Whether it was hanging out in high school listening to Van Halen II and memories of “Women In Love” blaring from someone’s boom box, or if it was in a college bar, watching the MTV’s debut of “Hot For Teacher” and being in awe of the way Eddie Van Halen sauntered across a library table while effortlessly shredding his guitar, or if it was the live concerts: Hide Your Sheep[…]
I had the great fortune to meet Eddie Money at the 2nd Annual MTV Awards at Universal. I’ve posted an excerpt of that meeting from my book Cocaine To Bain here below— R.I.P. Eddie ❤️ Thanks for all those Endless Nights!
When you’re an author it’s sometimes difficult to know just how your words affect people. You wonder if you’re having an impact, if people are enjoying your work. Today I woke up to this lovely review from Latifah O’Gara. I don’t know her personally. She happened to read one of my blogs and was inspired to purchase the book and enjoyed the heck out of it. Thank you Latifah, this[…]
As women, we pride ourselves on having that one best friend that has been with us through thick and thin. We don’t imagine we could ever lose that bond, and when it does happen it’s devastating. Most childhood friendships endure up to college and then fizzle out. The one in which I’m writing about endured so many years—from childhood, through college, through long-distance, past two marriages and three children—and thus,[…]
It seems like it’s all coming together. At least, that’s what it feels like. I woke up today to discover my novel, “Cocaine To Bain: Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Inside Story of the Hollywood Guitar Center” placed as one of two finalists in the 6th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards – Memoir category. There was one winner and there were two finalists. I was one of them.[…]
I’m so excited that bloggers are posting about the book–it’s crazy! It’s great! Special thanks to Bookworm 1102 and to So Susy Says for featuring posts on Cocaine To Bain. If you get a chance please sign up for their blogs. Links are below: http://sosuzysays.com/rock-n-roll/ Guest Post: Cocaine To Bain: Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll And The Inside Story Of The Hollywood Guitar Center by Taylor Van Arsdale
We gathered for the Cocaine to Bain launch party last weekend and it was a rousing success. So many friends, old and new, celebrated the book’s debut and I’m so grateful. A big thank you to host and hostess, Amy Sommer and James Childress–for the use of their amazing space and to everyone who attended. This has been such a wild ride and it’s not stopping… xoxo