Thursday, April 21, 2011

raising the mars tax

I know a lot of people do this, but this one's different.

Plenty of writers create playlists for their books -- songs that have some thematic kind of connection to what they've written.

Stick has a playlist, too. But there are just three songs on it, and all the songs actually occur in the book (which has an awful lot to do with listening to stuff, by the way).

If you've read Stick, then you will probably remember what the songs are. But you really should listen to them. In order. I'll bet they make you think about the book.

I'll bet you won't be able to stop yourself from smiling at the part of the book where the first one comes in; maybe being a little sad and angry when you hear the second one; and then feeling totally creeped out when you think about the third one.

Here's the list:

1. It Came Out Of The Sky -- Creedence Clearwater Revival

2. Rock On -- David Essex

3. Mr. Soul -- Buffalo Springfield

Go ahead. I dare you: If you've read the book, listen to those songs. In that order.

I think you'll like that list.


It sounds like this.