Author Roni Loren is my guest today, discussing the musical landscape of the mid-90s. I adore the imagery in her post of the flowery dress and combat boots–that was my uniform through much of high school and college. I may have single-handedly kept Dr. Martens in business or at least helped them ride out the rocky late 80s. My daughter is thirteen and is drawn to eerily similar wardrobe choices, which amuses me. To her, it’s unimaginable that Mom used to walk around in creepers and black tights…

Fellow Ellora’s Cave author Sidney Bristol shares her teenage music memories with us today, full of bands I know little about. I mean, I know about Limp Bizkit, I’m not that out of it, but some of the other artists, like Demon Hunter, are outside my scope of familiarity. That doesn’t happen very often but is one of the coolest thing about doing this blog–seeing the breadth of music and experiences that make up my contributors’ stories.  Sidney has a brand new book out today (!), titled Flirting…

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