RS: So often in the dance and music industry women are taken
advantage of, it's just some bird who sings on a track. But you're
behind everything, writing and programming the music. From a
feminist's viewpoint, what's your take on the way women are treated in
the music industry?
Jacinta: I've never kind of seen myself as a woman in the music industry but I guess I just have a hard time kind of turning back mentally on that. Because I do see women out there that are utilizing a lot more visual imagery and I just find some of the music really disappointing and it does not move me in the slightest. That's just fine because there's a market for it out there and it's doing its thing, which is great. Everyone's talented, male and female, and I just think that women have got to get out their and find their talent and their essence and just do what it is that they believe they should be doing on the planet and with enough respect for themselves and everyone else. Then it really doesn't matter what anyone thinks or the perception that an industry has. I guess everyone's always going to have an opinion, I guess even if it's bad.
RS: That's a great answer, I really like that. So you travel
around a bunch, what's in your mp3 or CD player right now?
Jacinta: I'm very home-based if I'm not traveling. If I'm at home I'm pretty much in front of the computer, in the studio or on the business machine and there's always music playing. You listen to music from several bands, dance radio stations, and spiritual music with chanting. I'll just hit on the bits that fill the song and I don't have the time to really put them all in an iPod and travel around with them.
RS: When you say dance radio, are you listening to digital like
XM or Sirius or are you listening to a local radio station?
Jacinta: I'll listen to all the stations that are here in the States that have online broadcasts. I listen to them because I love what they play and I like to see if maybe I'm getting a spin here and there. Listening to the guys out there that are doing the mix shows, I really enjoy that and I tune in to some of those guys. I also really like the Ice FM, the vocal trance station there. I spend so much time on Myspace just listening to some incredible stuff on there. There's a lot of dodgy things out there but my gosh, some of the stuff is phenomenal. I just adore Myspace, and I'm just terrified that one day, I'll wake up and it was blown up and it doesn't exist anymore. The opportunities to collaborate are phenomenal, how would you ever find people in Israel or in Russia? These guys and girls are doing great stuff and it's a poignant time in history where we're starting to really produce things from such a different way. Files flying through the air from other peoples' machines and I've got something here I'm going to start working on with tracks that people have created that I can vocalize over and throw in vocals. The energy of the music moves on and becomes bigger and better, you know what I mean? Sharing ideas and working together with other people is a real transference of energy, and it's just great to be able to do that with someone in Belgium.
RS: I love that, music is a transference of energy.
Jacinta: You know exactly what I mean all music lover know exactly what that is.
RS: What would you like to say to all your fans and fellow music
lovers out there?
Jacinta: I'd like to say thank you for your support, tremendously, tremendously, tremendously. So much sincere appreciation goes out to my fans. I'm really looking forward to making your location my destination really soon. Help me make that happen because we're starting to get out there now and do some touring, which is really terrific. Finally and most importantly, turn towards your sunshine and just be with who you are and follow your life. That's so much what I feel like "Destination" is all about. We're all here and we have a destination and a journey that we're all supposed to take. We have to be courageous and follow it. So I'd just say to everyone jump on the boat and don't look back.