Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Bill Pearse of pinklightsabre fame was kind enough to run this post about my introduction to jazz. It’s part of his new Saturday series, “Anthony’s Navel.” Check it out, and read the other posts in the series while you’re there!
One of my favorite writers and friends on WordPress, Kevin Brennan shares his story for my Saturday guest blog series, answering the challenge “what book, movie or record changed how you see the world?”
“Out of a clear blue sky”
by Kevin Brennan
It’s hard to distill a whole life’s worth of culture experience into a handful of things that “changed how you see the world,” but when I started thinking about it, some contenders floated to the top.
Almost every book I read as a young ‘un seemed to qualify. Any teen boy who read Slaughterhouse Five in 1970 or so was never the same. Catch-22 was huge for me, as were John Gardner’s novels October Light and The Sunlight Dialogues. And in music, any young rocker who obsessed over the Stones’ Exile on Main Street in ‘72 knew he was tasting the sticky, decadent resin of…
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