Merry Mercurial

20181022_023531“Don’t ask me why I obsessively look to rock ‘n’ roll bands for some kind of model for a better society. I guess it’s just that I glimpsed something beautiful in a flashbulb moment once, and perhaps mistaking it for prophecy have been seeking its fulfillment ever since.”- Lester Bangs, paraphrasing Mick Jones of The Clash

Merry Mercurial is one example of what might happen if Luna Lovegood, Loki of Asgard, and Lorelai Gilmore all had a baby. She’s also a writer. Of fiction, music reviews, music essays, and the highly subjective music blog attached to this website. She has schizoaffective disorder and would like to do that whole tsunami justice through her writing but has, so far, mostly found blog posts and mother internet on whole unsuited to that purpose.

She is a regular contributing writer of music features for Cover Me and reviews for Spill Magazine. Recently she’s also started writing for the great people at Modern Rock Review. Her short fiction has been published in Stockholm Review of Literature, Crack the Spine, Front Porch Review, Literally Stories, Nanoism, and the Short Tale 100.

Music: “Lost for Words” (Pink Floyd); “La Dee Da” (Foo Fighters); Ann Wilson covering “Misty Mountain Hop”; “I Think That I Would Die” (Hole); “No Good Trying” (Syd Barrett); Freddie, period; the transition between “Happiest Days of Our Lives” and “Another Brick Pt. 2” on The Wall; the transition between “Empty Spaces” and “Young Lust” on The Wall; “Cut the Cord” (Shinedown); “Wild Ride” (Dwight Yoakam); give Coldplay shit about their pastel phenotype and they’re like; “Hand Me Down World” (The Guess Who); David Byrne on architecture; Sia and Maddie until you lose count; Taylor Hawkins’s palatial sun-smuggling beach-boy smile the whole time he hits stuff; oh my dear, heaven is a big bang now… 

Books: Epic Dickensian tragicomedies. So, John Irving mostly.

My header image was created from Young woman playing a guitar by Johannes Vermeer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons