Bryan Charles

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Bryan Charles, 25, grew up in Galesburg, MI, and in 1997 received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, where he studied English and creative writing. A disciple of…
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Bryan Charles, 25, grew up in Galesburg, MI, and in 1997 received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University, in Kalamazoo, where he studied English and creative writing. A disciple of punk, classic and indie rock, he has been writing and playing music for over ten years. He covered the Kalamazoo arts and entertainment beat for six years, first with the Western Herald, and, after graduation, the Kalamazoo Gazette. In 1995, he founded Rocket Fuel, a humor and literary journal he continues to write and co-edit. In addition to Rocket Fuel, his poems and essays have appeared in Third Coast, the Columbia Poetry Review, and been read on National Public Radio. For the last two or so years, he has written and performed music with his ever-evolving pop music project So This Is Outer Space. Currently, Bryan lives in New York City, where he contemplates the slow demise of postmodern irony and makes a living as a marketing writer for a Wall Street mutual fund company. ~ Bryan Charles

DESERT ISLAND LIST

Nirvana, Nevermind

Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted

Pixies, Surfer Rosa

Beatles, Rubber Soul

Beatles, White Album

R.E.M., Murmur

Jawbreaker, 24-Hour Revenge Therapy

Robyn Hitchcock, Eye

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold as Love

Cheap Trick, Cheap Trick

Weezer, Weezer

Guided By Voices, Under the Bushes, Under the Stars

Superchunk, Here's Where the Strings Come In

T. Rex, The Slider

Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska

Television, Marquee Moon

John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band

The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy

David Bowie, Hunky Dory

The Cure, The Head on the Door

Dinosaur, Jr., You9re Living All Over Me

The Replacements, Let It Be

The Monorchid, Let Them Eat...

My Bloody Valentine, Loveless

Simon and Garfunkel, Bookends