And I’d go to his shows and there’d be these little girls around Brandon asking, ‘Is that your sister?’ So I went for a Courtney Love thing. I plan on ruining his band, making him kill himself, and selling his diaries … which I have to find.

A really old piece I wrote on Spin’s own “Ultragrrrl,” or Sarah Lewitinn. She had some delightful quotes. Also, aspiring writer-types? This piece was one of the first I sold to an institution that I was dying to get into, and that’s because I had an angle on “what the kids were doing.” Young writers, that is your power.