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.
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).