My name is Aaron Bumgarner. I’m a speech-language pathologist in Norman, Oklahoma. I write about movies and music with a focus on awards contenders.
The title of the blog comes from a movie from 1954 called On the Waterfront. The full quote comes from Marlon Brando’s character, Terry Malloy, a down-and-out ex-prize-fighter: “I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it.”