Indeed, at times it seems as if every writer I’ve met since 2003 is also a musician, and most of the musicians I’ve met are, or would like to be, writers. Literary works are now routinely accompanied by purpose-made soundtracks; bands are calling upon literary writers to supply lyrics. It is not uncommon for literary readings to be bookended by musical acts, and one of the most popular current literary blogs, The Largehearted Boy, is also among the most popular music blogs. The worlds of rock and lit appear to be merging. How did this happen?
What Makes a Writer Want to Rock Out? by J. Robert Lennon