20 Questions with Assistant Director of Admission for Communication Adam Brown ’07
January 5, 2012
Brown ’07, with his seven-week-old twins Greyson (left) and
Brown (left) filming the GirlTalk concert at Carnival last year
with photographer Chris Floyd. “Having full stage access to
GirlTalk during his show was a real treat,” Brown says. “I was
briefly prepared to stow away in his van and become the
unofficial GirlTalk videographer.” View the video here.
Assistant Director of Admission for Communication.
2. Where did you grow up (and describe the place in one phrase or sentence)?
Bowling Green, Ky. People from surrounding cities came to our mall to shop; people from Bowling Green went to Nashville.
3. What are your hobbies?
I have seven-week-old twins, so I’m playing a lot of “Call of Doodie” at the moment. You can read all about how I’m not completely screwing it up at fatherhoodis.com.
4. What is your dream vacation?
An all-expenses paid trip to London. Barring that, a half-expenses paid trip to London.
5. Favorite artist and/or work of art?
Banksy. He’s a fabulous storyteller and a compelling thought-provoker. His medium is merely the icing on the cake for me.
6. Favorite novel or poem?
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” but I could never read it again. It’ll never live up to my memories of finishing the last page on the hood of my car in the spring of 2002, Incubus’s “Aqueous Transmission” playing in the background.
7. Favorite sport (to watch or play)?
Every February, my commercials get interrupted by the Super Bowl.
8. Favorite TV show?
Up until this summer, I owned seasons one through 13 of “South Park”; they were sold in a yard sale. Now, all I have left is my wife’s box set of “Sex and the City.” I’m completely okay with this. Really, Harry Goldenblatt is my people.
9. Favorite album?
Spotify says Wale’s “Ambition.” iTunes says GirlTalk’s “Feed the Animals.” But my heart tells me it’s Ben Folds Five’s “Whatever and Ever Amen.”
10. Favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving. It’s all the food and family of Christmas without the anxiety of gift giving (and getting).
11. Favorite food?
If given the opportunity to eat exclusively off the McDonald’s menu for the rest of my life, without the risk of health complications or a bulging waistline, I’d happily live in a PlayPlace.
12. Most prized possession?
I have an exceptional entertainment set-up that exceeds my means. Big HDTV, surround sound, PS3. I’ve yet to violate any noise ordinances in my neighborhood, but I haven’t given up hope.
13. Three people, living or deceased, whom you’d invite to the same dinner party?
Will Ferrell, Ron Howard and Don Cheadle. Worst-case scenario: the food gets cold and we make a viral video instead.
14. Favorite aspect of your job?
I get to work in a lot of different mediums: print, video, web. Every project is an opportunity to learn more about the creative process in a live testing ground.
15. Most memorable experience of your youth?
When I was six, I asked Santa for a Power Wheels for Christmas. I got a go-kart that topped out at around 25 mph instead. My mother did not approve; my dad taught me how to cut doughnuts in the driveway.
16. What would you be doing if you weren't working at Centre?
Working in an ad agency. It was very difficult telling my dramatic arts professors that I wanted to take everything they taught me about storytelling and the human condition and use it to sell stuff.
17. Educational experience that's been most helpful to you?
Without a doubt, attending Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance near London, England, for a semester my junior year. I cannot stress enough the impact of study abroad. Read this.
18. Fictional character in whose shoes you’d love to spend a day?
Arthur Bach – minus the crippling alcohol addiction, but definitely with Bitterman.
19. Favorite place on campus (and why)?
First floor restrooms in the Warehouse. Greatest untapped source of privacy on campus.
20. Advice you'd give to a first-year college student to make success more likely?
Walk the flame. DPS is conditioned to look for runners. Good luck, and you’re welcome.
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