So, I owe this one to Shea O’Connor, oh lady fabulous, who sent me the Stand by Me video of, well, “Lollipop!” (badumpbumpbump…)
It was an obvious segue to the new release, and fun, and of course, Amy can’t HAVE nice things, so she spent a half an hour on YouTube looking for some of her favorite “book” songs.
Many of them are melancholy– and some are well known. “Gypsy Biker” for instance is known to anyone who’s read Mourning Heaven, because that harmonica riff… ooolf!
But some of them not so much. “Cotton” is a song I’ve always loved, but coupled with the video of the older couples, it hooked onto Selfie this time. “Down by the River” is a song I was wild for last year at this time, and it made it’s way into Winter Ball. Beneath the Stain has a lot of songs attached to it– someone even made an iTunes list! (Which made me very very happy!) The song I have here was a song I heard after the book was published– but that didn’t mean it didn’t just hit me in the feels for Mackey!
And the video for “Past Pending” inspired the character of Nascha in Deep of the Sound.
So– you know. Enjoy! (Riptide doesn’t have the skinny little banners, or I would have used them. I just love the chance to use the cutaway of the dog and the cat from Lollipop 🙂
Lollipop– yanno, Lollipop
Gypsy Biker– Mourning Heaven
Coats of Ice–Beneath the Stain
Down by the River– Winter Ball
Past Pending– Deep of the Sound