"A Towering Experience" is the story about a drummer named K.D. who moved from Florida to Los Angeles, California to "make it" in a band. As with so many bands trying to make it, the band breaks up and the other members return "home". K.D. decides to stay in L.A. living in his 1973 Volkswagen van and gets a job working for Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard for 3 years while living in his van. His van gets towed and Tower Records goes out of business. The short story is a culmination of experiences that happened in the 3 years.
About the Author
K.D. Sanders is an award-winning writer, drummer and former employee of legendary Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard. He was born in Miami, Florida and raised in the Florida Keys. He moved to California for a better opportunity. There he worked with Fortune 500 companies, numerous celebrities and toured the U.S and Canada as a road manager. His story has been featured in newspapers such as the Corsair, Santa Monica College and the Key West Citizen. His first memoir, "Where Did My Life Go?: A Towering Experience" recounts various experiences including many celebrity encounters while working at Tower Records for 3 years after his band broke up and living alone in his van before the record store went out of business. The short story is now available with future short stories to follow to continue the memoir series, "Where Did My Life Go?"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a quick short story (15 pages) about the author’s experiences while working at “Tower Records”. It documents his non-traditional lifestyle and some of the very cool benefits that come working at a legendary store. Definitely a Fun Read for Music Junkies!