Before Clea Simon became known as a world-class mystery writer, she was a music journalist in Boston. During the ‘80s she was writing regularly for Boston Rock, the Herald and a few national publications, and has the battle scars—and a closet full of vintage vinyl and cassette demos—to prove it.  Clea and I shared many a life-changing show in those days, and we can both claim bragging rights for being at the Rat the night Husker Du opened for R.E.M….

Music critic Brett Milano and I chatted about music, memory, and the nature of nostalgia in the latest issue of Rockerzine.

Read the full interview here.