Reuben MacCalla of Livin Out Loud

What’s The Best Night Out You’ve Ever Had?
The 2006 Emmy’s in Los Angeles.  I have been to numerous movie premieres, but this event was something special.  From the Aaron Spelling  & Dick Clark Tributes, the father and son presentation with Charley & Martin Sheen, Kiefer & Donald Sutherland, hanging out with Scrubs cast, Seals performance at dinner not mention all the great after parties.  It it was a cool night.

What’s Your Favourite Record Of All-time?
I have three – Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” and Stevie Wonder’s “Innervisions” and “Songs in the Key of Life”

What Was The Last Record You Bought?
I bought three CDs at the same time.  Robin Thicke’s “Evolution of Robin Thicke”, Herbie Hancock’s “Possibilities”, and Justin Timberlake’s “Future Sex/ Love Sounds”.

Name Three Of Your Biggest Influences…..
Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles.

What’s Your Dream?
Dreams are an ongoing process.  I want to be able to express my creativity and reach out to people.  I hope that my work can positively impact people and I have the ability to continue pursue by dreams.

How Do You Escape?
Driving in the car, working out at the gym and going to the movies.

If You Were An Animal, What Animal and Why?
Mocking Bird.  First as a bird I can fly to where ever the weather is good for that time of year.  Second, as a mocking bird I can mimick many sounds and flip them into my own interpretation.

You Are Having A Party, Whom Dead Or Alive Is On The Guest List?
Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Quincy would lead the pack. Alan Iverson, Michael Jordon, Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis, and Tom Hanks would follow. For the ladies would be, Halle Berry, Sanaa Lathan, Arethea Franklin, Jill Scott, Jessica Alba, and Rosario Dawson. And to round it out  Common, Kanye West, Timberland and Justin.

What Is Your Favourite Possession?
My House – I love where I live.

What Record Did You Lose Your Virginity Too?
What have you done for me Lately… Just kidding.  I can’t remember I was kinda focused at the time.

What’s Your Favourite Club?
House of Blues – I like the sound, I don’t feel hemmed in and I like to eat.  In my home town – I like to go to the Belly Up for the same reasons.

What Record Can’t You Stand?
No comment.

Who Would Play You in “Reuben MacCalla – Livin Out Loud” the Movie?
Lawrence Fishbourne only younger.

What Is Your Life Philosophy?
Everything happens for a reason, go with the flow and look for the best. Bad stuff and Good stuff its how you deal with it that matters.

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