“Let ‘Em Eat Cake” Live In Toronto — Alexz Johnson Youtube Channel

Alexz posted this video of her performing “Let ‘Em Eat Cake” at The Mod Club in Toronto, Canada. This song will be featured on Alexz’s new album which you can pledge on by going here:

Let ‘Em Eat Cake

On Tour With Alexz Johnson — BreezyBaldwin.com

AS you know @breezybaldwin toured with Alexz on her last tour. What follows is an amazing account of her time on the road with Alexz. Below is just an excerpt from it. At her page she has beautiful photos and the rest of her amazing story:

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After waving hello to Mexico out our window for a few hours, we passed a fun little border patrol stop where we were asked if we had any dead bodies in the car. Alexz’s response was “not that we know of!” We stopped to eat in Tucson where I annoyed everyone by saying “watch out Tucson!” about 10 times (hopefully someone gets the reference). The following day the drive was still another 5 hours to Dallas. Lord almighty. This was my second time driving across Texas in less than a month. In Dallas Alexz started asking “what’s (city we’re in) known for?” usually one of us would know some good answers, but when we didn’t we would Google it and read the Wikipedia page, hah! We also had a very deep philosophical discussion about how their must be some people that live in Dallas that truly believe it is the most beautiful place on earth… it was then that Alexz wrote her next big hit: “Dallas, the most beautiful place in the world”.

The next day was Houston. Megan and I struck up a conversation with a guy walking to a tour bus in the parking lot of our hotel. He was in the band Bayside and they were about to start Warped Tour. We gave him an EP. Drake was rehearsing for a show in the venue right next to ours that night, and I had to go tell him to stop his rehearsal for our show since the bass was leaking through the walls and interfering with our acoustic show. Afterwards we got to hang out with him backstage since he and Alexz go way back to his Degrassi and her Instant Star days. He was super sweet! The rest of the tour Megan kept using the Drake Shake iPhone app to add Drake to our photo with Drake. Yep.

You definitely want to read Breezy’s full account of the tour! :)

‘Blue’ a Web Show with Network TV Quality — IFPress.com

This is an article talking about Blue and Alexz’s time there in season 3. It’s included here because Alexz has a lot to share about being on the show, the director, and her experiences on the set. Her parts are near the bottom of the article.

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‘Blue’ a web show with network TV quality
By Sean Fitzgerald, QMI Agency

Blue is a show that streams online, but feels like it should just be on regular TV.

The series, which appears on the recently launched digital platform CTV Extend and the app CTV GO, features the kind of strong acting and quality writing that could fit well with CTV’s regular televised programming. And that’s exactly what writer and director Rodrigo Garcia was going for.

“We thought, well, even if you’re working with low budget¬¬s and short forms, why can’t the material be worthy enough that it can compete with other stuff,” says Garcia, who created the series in 2012 with his business partner Jon Avnet.

Blue follows the double life of an upscale escort with a damaged past (Julia Stiles), who works as an accountant by day and tries to hide her evening activities from her 13-year-old math whiz son (Uriah Shelton).

The show combines drama and humour, putting the viewer into some awkward situations. For example, the opening sequence from the pilot features Blue trying to appear sexy to a client while repeatedly answering the phone to help her son with a complicated math problem. It’s a juggling act for the single mother.

“We all think we know people of certain professions,” says Garcia, discussing his lead character. “But things are not mutually exclusive. There’s no reason why you can’t be outstanding and very smart in areas of your life, and very damaged in others.”

Garcia, the son of late author Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Love in the Time of Cholera), helmed the 2011 movie Albert Nobbs and has directed episodes of The Sopranos, Big Love and Six Feet Under. He initially created Blue for his digital channel WIGS, which was launched in May 2012 to provide an online home for original shows, short films and documentaries that all feature strong female characters.

After partnering with YouTube for two seasons, which led to WIGS becoming YouTube’s number one channel for scripted drama, WIGS decided to bring several of its shows to Hulu in the U.S. though a partnership with Fox. And earlier this month, CTV acquired exclusive Canadian rights to all three seasons of Blue in Canada.

The newer episodes of Blue on Hulu and CTV Extend are longer, though — extending from under 10 minutes to 40 minutes and over — which was all part of the plan from the beginning.

“Back then, the idea was that shorter content worked better on the web,” Garcia says, referencing the show’s early days. “So we started off with these seven and eight-minute episodes, but we always thought, we’re going to write these in a way so that eventually they can come together in a library of longer content.”

