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Tastemaker’s Ten: Ryan B. Clark

Ryan B. Clark is a novelist, blogger, co-founder of Hookworm Records, and notorious music fan originally from Tucson and currently based out the Phoenix area… with some road stops between there and here. Clark’s love of Arizona music also has made him a tireless scene supporter and you can check out his regular Spotify playlists featuring artists from the area. So, of course, we had to ask him to assemble his Tastemaker’s Ten to share the 10 songs he thinks everyone should hear! And now you can too…

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Sam McPheeters’ ‘Mutations’ Reveals The Many Strange Faces of Hardcore Punk

Both above and underground, bookstores are riddled with literature about music written by people who “were there.” Mutations goes far beyond any of those other books because it’s by a real writer. Sam shifted his focus from screaming to the written word in the mid-2000s, releasing two excellent novels (the black comedy The Loom of Ruin and the sci-fi Exploded View) as well as a plethora of articles and short stories. Therefore, in addition to Mutations containing interesting subject matter, it’s damn good writing…

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YabYum Seven: Piper Daniels

My name is Piper J. Daniels, and I’m thrilled to say I’m a writer. My debut essay collection, Ladies Lazarus, received the Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize, was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, and was named one of Entropy’s favorite nonfiction books of 2018. I am in the process of completing my second book, El Mirage, which focuses on love, gender, illusion, and the Sonoran Desert. I worked for many years as a ghostwriter but burned out on narcissism and moved to full-time manuscript consultation, where I help working and aspiring writers see and improve upon the beauty of their work…

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