October 12, 2010
At kind of the last minute, I’ve decided that Kitty’s Greatest Hits needs a playlist. It’s a Kitty book, it’s a tradition, it really needs one — one song for each story. I had songs in mind for half of the stories already, I might as well. Trouble is, I didn’t have specific songs to go with the other half. Especially the Cormac stories, because I’m not sure Cormac is the kind of guy who listens to a whole lot of music or pays much attention to it even when he does. In my mind, his stories (and there are three of them) are quiet. The sound of wind on the prairie. The sound of snow falling. I spent some time last night going through my music (so much easier to do now that most of it is digital!) trying to figure out what would go with those stories.
And I think I’ve got some ideas.
First, here’s a song I associated with the story “The Book of Daniel” (how the story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den went down in a world where lycanthropes exist) from the first moment I wrote it:
And here’s the one I think I’m going to use for the story “Looking After Family” (in which Cormac and Ben, age 16, go hunting):
When in doubt, go instrumental.
Also, cover art for both Kitty’s Greatest Hits and Kitty’s Big Trouble should be along shorty — I’ve seen the initial versions of them.