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Cranberries after midnight

It just doesn't seem that long ago that I was eulogizing Chester Bennington of Linkin Park with a story linked to the eventual production of Ki-Chan: Demon Hunter, and now I'm doing it all over again, but this time for Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan. But just as I did last year, I want to illustrate for you how music can shape your life.

It's 1998. I'm nowhere near 12.

I have my own television set in my bedroom. We moved around too many times when I was growing up, so this is only the 3rd time in my life I've ever had my own room, but the 2nd time ever I didn't have to share. And that's a good thing...

Because I have the worst insomnia.

After the concussion in 1995 that inspired Ki-Chan, I had a rough couple of years where insomnia plagued me. When I did sleep, my dreams were vivid, and often, Ki-Chan and her group were waiting for me, unless I was having one of my stress nightmares, or if I was sick. Sometimes I would just sit there and cry,…

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