Somewhat frequently I go on a kick of being able to listen only to music made by Jack White. I’m in the throes of one of these beautiful obsessive periods. Perfect time for a Side by Side. “Death Letter” by Son House is one of my favorite songs, and The White Stripes cover is equal on my awesome meter.
Ryan W. Bradley has pumped gas, changed oil, painted houses, swept the floor of a mechanic's shop, worked on a construction crew in the Arctic Circle, fronted a punk band, and managed an independent children's bookstore. He now works in marketing. His latest book is Nothing but the Dead and Dying, a collection of stories set in Alaska. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife and two sons.