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Sunday, July 6, 2008

An explanation

A new exciting thing has been added to this site. As you might have noticed we have an ipod playlist for your ears. But we're not just putting random songs on there. Noo we're choosing songs that are inspired from books.
The list at the moment is the following five with explanations. They may change over time but so far they are:

1. Summer Wine - Ville Valo and Natalia Avelon
Melissa Marr has created a wonderful playlist for her fans. At the back of a special edition Wicked Lovely (paperback) there are a number of songs that go with specific scenes. Summer Wine by Bono and The Corrs are the one she chooses but I choose Ville Valo and Natalia Avelon because its just that little bit more interesting with Ville's angelic, yet rusty voice. Just magical. The scene in which it's from is "at the faire"

2. Pretty Girl - Sugarcult
Another song chosen by Melissa Marr except this scene is Donia and/or Keenan after the faire. I find it such an interesting song to go with the scene, yet once again Melissa has made it fit in so well. Sugarcult are great. If you dont recognise them then you might know the song they sing "Bouncing off the walls again" which is the themed song to Van Wilder starring Ryan Reynolds.

3. Talk Show Host - Radiohead
Taken from the Baz Luhrmann production Romeo and Juliet I thought we needed a Shakespearean piece. I would have chosen Kissing You by Des'ree but it was cliche and I find Radiohead much more interesting. A great song that presents the movie before us as the curtain comes up on the DVD menu.

4. Crystal - Stevie Nicks
Did anyone know that Practical Magic was originally a novel?
Well i didnt. So here is another song from the movie which captures one of my favourite scenes in the story. Crystal by Stevie Nicks captures Sally inventing this man she believes shall not exist, so she will never fall in love and so "never die of a broken heart." As the petals circle off into the sky Crystals vocals, but especially the instruments capture the intense magic.

5. Keep Holding On - Avril Lavigne
This song was written for the movie Eragon which captures the connection between Eragon and his dragon Saphira. This song is on the soundtrack and is a really pretty song. I always imagine ballroom dancing with Murtagh...however you didnt need to hear that...

If you have any suggestions let us know!

Thanks guys!

Jinx xx

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*Heather* said...

You don't mind if I steal that idea, do you?

Only joking. I didn't actually know Keep Holding On was written for Eragon, but I love it. It's an amazing song.

Tory said...

I s'pose i need to take avrils advice and 'keep holding on' but it's just so hard gilly! it's so hard!!!

I don't know if this counts but Meyer was greatly inspired by 'Time i Running out' by Muse for her first book...

but one song that stands out that was inspired by a book is this beautiful song by Annie Lennox that is the music for Lord of the Rings (although stupid people only got the instrumental and not her voice). I'm trying to track down this song, because it has elvish and all kinds of languages in it...
i'll let you know what it is when i find it :)