Friday, March 30, 2012

Sad Songs Blogfest

Last blog post before the A-to-Z challenge!

L. Diane Wolfe wants to know about the sad songs that inspire me, and since we share a first name I'm glad to... LOL, yeah, you all know me. I'll talk about music at the drop of a hat.

Click on the icon to go to the blog hop list while I pull some sad songs from my story playlists.

From the science fiction side:

"Gravity" by A Perfect Circle
This song shows up on all of my Jovian Frontier-related soundtracks because of its sadness and quiet strength. My characters live in rough, uncertain homesteads around the planet Jupiter and the void is just on the other side of the wall. There's a certain gallows humor that they embrace, as well as a deep stubbornness. They have to surrender to, as the song says, "gravity and the unknown," but also, "I choose to live."

"Little Black Heart" by a-ha
An obscure song by a nearly forgotten band -- but it magically came up in the middle of writing a dark scene and permanently attached itself to Tanner, who was confessing past sins at the time. "I never felt darkness/Like I feel it tonight/Little black heart."

"Never Wanted This" featuring Justine Suissa, by Armin van Buuren
This song makes Maggie cry over a particular someone who died in the course of the story. There were a lot of things she didn't want, but I didn't let her choose.

From the fantasy side:

"It's Been a While" by Staind
Let's just say there's a point in my fantasy monstrosity where Anders is crying into his beer and this song fits perfectly. Well, I'm fairly sure there's a point, that is. Haven't gotten there yet.

"Ascension - Nature Boy" off the soundtrack Moulin Rouge 2 
Magic, sadness, longing... touch of darkness... words of wisdom. Are you listening, my foolish characters?

"The Sky Is Broken" by Moby
Kiefan, lying in bed with Kate cuddled up and asleep, anguishing over his chances of keeping her. I don't know if he'll be able to put this in words while she's awake, though...

Here's a playlist of the tracks that I could find on

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Retro-Zombie said...

Staind and Perfect Circle... Hell Yeah!

Please Check out My Sad Song List...
Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
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vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

man! i don't know any of these! i'll have to look into the staind one!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I know all the bands but not those particular songs.

M Pax said...

I was just listening to Gravity. Great picks.

J.L. Campbell said...

Interesting choices, but I'm not familiar with the songs.

Jennie Bailey said...

It's Been Awhile by Staind is such a moving song. So, so great! I can't believe that I forgot to add it to my list! You've got a great one here and I love that you broke it up with sci fi and fantasy!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Love Staind!
Great list.
Thanks for sharing with us!

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