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Your Band Will Never Be My Life, So I Write Fiction, Assface*

October 15, 2010

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I was around 18 when I first read that famous quote that’s often attributed to Elvis Costello—”Writing about music is like dancing about architecture; it’s a really stupid thing to want to do.” I was likely hanging ten in my childhood bedroom, head buried in a Rolling Stone, naive to the fact that a bespectacled […]

Strummer und Drang: A Love Story

September 6, 2010

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Many people can isolate the exact moment when the spark took flight and, voila, they were in love, attached to another being unconditionally. A similar dynamic played out when I listened to The Clash after Lester Bangs educated me.

A First Novel Big Bang(s) Theory

September 4, 2010

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This eponymous blog is an attempt not just to say the things I didn't quite manage to spit out in my book but also to reveal a process: the knitting together of disparate influences into a message, that is, a book.