Craig David on the cover of Faze Magazine!
Ever notice when a celebrity wins an award they first thank God and then they thank their moms? Or when someone gets a chance to be on camera they like to throw in a “Hi Mom.”
I guess it’s because there’s something pretty special about them. Of course, sometimes (okay, maybe a lot of times) they make you want to pull your hair out or drive your fist into the wall but after you cool down you realize all their badgering, nagging, grounding and scolding stems from one thing: they love us. Really love us. No matter how cruel, insensitive and sometimes downright hateful we are, they always seem to open up their hearts and let us back in.
So, I guess it’s no surprise that Craig David’s best friend is his mom (see page 26). He says that both she and his dad really influenced his life. And Mario’s special someone is also his mom (page 38). We never know what or who will help us get where we want to go, but often, when you ask successful people who helped them along the way it’s usually someone in their family. If you ask Solange Knowles (page 36) she says mom, dad and big sis, Beyoncé, have all been a huge part of her success.
I know when I wanted to start Faze my family was behind me all of the way. Especially my mom, who I never see enough of anymore, but who’s always there when I need her. Same goes for Swollen Members’ Mad Child who is thankful that his family put up the $20,000 he needed to get his label, Battle Axe Records, off the ground (page 41).
We can’t predict the future but we can make plans. So prepare yourself for fame and fortune by having your acceptance speech ready: “I’d like to thank the fans for voting for me and I’d like to thank my mom for putting up with me…”
Lorraine is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Faze Magazine
Part of the Faze family. Starting left: Suryatapa Bhattacharya (do everything, help everyone, associate editor), Tara, Alison and Bonnie (helpers, idea generators, co-ops and good people), Maya Chendke (superstar, face of Faze) and me (Lorraine).
Letters To The Editor
In your Winter 2002 issue, with Avril Lavigne on the cover, you wrote that it’s now “Officially Cool” to be Canadian. Why? Because Avril says it is? Sorry Avril, but some of us already knew that. I’m a proud Canadian and always have been.
–Dawnn, 14, Ottawa.
Nice piece on Avril [Winter 2002]. I’m glad you guys didn’t make her out to be all snobby and full of attitude like some other magazines. She’s still new to all of this fame stuff, so people should give her a break.
–Melissa R, 13, Vancouver
In your article on Celeb Threads [Winter 2002] you slam celebrities for endorsing clothing lines that they didn’t design. So what? If somebody was going to pay me a few million bucks to put my name on a pair of shoes or a hoody, you bet I’d do it. And I bet you would too!
–Randal J, 16, Toronto
Hey! Props for writing good stuff about video games [The New Jock is a Cyberathlete. Winter 2002]. I’m sick and tired of everyone blaming games for some idiot’s crazy meltdown. I’ve been playing games like Doom and Quake for years and I’ve never felt the urge to run out and shoot everyone in my school!
–Dave S, 15, Alberta
Are you kidding? In the Rant on Britney [Winter 2002] you talk about “her splendid wardrobe” and “her virtuous image.” Are we talking about the same person? If Christina hadn’t jumped on the skank bandwagon, Britney would still be the reigning queen.
–Alicia M, 16, Winnipeg
More Ed! More Ed! More Ed!
–Mike F, 14, Montreal
I appreciate you doing an article on Blood Diamonds [Winter 2002] and talking about the way people are getting mutilated and killed just so we can flash some shiny trinkets. But you have to remember, diamonds don’t kill. People do.
–Janey B, 17, Toronto
Thanks for the article on 20/20 Vision (Winter 2002). I had no idea this procedure was out there. I’ve already started “looking” into it!
–Elisabeth N, 17, Calgary
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