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Like many writers, I've started, abandoned and returned to a number of blogs over the years, including ones on this site, at Medium and at the Huffington Post. I wrote a blog called Backward Messages for about three years, exploring the scapegoating of violent video games, heavy metal, the occult and other topics. I also occasionally post recipes from my kitchen at Gluten-Free With Everything

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Sunday
Dec042016

Interview With Them Are Us Too’s Cash Askew, Who Died in the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire

This past fall, I was lucky enough to interview Cash Askew and Kennedy Ashlyn of Them Are Us Too, an emerging goth duo with a romantic, ethereal sound, for an article in Bitch. Unfortunately, it looks like Cash was present at the Ghost Ship party in Oakland, California, on Friday night, and that she didn’t survive the fire. Numerous artists and musicians were lost in the fire; as of this writing, the Oakland Fire Department says they have found 24 dead, and expect to find more as they search the building. Each one has a story of a life on the margins, of the things that inspired them and got them through the day, and of the people who were buoyed by their work in turn. I was only able to include a few lines from my interview with Them Are Us Too in my article. I’m publishing in full now, in the hope of sharing what a thoughtful, bright and special musician Cash was.

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