In the past I've stated that participants are chosen based on their looks. This week's participant, Kelly Polark Was not picked for that reason(foxy as she may be.) She was selected solely on her dancing abilities.
To say I love music is an understatement. I am crazy about music. I am borderline obsessed with it and the musicians who offer it to me on my iPod. One of my fave things to do is go to concerts. Rock concerts of course where I headbang and throw the devil horns. So it is no surprise that my middle grade manuscript has a rock theme. One thing I cannot do is write while my music is playing, because then I sing along to it and lose track (unless I’m at Starbucks, for some reason I can tune it out).
So here are a few tunes that would be on a soundtrack to my manuscript.
KICK IN THE TEETH by Papa Roach
Papa Roach is one of the best live bands ever. Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix is a madman at concerts -running into the audience, moving to every beat in the song, and shaking his sweat onto the crowd. Jacoby is also the name of my mc’s dad (coincidence? I think not.)
My main character, Stef, has one thing after another happen to her throughout the book so this song is a great mantra to keep going even if it feels like a kick in the teeth.
Cuz if it feels like a kick in the teeth, I can take it.
Throw your stones and you won't see me break it.
Say what you want, take your shots.
You're setting me free with one more kick in the teeth!
I’M NOT OKAY by My Chemical Romance
Great teenage angst song. And a character in my book is named Gerard. Coincidentally like MCR’s lead singer!
LEARN TO FLY by Foo Fighters
My character loves silly Foo Fighter videos. If you want good music mixed with goofiness check out this out. Jack Black is even in it. Other funny Foo videos are Long Road to Ruin, Everlong, and Big Me!
Lastly, a fourth bonus song (*Chris Phillips Editorial Note*: CHEATER! ;p) is SEIZE THE DAY by Avenged Sevenfold -link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B2yzG6Gj0A Stef’s mom starts each morning with an inspirational rock song. Here’s one of them. This song is more of a love song I guess, but the title fits the day!
Thanks to Mr. Phillips for letting me share this tunage with you. Rock on with your bad self, Chris!