There are many years that can qualify as the greatest years in music ever. I like 1978 for a lot of reasons. It was 2 years from the official start of punk and many of the original UK and West Coast bands were on their second studio albums. Punk was no longer exclusive to the streets, it was becoming polished. Saturday Night Fever was in theaters announcing the mainstream acceptance of disco. Studio 54 was in the middle of its 70s bacchanalian heydey. In 1978, David Bowie was on his Isolar II World Tour and was no longer The Thin White Duke. TV shows like Dallas, The Incredible Hulk, Battlestar…
Most of the stories I’m currently writing take place during the ’80s and ’90s, my very own teenage glory days. Because music has always been a huge part of my life, it’s obviously very important to my characters. When I’m writing, I like to listen to the music from that particular time or year. It takes me to that place, brings up those memories and inspires me.