There is an intimate connection between storytelling and music, and for me, having a random selection of music in the background while I write or edit often turns transcendent, as the universe and Winamp’s randomly ordered songs demonstrate repeated instances of synchronicity.
Sometimes, songs come along that so perfectly fit the moment that I will forever associate them with that particular scene. Other times, as I’m building a “final” playlist for the story, I have to hunt and peck. Sometimes, it’s driving down a highway, when I hear a song that would fit a particular emotion or situation and I think, yeah, that one, when I get around to writing that particular thing.
Anyway, here’s the final, fairly short, playlist for The Mungk, itself a novella.
The House In The Country: Julian Plenti – Skyscraper
The First Appearance Of The Mungk: Alice Cooper – Welcome To My Nightmare
We’ll Get You A Nightlight: The Who – Helpless Dancer
What Does That Mungk Do?: Nirvana – Drain You
Cracks: L7 – Crackpot Baby
The Doctor: Snow Patrol – Run
Goodbye, Alice: Violent Femmes – I Know It’s True, But I’m Sorry To Say
Alice Aftermath: Billy Talent – Living In The Shadows
The Fight: INXS – Never Tear Us Apart
Bumps In The Night: The Rolling Stones – Have Your Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadows?
The Power Goes Out: Tragically Hip – Frozen In My Tracks
The Storm: Bruce Springsteen – Your Father’s House
Storm Aftermath: Beck – Morning
Target: 1200 words
Written: 81 words, poetry: Roses And Violets