Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I want a Rublight for Christmas!

After seeing Conan last night, I have decided that I must have the Rublight for Christmas!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

ABC Family's, "The Mistle-Tones"

Hey friends! Turn on ABC Family TONIGHT and watch The Mistle-Tones! 

This is a cool new Christmas special staring Tori Spelling, Tia Mowry, Jason Rogel, Andy Gala, Reginald VelJohnson, and Megan Kathleen Duffy. Guess what guys, I'm in a few scenes of this movie! See if you can spot me! There should be some good opportunities. -Tim

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Loved ones are not gone forever...

Happy Sunday Funday! On this Sunday Funday, I would like to stand before you and remind you that when we lose a loved one, they are not lost forever. They are now being protected by Jesus. 

Thank you, God, for Twinkies'. May you keep them in peace until we meet again. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Please help support this musician!

Having met "The Butcher" a few times over the years, I'm sad to hear this has happened to such a kind musician. Please support this cause:

A note from Adam T. Siska:

On Wed July 25th at aprox 1 am our good friend Andrew Bishop Mrotek aka “The Butcher”, who many of you know for his creative work as the drummer of The Academy Is… & for his talent in visual arts, was attacked and mugged in Milwaukee while walking home from work. Not only was his money taken but he was blindsided by 2 or 3 thugs with a flower pot which broke his cheek in 3 places and his jaw in 2 places. Once he fell to the ground they kicked him in the face until he was unconscious. He ended up with both his eye sockets fractured, 25 stitches across his face, 30 stitches on his gum line, 20 stiches on his eyelids, 3 titanium plates screwed into his skull and has been in and out of the ER for surgery and countless doctors checkups for nose bleeding and intense ear/sinus/facial pain. Like many Americans, Andy is without Health Insurance coverage. Each day as he is making strides to physically and emotionally recover from this experience, his hospital bills continue to grow and grow.

The members and former members of The Academy Is…, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes, Fall Out Boy & Panic! At the Disco built a very strong bond over our years of making music and touring the world together. We all want to see to it that The Butcher is able to continue making music and art that inspires us— instead of spending his days trying to pay off a never ending debt due to this tragic event. The 5 of us have put our collective efforts together to bring you this shirt.

100% of the proceeds will go to Andy and his bills which will hopefully make a dent in his bills. Our good friends at FBR have donated the shirts and printing and our buddies Johnny, Tony and Eric from Snakes & Suits came up with the design.

If you want to donate more money (maybe you have a rich uncle who is living in a gold mansion) or if you aren’t into getting a shirt you can donate directly to Andy, even if It is a dollar (anything will help him pay his bills and live while he recovers) you can do it by Paypal to:

We love you all,

Adam T. Siska

Order the 'We Love The Butcher' T-Shirt here:

Friday, August 10, 2012

Skrillex and Kanye?

Did the Lord of Dubstep team up with Kanye' for his new album? According to Rolling Stone he has! Check out this article.

"Skrillex: I Did Some Music With Kanye' for West's Next Album"

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

new reviews are up!

A lot of new music hit record stores and iTunes today! Make sure to hit up the review section and see what we thought about these new releases! Some of the releases include:

Runaways- The Killers
Settle Down- No Doubt
Mercy- Dave Matthews Band
Crazy World EP- Boys Like Girls

These are several more as well! Make sure to check them out and leave us a comment!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Muse single and video

Muse released a new single today called, "Survival". This single is the Official song for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Check out the video and song here!

Upcoming Michael Jackson Documentary?

I came across this cool article in Rolling Stone today. It appears that Spike Lee is making a documentary about Michael Jackson and the hit album Bad. I always have been a big fan of the King of Pop. I'm really excited to see what Spike Lee has in store for us.

 Read the article here:

Spike Lee Working on Michael Jackson Documentary.

Slash gets his Star on the Walk Of Fame.

Today was a big day in Hollywood as rocker Slash has his Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Slash was nominated by actor Clifton Collins Jr. His star has been unveiled in front of the Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Blvd. With this star ceremony, Slash has become the first member of the iconic band Guns and Roses to earn a star on the Walk Of Fame. 

Actor Charlie Sheen, who is a friend of Slash, spoke at the ceremony. Sheen made sure to take his jab at Axel Rose during his remarks by stating "Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axel Rose will one day be sleeping on". Sheen did manage to poke fun at his own problems as well by stating, "That star is going to be stepped on more then the coke we did in the 80's"

Slash shared memories of rehearsing nearby with his former Guns and Roses member Steve Adler. He talked about the times they would ditch school just to be around the scene and take it all in. 

Following the ceremony, Slash performed a private set inside the Hard Rock that his star will now welcome millions of tourists to every year. 


Watch the video below for a small look at the ceremony today. 

Here is a picture of Slash on his star following the ceremony.

