take the convo to Twitter by using the hashtag #CatchingFirePremiere to ask your favorite stars questions!

Buzznet Exclusive: AJR Premieres Acoustic Video For "I'm Ready"

Ashlee Holmes
Ashlee Holmes Nov 14, 2013

In this Buzznet Exclusive, AJR premieres their new video for their single "I'm Ready". The video has an organic feel as the trio is seen in the studio during a recording session. It has a nice personal touch where we get a sense of the raw AJR style. Less is definitely more with this catchy tune as the minimal instruments accompanies the harmony nicely and let's their amazing voices shine through. Check it out!

Follow AJR on Twitter @AJRBrothers

All of you NY area fans, can check the band out live next week at The Studio at Webster Hall on 11/19! http://tktwb.tw/1aflvl6 

What did you think of AJR's new video?

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Artist Spotlight + Exclusive Interview With The AJR Brothers!

Artist On The Rise: Jamia

Ashlee Holmes
Ashlee Holmes Nov 12, 2013

Jamia is going to be someone you will be hearing a lot from starting very soon.  She is a 17-year-old, incredibly talented songstress who is currently being mentored by Destiny’s Child’s, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams. She is also in the studio working with hit Producer, Harmony (the mastermind behind Ariana Grande’s hit singles, “The Way” and “Right There”). It’s safe to say she is being coached by the best. I also can't believe she is only 17!

 

Her voice is captivating and you can tell it just comes so natural to her. Take a look at her covering "Wake Me Up" by Avicii below!

 

I am loving this chick and her style is so cute! I am excited to hear what she puts out next. I wouldn’t hate a little Destiny’s Child collab with her, just sayin’!

 

What do YOU think of Jamia’s cover?

 

 

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  • Member Since: 2011-07-25
  • Orientation: Straight
  • Drink: Yes
  • Smoke: No
  • Children: Someday
  • Occupation: Make Up Artist/Correspondent/Blogger

About Me:

My childhood was typical, summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds, pretty standard really.

Interests:

Anarchy, Art, Cuddling, Dancing, Dogs, Fashion, Food, Friends, Gold, IPAs, Iced Tea, Late Nights, Laughing, Love, Makeup, Messy Hair, Mix Tapes, Music, Pizza, Skulls, Sleep Overs, Sushi, The 90s, Traveling, Vintage, Wine

Favorite Music:

4am DJs, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Andy Grammer, Bon Iver, Brand New, Citizen Cope, City and Colour, Coldplay, Damien Rice, Deftones, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Elvis Presley, Eminem, Foo Fighters, Frank + Derol, Frank Sinatra, Fun., Gavin DeGraw, Goo Goo Dolls, Imogen Heap, Iron and Wine, Jason Mraz, Jason Reeves, Jay Z, Jessie J, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, John Legend, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Lana Del Rey, Led Zeppelin, Little Children, M83, Mads Langer, Maroon 5, Mat Kearney, Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Mickey Avalon, Miley Cyrus, Mumford and Sons, Muse, Of Monsters And Men, One Republic, Parachute, Passion Pit, Pink Floyd, Prince, Radiohead, Reckless Sons, Rihanna, Robert Pattinson, Ryan Adams, Sex Pistols, Swedish House Mafia, The Beatles, The Black Crowes, The Cab, The Dangerous Summer, The Kooks, The Lumineers, The Maine, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, The Runaways, The Script, The Strokes, The Temper Trap, The xx, Velvet Underground, We The Kings, William Fitzsimmons, Young The Giant

Favorite Movies:

500 Days of Summer, Ace Ventura, Across The Universe, Alice In Wonderland, Almost Famous, Breakfast At Tiffanys, Edward Scissor Hands, Elizabethtown, Factory Girl, Fight Club, Finding Nemo, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Forrest Gump, Garden State, Goodfellas, Grease, Hes Just Not That Into You, Inception, Liar Liar, Old School, Serendipity, Sweet Home Alabama, The Runaways, The Vow, Wedding Crashers, Where The Wild Things Are, Zoolander

Favorite TV Shows:

Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Chelsea Lately, E News, Ellen DeGeneres, Entourage, How I Met Your Mother, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, LOST, Modern Family, Orange Is The New Black, Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Office, The Rachel Zoe Project, The Vampire Diaries, Tosh.0, True Detective, United States of Tara, Weeds, The Originals, The Newsroom, American Horror Story, South Park

Favorite Books:

Style by Lauren Conrad, The Power, The Secret