Andy’s Media Diet


Everyone needs some place they can escape to. One of my favorite things to do is just sit down with my guitar and get lost in it for hours upon hours. I like to play anything from The Beatles to random noise but it is the one thing that I can escape to from the stress of the world. But music isn’t the only thing that helps me escape me from reality once in a while.

Ever since I was a young boy, I have been a loyal subscriber to Sports Illustrated and NME. I have been reading these two magazines as long as I can remember, covering most of the entertainment news in my life. I remember being glued to the pages of Sports Illustrated as they described the triumph of the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies and also being close to shedding a tear as I read the break up of Oasis in 2009 through NME.

I have always been a big activist in reading novels throughout my life. Starting from Dr. Seuss as a young boy, my favorite novels have evolved into books like the Fight Club, Lamb, and of course the Harry Potter Series. I’ll be honest, I’m not the most consistent reader. I can be perfectly content without picking up a book for months and manage to live a pretty satisfying lifestyle. But when I pick up a book like where it can just blow my hair back, I can’t help but appreciate what it has to offer. Whether it’s reading about Tyler Durden’s quest for a revoultion or Harry’s constant ability to put Hogwarts in danger, I can always find myself trying to finish one more page.

Most of my daily updates on news and information come straight from Twitter. It’s funny to think about how opposed I was to Twitter only just a couple years ago but how it’s my go to social media. Following pages such as NYTimes, CNN, and Onward State, I’m basically able to get all coverage on news to not only Penn State but from everything else around the world. Although mostly Twitter, pages such as Facebook also helps me keep on top of my activities such as The Lion 90.7fm and Comradio . Being a radio DJ and also a producer, I get comments, requests, and reviews weekly about my shows. Being so accessible, I am able to get these updates whenever and wherever I go.

Reading is not always a big part of my life but is an important part of my life. Getting my daily updates from Twitter, fantasy from J.K. Rowling, and news from NYTimes all contribute my enthusiasm for reading and look for a hopeful future of great novels, successful Eagles seasons, and an Oasis reunion and such…