Saturday, August 15, 2009

Two songs

For almost as long as I've been actively working on Children No More, I've been listening frequently to two songs. I would argue that one is good and one is overblown but pretty good, but I wouldn't try to fight with anyone who said they were schmaltzy or too emotional; they are both heavy on emotion.

Nonetheless, they touch my heart in exactly the right way for sections of this book, and so I've listened to them again and again and again. I expect I'll continue to do so for as long as I'm writing this novel.

The first is The Fray's hit, "How To Save a Life." I don't expect most folks to laugh at me for this one. Someone, probably Sony, disabled the embedding of its YouTube video, so you'll have to go here to listen to it.

Go ahead; I'll wait.

Ah, good: you're back.

I expect this second song to draw some mockery, but I don't mind. Yes, it's overblown and Meat Loaf works it too hard and all of Steinman's worst excesses are on display, but I don't care. It's just right for my mood, and it will always hit my heart, and that's that.

If you don't know it, enjoy.


Michelle said...

The Meatloaf/Steinman singer/composer duo are pure brillance because they are over performed and over written. Rock Operas rule. I applaud your taste with both the Fray and Meatloaf. Excellent music to write to.

Mark said...

Thanks. Though I sometimes consider it a personal failing, I do like that team.

John Lambshead said...

At last, a mathematical analysis of how to fight of a zombie invasion,


Mark said...

Yes! I've seen and enjoyed that piece, too.


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