Thursday, October 18, 2007
Blast from the Past: Asia in Wonderland
I went to middle school with the niece of Rob Schneider, Asia. I'm going to let that sink in for a second...yes, the "actor" Rob Schneider. I'll be quite honest, he hasn't done a piece of good acting since Saturday Night Live. I liked him when he was on that show, I thought he was really funny, but apart from a few tiny bits and pieces here and there, he has deteriorated completely as a comic. Then again, most comics do, so I don't really see it as being that different, although Trey Parker and Matt Stone did create the obvious joke about his movie career during South Park.
Anyways, there's no way she remembers me, but from what I recall over the past couple years she finished high school early and moved to southern California to start recording music. Asia and her sister Alex both have music MySpaces, as does every aspiring singer/band/musician in the country, but considering their lineage they probably have a little bit of a leg up on other people trying to break into the industry.
Now, I think the production on their music sounds almost exactly the same. They make different music, but the production doesn't exactly sound like in studio recording, the instruments sound pretty heavily altered. Couple that with the fact that I don't like a lot of general pop music like this and you'll end up knowing I'm not going to rush and and buy a CD by either of them. However, they both have great voices that sound different and work in differnt styles, and I share a hometown with Asia, so this is a little bit of a plug. I'd like to see her succeed, if not only to become an artist in her own right instead of Rob Schneider's neice.
Since only Alex has mp3s to download off her MySpace, I'm going to post one of her songs, but go listen to some of Asia's, they're pretty good.
Alex Schneider - Last Second Chance