Radio Glendon Column - Introduction
Hey you! We’re back to school and I’ve got a quick pop quiz for you: what is one of Glendon’s six levy organizations? What is located in the basement of the manor just down the hall from the Lunik Co-op? What’s also a great place to listen, produce, critique and enjoy music, podcasts, videos, and more? You got it, it’s Radio Glendon!
As one of Glendon’s student levies, we are dedicated to making a space for you! Seriously—we invite you to check out our Live Booth, where students can host their own shows that air live on www.radioglendon.ca, or our Pre-Recording Booth where students can produce and record music, podcasts, or even class projects. If hosting or producing is not quite your vibe, then pop into our office to listen to music, relax, and maybe watch a movie. Check the schedule on our door to find out when we’re around! Plus, this year our team is going to be writing a column for Pro Tem, so you can always read about new and upcoming music, shows, and podcasts. This time around, we’re giving you some recommendations for your back to school playlist and experiences!
1) Sign up for Apple Music or Spotify! It doesn’t matter which one—you can even get Pandora if you feel like it. Don’t forget to get your student discount! You’re already paying too much for tuition, so listen to music on a budget. It’s only $4.99 with your student email, so what are you waiting for?
2) Make yourself a study playlist; something you play in the background while you do your readings or study for that test. Limit yourself to music without lyrics, because you already know that you’ll be tempted to sing along!
3) Speaking of singing along, are you learning a language? I mean, you’re at Glendon. There’s no better place to pick up French! Listen to songs in your second language to get familiar with the way it sounds. It’s even better when you dance and sing along so you can really connect to the language and culture.
4) Do you want to learn something new? Check out a podcast! Before your morning commute, download a podcast so you can listen on your way. There are so many to choose from and they cover an array of topics. Some can be an hour long while some may be a series, but it’s a great way to add some extra learning to your day.
5) Lastly, if you’re into playing music and want to make some friends, come to Radio Glendon and use our space to meet other musicians and singers! Come and jam out with your instrument or sing along with us! We’re so looking forward to seeing you around and welcoming you to our campus, and especially to Radio Glendon! For now, we’ll leave you with this quote by Ludwig van Beethoven: “Music is … A higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”