Meiko’s Super Random Crystal Method Collaboration

Metromix.com caught up with Meiko in a Q&A, asking the singer songwriter about how she hooked up with Crystal Method on the song ‘Falling Hard’. “Super randomly. I was playing a show and they just happened to be in the audience, and afterwards both of them came up to me and they’re like, ‘We really like your voice, we want you to do a song with us,'” Meiko explained. “And sure enough, they contacted me a couple days later, and I went to the studio and they played me a couple of different songs that they were looking for writers for. And I gravitated towards, of course, the slowest one. They burned it on a CD, and I kept it in my car and I listened to it for about a month non-stop. And my manager called me one morning; he was like, ‘Did you write that song? Because we have to turn it in today.’ And I was like, ‘Hold on, give me 30 minutes.’ And I got off the phone with him and put my contacts in and just wrote the song off the top of my head and recorded it on my GarageBand and turned it in. I think I wrote it on the back of a cereal box. [Laughs]”

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Meiko On Cotton Candy, Delta Vs. United, Twitter

Among Meiko’s thoughts on her Twitter account (@meiko) in the past several hours:

Why is cotton candy so big? Noone ever finishes it.

At the airport. United sucks. Delta for Life!!!!

People have some interesting bodies… Humans are so cute…

Twitter is a stalker’s dream…

Meiko Going On First Headlining Tour

Meiko updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@meiko) on Tuesday (March 31), revealing plans to head out on her first headlining tour in May. The singer songwriter tells readers:

OK, OK – I’m ready to tell you my BIG news!!

I’m officially going out on my first-ever HEADLINING tour across the country! Yay!!

That means I’ll be able to take my band with me! I’m so excited – this a big step for me and definitely something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time…

I’m going to some of my favorite cities, and I’ll even get to play my home town at my favorite bar, The Hummingbird! Hoooray!

Meiko Has A New Found Respect For Christina Aguilera

Meiko updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@meiko) on Sunday (March 29) after attending Perez Hilton’s 31st birthday party at The Viper Room in West Hollywood the prior night. The singer songwriter tells readers:

I went to Perez Hilton’s birthday party at the Viper Room… It was awesome… I saw many Hollywooders there, but all in all it was a great time. Did I mention that Amanda Bynes is HUGE (Tall)! She knocked me in the face with her purse… Only one other person has done that and it was Venus Williams.

Christina Aguilera sang gitchi gitchi yayaya and it was pretty damn good, I’m not gonna lie. She’s a great performer and I have a new-found respect for her. I was impressed. Also – The Jonas Brothers were there… They sang “Happy Birthday” …another song they didn’t write. But they sure were fricken cute. What are they? Italian? Mmm…

Meiko Aims For A Body Like Megan Fox

Meiko updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@meiko) on Saturday (March 28), talking about her first Pilates class and returning to Los Angeles after SXSW and visiting her hometown. The singer songwriter tells readers:

I just got back from my first ever Pilates class and it kicked my arse. I loved it. Goal this year… to have a body like Megan Fox (who happens to take classes at the same place).

I got a late start, but 2009 will be the year of tightness. Tite like a tiger. Yeah!

It feels really good to be back home, after Austin and Georgia… I had so much fun in both places. Austin was great because I got to see a lot of old friends… and GA was cool cause I just hung out with my favorite parents. It was exactly what I needed. Funny how home just feeds the soul.

Meiko Harkens Back To Music Before Auto-Tune

Meiko updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@meiko) on Saturday (March 14), talking about how music has changed since the era of Minnie Ripperton. The singer songwriter tells readers:

I was listening to Minnie Ripperton yesterday… (loving you, is easy cause ur beautiful la la la la la la la)… and I started thinking about how… Back in the day, before auto-tune, People recorded on tape… So- records that were made and people that “made it” then… were actually talented… actually good singers… and what you heard was what you would hear when you saw them live… Now… with a click of a button, an off key, outta tune girl/guy can sing someone elses songs… and sell zillions of records… Its just funny to me how much the times have changed. Would Otis ever pull a Kanye?

Meiko Plays A Birthday Show In Colorado Springs

Meiko updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@meiko) on Thursday (February 26), talking about her show Wednesday night at The Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, which also happened to be her 27th birthday. The singer songwriter tells readers:

Yesterday was my birthday and it was awesome. It was the 1st time that I played a show on my birthday and I was a little weirded out by that at first…

When I 1st moved to LA, I was a juice bar girl at Gold’s Gym in downtown… I was scheduled to work on my 20th Birthday- and they wouldn’t let me have it off. ..

I got up at my usual 6am to catch the metro train… I was running a bit late and ran up the stairs as soon as I heard it approaching … I tripped on my shoe and busted my knee up… I picked myself up, and continued to run…

I saw the doors close and I was overly bummed.

I remember sitting by myself holding my bloody knee and crying – I vowed never to work again on my Birthday, and never have…

Meiko Hits The Jackpot In Las Vegas

Meiko updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@meiko) on Monday (February 23), where she talked about a profitable day off in Las Vegas while on tour with Joshua Radin. Meiko tells readers:

Yesterday was probably the greatest day of my life.

We had a day off in Vegas and….

I WON $1500.00 on the nickel machine!!!

I got some weird bonus round thing where these balls were flying around in this gigantic glass ball at the top, and all the sudden – It said I won 33000 nickels and I screamed “Yay! I just won a sh** ton of nickels!!” and this dude in a suit came by and gave me all hundreds…. SO — I went to the roulette table, put a $100 on black, the I just kept doing that til I made $1000.00…. SO – then I took that money and decided not to play anymore….

Meiko Checks In From ‘Pretty Fricken Awesome’ Tour With Joshua Radin

Meiko updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@meiko) on Wednesday (February 11). The singer songwriter, currently touring with Joshua Radin, told readers:

I’m officially on tour! YAY! It’s pretty fricken awesome. I’m not gonna lie…

The cool thing about touring with Joshua Radin is that I get to use his sweet ass band! Holy lord they are good!) I’m only on the 3rd date of the tour… but I can just tell this one has a little bit of magic. We all get along… It’s the best!)

I’m in Dallas right now… This is one of my favorite places to play… Texans just know how to get rowdy. I love it! I’m kinda home sick right now and this is as close as I’m gonna get! It’s definitely feeding the soul, seeing as how I just ate at Chick-Fil-A!! Hooody hooooo!!!!

Meiko’s Gum Gripe

Meiko checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@meiko) on Wednesday (January 28), upset over a girl who took advantage of her generosity. The singer songwriter tells readers:

To the Girl From Last Night…

When you asked me for a piece of gum
I was nice enough to share my favorite gum with you (Tropical Twist Trident)
I opened the pack and held it out
feeling good about helping you.
and what did you do…?
you grabbed half of the pack and gave it to all your friends….
now, don’t get me wrong… if each friend asked me for a piece
I would have been super down with giving my whole thing away
but what you did,
was a dick move.
If you happen to read this
I hope you show more respect to the next stranger
that tries to relieve you (and other people)
of your stank ass breath.

signed,
*meiko

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