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    • rm508 said...
    • User
    • 16 Nov 2011, 19:35
    Hi Matt, you're welcome.

  • We have lots of new people who talk. This both excites and frightens me.

  • well come one & all

  • Thanks everybody!

    rm508 said:
    You've got funny name.


    It's the name of the fish-shaped popsicles from pinky & the brain.

    • rm508 said...
    • User
    • 17 Nov 2011, 11:59
    I didn't know that and I thank you.

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  • Howdy TejasStinkHog! Not entirely sure why, but that God is Love Shirt reminds me I need to update my voter registry.
    Well, once the post opens in the morning

    • Tilaton said...
    • User
    • 8 Dec 2011, 08:25
    That new guy is far too pig headed.

  • yeah i dunno about this guy...

  • Hi,I'll just like.. set up shop here.

    My girlfiend is such a plebeian who still listens to Nine Inch Nails et al..
    I'm trying to sway her onto Dream Pop, and today I taught her about Shoegaze, so hopefully things will get better.

    Anyway.. I'll introduce myself.
    I'm Eddie, or Mogwai to some because I used to be a prominent user of an internet forum known as.. /mu/ back in the day.
    errr Just turned 20 today (sucks), work in retail over the weekends, plan on studying Music Journalism or just straight Journalism for uni next year..
    Going to New York next June to review a fuck load of bands.

    From Leicester in the British Midlands.

    My favorite artist is Tim Buckley followed closely by Can.
    Favorite author is Fyodor Dostoyevsky, film = Pulp Fiction
    Food = Pasta, TV (lol TV) = Have I Got News For You
    I play guitar and piano.

    hi

  • Welcome RF. Do you prefer to be known as Radio or Floyd?

    My girlfiend is such a plebeian who still listens to Nine Inch Nails et al..

    There's nowt wrong with a bit of NIN. Although really it should be a gateway drug into proper industrial. Get her to listen to Nurse with Wound and :Wumpscut:

    plan on studying Music Journalism or just straight Journalism for uni next year..

    There goes my niche. :-(

    Which uni out of interest? I ask because there aren't actually that many doing music journalism courses. And if you're thinking of Stoke I wouldn't. Because it's Stoke.

  • ShockSlogans said:
    Welcome RF. Do you prefer to be known as Radio or Floyd?

    There's nowt wrong with a bit of NIN. Although really it should be a gateway drug into proper industrial. Get her to listen to Nurse with Wound and :Wumpscut:

    Which uni out of interest? I ask because there aren't actually that many doing music journalism courses. And if you're thinking of Stoke I wouldn't. Because it's Stoke.


    I picked my username nearly two years ago and nobody ever calls me it, I go by the name Mogwai everywhere else. But Floyd sounds better for this.

    Yeah I made her listen to Einstürzende Neubauten, didnt go down very well..

    Stoke is a choice
    I've basically applied to them all with the course
    So Stoke, UCA & Southampton Solent
    Huddersfield doesnt attract me..
    I'll probabbly do straight Journalism or Popular Music Studies (a.k.a mickey mouse degree)

  • I'm at Hudds, as it happens. It is a pretty good course, I've also heard good things about the Southampton course. Don't know about UCA or Stoke. (I refused to live in Stoke so didn't look into it seriously).

    The one thing about straight journalism courses (I started then switched) is that, in essence, they're "news journalism" courses. Which is fine if that's what you're happy with, but worth bearing in mind.

  • ShockSlogans said:
    I'm at Hudds, as it happens. It is a pretty good course, I've also heard good things about the Southampton course. Don't know about UCA or Stoke. (I refused to live in Stoke so didn't look into it seriously).

    The one thing about straight journalism courses (I started then switched) is that, in essence, they're "news journalism" courses. Which is fine if that's what you're happy with, but worth bearing in mind.


    Oh, so you're on a Music Journo course, that's great! Perhaps you could give me some info/start up details on what to expect in terms of learning/workload.
    Thats if you think i'm worthy..

  • Sure thing, although obviously the details may vary at different unis.

    I'm currently in the second year.

    12 hours of lecture/seminar time a week.

    Workload: That makes up six different modules. Each module has a 2000 word essay or the practical equivalent each term. (1500 in the first year). And you'll obviously need to do supporting work for that- research for the theory modules, stuff like interviews for the practical modules. On top of that, with journalism obviously being really competitive to get into, assume that you'll be doing some non uni projects to build your portfolio.

    Our current module list (some of these had other options available but I can't remember them all)- Writing for the Music Press, Strategic Media Relations, Radio, Writing on the Music Industry, Contemporary Issues in Music, History & Politics of the Press. The first four of those are practical modules, the last two are theory.

    25% of your marks in the second year go towards your final degree, the rest is from your final year where you start specialising more. The first year is more of a foundation year, where you'll get the basics down. (It tends to be more generalist than the other two years).

    That's off the top of my head. Feel free to ask if you have any specific questions though.

  • Sounds interesting.
    I have no problem writing loads if it's something I enjoy
    I presume it's heavily based on individual working, do they set you up with the interviews etc..

    Those topics are great and Southampton do the same kind of stuff, so i'll probabbly be going Southampton. The halls at UCA have like 70 rooms at the Journo campus so it doesnt sound fun, butt It's south west London so, could be fun. (Not that personal fun will really matter to me at uni, i'm going to work like a dog).
    Southampton Solent doesnt have the best reviews/reputation and ranking so...
    hmmm..

    Thanks for the info

    • Tilaton said...
    • User
    • 17 Dec 2011, 10:14
    Good to see a new face.

    More girlfriends need to be listening Nurse With Wound. Definitely.

    And forget NIN, go for Coil.

    • [Deleted user] said...
    • User
    • 17 Dec 2011, 10:27
    RadioFloyd123 said:
    My girlfiend


    a good start

    well... cum

  • Hydropolis said:
    RadioFloyd123 said:
    My girlfiend


    a good start

    well... cum


    Thanks

    You'll notice that I write my messsages without giving a fuck about English or presentation.

    hi

  • RadioFloyd123 said:
    do they set you up with the interviews etc..
    No, you have to arrange them yourself. That's going to be standard anywhere.

    If you do a journalism course, you'll be eligible for student NUJ membership. I'd advise getting that as soon as you can- it opens a lot of doors.

  • ShockSlogans said:
    RadioFloyd123 said:
    do they set you up with the interviews etc..
    No, you have to arrange them yourself. That's going to be standard anywhere.

    If you do a journalism course, you'll be eligible for student NUJ membership. I'd advise getting that as soon as you can- it opens a lot of doors.


    Thought so, cant be hard getting an interview to be honest, not when you mention uni work anyway. < I'm just guessing.

    I'll most likely be doing the course at Southampton, so as soon as i'm accepted i'll get on that. Thanks, where are you from? i'm guessing the north if you've relocated to Huddersfield.

  • RadioFloyd123 said:
    i'm guessing the north if you've relocated to Huddersfield.


    The music scene must be absolutely shocking..

    • knkwzrd said...
    • User
    • 17 Dec 2011, 17:10
    RadioFloyd123 said:
    My girlfiend is such a plebeian


    this relationship is going places!

  • He's just following the advice of such great elitists as Shakespeare and Shaw. He's pygmalion taming his shrew.

  • ^^^

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