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Blurbs and jacket copy on new Shader page!

Your one-stop shopping page for all things Shader is up on the website. Go to danielnester.com/shader, check out the blurbs from Paul Lisicky, Darcey Steinke, and Billy Squier, and click the ordering … Continue readingBlurbs and jacket copy on new Shader page!

Shader is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

The new book, Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects, doesn’t come out officially until November 15, but it’s available for pre-order now on … Continue readingShader is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

“He plays music by the book”: article on Adrian Butler, Rutgers-Camden pianist and library staffer.

  I loved writing news features. This one was actually for the Rutgers-Camden magazine, I think? It was also a press release, and then it ran in various freebie papers … Continue reading“He plays music by the book”: article on Adrian Butler, Rutgers-Camden pianist and library staffer.

Just out in Courier-Post: My Op-Ed on proposed Martin Luther King memorial in Maple Shade, NJ.

  For 20 years, I read the Courier Post, and now I’m in its opinion pages. That’s pretty cool. What’s also cool is I got to offer my opinion–and, hopefully, move a … Continue readingJust out in Courier-Post: My Op-Ed on proposed Martin Luther King memorial in Maple Shade, NJ.

Just up on Passages North: “Type Hard or Go Home: In Praise of the Clicky Keyboard.”

I am typing these words on an IBM Model M, a behemoth beast of a keyboard that has a solid steel plate inside. For the past fifteen years, I have … Continue readingJust up on Passages North: “Type Hard or Go Home: In Praise of the Clicky Keyboard.”

Just out in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s The Power of Forgiveness: “Flag Waving for Beginners.”

A couple months I got an email, subject line “Your Writing in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness.” It said my writing was being considered for inclusion in an … Continue readingJust out in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s The Power of Forgiveness: “Flag Waving for Beginners.”

1985: Mix Tape, TDK Chrome 90 Minutes

Side One: Hüsker Dü, “Broken Home, Broken Heart” Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” R.E.M., “South Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” Ready For The World, “Oh Sheila” Chi-Lites, “Oh Girl” … Continue reading1985: Mix Tape, TDK Chrome 90 Minutes