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Elliot’s a DJ in the first book – using tech that’s borderline illegal, but still a DJ, so I thought I’d do a nice post today of some of the music he’s really into – not the stuff he plays at the nulled raves, but the things that he thinks about while he’s working. He doesn’t mention them by name, but I’ve been heavily influenced by a few great things.
First, a playlist on Spotify
I add to this twice monthly minimum, as I go through writing and editing on the series. The only thing I would say is some of the songs might be a bit…not spoilery, but might give you the wrong idea about what’s going on in the next book, because I’m further ahead than that. I’ve got a whole page of playlists though, for each of the main characters. You can also just Follow me by hitting the button below.
And some Youtube videos
I don’t keep a Youtube list for Elliot yet, but with the recent purchase of a Chromecast, I might as well. Here are a few of his favorite songs and the songs that I listened to while writing that didn’t make his playlist or have since been removed, or just deserve a highlight.
Psycho Killer tends to be the one song that reminds me so hard of Elliot, it makes me smile whenever I hear it. There’s an in joke to it that may not become clear for books and books, but just suffice to say that this was the song he was humming the first time he came to talk to me about the books (I see and hear my characters when I’m really trying to ignore…err…absorb the story)
You can call me Al is something that comes up in one of the uptakes, where Elliot turns to Harper quite seriously and asks him about the ‘hints and allegations’ against him. And for once, he’s not talking about the stuff that kicks off in Glass Block. The bit I had to edit out basically talks about the weird lyrics that they’re both appreciative of. Enjoy, this is a hilarious video.
Originally, I thought this song was to do with a post-apocalypse collection I wrote, given the name of the story that started was ‘Subway Prophets’. Subway Prohpets eventually ended up in Memento Mori, but is a story that touches on an element of Darkness and travelling ‘between’ that both Elliot and Harper share. Elliot *sees* Harper’s Edinburgh, while Harper can travel. One of the best ways he described it to me was writing on subway walls – it was pretty transient if you chose to clean it off, but could stay forever if you couldn’t reach it properly.
This is another one of those songs that remind me very much of Elliot – especially at the end of Glass Block.
Finally, Elliot asked me to include this one
He says, and I quote ‘Sometimes it really feels like that when you’re processing person after person, though it’s generally ‘murder for nothing, coverage for free’.’
What songs do you like from here?
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