Welcome Discoveries

But back to 2012: I was reading the new issue, a story called “World’s End,” and it had done all of these things that I love so. The historical setting, the enormity of the task before the young architect, the incongruity of love and obsession, the tender and wondering treatment of the setting that struck me in my heart of hearts somewhere between Barrett and Dillard—it was a short story that felt like it was made for me, rather than one I admired through the glass. … More Welcome Discoveries

Tom Petty & My Favorite Songs About Writing

All three of those songs are on an ugly yellow and purple cassette somewhere in my garage, collected with everything else I taped directly from the radio, all of the songs without their opening chords because of the delay in moving from recognition to the dual click of play and record, the lunge across my bed or away from the Super Nintendo controller. … More Tom Petty & My Favorite Songs About Writing