Hey Nacho Cheese Duditos and Chiquita Bananas, this is Chloe, your local ranter. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to spit my opinions out at you. I'm grateful to be working side-by-side with the fantabulous Deanna Trombley, Lily Mooneyham, and Laura Sullivan. Did you know that if you put a wine glass on any of them and then jumped on them, the wine glass would never tip over? Yeah, they're that reliable.
I'm a San Diego native, currently in a San Diego college, on a long-hard-frikkin'-worthwhile road to an M.F.A. in Music and some shiny teaching credentials. I've been passionate about sound since I was a fetus harmonizing to the gurgles in my mom's stomach, and nothing brings me more fulfillment than songwriting. I started making up songs as a toddler - the earliest one I can remember was a melody I repeated over and over again one cloudy Fourth of July after I was informed that the fireworks wouldn't start until the sky cleared up: "Moon, moon, please come out/ moon, moon, please come out/ moon, moon, please come out/ and stay here for the rest of the day." Elementary school was full of songs about an evil Bill Gates and cannibals ("You know you'd eat yourself too, if you could"). Piano lessons sparked my interest in creating instrumental music - every few weeks I'd have a new tune to showcase to my teacher. Middle school crushes gave way to hideous love songs which got a little better in high school, and now my main subjects are related to political frustration and social commentary. Though don't get me wrong, there's still the occasional hideous love song that pops out.
I'd like to say I do more but my life really does revolve around music. I mean, sure, I hang out with friends. I spend time with the family. The problem is, all my close family and friends are very musical. I like taking walks, but if I don't have headphones stuck in my ears I'm enthralled by all of the sounds around me. I spend countless hours at coffeeshops, but most of that time is used to songwrite and daydream to classical pieces. I get to school a few hours before my classes to play the piano. Every profound experience I've ever had is tied to either a song I've written or a song I've heard. I lied when I said "I'd like to say I do more."
Music is all I ever really want to do.That and, y'know, change the world. But that's the best part! Music can do that too!
Hello lovelies. I’m Deanna; I’m a writer, photographer, and designer for this here magazine. I’ve known my fellow talented team members for quite a while now, and we’ve gotten to know each other through one common interest: music. Music is the thing that keeps this small magazine family tightly knitted and it’s what drives us to make this magazine what it is.
I grew up in San Diego most of my life and am currently a commuting student in Fullerton studying Graphic Design with a minor in Radio, TV, and Film. Music has been a huge part of my life for as long as I could remember. I did band in school and all that jazz, but the minute I took up guitar, I fell head over heels with it. With an awesome guitar teacher, I learned everything wanted to know about music, leaning and loving The Beatles, Nirvana, Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Led Zeppelin. I was consumed by that stuff. This culture is what drove me to want to become the best person I can be. This made me take up photography and design. I was even in rock band at one point, which had to be one of the best memories I have to this day. I’ve been lucky to be inspired by several people in my life that made me want to make music my life and weapon in taking over the world.
On the side, I do freelance photography and design (Deanna Was Here) and I also work at a local music store in San Diego, Music Central. I’m a normal college student and a regular concert go-er. My hobbies mainly include playing guitar, playing video games (my favorites include Left 4 Dead, Halo, and Zelda), spontaneous trips to the movies, and reading (A Song of Ice & Fire is my series) And if anyone where to ever ask me which is my favorite band: K Será.
Music is my mojo, which is the main reason I started up this magazine with Laura Sullivan. We both had the dream of sharing music online in a unique way so people with the same passion can freak over some wicked talented bands. We wanted to bring the world to your fingertips. So, by the hammer of Thor, we did it. With all our sweat, blood, and tears, we worked hard to get this thing going, and will continue working hard for our readers until the Zombie Apocalypse finally arrives. I’ve been able to work with some talented musicians because of this, which makes it all the more worth it.
I love all things rock and roll, from Flogging Molly, to The Moon and Her Mother. And if anyone tells you that rock is dead, respectfully agree to disagree with him/her. Rock is very much alive, you just have to look for it, because it’s like a ninja: it’s hiding and preparing for its surprise attack on the world.
