Music from the Man who Taught me Everything

My father, John Michael Lind, plays music and always has.

Some of my earliest memories are going to sleep listening to my dad banging on his Normal acoustic (which I absolutely destroyed) singing his heart out to Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and John Prine. No wonder three of my favorite artists are Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and John Prine.

Lately my father has decided to take it a bit more seriously, and instead of simply playing music in his living room, he would like to play it in yours. I figured the least I could do was write a quick post pointing you in his direction. Continue reading “Music from the Man who Taught me Everything” »

Owen Laukkanen: Launching a Criminal Enterprise

Owen Laukkanen: Launching a Criminal Enterprise

Last night RMDW sat down with author Owen Laukkanen at the Shebeen Whisk[e]y house to chat about life as a career novelist while pouring delicious whiskey down our gullets.

Somehow managing to avoid the years of trudging through the mire as a struggling writer, Laukkanen’s first novel, The Professionals, was picked up by one of the countries largest publishers as a series, currently slated for four books. The second book of the series, titled Criminal Enterprise, comes out on March 21st.

We sat down to talk about life as a career novelist (one of the quintessential jobs of a real man), whiskey and life. Continue reading “Owen Laukkanen: Launching a Criminal Enterprise” »