Song du jour: Martin Reaves

My buddy Martin Reaves jammin’ just a little bit on his father’s old Gibson guitar — the guitar he learned to play on 40 years ago. Marty and I went to middle and high school together. During high school, veryone around campus started calling him “Marty Van Halen” after he and his band played their first party.

He’s a man of many talents, including singing at one time for the northern California R&B cover band Foxtrot Mary, playing guitar, and writing scary, disturbing fiction.

Enjoy.

Author: James Rovira

Dr. James Rovira is higher education professional with twenty years experience in the field in teaching, administration, and advising roles. He is also an interdisciplinary scholar and writer whose works include fiction, poetry, and scholarship exploring the intersections of literature and philosophy, literature and psychology, literary theory, and music and literature.. His books include Women in Rock/Women in Romanticism (in development), David Bowie and Romanticism (forthcoming 2022), Writing for College and Beyond (a first-year composition textbook (Lulu 2019)), Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History (Lexington Books 2019), Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018); Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); and Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010). See his website at jamesrovira.com for details.

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