About Kirsten Coachman

Hey, hi, yo, hello there! For those who want to know a little bit more about the writer behind Wait…WHAT? at KirstenCoachman.com, as well as what the blog is all about, then you’ve come to the right place!

I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. My childhood included two parents, one younger sibling, and various pets.

I grew up embracing popular culture. I was the little girl with the stack of Bop Magazines, and I read those bad boys from cover to cover.

I attended my first concert when I was nine-years-old. New Kids On The Block at The Cow Palace in San Francisco. I can still remember how excited I was when they appeared on stage. I had never experienced that kind of atmosphere before. It was there that my love of live shows was born.

In high school, I more or less wanted to be Carson Daly. I wanted to talk to my favorite celebs, bands and musicians about their music. I guess in a way, I’ve succeeded in that goal.

I attended California State University, Fresno, and graduated with my degree in Mass Communication & Journalism in May of 2006.

While I was attending Fresno State, I started Wait…WHAT? on Blogger in December of 2005. It took me awhile to figure out my blog’s purpose. Would it be for news? Would it be for me to comment on popular culture? If you ever scroll through the archives, you can tell that I basically had no idea what to use it for during the first year.

Eventually, I got myself sorted out and Wait…WHAT? is now music/TV/movie reviews, interviews and original commentary. It’s also where I like to give extra attention to my favorite bands and musicians. Music is such a wonderful artistic medium, but also a struggling business, so I like to highlight my personal favorites.

In addition to running Wait…WHAT?, I currently write on the regular for Blogcritics Magazine. I contribute mostly to the Music and Video sections on the site.

Since I started writing for Blogcritics, I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to interview people from across the entertainment spectrum, including Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance, singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, and acclaimed singer/songwriter and Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas. You can find links to all my interviews here.

In my spare time, I can be found spending time with my friends and family, hanging out with Priestley (my adorable min pin), attending live shows, and rooting for the San Jose Sharks.

If you want to keep up with me on a daily basis, you can follow me on Twitter!

For more information on Wait…WHAT?, check out the FAQ and Contact pages.

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