Music Monday: The Cybertronic Spree – The Touch

Happy Monday, folks!

Recently my friend Dan helped start planning a new fan convention in Winnipeg and they reached their Kickstarter goal. I’m really excited to have helped FanQuest get off the ground, and can’t wait set up my book table there.

Dan also introduced me to The Cybertronic Spree along the way, so this seems like a fine song to celebrate their success. Congrats on making your goal, FanQuest. See you in May!

You got the touch, you got the power!
When all hell’s breakin’ loose, you’ll be right in the eye of the storm!
You got the heart, you got the motion!
You know that when things get too tough, you got the Touch!

 

Music Monday: Monster Truck – The Lion

I don’t listen to the radio much, usually I prefer mixes of my own creation, but in the depths of a recent cold snap my CD player was being a bit of a jerk, and so I came across two songs by Monster Truck. I’ve been listening to them almost non-stop ever since.

I love when serendipity collides between my writing and music in the background. I’m pretty sure the ending of Thunder Road would’ve turned out differently if the randomizer hadn’t brought up AC/DC’s “If You Want Blood (You Got It)” at the precise moment I started writing the finale. A lot of Monster Truck’s music would fit right in on a Thunder Road soundtrack, and one in particular inspired me to start writing a short story featuring one of my Graveyard Mind characters, so it’ll probably be a long while before they’re out of rotation.

I’m down, but I’m not defeated.
So long, I’ve been feeling this way.
I’m down, but I’m not defeated.
A new life, starts today.

Write on!

Music Monday: “Lawyers, Guns & Money” By Warren Zevon

It’s barely a week into January and I can already feel this winter starting to get to me. I’ve run out of places to pile snow and there’s no break to the cold in the current forecast. At least the days are getting longer. In the meantime, a little Zevon is always good.

Now I’m hiding in Honduras
I’m a desperate man
Send lawyers, guns and money
The shit has hit the fan

Write on!

Music Monday: “Some Velvet Morning” By Primal Scream

Maybe not an obvious Halloween or October song, but it did feature on my homebrewed Spike and Drusilla soundtrack back in my Buffy the Vampire Slayer watching heyday and it reminds me of vampires. So there.

Some velvet morning when I’m straight
I’m gonna open up your gate
Some velvet morning when I’m straight
I’m gonna open up your gate

Flowers growing on a hill, dragonflies and daffodils
Learn from us very much, look at us but do not touch

Write on.

Not Music Monday: “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” By Concrete Blonde

It took me longer than it should’ve to encounter this song, moslty because I hated that “Joey” song which was everywhere, but man, this one holds up.

Let’s be vampires. Who’s with me?

There’s a crack in the mirror
And a bloodstain on the bed –
There’s a crack in the mirror
And a bloodstain on the bed –
O you were a vampire and baby
I’m walking dead

Write on.

Not Monday Music: “Bela Legosi’s Dead” By Bauhaus

Music Monday got away from me again! But beter late then never. Enjoy a throwback to the time when I could dance to the same song for nine minutes straight. By the time you’re done listening, we’ll be that much closer to Halloween!

White on white translucent black capes
Back on the rack
Bela Lugosi’s dead
The bats have left the bell tower
The victims have been bled
Red velvet lines the black box
Write on!