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Songs to Howl By

Posted on Nov 18, 2010 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Songs to Howl By

I’m at my parents’ house in North Carolina, on a mini-vacay.  Thus, I doubt I’ll be able to stick to my usual Monday/Thursday post regimen. Just giving you a heads up.

For this mini-quasi-late post, here are the top 10 songs I’ve got on my “Lunatic Fringe” playlist.

How does he do it?  Iron & Wine writes the most evocative, delicately cinematic songs in the universe.  I have not been immune to his charms:

I dislike this video, but this song was on repeat during the writing of the climax of the book.  The lyrics are harrowing, and Matthews’ arrangements are splendid:

I discovered this song back on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. K’s Choice reminds me of high school and this song is so delightfully eerie.  This song was on repeat as I worked the scene I excerpted back in October, as Lexie wanders through the empty forest, coming to terms with her transformation:

In my wild fantasies, this song is in the trailer for the film version of Lunatic Fringe:

Scott Matthew could read the phone book and it would make me cry.  I credit John Cameron Mitchell and Shortbus for introducing me to Scott Matthew.

The lyrics to this song provided a lot of fodder for my book.  “Gonna teach you tricks that’ll blow your mongrel mind,” definitely got me through some of the more difficult chapters.

Lexie falls in love to this song around a campfire.  It makes me want to go back to college and torture myself with unslakeable yearning all over again.

Happy werewolves in love:

It is a little embarrassing, but I used Chan Marshall as my inspiration for Archer:

In my wildest fantasies, Amiina scores the Lunatic Fringe film:

There you go. Top 10 listens during the writing and editing of Lunatic Fringe. Since I’ll be chillin with family for the next two weeks, I expect there will be a couple more of these posts coming up. Perhaps top 10 love songs?


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