WordPress’ slowness may not be over yet, but it has an explanation, at least: they’re apparently in the process of ‘transferring us over to a new, user-unfriendly format’ or something like that. Hiding our search bars from us, switching our menus to the opposite side of the screen, fomenting chaos everywhere (so it’s not all bad)…
This is not the blog post I had intended to give you today, but it’s what I can manage right now without attracting the attention of the Blog-Eating Beast again.
So now, some questions for fiction writers:
If you had to choose a song by Pink Floyd that you would you associate with the main character from your novel or short story, what would it be? What about other characters?
What songs by Peter Gabriel would you associate with your characters?
(Yes, their covers of others’ songs count, or others’ covers of theirs. For example, Rasputina’s cover of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” or Peter Gabriel’s cover of Arcade Fire’s “My Body Is a Cage.”)
Why those musicians? you may ask. Okay, you may ask, but that doesn’t mean I have an answer. Okay, I do have an answer, but it may not explain much… 🙂 Y’see, we (my clone and I) noticed a while ago that a significant percentage of the major characters in our fiction have either a Peter Gabriel song or one by Pink Floyd — or both! — that we associate with them, often for an important event or period in that character’s life. Not that the songs ever get mentioned in what we write — this is strictly a matter of what inspires us or helps us get in the right mindset for writing.
(And yes, I’m well aware that not everyone likes this kind of music, or even knows it. Not my problem. You’re not required to answer if you don’t have an answer. I just thought a fun-and-whimsical blog post would be a good thing, before I go back to ranting about grammar and punctuation and the importance of knowing why there’s no such thing as a ‘sound laser.’ You know — facts and shit.)