Photo by: Bob Freeman/HCOC

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

All of us here at In The Studio wanted to wish all of you a Happy 4th of July! I hope you celebration had some killer music that made the day memorable.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

new reviews and podcast

A ton of great albums came out yesterday! Check out the reviews we are working on for them. I also had the great opportunity to sit down with Neon Trees tour guitarist, David Charles and find out about his life as a tour guitarist and solo artist.

The podcast episode will be up within the next few days. We have run into a few technical difficulties.

Also, check out a new section on the page about what we are listening to as well!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

2012 Warper Tour review

We just posted a review of the 2012 Vans Warped Tour in Salt Lake City. Check it out under the concert review tab.

The show launches this week!

Welcome to the Official page for In the Studio Show! The show will launch this week with some great music reviews, concert reviews, and a great interview with a special guest artist! This show will post weekly. We hope you enjoy the show! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mom, Dad… I'm going to be an Entertainer

Since I was 5 years old, I’ve been in the entertainment business. 

Let me rephrase that, since I was 5 years old, in my head, I was in the entertainment business.  I was always exposed to great entertainment at a young age. I was probably one of the few 5 year olds who could do a Fire Marshall Bill impression. I still to this day wonder how troubled my grade school teachers were that not only was I watching In Living Color, but memorizing their bits.

I remember dancing around in my parent’s condo with my friends pretending we had our own rock band. We would lip sync to Billy Joel’s song “Why Should I Worry” from the Oliver and Company soundtrack. We were living the rock and roll life with our Playskool instruments and our cheap, miniature Casio keyboard.

As I got older, I started to express some interest in being an entertainer. In my Dad’s mind, this was not a respectable career by any means.

I’m pretty sure the image of Elton John covered in feathers was my Dad’s greatest fear. I think he thought if I became an entertainer, this would soon become my future. Not that I would mind this future, but it wasn’t in my Parents plan for me.

Around the same age, my life changed forever with the release of The Simpsons. I loved The Simpsons, and still do to this day! I gained a new icon in my life from this show. I didn’t just want to be Bart Simpson, but the infamous Bartman!  

With the creation of Bartman, came the great song, “Do the Bartman”.  I knew every word to this song! I could do the dance! (I can still do a pretty wicked dance for it) I remember sneakily calling the Imagination Station to request it so I could record it and have it for good. (I had to sneakily call them because my mom didn’t want me calling the radio station) With The Simpsons and Bartman, my love for entertainment, and comedy entertainment quickly began to grow.

In the 6th grade, I really began to get a taste for the stage. My class performed many plays. My first “break”, was when I landed the coveted role of the Court Jester in our rendition of Macbeth. I took that role and ran with it! I loved getting the laughs. I wanted to keep performing! It became a big part of me.

7th grade rolled around, and I started my first few bands. Both were horrible. Our band names were pretty horrible too. The first band was called “The Freaks”, named after the great Silverchair song at the time. The second one was “The Unidentified Flying Monkey Spankers”. I will never know how I came up with that name. I just remember we were terrible. Music became a big part of life from then on. As I grew older I began meeting bands and doing any little job I could to be part of the industry. 

One year, for Christmas, I remember getting a small, hand held TV. I would stay up late at night, hiding under my covers with my headphones on, just so I could watch Conan, Letterman, Leno, and all the great late night shows. I would do all I could to learn about entertainment and about comedy. I would go to school the next day trying to memorize bits of the monologue from the night before. I would deliver the jokes to my friends (knowing they were in bed not watching the shows) and they would think I was hilarious! Again, I loved getting the laughs and attention. 

Once college started, I decided it was time to follow my parent’s plan and be the businessman they had dreamed of. I started getting different management jobs at so called, “respectable companies”. On the side, I was still doing all I could to be involved in the entertainment scene. I still couldn’t get it out of my system. As I closed out the first semester of my junior year of business school, I began to get bored with the curriculum. I had been doing business for years and now and felt I wasn’t going anywhere with it. It had begun to depress me and I knew I needed a change. I took another trip to Hollywood in 2011 to help clear my head. I realized I was watching thousands of people graduate with their business degrees just to become a corporate yes man. I wasn’t going to do this! I needed to follow my dream.

So here it is Mom and Dad………

I am going to be an entertainer! I’ve dropped out of business school and am going to film school! Even if I do have to dress as Liberace and parade around the stage in feathers, at least I’ll be happy!

Since making this decision, I’ve been able to register 3 treatments with the Writers Guild of America! I’m working on developing 2 TV shows! I have had extra roles and featured extra roles in 3 movies. I’m doing my first podcast, and it is so much fun! While it’s only been a few short months, I’m living my dream. I can’t imagine doing anything else. Whether I have family support or not, it doesn’t matter. I’m lucky enough to have a wife that is supportive and encouraging. She has faith that I will succeed and do whatever it takes to do so. I’m glad I get to work with one of my best friends, Jordan Eyre in this crazy industry and build up our dream! It is such a pleasure to write with him. It’s time to make it happen!

Here is to living our dreams!