Music Monday: Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue

https://gph.is/2M3pB8G Don't let the gif above fool you; this particular Music Monday song, Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue, is actually pretty sweet and a departure from the image of sex and drugs that one associates with hair metal of the 80s. It also comes at a critical moment in the book, The Mixtape to … Continue reading Music Monday: Home Sweet Home by Motley Crue

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Music Monday: Welcome to the Jungle By Guns N’ Roses

https://media.giphy.com/media/xUNd9SJzqmfHmp183u/giphy.gif Welcome to the first edition of Music Monday, where I will highlight a song that helped inspire my book The Mixtape to My Life. As I've mentioned before (at least I hope I have), each song is a chapter title within the book. They are meant to capture the spirit of the chapter, and … Continue reading Music Monday: Welcome to the Jungle By Guns N’ Roses

The Mixtape to My Life Character Profile: Justin Ortega

So you hear me (or actually read) talk about my upcoming book The Mixtape to My Life. I’ve talked about the story and the music, but what about the characters? Well I’m going to fix that. Starting now, I’m going to regularly release a character profile of the wonderful personalities that make up the story. … Continue reading The Mixtape to My Life Character Profile: Justin Ortega

The Songs That Inspired The Mixtape to My Life

Mixtape: A compilation of favorite pieces of music, typically by many different artists, recorded on to tape or another medium by an individual. https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/mixtape Music moves many of us in our everyday lives. It picks us up when we are down, helps us put an extra spring in our step when we are happy, and … Continue reading The Songs That Inspired The Mixtape to My Life