K. Lovisa
K. Lovisa Hogstrom

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Launching an Independent Voice on Music

This music blog is not going to be for the faint of heart.

I plan on addressing topics that are sensitive (the death of the boyband), controversial (Taylor Swift, the victim) and unique (top reasons Freddie Mercury is the greatest icon of all time).

I am not writing these posts to be the next TMZ or Rolling Stones investigative reporter. Rather, I want to dive into what it means to be authentic today, the role that public relations play in this, and how culture can improve.

 The First Time I Saw Boy George While Watching Music Videos in the Living Room with My Dad and Sister.

The First Time I Saw Boy George While Watching Music Videos in the Living Room with My Dad and Sister.

Growing up, my family taught me to appreciate a wide variety of music and to be open to the different perspectives that they had to offer.

My first crush was on George Harrison of The Beatles. I was so infatuated with him that when he passed away, my preschool teacher reached out to my parents to make sure I was ok.

As I grew up, my music interests evolved with what I was experiencing and other interests. I fell in love with Boy George, The Shangri-Las’ “Leader of the Pack” and Alan Jackson.

By high school I had discovered Queen and set out to learn as much as I could about Freddie Mercury.

These experiences taught me about different voices, perspectives and cultural significances of a wide variety of music.

 

Now what are my qualifications?

I am studying at the University of Oregon for a bachelor of arts degree in journalism with a major in public relations. I am also working for a minor in music studies with an unintended, but thoroughly researched focus on gender performance of glam rock.

Outside of class, I am a self-taught graphic designer, cat enthusiast and bad film lover.

Even so, my biggest qualification is my passion for music.

 

You are cordially invited

I invite you to follow this blog to experience a different perspective on the music industry. One that is heavily influenced by a diverse background in music appreciation as well as an in-depth study of one of the shortest and most influential genres of music history (more on that later).