I’ve been trying to figure out how to get this post started for a few days now. I’ve gone over some corny opening sentences, but I figured that might be a little too much for our first encounter. Because yeah, we’re not there yet. But don’t worry, we will be soon enough.
Hey, there! My name is Kathy Paz and as you may have already guessed, this is the first ever blog from the Life! section of “The Beacon.” Since it is a new feature, I guess you could say that I’m a guinea pig on this. However, I have been writing for the paper for over a year now, and my focus has tended to be on arts and entertainment in general. As far as academics go, I’m a fourth year Journalism major and English minor. I’m an only child, but I grew up as if I had siblings in the form of older cousins. A big part of who I am today can be credited to them.
Now to make sure everything is in tune -see, I told you I couldn’t keep away the corny lines for long- I want to use this post to explain a little on what this blog will be about and the content you’ll find on here. “In Tune” will predominately be a music blog. On occasion, I may throw out stuff from other areas in entertainment, but for the most part, you’ll find music related content on here ranging from interviews to concert photography to recommendations and whatnots.
That being said, music has pretty much always been an area of life that I’ve never felt the need to fix or work on. Maybe that’s because there are few feelings that I compare to those I experience when I discover new music that I instantly connect to. Or maybe it has to do with the fact that music has introduced me to some of the people I’m closest with today. And I say this all the time, but I’m possibly at my happiest when I’m at a concert watching an artist I love doing what they love. There really is nothing that compares to that kind of atmosphere. It’s a mutual exchange: passion for passion.
Growing up, there were few things about myself that I was fully confident about. But music was one of them. I’m that girl who always posts lyrics on Facebook and Twitter, either to match my mood or just because. Sometimes I joke about it saying that I’m trying to introduce to masses to something that, in my opinion, is better that what’s on the radio. And yeah, maybe I do secretly hope that someone out there will like the line enough to Google it, give it a listen and connect to a song like I have. But, for the most part, I do this for myself. Because sometimes, no person can get you like a song. Sometimes, the situation makes the most sense through the airwaves. And if you’re lucky enough to find something that completely captures and encompasses everything you’re feeling at a given moment, it’s nothing short of beautiful.
Thank you for reading, and I really hope you’ll come back and join me on this stage. I have a lot of things I excited to explore and share with you. If you have any question or suggestion, feel free to comment or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time, I’ll meet you in the speakers.