Hello, My name is James Blake Irwin and I am a student in Intro to Media 101 Fall of 2017.
I enjoy listening to music, most recently the 2015 remastered Beatles album 1. One of my favorite albums is The College Dropout by Kanye West. I enjoy the album mostly because it inspires a feeling of freeness in his search for what he cares about. The album recreates his journey from doing something that he is not passionate about and feels trapped from to doing what he loves and feels free and happy doing; creating music. My favorite song(s) from The College Dropout is “All Falls Down” or the outro of the album; “Last Call.” All Falls Down is one of my two favorite because it documents the downfall of the situation that he does not any longer want to be apart of, which is confrontational. Last Call is also one of my two favorites because Kanye literally tells the story of how his career in music production got started.
I massively enjoy snowboarding in the winter. My regular snowboarding spot is Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon. I mostly enjoy backcountry snowboarding versus park setting.
When I finish the media arts program my goal is to be an effective storyteller through media and be able to change the way people think about a certain topic through a piece of content.