Journalist of the Week: Sam Rosenblatt
Journalist of the week this week is first-year Sam Rosenblatt. Sam loves his countdowns and playlists -- if you haven’t checked out his most recent #TBT playlist let it be the soundtrack of your weekend. Or, now that it finally feels like winter in Lewisburg, his list of 10 Summer Songs to Brighten a Winter Day is sure to warm you up. Once you’ve thoroughly thrown it back and warmed up, read the interview below to get to know our very own Sam Rosenblatt!
If you could be one musician for a year (past or present) who would you be and why?
If I could be one musician for a year I would choose John Lennon when The Beatles first came to America. I think it would've been so cool to experience the fanfare they had nationwide and they always looked like they were having so much fun while performing.
If you were out on a romantic dinner and could only have one song playing the whole time, what would it be?
I'll go with "Drops of Jupiter" by Train. It's one of my favorite songs and I never get tired of listening to it, so hopefully my date feels the same!
What music genre, artist, and/or group do you listen to when you need a good stress relief?
I usually like listening to acoustic, mellow songs for stress relief. My go-to is James Taylor, but in that style of music I love listening to songs like "Let Her Go" by Passenger or even some slower Zac Brown Band songs.
What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
I haven't been to what you'd consider a "real" concert before, but one event I loved as a kid was when a small rock band that toured camps throughout the summer would perform at my camp as an evening activity. The band, Julius C (which has since dissolved), would play a few original songs and then each cabin would get to sing along to a pop song with the band. When I was 13 years old, I even got to play guitar with the band while my bunkmates and I sang "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
What was the first CD you ever bought?
"Please Please Me" by The Beatles. Not a new album by any stretch (it came out in 1963), but those early Beatles songs are my first memories of music, especially "Twist and Shout." I played that CD whenever I could, whether it was in the car, on our home CD player, or on my Walkman. I listened to that CD so often I knew the lyrics to just about every song off "Please Please Me."
Thanks for all of your hard work for CV, Sam -- keep rockin'!