Personality Test: Kellee Maize

| Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kellee Maize is a CEO, creative director, a singer/songwriter, dancer and rapper. She runs an all-female events and promotions company called Nakturnal, which has become fairly ubiquitous in Pittsburgh nightlife. She also just released a new album, "Aligned Archetypes," that explores different sides of her personality, and combines two very different styles of music -- hip-hop and Baltimore club. Her next performance will be at Peter's Pub in Oakland on April 24. Music and video clips, along with future show listings, can be found at .

Childhood hero and why:

She-Ra and Gem. I grew up with a lot of boys around that my mom baby-sat and She-Ra was the Princess of Power. Gem and the Holograms for obvious reasons. "Truly Outrageous!"

In five years, I'd like to:

Go on tour for a few months each year all over the world. I also would like to have learned reiki (a Japanese form of alternative healing) and speak super-fluent Spanish by then.

My favorite thing about Pittsburgh is:

The fourth, underground, super-sacred river! Also, all the amazingly talented artists, musicians and entrepreneurs that call it home.

If the TV is on at 2 a.m., I'm watching:

Well, I don't really watch much TV, so probably an HBO series re-run or a movie.

Three people I'd love to have dinner with:

If they could be dead: Einstein, Ghandi and Jesus. Alive: Obama, Madonna and Deepak Chopra

After a long day, I like to relax with a (pick one):

A. Martini

B. Cold beer

C. Cabernet

D. Herbal tea

E. Hot chocolate

F. Red Bull

D. Herbal tea. I have been drinking tea since I was really young. It is magical.

My quirkiest inherited trait:

I talk really, really fast when I am pumped about something.

My best bar sport:

A. Pool

B. Darts

C. Air hockey

D. Beer pong

Beer Pong. I envision the ball going into the cup. It usually works.

My favorite sandwich, plus fixings:

I like those fun veggie sandwiches with portabella, olives, artichokes and hummus.

One word your mother would use to describe you:


My required snack in a movie theater is:

Swedish fish or Junior Mints

When I was 10, I wanted to be:

The president or a pediatrician.

Musical instrument I wish I could play:


My favorite comfort food:

Mac 'n cheese, baby!!!

Exercise I hate most:

Running -- too much track and soccer back in the day. I got sick of it.

Vegetable I won't eat:

Black Olives...not to be mistaken with those.

I'm deathly afraid of:


If I was auditioning for "American Idol," my song would be:

One of my own or a Fiona Apple song

The first band I saw in concert (when and where):

Rusted Root at Penn State University in '98 or so.

TV marathon you could watch all day and why:

"Sex in the City" or "Big Love." I just really believe that the actors are just like the characters they play. It seems real.

Favorite Pittsburgh-area landmark

The Point

Saturday mornings you'll find me:

Probably sleeping because I am usually working or performing late on Friday nights.

Best new gadget I've tried recently.

My new phone is a droid. I am in love.

The worst advice I ever received:

The highspeed water slide at Sandcastle is fun, you should try it. Next thing I know my bikini top became a headband in front of a bunch of old men.

In high school, I was:

Trying to be friends with everyone and insanely busy with sports

The most famous person I ever became friends with:

Scottie B -- He is the godfather of Baltimore club music

My most recent eBay purchase:

Wireless cards for my companies' computers

The movie that always makes me cry:

"Bodyguard" -- "I Will Always Love You" just hit my heart string.

My most treasured fashion accessory is:

Jewelry! I am a very big fan of bracelets and earrings.

Pick one you love or hate:

A. Stripes

B. Polka dots

C. Plaid

D. Paisley

All of the above...I have them all in my wardrobe! Patterns are fun!

What you'll always find in my glove compartment:

GPS, owners manual, sunscreen

My most embarrassing junk food:

Buffalo flavor pretzels -- I end up with red fingers

If I wasn't a musician, I'd be:

An energy healer

The last book I read:

"Everything Matters, Nothing Matters" by Pittsburgh author Gina Mazza (she is amazing. The book was wonderful!)

It's not pizza without:

Being a lil' burnt

My favorite Pittsburgh pizza:

I love Pizza Sola

Movie I could watch every time it appears on cable:

"What the #$*! Do We Know" is my favorite movie, but I doubt it would ever be on cable

My favorite Web site:

Facebook. I love how connected it has made people.

My most memorable fashion mistake:

I tend to run around during the day in the most hideous mismatched sweatsuit kinda outfits ... it is a daily fashion emergency but I am comfortable which is all that matters to me.

My childhood nickname was:

Kellee Corn

My best karaoke song:

"These Boots Are Made for Walking"

My first job:

Events and promotions at City Paper. I loved it.

My worst job:

Bussing tables at a restaurant. I had to wear a bonnet.

The song that always gets me out on the dance floor and why:

Every song gets me dancing!!!!

Life would be better without:


f I could tour with any two bands, they would be:

The Roots or Outkast

I never travel without my:


People would be surprised to know that I ... :

Sleep ... I really do!

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