I know you might be shocked, but the very
same girl who sends you 6am tweet updates to remember to vote in the DJ
Duel likes to make soundtracks for her favorite books too. You never
saw that coming did you. Now not every book merits a full-fledged
soundtrack---that's what our DJ Duels are for--but if you scroll through
my favorite books on Goodreads, chances are I have a soundtrack
for them in my iTunes. And like any music-obsessed person, I live to
force my favorite songs on others. Ask my sister. I once circled the
block three times so she would "get to" (sister mandated air quotes
right there) listen to the entire song playing on whatever mix CD I was
playing over her conversation attempts.
Ahem. Yup, I'm that person.
just in case there are any other playlist aficionados out there who
enjoy making and listening to book-themed soundtracks, YOU'VE COME TO
THE RIGHT PLACE! I will occasionally be posting links to playlists from
my personal soundtrack collection.
This Is Shyness series. For this soundtrack I picked songs I thought had a Shyness-vibe of the settings (the streets, the clubs etc) or the people (the Kidds, the dreamers etc.) and as you will be able to tell, I'm unable to resist a good title pun/nod. I'm weak, people. You're lucky I couldn't find a Tarsier song.
You can listen to the playlist on Grooveshark by clicking here or check out the tracklisting and liner notes below:
1. Nightcall - Kavinsky: Like I could even resist---it starts with a howl, how perfect is that?
2. DLZ - TV on the Radio
3. Howlin' for You - The Black Keys: OH YES I WENT THERE.
4. Your Lips Are Red - St. Vincent
5. What You Do To Me - Blackroc feat. The Black Keys
6. Breaking it Up - Lykke Li
7. You Know What I Mean - Cults
8. Sleepyhead - Passion Pit
9. Eye - The Smashing Pumpkins
10. Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio: OH YES I WENT THERE x 2.
11. Midnight City - M83
Thanks for listening! Hope you had fun with my This is Shyness/Queen of the Night soundtrack. How'd I do? Do any of you make your own book-themed playlists?