In Memory of Chris Cornell

Yesterday, Chris Cornell hanged himself. It shook me. It’s still shaking me. He was fifty-one, married, two children, and was on tour with the band that made him famous, and he hanged himself alone in a hotel room. Chris was one of my...

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RILEY’S MIX TAPE (AKA PLAYLIST)

Music was an essential part of my teenage experience. When I liked somebody, I made them a mix tape of songs that would make my feelings obvious so I didn’t have to admit them. When someone broke my heart, I made a mix tape of breakup...

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Guest Post: Jonathan Yañez

WRITING TO MUSIC by Jonathan Yañez No matter how many schools I go to, book signings I attend, or speeches I deliver, I can always count on one question to be asked. “Do you listen to music while you write? And if so, what do you...

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Meiko

Meiko: Leave the Lights On

CANDY COATING I’m a rocker at heart–one glance at my hair (and tattoos, and clothes, okay I get your point) will tell you that. I cut my teeth on Nirvana, R.E.M., and Guns ‘N Roses. But I do loves me some good pop music,...

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