Mark Hollandaise, music journalist and now author of the forthcoming book of essays Music Means So F@#$ing Much to Me! from Harpo, Schlessing, and MacGillicutty Books, wasn’t your typical teenager.
“I was shy, awkward, introverted, uncomfortable in my own skin,” says Hollandaise. “So I would obsess over all these musicians– David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, crazy, out-there stuff like that. But I was also obsessed with girls,” he chuckles. “So yeah, definitely not like your average human between the ages of thirteen and nineteen.”
And his obsession didn’t stop there. The book also details his experiences working in a record store.
“It wasn’t like how you hear about record stores a lot of the time, and all the organization, fine customer service, and propriety,” says Hollandaise. “In fact, sometimes we were in there just downright goofing off!”
The final third of the book details Hollandaise’s transformative, existential experience becoming a music…
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