April 18, 2009
Soundtrack Saturday was started by Persnickety Snark.
This week’s book is The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and what better song than Sufjan Steven’s “They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!”? I mean, look at some of the lyrics:
We are awakened with the axe
Night of the Living Dead at last
They have begun to shake the dirt
Wiping their shoulders from the earth
This week I am including the imeem link along with the youtube video. I would have liked to embed the imeem link, but wordpress will not let me. 😦
Imeem –> Sufjan Stevens – They Are Night Zombies
April 11, 2009
Soundtrack Saturday was created by Adele of Persnickety Snark. 🙂
This week’s book is Go With Grace by George Alexopoulos. I chose the song “Run” by Snow Patrol. The song reminds me of how much Grace wants to be with the stranger that arrives in her room.
March 28, 2009
Soundtrack Saturday was created by Adele of Persnickety Snark.
This week’s novel is Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger. At first I was going to use “Jai Ho” from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, but then I decided against it. I figured I would introduce you to another song. After all, most of you have probably heard of Jai Ho. Oh, and did you know that The Pussycat Dolls covered Jai Ho? Anyway, I decided on “Dola Re Dola” from the movie Devdas. I suggest you watch the HQ version. It is a lot more clear. Enjoy!
March 21, 2009
Soundtrack Saturday was started by Adele of Persnickety Snark.
This week’s book is 1968 by Michael Kaufman, and what band defines the 60s more than The Beatles? I chose the song ‘Revolution’ because the decade was a time of change, and the song was released in 1968. Clever, right? 😛
March 14, 2009
Soundtrack Saturday was started by Persnickety Snark. I forgot to mention that last week. 😦
This week’s book is Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee. I finished it today, so expect a review next week. I am actually going to pick two songs this week because I can’t decide which one I like for the novel better.
The first one is California by Phantom Planet. In Absolutely Maybe, Maybe and her friends Ted and Hollywood go to California.
My next choice is Celluloid Heroes by The Kinks. Celluloid Heroes features the names of many famous old actors. In Absolutely Maybe, Ted works for Gloria de la Tour who was once a Hollywood starlet. Now, most people think she is already dead. De la Tour reminds me of an actress that could be featured in “Celluloid Heroes.” I also think of Chessy when I hear this part:
I wish my life was a non-stop Hollywood movie show
A fantasy world of celluloid villains and heroes
‘Cause celluloid heroes never feel any pain
And celluloid heroes never really die
March 5, 2009
I know Saturday is still two days away, but I will be out of town Friday and Saturday. I decided to do the meme earlier rather than later. 😉
This week’s book is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins which I’m sure all of you have heard of. I chose the song “Handlebars” by Flobots because both have a dystopian feel to them.
February 28, 2009
Soundtrack Saturday was started by Persnickety Snark. 🙂
If you’ve been following my posts, then you know that last week I read Paper Towns. I decided to pick a song that goes with that novel, and I chose Calendar Girl by Stars which is one of my favorite songs.
The song basically explains Margo’s disappearance. She knows that her true self can’t live an ordinary life, so she has to get away. Quentin sings at the chorus. At this point, he believes that Margo may have committed suicide.