Songs from the Stories
Forget TV. Music is always on. While I leave NPR on in the kitchen so I know what’s going on in the world, I play music through the rest of the house. So when I’m home, there’s some sort of background music when I’m working, working out, cooking, gardening, and so on. And so music makes its way into my stories.
At the nightclub Vamps, the DJ plays dark or sexy music from a variety of artists and decades. And whenever a character is soul-searching at their low points, usually they listen to music. It’s what I do during my darkest moments as well as many of my friends.
So here is a Youtube list of videos for songs mentioned in the novels. All copyright belongs to the artists. This is just a list.
Here’s a list of the songs themselves. You may need Spotify to play them. Enjoy!
- Living Dead Girl – Very excited to have heard this in a local club one night; a fun, freaky video.
- Black No. 1 - Maya’s favorite band.
- Nike-a-Go-Go- This might not have made it in the final version, but it was an influence for Nike’s name!
- On the Bound – I recently saw her sing this live and realized just how good it is. Then I listened to it for two weeks straight.
- Cinnamon Girl - Maya’s favorite band so Type O is back in this story. Peter Steele, RIP. So hot!
- Strange Days – might be my favorite band. In the story, they play a remix like how I heard in a club one night; here’s a link to the original. I have a picture of a young Jim Morrison like in this clip in my study. Inspiration. A poet, a rockstar…
- Hard Rock Sofa – I originally heard this song during Zumba and then boot camp, but it fits right in at Vamps. And I think it’s super hot. I listened to this song repeatedly writing a scene. You’ll see when you read it.
- Paralyzer – Speaking of hot songs – oh yeah, baby, oh yeah.
- Creep – for darker moments.
- Hurt – darker still.
- Something I Can Never Have – dark, feel like shit moments.
- Witchcraft – because anything Frank Sinatra sings, he croons. And that’s sexy as hell.
- #1 Crush – About crazy, obsessive love, but it’s oh so hot! When writing the end of Fiery Nights, I listened to this song repeatedly while running.
Rock Me Tonight
Many of the cheeky fun songs in the story are written by the band. Rock Me Tonight begins where Fiery Nights ends so there’s some overlap. Lily favors Adele while Nico listens to System of a Down.
My Halloween Playlist
Queen of the Damned Soundtrack
Music from True Blood
The one show I have to watch.
The Boston Phoenix’s Top 100 Goth Songs
I don’t know half of these, but plan on checking them out.
Anything else I should add? Leave a comment.