Video Blog of The Harvey Steel Show

When I first watch this clip I think it’s its been sped up. But no, that’s just the lead guitarist, Thomas Bergsten of The Harvey Steel Show ripping on the guitar at Musikkfest Oslo. Thinking back to this day, reminds me of how scared and timid I was first interviewing bands during my first week abroad. Even though I’m still a bit nervous now, I really have gained so much confidence in my skills over the month studying in Oslo. That first week, I wanted to quit, pack up my things and go home. I was so used to planned-out interviews, instead of asking bands that have zero clue who I am, if I could interview them. That takes confidence and I was nervous that I wasn’t good enough. Now, after practice in the field, it comes much more natural to me and I don’t regret any of my decisions here in Oslo and I am so glad I chose to take part in this adventure. This video also reminds me of how lucky I am to have been able to listen and experience so many different bands in Oslo. I’m going to miss going to a new festival every week or seeing a random band perform at a bar. I’m going to miss you Oslo!


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Steven Listopad

Steven Listopad, Henderson State University faculty and NDSU PhD candidate, has been an assistant professor of JMC and student media director at two North Dakota universities. He’s received honors from the Hefner Foundation, AEJMC, JEA, and SCJ for his work with New Voices USA and currently coordinates the New Voices USA website and the national campaign in conjunction with SPLC. His converged student media center at UJ was a finalist in North Dakota’s annual professional entrepreneurial competition, InnovateND, and he was a Scripps Fellow for Entrepreneurial Journalism. He has taught journalism in China, France, Italy, and Norway. He is currently the ieiMedia program director for OsloRocks, a music and culture international journalism experience. Listopad has been a member of CMA since 2005 and has served on the CMA and ACP Advisory Councils. He was chair of the CMA Adviser Awards Committee from 2013 to 2015. Listopad was honored with CMA’s Distinguished Multimedia Adviser Award in 2010 and has received two CMA Presidential Citations.