Thanks to Housing Works Books for hosting me at a very cool event on pop music influences. I read about how reggae great Bob Marley influenced my writing. It was fun — I sang a few lines from one of my favorite songs, Zimbabwe, a track on his 1980 album Survival.
As usual, I forgot to take a photo so I was grateful for this Tweet by David Cotrone:
— David Cotrone (@DavidCotrone) October 20, 2015
Several great writers were in the room: Darcey Steinke (she spoke about Kurt Cobain / Cher), Elissa Schappell, Kashana Cauley (The Strokes), Alexandra Kleeman (producer Max Martin), Jillian Mapes (how iTunes mediates her emotions), and Said Sayrafiezadeh (Journey). We probably should have created a playlist from all the songs and influences that the writers cited.