I'm always interested in feedback regarding EA. When issue #3 came out the feedback was very positive, with one interview gaining the most attention and votes if you will: Tia Ling - the adult star. Even people who can't stand porn found her interview fun and interesting to read - which it was. I was very happy with her interview.
So - this prompted me to try and land another adult star for an interview. What many don't know is that when I made the decision back in April or so of 2011 to interview a porn star, I narrowed it down to three people - Tia Ling being one of them, obviously.
One of the others, though, was Tia Tanaka, and no, I don't have a thing for porn star's named Tia. I had minimal correspondence with Tia T. before she vanished off the face of the Earth. But, a few weeks ago, I decided to try again. Lo and behold, she got back to me, with a new email address, and things went from there. I am happy to report that her interview is complete! Another one almost 9/10 months in the making.
Tia left the adult business many years ago. She clears up alot of the BS that's been said about her, rumors and such. For those of you that are a fan of hers, her interview will be a must read. For those that are expecting a carbon copy of Tia Ling's interview, forget it. They are two very different people which only makes sense.
Tia T's interview will most likely be bumped up in the rotation to get it out to the readers sooner rather than later.
She has also graciously decided to do a "celebrity music review" - something I've been working on for awhile now. Thanks goes to Dale Roy of Canadian Assault Zine for the idea - it was Dale's mentioning of this idea for his own zine back in the day that prompted me to give it a try - getting the artists you interview to do a music review.
Am I going to be making a habit of including adult stars in EA? Probably not. If the interviews are interesting and offer something the previous ones didn't, then sure. But, there's only so much space in the mag and I need to make sure I'm covering as many different bases as possible - it is called ECLECTIC arts after all.