Let’s take over the world with some music.
Hi, my name is Jordan Mafi and I live for music. I'm one of the writers here at Tunage. I'm just a mere fifteen-year-old junior in high school. I hope to attend San Diego State University for the 2013 - 2014 school year and major in Journalism. I am a sales associate at Hot Topic in North County, I absolutely love what I do and I think it's awesome that I am around music 24/7. I am part of the music venue council at the Epicentre in Mira Mesa, meaning that I work at every kind of show with every kind of band almost every weekend. I am also an aspiring photographer and I love taking pictures especially for music.
I've been attending all kinds of shows for years now and it's safe to say that it's my favorite thing to do. Some of my favorite venues are SOMA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, and San Diego Sports Arena all in San Diego. I'm into lots of different genres, metal and electronic music being my favorite. Although, my mind is open to whatever music there is!
I am thrilled to be here and way excited to share my love of music with you all. If there's anything that I'd like to be involved with for the rest of my life, it would definitely be music no matter what.
Greetings! I'm Laura Sullivan, editor and one of the many wonderful writers of Tunage Magazine, and right now I'm gonna share a little bit of my life with you. By the end if this, you'll understand my love for music and why I wanted Tunage to go from an idea to a reality.
It started on the living room floor back in '99. I was seven years old and my mom felt it was "About damn time" to show me her tape collection. She put on "Crusader" by Saxon, and the second that music left the speakers, my life had changed forever. Metal and classic rock were the beginnings of my never ending love for rock and roll. Sabbath, Zeppelin, and Queen were my roots. Then, around age 12, punk rock came screaming into my life and that's what has been my true one and only ever since. Operation Ivy, Bad Brains, and A Global Threat are seemingly permanent staples in my music diet. I like to think I have a broad horizon of musical interests. Apart from brain-shaking rock and roll, I found a love in jazz and the blues, which were the humble beginnings of rock and roll so really, how far have I actually strayed? I came to terms with my one-track mind and decided I wanted to share my love with the world... Or whoever was willing to listen to me.
In December of 2011, I went to visit my best friend in San Diego. Her sister, Deanna Trombley, also has a die hard love for rock and roll. Our particular musical interests together formed a diagram that nearly included every type of rock in existance. We talked about bands we've been in strides we've taken to share our music with others and then an idea pops up in the conversation. "I've always wanted to start a music magazine," one of us says.
"Me too," says the other. "One day we'll do it."
Then, not long after my visit, I get a message from Deanna. "We need to make this happen," it says. And so it was. She enlisted the help of Lili and Chloe, whom I've never actually met, but when I do, I hope it is to open a Tunage Magazine office. We are working our asses off to bring you the latest news in the greatest genre online, and in the future we hope to bring you hard copies.
I grew up on rock and roll, I live on rock and roll today, and I'll die listening to rock and roll. I want to share my love with anyone willing to listen and I hope that one day the music on Tunage Magazine will change someone's life the way my mom's tape collection changed mine.
Kon'nichiwa Tunage readers, I’m LiLi (Lily). I write and do photography for this wonderful magazine. Deanna, our very lovely and multitalented boss, is the creator of this magical beast. I’ve known Deanna for a long time now. I first met her when she was my husband’s guitar student and I just fell in love with her. She is absolutely someone I adore and admire. I’ve know Chloe for almost a year now. We have classes together at school and just like Deanna, I adore her. She’s so sweet and quiet and just a joy to have around she will turn your frown upside down with a hug. I met Laura through Deanna and though I haven’t known her long, I know we’ll be great friends. She’s a great editor and gives awesome writing advice.
