For those prepared to rock
People only read my movie reviews
The hardest part of my job is thinking of and executing stories. It requires the most brain power and creativity. My column, while looking up all those bands is time consuming, I don’t have to talk to anyone else to write it. For a story I like to talk to at least three other people.
My movie reviews require even less research and time, I watch a movie and compile my thoughts into sentence form.
Right now I get the most response to my movie reviews. I had people tell me they liked my article, and I say, “Which one?” and they say, “The one on Indiana Jones.”
For one, my review of Indiana Jones wasn’t an article, it was an opinion piece. For two, did you not care about the profile on the local band Side Iron? That story took some work on my part. Having to sit through Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was work alright, but not the same kind.
Ok, so I’m whining. Which is silly because here I am, 22 years old and working my dream job. I get paid to talk to musicians. I’ve hung out back stage with Tegan and Sara, and only because I have this awesome job.
However it’s all meaningless if no one reads it. When I worked at Ramones I wouldn’t make mochas for no one to drink. When I worked at an optometrist I never made glasses for no one to wear. I’m making a product I want people to consume it.
So here’s where I need your help. What do you want to see in E? Is it more visual art cover? More dance? More theater? More video games? More live concert reviews? More concert previews? More band profiles? Or more movie reviews?
Do you want real journalism or more opinion?
Does anyone read my column and think, “That does sound like a good show, I’ll go check that out?”
Let me know. I want to give you want you want to read.