Category Archives: music

Gabe’s words/my words: losing Prince (1958-2016)

(This series of Prince photos–at maybe 19?–are complete treasures. Look them up.) The first time I heard a Prince song, I was 14, and it was probably “1999.”  But the one that hit me most was “Little Red Corvette.”  I … Continue reading

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Morrissey and graveyards: guest post by Rachael Hanel

I met Rachael Hanel way back when–like WAY back when–when I was new to Mankato and she was new to my husband’s forensics team.  As soon as I met her, I thought, “This woman is a force to be reckoned … Continue reading

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Way back in 2005, I decided I wanted to write a book where the main character is so attached to music he can’t get through his day without it (just like me).  Consequently, that produced a book with a crap-ton … Continue reading

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