I never set out to be a music journalist. If it hadn't been for a bizarre series of events -- including, um, the urging of Taylor Swift -- you wouldn't be reading this now.
Me, Taylor and my brother Rory backstage
It happened like this: During my senior year at the University of Arizona in 2011, I began writing about music for my school paper. Three articles into my time at the Arizona Daily Wildcat, I wrote a piece called "Why Bros Love Taylor Swift." Though my friends thought it was funny, it didn't exactly set the internet on fire.
But then, somehow, she actually read the thing.More »