Adam Strong reads about the two Tom’s in his life, Tom Spanbauer and Tom Petty.
From Songbook 7: Kyle Delamarter on how T Rex’s anthem “Get it on” changed the way he saw the world.
Ross Willits brought the house down with this essay inspired and reviled by “Love will Keep us Together” by Captain and Tenille.
A few weeks back Jo Hylton read this piece about Frank Ocean’s track Self Control for Songbook 7. Below you’ll find Jo’s piece as well as the Frank Ocean Track.
Songbook #2 is a thing! On December 19th, we’ll gaze back into the connection between music and writing. Six Portland writers, six songs in full. It’s going to be great!
First up, Domi Shoemaker reads a chapter from her novel in short stories. The above excerpt makes reference to the Glen Campbell track, “If You Go Away.” Here’s the song in it’s entirety.