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A Novel Soundtrack (Pt. 1): The Last Good Halloween

As my manuscript wends its way through the twists and turns of the publication process, I’ve been toying with something I’ve always wanted to do: create a novel soundtrack. It’s one of those projects that starts small and should realistically take an hour at most, but then I got completely geeked-up over it and it’s ended up consuming way more time than is reasonable.

I was attempting to come up with a set of songs that’re thematically or tonally tied to the story (duh), but I also wanted to get a mix of somewhat obvious choices with somewhat more obscure ones.

Here’s the first half of what I’ve come up with:

1. Unsatisfied, The Replacements

2. This Year, The Mountain Goats

3. I Hear Noises, Tegan & Sara

4. Young Adult Friction, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

5. Afraid of Everyone, The National

6. Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues, Eels

7. The Recognition Scene, The Mountain Goats

8. Mi Fido Di Te, Jovanotti

(Part 2 will be coming shortly.)

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