Maybe Don't Drown Everything You've Ever Wanted In a Mop Bucket That Isn't Yours
by Ryan Werner
Five essays about music and its fallout. From working a shitty job while listening to songs about working a shitty job to playing in a small town KISS tribute band to trying to let a rock and roll actuality be better than a rock and roll fantasy.
"Maybe Don't Drown is the sharpest writing on rock 'n' roll and shattered dreams that I can think of. Thing though is, Ryan Werner also picks up the shattered dreams and glues them back together into something transcendent. This is the story of a boy and a mop bucket, set to "The Boys Are Back In Town" by Thin Lizzy on a forever loop of bliss. It's a vivisection of music, literature, and blue collar blood, sweat, and tears, and it's utterly enthralling. At the intersection of punk rock and real life, you'll find Ryan Werner, a killer writer who also knows how to shred geeetars behind his back."
- Bud Smith, author of F250