Blog Entries by Jeff Suwak

Author Jeff SuwakJeff Suwak is a writer and editor living in the Pacific Northwest. His publishing experience ranges from the sciences to fiction to music journalism. In addition to his traditional and formal publications, he publishes a lot of creative writing on Medium. He also maintains a Pacific Northwest travel and history blog at Northwest Nomad.
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  • ToolToolWas a cat squeezed to make a Tool song? Is Dustin Hoffman referenced in another? Take the Fact or Fiction, Tool edition, to find out.
  • The B-52sThe B-52sIs a "tin roof, rusted" a pregnant woman? Did "Private Idaho" inspire a movie? Find out in this Fact or Fiction.
  • WoodstockWoodstockWas Carlos Santana hallucinating throughout his set? Did the Grateful Dead suck? See if you can spot the real stories from the original Woodstock.
  • Cindy Wilson of The B-52sCindy Wilson of The B-52sCindy Wilson of The B-52s talks about the "Love Shack" location, the songwriting dynamics in the band, and her personal favorites.
  • 10 Things We Learned From The Kurt Cobain Book Serving The Servant10 Things We Learned From The Kurt Cobain Book Serving The ServantWhat we learned from Serving the Servant, written by Kurt Cobain's friend and business associate Danny Goldberg.
  • Dan Whitener of GangstagrassDan Whitener of GangstagrassAs heard on the theme song to Justified, Gangstagrass like their bluegrass sprinkled with hip-hop.
  • Elliott MurphyElliott MurphyBilly Joel inducted him into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame; Springsteen said he's got "soul and spirit." Long appreciated in Europe, Americans are starting to discover Elliott Murphy.
  • Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)Ken Hensley tells the stories behind "Easy Livin'," "Blind Eye," and several other songs he wrote for Uriah Heep in the '70s.
  • Raul MidonRaul MidonThe blind musical polymath Raul Midón explains what inspired some of his biggest songs, and talks about recording with the Metropole Orkest.
  • Robin Lane and Songbird SingsRobin Lane and Songbird SingsShe sang on Neil Young's on the Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and had a minor hit with The Chartbusters, but Robin Lane's calling is healing through songwriting.