Posted a week or so ago

So the past month has sort of been this “wtf is going to happen” ordeal. More in a good way than in a bad way. I’ve been working fairly hard at both Flatiron Media and Insound, and it has been overall a great experience. I was getting a stipend at Flatiron, and “store credit” at Insound, meaning they pay me in vinyl or whatever I decide on getting. To generalize, I’ve met some really interesting people to say the least. So something had to give.

And luckily, the guys at Flatiron liked me enough to ask me to stay on full-time. This is great prep for a future in the online world, especially in the entertainment industry, and I’m basically learning about some really important things on the job, and getting a good sense for how online business works. And they say that I will start reaping these benefits once I’m aboard FT starting October 1. They are actually doing better in a recession (sad, but true), so luckily I will have some nice job security.

Perhaps the icing on the cake is the ability to do something I have always dreamed of, work at a big time music magazine. I’m talking about Spin Magazine, number 2 in the country, second only to Rolling Stone. I applied there for the online marketing internship the day before the deadline just for the hell of it and sure enough they emailed me back. This caused a minor problem with my bosses over at Flatiron who wanted me completely FT, but we worked it out. I start next Wednesday, and am only working like 5-10 hours a week there. But hell, I’ll take anything at this point. It’s Spin f’ing mag. All those hours in the BMC have paid off I guess. Seriously, a dream come true. So I’m quitting Insound to do Spin. Exciting.

Finally, I’m really considering how school is going to fit into all of this. There are a few options, though Music Business or a Media Studies type thing at NYU Steinhardt seems really ideal at this point. Not sure when I’ll consider going back, but it might be sooner rather than later. I am quite prepared to be working around the clock with both school and night classes/ homework. After all, this is the city that never sleeps.. I hope getting into Spin put me over the edge…

My social life kinda sucks. But things are slowly picking up. And I’ve done quite a bit of travelling in these last few months. Went to Chicago, DC, Boston, and going to Philly in the near future. Anyone ever been to Atlantic City? I’m thinking of going…

Ah, yes. And this presidential election. I’ve been following quite closely. Gov. Palin reminds me of my hometown, and my boss and I have fun talking trash to our token Republican co-worker on a regular basis.

And seriously, folks. This is the best time of year in some ways. The Office is back. Football is going strong, and the baseball playoffs start. Oh yeah, I hear Halloween is ridiculous here (Greenwich Village to be precise). I’ve noticed I watch a lot more TV now and read a lot more news. Is that normal for post-grads?

That’s it for a good while…..


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