Friday, January 13, 2006

The words she knows, the tune she hums

When The New York Times first ran the story, ballerinas of the Elton John variety swirled in collegienne's head. Almost Famous dreams of sing alongs and backstage passes? And a chance to join the ranks of reality TV b-list fame? Where do we apply?
Apparently Rolling Stone magazine and MTV will make all of this become almost a reality for a select few journalism and music crazed kids out there. Think of it as The Apprentice for the exploited coffee-fetcher demographic, The Intern. They're looking for qualified, dedicated music writers desperate to add one of the most coveted magazine journalism internships in New York to their resumes. I think we can think of a few hundred of thoses...If that's not enough, the one aspiring rock star groupie left at the end of the summer gets hired as a Rolling Stone contract writer. As of now, neither MTV nor Rolling Stone has posted any of the details about the casting calls. Until then, check out Gawker for all the details that have been released.
And of course we'll be staying on top of this one. Collegienne learned a thing or two (or a thousand) from Dave Eggers, and knows that sometimes almost making it on to an MTV reality show can pay off just as much as the real thing (if the currency is, say, a dozen amusingly well-written pages of memoir).

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