Name: Drew Weidman
Hometown: Born in Little Rock, moved to KC metro at 7 years old
Major: Double major in music and sociology
By: Haley Regan
Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: I’m interested in composing music, performing in various ways, you know, jazz, classically, I’m also in a band and I also enjoy writing in my spare time whether it be a short story or poetry or anything like that.
Q: So what inspires you to write?
A: A lot of things. A lot of my experiences as well as just thoughts that I have about everything in life, and the experiences that I know other people have had as well as readings that I’ve delved into and a lot of the concepts surrounding existentialism and causality, things like that. I try to explore those things in my writings to try and inspire thought and to try and see if other people are inclined to think about those kinds of things.
Q: What’s your ultimate goal that you want to achieve with your music and with your writing?
A: I mean, I would love to be known within those social circles, but if anything, with music, I would just love for it to be a part of my everyday life. You know, whether it be with my career or something in my spare time, it’s just something I can’t separate myself from. With writing, I would love to be published, but if I can’t be a published author, I’d love to be able to just share my writings with people and friends that are interested.
— Edited by Logan Schlossberg