February 2013 Woman of Wonderosity
Jem: Oh thank you Miss M! That is incredibly nice of you!
Diary: So I have to say, I grew up loving music from a lot of great folks. In fact as I have gotten older I have really come to appreciate all kinds of music. But there was just something special about the songs from Jem and the Holograms. What was the experience like making those great songs?
Jem: It was incredible. The 80's was such an outrageous time. It felt like everyone was cutting a record. I remember seeing the late Divine at an art opening and she was busy promoting one of her latest singles. She said it was trash, but I think that was meant as praise. It was just a fun time.
Diary: What are some other stories you have?
Jem: How long do we have? (laughs) There are plenty of stories. The Holograms and I got into a big fight backstage at the '87 Grammys with Barbie and the Rockers. Everyone likes to think that our biggest rivalry was with the Misfits, but Barbie tried to give us a run for our money. Luckily she went away from the music scene and tried running for president or something.
Diary: Well Barbie has never really been one to keep a steady job. I think she is trying to sell her house in Malibu now. Probably can't afford it, what with Ken's expensive and lavish tastes. I mean not for nothin, but I heard Ken was practically being kept.
Jem: Possibly. I don't keep up with her that much. We kinda went our separate ways once the 80's ended.
Diary: Yeah, maybe that was for the best. Back to the music though, were the songs easy to write?
Jem: Sometimes they were and sometimes they weren't. I was lucky to have a band that I got along with. Often times bands fall apart because someone gets a wretched ego or sleeps with someones partner, but we always got along at the end of the day or two part episode. Kimber, Aja, Shana, and Raya were all so talented. Besides, Kimber just really knew how to write. With all of us together, magic was simply inevitable.
Diary: And what of Rio? I seem to recall quite a few songs being about love and Mr. Pacheco.
Jem: Rio. Rio. Rio. Hmm. What should I say? I see him often.
Diary: Well, when you say that you see him often, are you meaning that Jerrica sees him often? Or Jem sees him often?
Jem: I'll keep you and your readers guessing.
Diary: No fair! Oh goodness. Ok, so back to the songs, which one was your favorite?
Jem: I was fond of 'I Got My Eye on You.' That was a very fun song. Shooting the video was just such a great time. What of you Miss M, do you have any favorites?
Diary: Oh I love 'I Got My Eye on You' but I am also a big fan of 'Glitter and Gold.' It was just one of those songs you couldn't help but get up and dance to.
Jem: Or just create a whole new look.
Diary: A lot of fans have desperately been wondering when you'll release any new music? Care to comment?
Jem: I am asked that all the time. I can't really say there is anything on the horizon, but never count the Holograms out.
Diary: Ya know, a lot of people would really love some new music. Or even just the old songs on iTunes or something. I personally would love a compact disc set.
Jem: What, no brightly colored cassette?
Diary: Some things are better left in the past! Like maybe the Misfits...
Jem: Oh goodness! You are just a mess Miss M. You're going to have be careful what you say, or I'll have Pizzazz taking a hit out on me.
Diary: Did it ever get old with all the near death experiences?
Jem: Of course it did. Nearly dying every week can easily put a damper on making new music.
Diary: And yet you were still able to entertain your fans each and every week.
Jem: I know. Of course that one time we nearly lost Kimber in the volcano on Hawaii, things did get pushed back just a bit.
Diary: Do you ever run into the Misfits at any functions?
Jem: No, though I would imagine after this interview we'll probably be seeing more of the Misfits. Pizzazz has always loved to follow behind me.
Diary: Speaking of things like followers, you just wouldn't believe how many people mention you on this blog. I interview hot guys every month and last year I believe like every Heroic Hottie said they'd love to date you.
Jem: Kimber told me! Oh how funny. Kimber is actually a big fan of this blog. She found it while googling custom dolls of her. She really loved your custom Kimber doll. She reads your stuff all the time and even lets me know about all the funny things you do.
Diary: Oh that is so cool! You'll have to tell Kimber I said hello. So what about her? Is she still double booking her dates?
Jem: You have no idea.
Diary: Well Jem, I have to say, this has been a lovely interview. I think that with everything you have done and all that you mean to people the world over, you are just perfect for the February 2013 Woman of Wonderosity. I hope this isn't the last we ever see of you.
Jem: I hope so too Miss M! Thanks for everything. I just hope that everyone out there knows that I appreciate the love and fan support that Jem and the Holograms has received throughout all these years, and I hope that one day the music will return.
Now that the new dolls have returned, let's hope there can be more Jem and the Holograms! Enjoy this Woman of Wonderosity and be back tomorrow for an all new Toy Chest Tuesday!