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Interview | Aislinn Awalt

July 13, 2002
By: Shana Loupe & Megan Washington

• What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment so far?
Career wise, for me, is getting to play at Fan Fest. I’ve never really gotten to do a festival before, and it’s a lot of fun.

• If you could star in a movie with anyone, who would it be?
I would definitely star in it with Jonathan Jackson. He is a very talented and nice looking young man. I have to say it would be like a Walk to Remember or something.

• What has been your most memorable performance?
Definitely this one, it’s been a blast. I mean, wow, the crowd energy was awesome. It was just amazing.

• Do you like pineapple?
I love pineapple.

• If we were to kidnap your stereo, what CD’s would we find in it?
The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, and I’ve been listening to a lot of Avril Lavigne lately. Oh, and Counting Crows!

• Where do you see yourself in two years?
Hopefully doing something with music. I would love to be able to go on some kind of a tour. My backup plan would be to go to Devry and learn about computers.

• What is your favorite cartoon?
Freakazoid. But since it’s off the air, I’ll go back to my childhood and say Jem and the Holograms. I think they were my musical inspiration.

• What’s one thing that nobody knows about you?
I love Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson movies. That’s probably my guilty pleasure. Like the eye make up that is on me, that’s Mary-Kate and Ashley.

• Who is your celebrity crush?
I don’t have one. Laughs Probably, I would have to say Jonathan Jackson. It’s not because he is hot or whatever, it’s because he’s really talented. He has a band called Scarlet Rose, and they are really awesome.

• Have you had any weird fan experiences?
My friends are probably, actually, my biggest fans because they’ve been with me through the whole thing and they do some pretty crazy stuff. I was lucky here, well not like “lucky”, but one of them came with me. They sometimes jump up on stage and start singing with me.

• Which performer is most like yourself?
Can it be a dude?
Megan: Sure.
Aislinn: Ok I had to check my options. I’d have to say Lenny Kravitz. We don’t have similar music styles, but he puts his soul into it.

• What would you like to tell your fans?
Oh my gosh, it’s the coolest thing in the world to have fans and people that support your music. I’d just like to say thank you, because without fans you wouldn’t be doing what you’r doing.

• Is there any special meaning behind your name?
Well my name is Aislinn, and I just go by my real name as my stage name. An interesting story about that is I was named after a heroin, a hero of a tragedy romance novel.

• Where does your inspiration come from when you write your music?
Jesus Christ, him and life. I just play what’s on my heart.

• What has beent he most influential piece of advice that anyone has ever given to you?
I remember something my debate coach told me. I am one of the most softest people around; I’m a push over, I’m a doormat. He told me that lack of planning of your part does not constitute emergency on mine. Which means, if somebody else isn’t carrying their weight it isn’t my responsibility. My second one was from my other debate coach and he said that if you are in a leadership position and nobody is mad at you then you are not doing your job because you cannot please everybody.