A Band Named Hotdog
“Hotdog’s goofy lyrics were a mainstay of my childhood.”
Kate Gavino is the creator of the blog and book, Last Night's Reading. Her work has been featured in Buzzfeed, The Guardian, O Magazine, Rookie, the Paris Review Daily, and Brooklyn Magazine.
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