About the Idea, the Name, and Where We’re Going

Just one week till the big opening here at That’s Freedom You Hear, so I thought I’d explain where the idea and the name came from, and where we want to go with That’s Freedom You Hear (TFYH).

The idea

A couple of years ago, a gentleman much higher than I am on the opinion journalism ladder reached a hand down and helped me up a few steps. The gentleman was Patrick Richardson, professional newspaper reporter and editor in the Midwest, and also contributor to the DC Caller and PJ Media, and the latter is where he gave me a chance to stretch my wings a little bit.

This little project is my own attempt to follow in his footsteps. I’m looking for good conservative opinion writers that I can give a bit more exposure to. While TFYH might feature a professional writer or two — like Mr. Richardson if he ever agrees — the focus is going to be on raising the next “generation” to a higher level.

The name

I’m a strong Christian, and have always liked rock/pop music. Fortunately, these days, there’s a lot of Christian rock and pop around. The name came from a line in the Superchick song Hey Hey:

Here’s the lyrics of the chorus, with the line emphasized:

So hey hey, this song is for us
So put your hands in the air
if you’re crazy like us
Hey hey
Hey hey,  that’s freedom you hear
Comin’ right to your ear,
that’s the sound from our bus
Hey hey

That phrase has always stuck with me, and it seemed a good name for a conservative blog… and fortunately, the people who are founding this little project with me agreed. 🙂

Where we’re going

Our vision for TFYH is to be a solidly conservative blog with a fun tone. We might get serious for short periods if we’re analyzing policy, but even there we’ll try to keep our senses of humor alive and active. Things we’re going to try to avoid are stuffiness, stiffness, and definitely humorlessness.

We hope you join us next Friday for our big grand opening!


Conservative Wanderer is currently Editor-in-Chief of That's Freedom You Hear! That means anything that goes wrong can be blamed on him. Previously he was a contributor to the PJ Tatler.

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