“Are you on Spotify?”
It’s something friends have asked me a lot over the past few years. Most recently, fellow author MK Rath told me I needed to sign up. Although outwardly I protested, inwardly I thought the idea of a playlist for my main character sounded pretty good.
How would her music tastes differ from mine? What if I discovered our preferences were wildly different? Could I handle it?
Then a few days ago the Gilmore Girls page on Facebook announced they had a playlist of shows featured in the series. Oh. My. Glitter. Were they kidding? They weren’t. I signed up and it took about half a song before I was won over.
After a day and a half or so of listening to the Gilmore Girls playlist, I branched out to another popular category – Christmas. Spoiler alert – I’m one of those annoying people who can listen to Christmas music all year long!
Then finally it happened. I started a playlist for my book. Right now it has about a dozen songs, but it’s growing. Each song has a meaning and, as I go back through the book, even though I know it’s a bad idea to quote lyrics without permission from the appropriate people, I plan to mention the artists, if not the song titles.
Click this link and it will take you to the playlist.:
And in the meantime, check out the list of songs:
- Saturday in the Park by Chicago
- While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
- Crazy for You by Madonna
- Fools Gold by Grant-Lee Phillips
- I Love My Dog by Cat Stevens
- Sailing by Christopher Cross
- Salty Dog by Johnny Cash
- Carolina In My Mind by James Taylor
- You’re My Best Friend by Queen
- Maggie May by Rod Stewart
- Hallelujah by Neil Diamond
- The Coffee Song by Frank Sinatra
If you don’t have Spotify, then it’s as easy as clicking the button to sync it with your Facebook page.
Do you Spotify? Have you made playlists for book characters – yours or otherwise? Let’s discuss in the comments!