More about me! I’ve lived in San Diego for most of my life and I’ve been playing music since age 3. I started out singing and playing piano and by age 10 I could play four instruments. Now that I’m sort of a grown up, I can play any band orchestra instrument, but one instrument I don’t play is the guitar. I absolutely love the guitar don’t get me wrong, but I can’t play it to save my life, but if you hand me a bass then I’m all over it. I’m currently a student majoring in Music and Psychology (yes, I’m really am double majoring and yes, I am a willing participant in the game of mental torture by too many classes), it is safe to say that I am a huge nerd! I love tattoos (I have 10), cartoons, video games, reading, cooking, spending time with my family, sleeping, napping, movies, Harry Potter, and so many other things that I can’t name.
I have a wonderful husband who is an amazing guitar player and I have a little genius son who makes everyday worth getting out of bed. I also do some freelance photography when I’m not too busy and I’ve been mostly working with Road Minion taking pictures of styled out cars and models, lots and lots of half naked models. Have you ever seen a car with Coach interior? Or an SUV that’s also a DJ station? I have!
I’m a definite lover of all things music, with that being said, my iPod has over 5,000 songs on it and if I could fit more I would. I think having that many songs on my iPod definitely shows my never ending love of music. I have all kinds of music on it like, classical, jazz, blues, death metal, punk, hip hop, and R&B. As a musician I feel that you should never limit yourself to just one genre. Some of my favorite bands and artists are Strung Out, Lagwagon, No Use For A Name, Dream Theater, Morbid Angel, Avenged Sevenfold, Dixie Chicks, Whitney Houston, and many others. I’m going through a bit of a, R&B and Punk phase right now. I think everyone should take time to get back their old skool ways and listen to what made them love music in the first place and that’s kind of what I’m doing right now.
Because I always ask the musicians I interview to tell me something personal about them, I will do the same, I mean it’s only fair. So here it is; I love to karaoke! I’m Asian and I just can’t help myself. I have a special karaoke playlist on my iPod just so I can get my karaoke fix. I will sing Mariah, Whitney, Destiny’s Child loud and proud and I don’t care who’s listening!!!
Fondest greetings to you all. My name is Marleia (mar-lei-ah, pronounced like Princess Leia), and I am your Webmaster and Graphic Designer here at Tunage. I was obliged by Deanna Trombley to put together this here website. Within a few weeks of massive research, editing, and nitty gritty details, I am proud to leave with you all with the final product. A new kingdom is born. Leave it to me to connect the odds and ends, and go to hell and back to get our site working just for you.
I am currently an Art Multimedia major at San Diego State University, with a goal to achieve in animation, graphics, and digital design. I love studio art as well, such as painting, drawing, scrapbooking, etc., and I have been drawing since I was around 1 and a half years old. Thus, I also accompany dear Ms. Trombley to the assembly of the poster designs. If your world needs a bit of color, I’m your gal.
The music I listen to varies on all ends of the spectrum. I have 3Oh!3, Disney, Beyonce, Gregory Page, and Michael Buble all in the same playlists! Call me lame or call me Corny Collins, music is music if you enjoy it the same way. I love musicals, pop, soft rock, r&b, jazz, some country, some rap, I’m an open book, and an open reader. Sing me your song, and I’ll listen to it! I am fascinated by the idea that music can be listened to in different ways. When I am introduced to a new song or artist, I like to listen to it through the ears of those who it had influenced before me. In my perspective, music is a way to share a little piece of yourself with others.
Currently, my favorite singers and musicians are Michael Buble, Jason Mraz, the Weepies, Elvis, the Fratellis, Mumm-Ra, Hellogoodbye, and Zachary Levi, albeit if I know one song or 20. My favorite artists that have been introduced to me, are Fun., Gregory Page, Making April, K Sera, and the Dear Hunter. My favorite musicals are Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Tangled, and anything else Disney.
Other random musical facts about me: I play the piano, flute from fourth grade until seventh grade, and ukulele in sixth grade. In addition, I’ve been singing longer than I have been speaking in properly structured sentences. Other random facts about me, include reading (such as Game of Thrones, and Hunger Games), TV (such as Chuck, the Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones), movies, taking pictures, and writing stories and screenplays.
I am honored to be serving all of you here at Tunage.