Sunday, December 5, 2010

TLS Soundtrack: Song 9 & 10

12/5/2010

I hope I didn't scare too many off with the Menomena song. That particular song is perfect for what I needed in the soundtrack, but is definitely not my favorite of theirs. Before you give up on them, perhaps look up "The Late Great Libido" or "Twenty Cell Revolt" or another one of their songs from the Fun Blame album... but I digress.

I was pleased to hear from your comments that you all appreciated the inclusion of Vampire Weekend on the playlist. Mostly because, as I said last night, they are among one of my most favorite bands, but also because we get another Vampire Weekend song tonight, and there is a third on the soundtrack (coming soon) that was a huge influence on TLS.

Song 9 is "Run" by...you guessed it...Vampire Weekend. This song is a bit more literal than some of the others. In that it is about characters running. Sorry, not a lot of depth in my choice here. But it's also a great song, so enjoy.

Song 10 is "Tremendous Dynamite" by Eels. This song is kind quirky and different from my usual fare, but it was so spot on it sounds like it was practically written about Grace in TLS. Plus, you can't deny the words "I am el hombre lobo" aren't just perfect for the book, considering...you know. I also see the song as a replacement song for "Eye of The Tiger" in the following deleted rough draft of chapter 15 of TLS (which is actually chapter 17 in the real book now). And yes, sometimes my rough drafts include stick figure drawings when I'm in a pinch.

Song 9:


Song 10:


P.S. I know I keep saying this at the end of all these posts, but just in case you don't know what this is for because you are just getting here after a ReadBree hiatus or you are a new-comer, this is all part of our last Countdown to THE LOST SAINT contest as explained here.

35 comments:

twimom101 said...

all these songs are soo great. I enjoying coming back to your site and listening to them as I am lurking on the internet.
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donnas said...

Yay more Vampire Weekend!

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Lauren M said...

Yay, more Vampire Weekend!
I really like your stick figure drawings! They're so cute. Haha.

Chloe said...

Yay for more Vampire Weekend! More awesome songs for what is sure to be an awesome book :)

Chase said...

Both songs sound great. As usual, I prefer Vampire Weekend! :)

Danielle Nguyen said...

I actually like the Eels song better than the Vampire Weekend song. I think both are good choices though.

Bwyatt said...

Still loving this. Great songs. And now I am loving Vampire Weekend!

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lynnestra said...

Yay for Vampire Weekend!! ♥

Rudi May Hart said...

I don't usually listen to these bands but I really like them I think yo have picked out good ones that are good to listen to.

Danna said...

Vampire Weekend is awesome! I think it's great that you have a playlist to your book because I always listen to music when I read:)
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Tanya said...

I'm really enjoying this whole playlist...just great songs!!

Reading mind said...

Wow, the songs just keep me wondering what is going to happen in book 2! Love both of them :)

Riv Re said...

Nice comic strip. Should we be worried about your seeming Vampire Weekend obsession?

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Vivien said...

These are great!

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Nicole said...

I really like Tremendous Dynamite. It has a really cool sound. Looking forward to reading TLS!

WulfLuva said...

Yes! Another Vampire Weekend song!!!

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Ana Lucia said...

I'm enjoying this playlist..always looking forward for the next one. And I liked the line "I am el hombre lobo" just perfect!

Valerie said...

I am having a really hard time waiting for this one. I don't know if the songs make it better or worse. :)

Jeremy West said...

LOVE Vampire Weekend!!

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Minas said...

Another Vampire Weekend song! Awesome!

Nicole said...

I will have to go back and see all listen to all of the songs. I have to admit, I hadn't even heard of The Dark Divine, until my husband brought home an advance copy of The Lost Saint (he works in TV). Well, I couldn't start with book two, so I went out and got The Dark Divine. I read both books in 2 days. I love them! I am excited to see what happens next! I just had to tell you congrats on a job well done. :)

ylime1981 said...

There is nothing wrong with a literal song every now and then. :)

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Jessy said...

I actually really like the Eels song. I like the sound of his voice.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Yay for Vampire Weekend!! I love this song and the Eels song is different. Not something I've heard before, but it was fun to listen to.

Oh, and your stick figure drawing is awesome!

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Christy said...

This song is great-I've never heard it before. :) I tweeted about the prologue on TRT blog:
http://twitter.com/#!/dearestdreams

Christy said...

Gripping prologue Bree! Can't wait! I left a comment on the RT blog.

throuthehaze said...

I really like the song by the Eels! I'm going to have to add that one to my playlist
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Ashley (Ashley's Bookshelf) said...

Great song!

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Elizabeth Morgan said...

Awesome Song!

Georgia said...

Argghh!! These songs make me want Lost Saint even more!!
Stop teasing haha
But this song is soo good!!

Valerie said...

haha, I really enjoyed the stick figures!

Taffy said...

Cool songs!


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Sam said...

Vampire Weekend wins yet again, but I think I can see wha you mean about Tremendous Dynamite describing Grace. Can't waittt...

»Sam.

AliceCullen said...

Haha, okay the stick figure thing was funny. Maybe I should try that the next time I'm stuck. :P So, I liked 'Run' better than I did 'I Think Ur A Contra' but I'm not so sure you've converted me to Vampire Weekend just yet. I'll have to go listen to the third one and then decide collectively. 'Tremendous Dynamite' wasn't so bad, but I think this time I liked 'Run' better.