In the new third season of Blue, now streaming online, Blue finds herself getting romantically close to a client (Eric Stoltz), while her son stumbles into a double life of his own as he tries to hide a life-changing secret from his mom. Blue also deals with the surprise visit of her free-spirited sister Lara (played by Stiles’ real-life sister, Jane O’Hara), who arrives in town with her busker girlfriend Satya (Alexz Johnson).

If you tune into Season 3, the busker character might look familiar. In the mid-2000s, Alexz Johnson starred as the lead performer in the CTV show Instant Star, a fictionalized take on the American Idol phenomenon.

Johnson, who lives in Brooklyn but grew up in British Columbia, says that she embraces the streaming revolution, and that she doesn’t even have cable anymore.

“That’s what made me so excited about being a part of this,” she says of Blue. “I was like, ‘cool, it’s a web-series?’ But it’s an award-winning, awesomely scripted web series by real writers who’ve written for real TV for years.”

Johnson, who comes from a large family with six brothers, praises Garcia’s knowledge of women — something Albert Nobbs star Glenn Close echoed when she called him “a man who understands the feminine side of life” in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2011.

“Being around a director that respects women and listens to women and writes specifically around women’s struggles and triumphs…you feel like you can really open up on set,” Johnson says. “And be ballsier than you usually would be.”

She remembers one scene in particular that could have been awkward in the hands of another director.

“I had to walk around in my underwear, in front of the whole crew, and that’s just not something that I do every day,” she says with a laugh. “So, he just really sets the stage. There’s humour, and it’s light, and it’s fun.”

Garcia admits that he finds the differences between masculinity and femininity very interesting, and that he focuses on trying to take a delicate, genuine approach to women’s issues.

“I’m always trying to be very careful to not seem like I’m a letch, that I’m doing a series about undressing women, or about sexy young girls who have lesbian girlfriends,” he says. “I’m trying to see it like the character sees it, so hopefully that translates into the actors being comfortable.”

PledgeMusic: Album News + a Live Video

Today Alexz updated her PledgeMusic campaign with this update. In order to see the video you can Pledge to her campaign:

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Dearest (patient) Pledgers,

Firstly, I must thank you for your grace!

I’m aware how calm this campaign has been as of late…but all for good reason!
Thank you for being so patient.

I just came off of my supporting slot on the recent SAYMAX (Max Schneider) US/CA tour. The opportunity was presented and it didn’t take much to see the positives in getting back on the road and performing some of the new album material live as the record gets mastered. It was cool stripping down these new tracks to just me and my electric guitar. It was raw and intimate playing acoustic each night. I heard my songs and my lyrics differently every time. I can only hope it was the same for the listeners.

Cool news — I unexpectedly ended up writing some new tracks with my brother Brendan while visiting in May, one of them being “Let ‘Em Eat Cake,” which I performed live on this last tour. Although the album was close to finished, it didn’t feel quite complete to me yet. Once I listened back to the demos, it became apparent that these songs were the missing link needed to complete the album. We’re now on to mixing and mastering and the record will be completed very soon – we’re almost there!! :-)

Here’s a sneak peak of the tracks for the album in no particular order:

- Heart Like That
- I Will Fall in Love
- That Pain
- Gonna Get It
- Ruthless Love
- Heart Turns Black
- Let ‘Em Eat Cake
- Cologne
- Tears of a Dragon

The tour was rad.
I loved getting the chance to hang out and connect with the VIPs each night. Breezy Baldwin and Megan Cox were on board to help truly make it a memorable tour. Max is a sweetheart, and his team was a pleasure to tour with.

It’s going to be a busy, but exciting fall. I have plans for more touring around this upcoming album release.
I can’t WAIT to deliver this album to you.
In the meantime, be the first to watch Let ’Em Eat Cake live in Toronto from the recent tour.

All my love,
Alexz

Alexz Singing The Theme For Degrassi Season 14?

Tonight Alexz tweeted that she “may or may not” be singing the theme for Degrassi season 14. Previously, she has sung the theme for season 11 of the show. In the past Degrassi themes have been remixed for future seasons so perhaps Alexz’s version will get that treatment. When will season 14 premiere? We’not sure yet, but will keep an eye on the dates so you can find it when the show comes back for it’s next season.