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Name: Adam Bernard
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About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome.
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Friday, December 17, 2004
Last night I had one of the more enjoyable interviews I’ve done in a while. Fish N Grits sent me the assignment to interview porn star Devlin Weed and lemme say this dude has a story to tell (and those links have adult content so be careful if you’re clicking at work). I can’t give away what he said, but I can tell you it’ll be in the February issue of Fish N Grits and it’s off the hook. Devlin also did a drop for In Da Mixx after the interview, which is very cool because I’m absolutely sure we’re the only radio program in CT with a drop from a porn star (and after 300+ films he’s definitely earned the title of "star"). In the end him and I got along very well and I anticipate saying in contact with him.

After hearing some of Devlin’s stories I feel kind of silly for blogging today. I have nothing that compares to the things he was telling me, but I guess the life of a writer isn’t exactly the same as the life of a porn star. In my world I’m still pitching a few of my interviews. I sent pitches to three major magazines this week and still haven’t heard back. The good news is I’m confident that all my stories will be picked up, even if it’s not by the three magazines I just pitched them to. I had to pitch my Ali Shaheed Muhammed story to quite a few magazines before I found an editor that shared my vision. It may sound egotistical, but trying to pitch these Hip-Hop meets politics stories sometimes makes me feel smarter than a lot of people because I’m pitching stories that have real meaning, yet when I pick up one of the magazines that said no I’ll see some BS kiss-ass story on an artist everyone knows, or an article on who’s dating who. Sometimes I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle, but I press on (get is PRESS on. Ha).

My Copperpot story has been picked up by a publication, so that’s pretty cool. All I have to do is add a couple hundred words to it and it’ll be good to go. I also interviewed Urban Mystic this week. Actually the Urban Mystic interview is a funny story because I forgot I had the interview. I got an IM from his press person right when the interview was supposed to happen asking if I was ready and I was like, whoa not even close, but let’s do this. It turned out to be a great interview. I’ve done this so many times I could probably do a successful interview in my sleep.

Other than work I’ve been trying to find time to relax. I watched The Apprentice finale last night, though there was really no reason for it to be three hours. I really respect Regis Philbin, who MCed a portion of the event, but it got tiring when they kept saying "we were going to bring these people out later, but since the Donald is having a hard time making his decision we’ll bring them out now." Guess whatever was "later" simply never happened. On the real, though, Regis is one of those guys everyone needs to give some props to. He’s been in television forever and the man can interview anyone and do it well. He also manages to not throttle any of his co-hosts, which is an accomplishment in and of itself.

Final Thought - Does anyone else realize all this steroid talk is going to be the death of a lot pro-sports heroes? I’m not just talking about the guys like Barry Bonds and Jason Giambi, take a good look at the Williams sisters, muscle doesn’t grow like that on women naturally. If you start testing everyone for roids there’s a good chance those girls could fall from grace.
posted by Adam Bernard @ 11:12 AM  
2 Comments:
  • At 7:53 PM, Blogger Lisa said…

    I like reading your blog in part because of your job.I'm taking a journalism class ,and I already have gotten an article on rap published in the school newspaper,so journalism is a career that I might want to do one day.So I was wondering,what kind of education did you have to get?

     
  • At 2:49 PM, Blogger Adam said…

    Congrats on getting published in your school newspaper, that's fantastic!

    My education consisted of having two great writing teachers in High School then moving on to a college that was well known for Coummincations. I majored in Journalism. :o)

    Peace, ADAM

     
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