Weight: 110 pounds
Hair Color: brown with blond highlights
Eye Color: green
Birthplace: Ft. Collins, CO
Nicknames: Mirndy, Mirandy, darling, angel
School: Aims Community College
Favorite Bands: Skillet, LaRue, DcTalk, Toby Mac, Strike THurman, SOK, The Beatles
Musical Influences: alternative, rock, techno, hip hop, rap, oldies, pop, punk, some country, some classical
Favorite Songs: That's Amore by Dean Martin
Life Influences: God, family, friends
Status: Single..lonely ride in bucket 5
Favorite Movies: Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffanys, and many many more
Favorite Actresses: Vivien Leigh and Audrey Heburn. Jodie Foster
Favorite Actor: Tom Hanks
Favorite Books: Scarlet Pimpernal, Bible, left behind series, And then there were none, The Outsiders, Redeeming Love
Favorite President: Andrew Jackson..and George Bush(i love you)
Car: '02 Ford Focus "Haven"
Where do you work: On a dairy farm
Hobbies: Watching/going to the movies, bowling, guitar, reading, writing, seeing my friends
Favorite TV shows: Friends, Alias, American Dreams, Good Morning Miami, Veritas: The Quest, all these reality dating shows
If you could be any Friend from Friends who would you be? Rachel and Monica. Monica is really funny and anal, and Rachel just because she's Rachel.
<<< Already Taken, Movies and Filafels - the interview
with Miranda >>>
Q: So how did Already Taken start?
A: Oh man, I would say in one huge complicated way. Me, Abbey and some friends just decided to make a band and it kind of went from there. I honestly at first didn't take it all that seriously.
Q: How much has Already Taken progressed since those first days?
A: ::laughs:: There is basically no way you could
compare us to when we first started. Our style is different, almost all the people are different, it's just a whole new band.
Q: Out of the original band, how many are still members of Already Taken?
A: Me and Abbey. There has been so many people that
have left. But the people we've got now, yeah, they're good.
Q: What is it like being in the same band with your sister?
A: Not really that much different than being with
anybody else. Obviously we're closer than if we weren't siblings but I like her being in the band so much. I'd hate to be the only girl.
Q: What are some of the problems Already Taken has faced in the past?
A: Everything, you name it. I don't really want to go into detail but to summarize: people in the band wanting to date other people in the band, conflicts of styles/personalities, just stuff like that.
Q: Name one thing each of the other band members brings to the group, other than their musical abilities.
A: Hmm, I'll start with Abbey. She brings a lot of
maturity and patience to the band, so I like that. Josh completely understands where I am coming from on everything so that is nice. Brittany is the voice of voices, and Kevin brings his spiritual maturity.
Q: Name one thing you feel you bring to the group other than your guitar playing abilities.
A: ::laughs:: I'll try to be nice. I'd say leadership and my motivation. Sorry, that's all I could think of.
Q: Other than performing, what else does the band do together?
A: We go everwhere. Brittany and I are in a small group together. And all of us(technically) are on the Joy Team together. So we see each other basically all the time.br>
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: Hmm, I like to read a lot. But movies would be my biggest thing. I love watching old movies so much.
Q: What would you say is your weirdest hobbie?
A: I'd say my obsession now with all the classic
films, ::laughs:: I can't get enough of them.
Q: Are there any practical jokers or jokes within the band?
A: Josh, I mean that pretty much says it all. But for the record I'll jot some inside jokes out. "Wolverines!" "Look at that big H man, you could like wear it around your neck." "Would you like a
filafel with that?" "..Oh wait, that does look like a meridian that I'm driving over"
Q: If I handed you a check for $1,000,000, what would you do with it?
A: I'd adopt as many kids as I could. Hmm, then I'd
probably get all the DVD"s and guitars that I want. Then I'd invest it, and sporadically travel around the world.
Q: What are some of the interesting stories about
Already Taken that most people don't know?
A: How we got our band name.
Q: What are some events that have impacted your life?
A: I wouldn't say any particular one, because I don't think I'm that kind of person. So any one event hasn't really impacted me, people more.
Q: How big of a role does God play in your life?
A: Huge. I would not even closely resemble the person I am today if it weren't for Him. He's my boy.
Q: How well does Already Taken work together?
A: Ahh, ok. Depends on what mood we're in, or how much time we spend with each other. I'm probably the hardest one to work with at times, haha.
Q: Is it hard being in a band composed of females and males?
A:No, not really. We're all even so it's good. We're one big family.
Q: How did you first get started in playing the guitar?
A: When I was younger I played piano and clarinet for a long time, and I guess I just got sick of them. So then I bought a guitar and taught myself. And here I am.
Q: Whats the hardest gig you've ever played?
A: kids crusade last summer. It was just a really rough time for the band.
Q: How would you describe the other band members?
A: Abbey's extremely mature, serious, down to earth. Josh: the most loyal person ever. An amazing friend which I would be lost without. Brittany: caring, kind, and creative. Kevin: dedicated, heart for worship. And Miranda(myself): very driven, motivated, ambitious.
Q: What do you think the biggest plus of being in Already Taken is?
A: The money! ::laughs:: just kidding. Just being able to actually write our own songs and have fun.
Q: Last question: In your opinion, where is Already Taken headed in the future?
A: Wherever God takes us.