Welcome, nice of you to join us. What is this place, you ask? We like to call this Saying Something. And who exactly is this we? We are Blake Baxter and Brent Glass — friends and fraternity brothers for the past four years. This is our space to discuss, analyze and dissect just about anything we want. We share a passion for all things pop culture — movies, television, music, literature. The medium doesn’t matter. We devour it all.
We’ve been debating and deliberating these kinds of things for a while now, never before with an audience, though. But now, we have decided to start saying something about these subjects (and more) to the masses, or at least to the people that are interested in going along on the ride with us! Those who know us well will pick up that the name is homage to our favorite contemporary band, Say Anything. However, it is also a symbol of the open-endedness of this project. Sure, we are going to do our best to follow and comment on the most newsworthy elements of pop culture, but don’t expect us to follow the standard zeitgeist too closely. There will be deliberate sidesteps that stray away from what’s considered mainstream along the way too. This is going to be whatever we want it to be.
We look forward to educating, entertaining and challenging you, the reader, as well as each other, every step of the way. Thank you for joining us on this exciting journey.
Blake Baxter (@bbax2) is the Sports Editor of Vinton Newspapers. Previously, he covered the Carolina Panthers for Football.com during the 2013 season, as well as college basketball for ESPN Louisville during the 2012-13 season. Additionally, he’s written about sports, pop culture, politics and travel for Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Voices, The College Fix, Voice of TV and Continental Driftings, among other places. He is an Iowa resident, an Illinois native and a 2013 Eureka College graduate.
Brent Glass (@BrentAMG) is a Michigander who graduated from Eureka College in May of 2013. He spent time at the Sagamore Institute in Indianapolis, IN (a non-partisan think tank) where he worked on political economy pieces for Detroit, MI and Elkhart, IN. Additionally, he spent the summer of 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA, working on social media management. Currently, he is working as a freelance writer for Sagamore Institute, a teacher of government at Wayne State University, and a Ph.D. student in Urban Politics at Wayne State University.