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Letter To Self Redux (Return To Sender)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 10, 2010 by Adam Broome

‘Hey you!’ Cocky sod.

I do remember writing that funnily enough. Not great times. Depression caused by that overlong wait last summer? I’ve got plans to avoid such a time this year. BUT this isn’t about the future! Right now, we look back! Well, I do. Whatever.

Yeah, we’ve got stuff to put in a portfolio. Not just this year’s projects either – I’m setting up stuff for next year already. We’ve got plenty of videos to go around. By the end of the year, you’ll know a lot more about the media than you do right now. Whether it’s good enough to show future employers or not I don’t really know… that’s up to them I guess.

A promise I made to myself? Would that be along the lines of getting bulked up to impress the ladies? Ha ha ha! I can’t quite remember that part, but I’ve taken up kung-fu, and kept at it, subsequently completing that karate-related unfinished business from years ago. I go to the gym loads. I hope that is satisfactory. Not wanting to give too much away, you’re also going to be running a marathon next year as well.

The music video offer does not still stand. You had your doubts when you wrote it, but YOU DON’T NEED HER. NOT ANYMORE. There is much groovier things to do in Coventry than all that business back in Nottingham. She hasn’t made music in a long time, and if she ever does again, I doubt you’ll be around for it. But other music is grand, even now. Wolfmother have made their comeback, you will make it to Download 2010. Gallows is just around the corner! On a similar note, alternative is still the best. But it is expensive. A little early to film angels yet I think.

Friends with lecturers and students? Yeah, I was running out of things to writ at that point. Stupid question – you have always been popular in academia, and always will be. You’re allies greatly outnumber your enemies. And Coventry is still being explored, you’ll be pleased to know. Rock City is visited every now and then, to see some of the few old pals still around to say hi. Coventry is a new beginning, ultimately giving it an appeal you wont be able to foresee yet.

I am more confident, as you so radically predicted, and I gave as honest an effort as I could. Term 1 will be awesome. Term 2 will be difficult. But you’ll pull through the ups and downs, as you always do. This year will be a fun one!

P.S – Don’t forget to text your mum.

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Letter To Self

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 9, 2009 by Adam Broome

Hey you. You remember writing this. I hope you’ve enjoyed your first year at Uni. I’m sure you probably have. But that’s not what I was here to write about, was it?

What do I want to have accomplished after my first year on that course at Coventry? I’m feeling rather lazy today, so the easy answer would be ‘I dunno’. But since I’m here, I may as well attempt something.

Well, we both know the aim is to get somewhere in video production, so I dearly hope you have something to put in that portfolio of yours. I hope you have something to show potential employers… and I sincerely hope it’s something good.

Keeping to promises you made to yourself, you had better have gone to the gym at some point. A little late to join now if you haven’t. Also, if at any point you forget your pals back in Nottingham, remember that that music video offer still stands (if you’re too eager to start solo projects). Music is a sort of hidden-inspiration right now, so I also hope you’ve investigated music a little more (though looking at course content on the internet right now, you’ll probably have a hard time not doing that).

I’m assuming you haven’t forgotten to ‘keep it alternative’. After all, that is where all your work has been revolving around. I don’t want to see stuff other people have done before!

I’m also hoping you’ve made lots of friends by now, lecturers and students alike (but I wont hold my breath…). Discover Coventry. Even now, there’s some place you haven’t been to yet. Go find. Drop by the Jazz Festival, or the Godiva one. Or both, whatever. Make the most of them, because I’m getting the feeling you wont be dropping by Rock City again any time soon.

I know you’ll be more confident as an individual, and I’m also thinking you’ll be more inspired than you are right now. Other than that, there’s not a lot else to say.

I want what everyone wants… to have a good time, make some good friends, get a good education and improve my job prospects. As long as you gave an honest effort, I am not concerned =)