Pleasant Gehman is the definition of the phrase “renaissance woman”. Pleasant is a talent who has done a whole lot of work in multiple different fields, and done a great job with everything she’s tackled. She’s been a musician with groups like The Screamin’ Sirens and The Ringling Sisters. Under the name Princess Farhana, as seen in the cover photo by Maharet Hughes, she’s been belly-dancing for so long that she’s written books and created instructional videos on the art form. As an actress, she’s well-known for her work in independent film, whether as a screenwriter on, and actress in, a movie about The Screamin’ Sirens called The Runnin’ Kind or as the muse of independent filmmaker Steve Balderson. She’s written books, poetry, magazine columns and her own magazine called Lobotomy. On top of that, she’s also a paranormal investigator. Pleasant Gehman is a busy and versatile woman, and on Monday, March 12th, she took the time out of her busy schedule to speak to me. I hope you all enjoy getting to know this versatile and kind talent.
I woke up this morning to some rather disheartening news. It was announced that Rod Temperton, a British songwriter, had passed away after a short battle with cancer. Who was Rod Temperton, I can hear some of you asking? To simply dub him a songwriter isn’t enough. He’s a man who made you dance ecstatically, even if you didn’t know his name. He’s a man who wrote music you might’ve been conceived to in the 1970s, even if others did the vocals. He’s one of the best examples of blue-eyed soul, and this is my tribute to this legendary talent.