Working On the Waterfront in Kenai (Travel Memoir)

Working On the Waterfront in Kenai (Travel Memoir)

I was standing in the hold of a fishing boat with salmon and icy water up to my chest. All around me, fish lay struggling, slapping their tails and eyeing me while I waited for a giant vacuum to plunge through the hatch above my head. My feet were frozen and numb...
The End of Being Human (Music Memoir)

The End of Being Human (Music Memoir)

I woke up in an empty room on a hardwood floor with a terrible hangover. It was 11:00 am in Amsterdam. The door rattled and was followed by a loud knock, knock! A shallow silence followed. Then, knock, knock, knock! “Gentry! Get up! We’re waiting!” The voice was...
My Barefoot Piano Punk Video Life (Music Memoir)

My Barefoot Piano Punk Video Life (Music Memoir)

The studio was filled with smoke. My eyes were red and puffy and each breath I took was filled with leftover joint fumes. I stared through the haze over the microphone into the engineering booth waiting for talk back. “That was dope.” “Really? You thought so?” I...
Learning Loneliness in Track Town (Memoir)

Learning Loneliness in Track Town (Memoir)

I stood in his bathroom with a bucket, a sponge, and a can of Ajax bleach. He was in the doorway. A strange and angular-looking middle-aged man staring at me through wire-rimmed glasses with a lascivious grin. My skinny body was nervous, but I was broke and I needed...