After a twenty-five-year stint as an almost rock star, and a fifteen-year stint as a semi-successful “record nerd” (working at Rhino Records and then Concord Music Group), Ted Myers landed a job as a copywriter in advertising, which cemented his determination to make his mark as a “real” writer.
Some of Ted’s early writings were published in: Working Musicians (Harper Collins) and By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969 (Backbeat Books). A more scholarly work, called Anatomy of a Box Set, was published in Popular Music and Society. (These publications were more a result of who Ted knew than what Ted knew.)
As a compilation producer at Rhino Records, Ted wrote and contributed to many liner notes, including those for his three-CD box set Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom (1950-1970), which earned a Grammy nomination in 2002.
His epic memoir, Making It: Music, Sex and Drugs in the Golden Age of Rock, will, after numerous rejections, be published by Calumet Editions in late 2016 or early 2017.
He currently lives with a domineering cat named Rocky and writes fiction exclusively.
In addition to the short stories mentioned above, he has completed a novel: Fluffy’s Revolution, and a novella: I Dream in Black and White. His epic memoir: Making It: Music, Sex and Drugs in the Golden Age of Rock will be published by Calumet Editions in late 2016 or early 2017.
Bardo Train to Canarsie – We are pleased to note that Bardo Train to Canarsie is a finalist in the UK-based To Hull & Back Short Story Competition and, as such, will be published in the 2016 To Hull & Back Short Story (Anthology http://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-competition/results-2016.php)