Driving with Dad by Allison Oman

COURSE: English 100: Introduction to College Composition

MEDIUM: Audio Essay / Podcast

This is an audio essay about the memories I have associated with the song Island in the Sun by Weezer. My voice is interwoven with pieces of this song throughout.

While brainstorming ideas for a song to write about for this audio essay project, I drew upon a strong memory associated with “Island in the Sun” of driving with my dad during my middle school years. I immediately desired to write about these memories with my dad and found myself remembering more and more details as I put pen to paper (or in actuality, fingers to keyboard). In this project, I utilized audio technology to insert the song “Island in the Sun” strategically throughout my voice recordings to bring an overall cohesiveness to the piece and invitation into a sweet memory of my childhood.

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