Back for my second week of internships, and the degree to which I love being at this record label compared to being at the radio site. Let's do a quick venn diagram, yes?
My other internship may not even be that bad, but compared to how much I love my internship at The End, it seems like the lamest job on Earth.
This has been an update on my life, this has been a glorified tweet.
Do you smell that?
It's the smell of summer tours, and it's delicious (so long as you keep a good distance from the van).
Messenger Down are preparing to head out on their first tour this summer, and they asked me to design their tour poster.
After crying tears of joy for an hour or two, I got down to work.
What made this job easier than other design gigs was having a concept and artwork already prepared- I had done some drawings for a video that street team captain and also awesome friend Jude was putting together, and that ended up being the spark for the tour poster.
So as soon as the tour dates are finalized, this poster will be circulating for the duration of the tour. Making tour posters has been on my bucket list for years, and the experience definitely did not disappoint.
Today was day one of my second internship, this one at The End Records in Brooklyn. This was the first internship I accepted, and the one I was most excited about. But after yesterday’s desk job debacle, I had steeled myself for disappointment. But of course, since my life is perfect, I was steeled for nothing, because working at a record label is so much fun.
Within an hour of starting I was already making updates from the label’s facebook and twitter pages, which definitely isn’t as cool as I think it is but it was really cool at the time. It’s still really cool. I don’t actually care if it was cool I thought I was hot shit so that’s all that really matters. Also what really matters: not a single note of electronic music. It was rock, country, metal, Bowie all day.
One of the great things about working for a label that represents bands you like is knowing that, even if you're doing menial tasks, you're doing menial tasks for people you adore. Sure, I was sorting through track duplicates on a hosting website, but I was doing it for Chantal Claret and Emilie Autumn, which took it from a level 1 job to a level 5.
The End Records also runs a merch warehouse (The Omega Order) out of their offices, and to the shock of all, manual labor was my favorite part of the day. With the other intern, I packaged up 300 promo flyers for venues across the country, and counting out those posters and taping up boxes was the most fun I had all day. So, important lesson: if you’re spending 60k on school every year, you should probably just stop because it turns out you’d rather work in a merch warehouse which probably doesn’t require a fancy art degree from NYU.
So today was my first day interning at an online radio station/music database (I signed a nondisclosure agreement so I don't know if I'm actually allowed to tell you guys the name of the company) and let me tell you, it was nothing like the movie Pirate Radio.
So to get you up to speed on me as a person, I do not like going up to midtown (it makes me sweaty), I do not like doing desk jobs, and I do not like electronic music. So of course, I picked an internship where I'm going to midtown to work a desk job for an electronic music radio station.
It's not all bad. There is the promise of doing interviews and photographing events for the website's blog. But today it was all about data input and listening to "progressive house" and "trance" playlists. The other interns are way more into this kind of music than I am, and I already got an admonishment from one about techno being different from EDM.
Anyway, this is day one of internship number one, and tomorrow is the start of my second internship, so I'll keep you updated with my life and pictures of dogs in business apparel.