Monday, February 2, 2009

They sing "I'm in love, what's that song?"

Mad props if you know the song that my title was swiped from without the assistance of Google.


My name is Jim Freeman. I'm a transfer student from various institutions that I attended during my whole "I want to figure out what I want to do before shelling out ridiculous amounts of money for Lang College" phase of my life. My current major is Social Inquiry and I plan on going to grad school (which is the obvious thing to do with a degree in Social Inquiry if you want to make more than minimum wage) for either Sociology or Political Science. I am originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, which I assure you really does exist even though it sounds like Dr. Seuss made it up. It's actually not that far from Hell.

My prior experience in broadcast media stems from my involvement with the local public access station back home. I took a TV Broadcasting and Production class my Junior year, mainly because it interested me, but also a good excuse to get off my hickish High School campus. I became involved with a Friday Night Call-in Show, and did everything: tech director, talent, camera, sound, and CG. After graduating from High School, I helped produce a sketch comedy show that featured band performances in a studio on the station.

Mainly, my interest in New School Radio comes from a couple of things. First and foremost, I've been told that my musical tastes "suck", but I take these statements with a grain of salt because two different people who have said this have a HIM tattoo. I also realized that the majority of the musical acts that I prefer rarely get radio play. It's not that I just listen to obscure artists, even Neil freakin' Young, who is Rock and Roll's Lord and Savior, gets only "Heart of Gold" and "Rockin' in the Free World" airplay on the radio when he has a body of work that spans five decades. With my prior experience in television and my inherent interest in getting my horrible abrasive music out for the general public to hear, I figured the next logical step would be to get involved with radio. While a Freshman at Northern Michigan, I went into the Radio Station almost weekly to grab an application, which they never had in stock. My hopes and dreams were only crushed for a short while, as I discovered that the New School is all up on the radio. My interests will be both in doing talent for a music show as well as the engineering aspect of the radio station.

I don't know if I missed anything, but here's a really sweet Kalamazoo band. They're so obscure that they made a demo, played one show, and decided that they all hate each other. With no further adieu, Apres Cote (warning: they drop the F bomb in this track). I personally find them to be incredibly awesome for being together only a month.


Jim Briggs said...

why, "Alex Chilton," of course.

j freeman said...

I deem you qualified to run this class. congratulations!