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Greetings from Costa Rica! Happy Half Million ;)

9 Jan

Hey friends! Mia here.

Happy 2013! It is a new day. Still reeling from my first experience on national TV (BIG thanks to Good Morning America) and bantering ever so briefly with Jerry Seinfeld, I flew off to Nosara, Costa Rica…a land of magic and “pura vida.”

Playa Pelada

I had the time of my life watching the sun rise every day, experiencing the jungle, drinking from coconuts (“pypas”)

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practicing Spanish, and exploring my inner Latina Chica.

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I returned to the states in just enough time to celebrate hitting the half million view mark on The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia)!! Woohoo!! All the credit goes to y’all for watching, sharing, liking, and commenting on the video! It’s thanks to YOU that I got seen on Good Morning America. I can’t believe my life.

So, I am sending major props and gratitude to you guys as we ring in this fantastic New Year. Don’t forget, I want to hear from you! Keep the posts and comments coming!

peace

Mia

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Mia and Ellen and her elves in Adweek

16 Dec

Screen shot Adweek Ellen and Mia

Ellen! Ellen! Look! Look up! Do you see me? Right above you! Not the guy in the hat; the gal to the left. Yeah! Hey! Have you seen my video? The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia)? I can’t believe we’re together on the same web page! This is crazy! It’s a sign! It’s an omen! Do you believe in omens? I think I do. Especially in this case! Okay, I’m just going to blurt it out… The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia) needs to be on the Ellen DeGeneres Show! You will love it; your fans will love it! Look at all the YouTube comments! (You can skip the ones talking about my boobs.) Omg, to be on your show, singing, dancing, cutting loose, even in a video, would be a dream come true… There I’ve said it; if I didn’t, I would’ve been kicking myself forever. I mean, what are the chances of us bumping into each other like this again? Okay, back to work. Thanks, Ellen. Think about it. Please?

All my best,
Mia

Good Morning America Pics!

14 Dec

Hiiiii! Still buzzing from GMA yesterday….

Me with GMA anchor Rachel Smith

Me with GMA anchor Rachel Smith

Backstage with Shah, the producer

Backstage with Shah, the producer

Me and Rita, producer of the pop segment I was in

Me and Rita, producer of the pop segment I was in

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Same dress; different maracas! 🙂

xxoo
Mia

Conspiracy Theory!

10 Dec
200,000 views!

Mia celebrating 200,000 views!

So I was surprised and stoked to see over 200 messages on my phone from YouTube today. Apparently The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia) has grown more legs thanks to a post at Reddit and I am thrilled more people are getting a chance to see it. Thanks to everyone who has supported me with your comments, your energy, your love… I am grateful and humbled. As for the haters, and skeptics, who somehow seem to have me all figured out, and claim that I’m not who I say I am, please read my manifesto:

1. I am not affiliated in any way with the company Stanley Steemer, and they have not contacted me.

2. I am a struggling artist in NYC. I do not work for an ad agency, nor am I waging a “viral marketing campaign.” If I hoped to get some attention from this video, then guilty as charged.

3. I sang all the vocals on this, and am proud to say no Autotune whatsoever was used; that’s not how I roll.

4. Some are crying foul that the video is lip-synched. Not to spoil the illusion, but, yes, the video is lip-synched! All music videos are lip-synched! This started as a voiceover demo that morphed into a crazy video project, shot in a friend’s bedroom with a Sony Handycam. I did the hair, makeup, and costumes, and my friend Roger shot and edited it. Crew of two. Cast of one. I want everyone to see how much fun we had making this; maybe we’ll have to release the “Making Of” documentary sometime soon! 🙂

5. A few dudes snickered at me for saying my video was “viral” at 150,000 views. That’s what everyone was telling me; are they wrong? What constitutes “viral”: a million? My previous video had like 25 views, so I was ecstatic.

Whew, there’s that. If you like, please follow my blog, subscribe to my YouTube channel. More to come; we’re always in a playful mood around here!

Peace,
Mia

Posts, shares, comments, Oh My!

28 Nov

Mia Gentile
Hi friends! Mia here. The youtube comments on The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia) provide such a fascinating buffet of reactions, ranging from the sweet to the confused to the profane. I’d like to start pointing out some of the comments that tickle my fancy and engaging in a dialogue with my newfound anonymous viewer-friends… (yes, that means you, anonymous viewer-friend reading this post)

We are now at over 142K views! Way to go, everybody!

November 28th, 2012. Comment of the day:
JeredtheShy said:
“Holy shit her voice is incredible. So flexible, so much range. I just got here. So, uh, she’s already in some famous band I haven’t heard of. Right? RIGHT?”

My response:
Hello JeredtheShy! Thanks for tuning in… and for your very kind words–not so shy, I might add (But at least you didn’t obsess about my breasts- man, does that get old fast). Funny you should inquire about a band. I sing jazz, musical theatre, rock, and everything in between in the big apple where I live. My website http://www.miagentile.com has some more recordings and videos and also the latest on what I am up to in the city. As far as more musical collaborations with the Magician behind the Stanley Steemer curtain and Musical Genius Roger Klug, STAY TUNED…(wink wink nudge nudge). Thanks for the shout out, JeredtheShy!

Peace out, homeslices…

Mia’s Thanksgiving Message

26 Nov

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Hi friends! Mia here. My apologies for the tardiness of this T-day message. The interwebs has been angry with me…But technically, it’s still kind of Thanksgiving because of Cyber Monday. Happy holidays, everybody!

Hi friends!

21 Nov

  I am flabbergasted that my Stanley Steamer video has spiraled into vitality! And it’s all thanks to you. Thank you for your tweets, blogs, posts, and shares. Your comments and enthusiasm mean the world to me! I can’t wait to ride the wave of this (hint hint there is more to come). Keep sharing! Let’s get this thing on Ellen together!