Monday, February 21, 2011

Fae Eye for the Golem Guy Playlist

by Robert Roman

OK, guys.  Sometimes I’m not sure why certain songs make me think of certain characters, but I’ve tried to put together something for What Not To Fear, the sequel to Fae Eye for the Golem Guy, which will be out soon!
Michaela –
Immortals - “Go, Go, Go”, because she is a hyperkinetic heroine.
Immortals - “Eternal Life”, because she isn’t afraid to die
Nine Inch Nails - “Closer to God”, for her doubts and her desires
Tori Amos - “God”, same reasons
And last but not least Alabama 3 “Too Sick to Pray”, because it fits

Matt –
Adventures of Superman, “Introduction”, for obvious reasons
And again with the Alabama 3, “2129”, cause I can see him singing this to Michaela

Belle –
Rob Zombie - “Sinners Inc.” and “Transylvanian Transmission”, because Belle is disturbing, at best

Teresa –
Madonna - “Material Girl”, cause she is
Secret of Kells, “Pangur Ban / Aisling’s Song”, because she’s pretty, and spooky, and occasionally possessed

Ophilia –
Bjork - “Of Human Behavior” and “Violently Happy”, because Ophilia’s madness is a happy shiny kind of madness
Pink – “Stupid Girls”, because Phil can’t stand ‘em either.

Micah – Mike Posner - “Cooler Than Me”, ‘cause it expresses the way he feels about Phil sometimes

Sammie – Oxide & Neutrino, “Devil’s Nightmare” ‘cause it’s hard to tell if he’s evil or good, but he IS pretty cool

X – Eminem- “Not Afraid”, ‘cause the X ain’t afraid of nothin’

Ricardo - Billy Crystal - “You Look Marvelous”, because in Ricardo’s world, it’s not how you look, it’s how you feel, and darling, you look marvelous!

On a very related and super secret note, rumor has it a certain person is working on a song inspired by What Not to Fear.   With that in mind, it’s impromptu contest time!  Post your favorite character of mine (not just from Fae Eye) and why you like them in the comments, and you’ll win a copy of What Not to Fear AND a copy of the aforementioned super secret project song as soon as both are available!


Kathleen said...

Cool playlist, Robert! I like the way you explained each one. Have fun with the secret project, too.

Maureen said...

"Pretty, spooky and occasionally possessed..."

Well, if that isn't a lead line that just begs to be explored! I look forward to the next book!

And pardon my "Whine!" ... I want a song inspired by my characters!!!

Shiela Stewart said...

Great post! Love the line up! X sounds like an intriguing character and he has good taste in music as well. :)

Author Leanne Dyck said...

Gotta love a song list that includes Bjork.
I also like how you matched songs to characters--well done.

Anonymous said...

I adore what you have for Ophilia! Perfection :o)

Robert C Roman said...

@Kathleen - I *tried* to explain them all, but sometimes I'm not sure why a song reminds me of a character.

@Maureen - Yep, I'll be exploring it even more in the future.

@Shiela - X is a hoot to write. He'll be part of the Cupid interview with Matt & Michaela, which will be up later this week.

@Leanne / Ciar - Ophilia and Bjork just go together. Inspired, artistic, occasionally crazy as heck...

Deena said...

Robert, cool way of creating a playlist! I don't know a lot of the songs, but I'm familiar with the artists. I'll take everybody's word for it that it all works. lol It does make me want to go listen to those songs though... ;-)

JoAnne Kenrick said...

I love this playlist, and how you attached songs to characters.

Belle sounds like a character I could love -- Rob Zombie. Disturbing, at best. Yeah, she sounds really interesting :) I'm having a vision of Abbie from NCIS now LOL