Meghan’s 2nd CD Out Now!

Meghan’s 2nd CD Out Now!

By Mark Aldrich

Panda’s Dance Party, Vol. 2, Meghan Jenkins’ second album, is now available to purchase, download, and stream on every music platform. A collection of fifteen EDM tracks, the album visits many styles and expands on many of the themes and rhythms that Meghan debuted in her first album, which is also still available on every music platform.

Vol. 2 is a standalone album that showcases Meghan’s willingness to experiment with sounds, use different instruments, andā€”much like her approach to lifeā€”just have fun.

It’s a party album, and true to that concept, anyone who listens to it will look for a party at which they can put this on the sound system. One platform, Juno, catalogued Panda’s Dance Party, Vol. 1, as “Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime,” and Vol. 2 as “Experimental/Electronic.” I do not know how the algorithms located these two albums in those two (or five) different categories, as both albums can be classified in all of these five categories and likely more besides. That is how expansive the music is.

As I wrote about Vol. 1 last year, the value in both albums is in how I (Mark) respond to the music; because EDM is an entire genre of music that I know very little about and pay attention to less, my first reaction to Meghan’s pursuit of a sound in this music was, “I’ll listen to it because she’s my friend and a trusted collaborator.” For a non-“Trap/Grime,” non-EDM listener, I’m happy to report that I love both albums, even though my first name appears in the title of one of the tracks. Meghan’s music may be “experimental,” but more important to me, it is catchy and great company.

The last track, “Safety Dance,” carries the same name as the title of her forthcoming second novel, Safety Dance. Watch this space for the publication announcement.

Panda’s Dance Party, Vol. 2 is available from these fine music services: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, Amazon Music, deezer, Tidal, Pandora, Juno Download.

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Meghan Jenkins is an actor, comedian, radio personality, artist, author, musician, model.

Meghan is a brand ambassador for Pineapple Clothing. Use the code “MegJen” for a 20% discount!

The Adventures of Pizza Alien, a novel of interlocking short stories by Meghan Jenkins, is out now and is available through Lulu.com and the online book retailers Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Adventures of Pizza Alien is available for $18.

Panda’s Dance Party, Meghan’s first music album, was released in December 2020. It is available to purchase, download, and stream on every music platform: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, Amazon Music, deezer, Tidal, Pandora, Juno Download.

Panda’s Dance Party, Vol. 2 is available from these fine music services: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, Amazon Music, deezer, Tidal, Pandora, Juno Download.

A social media influencer, in the spring of 2020 her photos of life in quarantine led to an invitation from Maxim magazine to participate in a cover model contest for which readers could submit votes. Her grassroots campaign against professional models brought her to a third-place finish.

Meghan is the founder and host of the live comedy improv show The The Ding Wrong Show, recorded on Zoom and seen on YouTube:

In 2018-’19, she was one of the feature performers in the longest running improv comedy show at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, California, The Ding Dong Show.

From 2017 to 2018, she was the host of her self-titled podcast, The Meghan Jenkins Show, which is available on iHeart Radio, Apple Podcasts, and Soundcloud:

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A Conversation with Meghan Jenkins

A Conversation with Meghan Jenkins

By Mark Aldrich
Vote for Meghan in the Miss Jetset 2021 cover model contest here!

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Meghan Jenkins and I started this website with several of her friends last spring, and I felt it was time to talk with Meghan about the challenges and successes of creating and performing in a 2020 that offered a vastly different landscape than any previous year.

We exchanged messages by email, text, Instagram IM, and telepathy. (That last one is made-up.) The multi-platform conversation offered below has been lightly edited for clarity and consistency.

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Meghan’s Music Earns King’s Praise

Meghan’s Music Earns King’s Praise

By Mark Aldrich
Panda’s Dance Party, Meghan Jenkins’ debut album, is available from these fine music services: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, Amazon Music, deezer, Tidal, Pandora, Juno Download.

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It is a huge compliment when a musician declares an interest in a future collaboration with another musician after he has heard less than one entire track from the new musician, but that is what happened for Meghan Jenkins last week when Azar King heard the first track off her new EDM album, Panda’s Dance Party.

Like many creative artists and performers in this past year, King has built a platform for himselfā€”and others, which is important and also rather movingā€”on social media. He appears nightly on his Instagram account with live diaries, rap recitations, and open mics.
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Meghan’s New Album Out Now

Meghan’s New Album Out Now

By Mark Aldrich and Meghan Jenkins

Panda’s Dance Party, Meghan Jenkins’ debut album, is now available to purchase, download, and stream on every music platform. A collection of sixteen EDM tracks, the album visits many styles, from techno, trance, 2-step, electro and beyond in its thirty-plus minutes.

Music has always been a part of what Meghan Jenkins brings to her projects. She sings on her shows and received some training in drumming and piano, so an album debut in any style is not a surprise to her fans.

It’s a party album, and true to that concept, anyone who listens to it will look for a party at which they can put this on the sound system. The value in the collection is in how I (Mark) respond to it; because this is an entire world of music that I know very little about and pay attention to less, my first reaction to Meghan dropping this album this week was limited to, “I’ll listen to it because she’s my friend and collaborator.” I’m happy to report that I love this album, from its more meditative tracks (“Nah”) to its anthemic workouts (“Some People Are Bad Influences.”)

Panda’s Dance Party is available from these fine music services: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, Amazon Music, deezer, Tidal, Pandora, Juno Download.

My interview with Meghan Jenkins below:
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