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Backstage Intro – Meet Tom

January 30, 2023 - Music

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Our Community Stars can be featured on Backstage Intros. To find out more about the Star Program click here. 

 

3.jpegThis month, we’re happy to introduce you to Tom, aka @TomJGad. One of our newest Stars!

Hi Tom, tell us more about yourself.

My name is Tom, I am 38, and I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I work as the Business Development Director for a small company that builds websites for the furniture industry. I like my job because I get to help local businesses compete against the online monoliths using the internet intelligently. If people were to know me for something, I’d like it to be that I am someone who enjoys learning. I do it by default, and I do it with joy. 

When did you first start using Spotify and what made you want to join the Star program?

I joined Spotify a long time ago, at least 5+ years, on the free subscription. I got premium maybe 3 years ago, and learned about the Community a few months ago. Unreal that I never knew about it. Once I knew the community existed I’ve used it everyday since. When I was approached about joining the Star Program I jumped at the opportunity because it meant I could learn more from all of you wonderful folks, and hopefully help others, and the platform itself. I’m very grateful. 


We’re all music fans here. Can you tell us more about your favorite tunes and artists?

🎵 Song: “A Letter From Home” by Ulrich Schnauss. Why? I listened to it at the right moment- sometimes the situation and the environment impact how I receive and remember songs. I remember listening to this song in the office and remembering to write it down. Nice atmospheric tune with no frills, just pleasant and pretty. 

https://open.spotify.com/track/4O4qQ0AfTEPegcbkyDKD57?si=43db55b3275147ec

 

💿 Album: “Blonde on Blonde” by Bob Dylan.

Why? So hard to answer. Mainly because it my go-to when I want to listen closely to lyrics and basically listen to stories through music.

 https://open.spotify.com/album/4NP1rhnsPdYpnyJP0p0k0L?si=Lv52V7qYR6CjwTKGYPbO2w

🎤 Artist: Sam Cooke

Why? Can’t say enough about my appreciation for Sam. His songs cover the whole range of emotions I feel when I listen to music. Legend and hero, this man.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6hnWRPzGGKiapVX1UCdEAC?si=cd7437e4236a4f6b

That’s a fine selection right there. If you had to describe your life with one song what would it be?

I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” by The Beach Boys 

https://open.spotify.com/track/4CuO8TINNqM3D7aUdNQ3zG?si=0104cc17a599496e

In the last minute of this interview give us some quick facts about yourself. Go!

I am a Manchester City fan , I have a cat named Harriett 🐈, I am a Beatles expert 🎶 (test me), and I love Paul Thomas Anderson movies 🎥.

Thank you Tom, for sharing these wonderful songs and letting us peek backstage in order to get to know you better 😊

Thanks for sticking around! Stay tuned for the next Backstage Intro coming soon.

In the meanwhile, if you’re a Star wanting an introduction, feel free to reach out to one of the Mods to let us know. We’d love to find out a bit more about you 🙂

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