Topic of the Week (Halloween) – Independent singer and band member Alisa Velasquez is finally getting her first publication in Internet Hollywood after joining in on our hot topic discussion on Halloween. The topic of the month has put me on a path to discover as many stories as I can before the holiday approaches. Many have answered similar questions and gave different answers to each question I had to ask. I invited Alisa to the interview and she gladly accepted and opened up about her plans. Check out the interview below!
~*~*Interview /w Alisa Velasquez*~*~
Internet Hollywood: What’s good Alisa?! It’s always fun talking with you. You’re one of the most talented people I know. I look forward to reading some of your answers to my holiday questions. How has your Halloween plans been going? Are you planning on dressing up in a costume as well?
Alisa: Thank you! Likewise! I love all the work you do with the artistic community here in CT, we need more supportive people like you around. I’m pretty excited for Halloween, the family usually gets together and all of the kids and cousins go trick or treating. There has been talk of a haunted hayride this year, but I don’t know about that, I’m a huge baby when it comes to the dark and people scaring me. I might just have to take one for the team.. As for my costume, I just recently discovered this fabulous outfit complete with a feather boa that I just had to have, so I think its only right to honor a legend this year and go as Aretha Franklin, I will definitely be hitting some high notes if people start jumping out at me. Pray for me XD
Internet Hollywood: If you could take a back a Halloween in your past time and do it over which one will it be, what you do, and why would change it?
Alisa: I don’t think there is a Halloween that I would want to take back, but I do remember being 12 and dressing up as the corpse bride will a full face of make up (think Lindsay Lohan in Mean Girls) and going to this Halloween event and there was this famous basketball player that I had a crush on doing a basket shooting competition, and every time it was my turn he would pass me the ball and make fun of my costume saying things like, “Wow you really went all out” or “whats up grandma” that was pretty embarrassing. I ended up washing my face, ditching my veil and scoring a bunch of baskets in my oversized white dress. No regrets
Internet Hollywood: Now we know horror movies is the thing to see around this time of year. I have been finding out what everyone’s favorite movie is and I got back a lot of interesting answers. What are some of your favorite horror movies to watch and what character frightened you the most during your childhood days?
Alisa: I don’t really have a favorite horror movie, I scare very easily so I try not to torture myself by watching scary stuff because I know I’ll be wasting electricity and sleeping with the lights on later. I’ve had a few movies that have traumatized me when I was a kid. The first one was Scream. I saw it when I was like seven or 8 and I would have nightmares about it all the time. The worst though would have to be The Ring. I really thought I was going to die in seven days. I never looked at closets the same way again.
Internet Hollywood: Everyone that heard you knows you have an amazing voice. I always enjoy hearing you sing when I receive the links from you. Have you ever thought about doing a cover to songs like Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ song?
Alisa: Thank you! When I sing, especially if it’s a song that I have written or a song that really speaks to me, I pour my soul into it. Making music is really personal and therapeutic for me and to know that people are enjoying it and relating to my experiences is a really special thing. I love doing cover songs as well, there is so much great music out there. I actually do a Michael Jackson Mashup with my band Neosound, and Thriller is part of it! It’s one of my favorite parts of our show, always so much fun.
Internet Hollywood: last question; what were your favorite treats and food to eat around this time of year and will you be cheffing up a special dish on Halloween at all?
Alisa: I have a huge sweet tooth. I love candy. My favorite Halloween candies as a kid were Twizzlers, Reeses, KitKats, Three Musketeers, and Jolly Ranchers. I also love Caramel Apples. Not a huge fan of the candy apples though. The only special Halloween dish I really do is after we carve pumpkins I wash and save the seeds and bake them in the oven with a bunch of seasonings and spices on them, they’re a great snack and healthy too. Gotta do something to balance out all of that sugar!
Internet Hollywood: Thank you for the interview, Alisa!
~*~*Thank you for reading*~*~
Hair & Makeup: Annie Vasquez
Photographer: Eyezonme247 photography