Nope, sorry. This has nothing to do with the music project I talked about in the previous post. Just forget about that. Pretend I never said anything. Don’t make me wave my Jedi-hand, goddammit. I will do it. You don’t wanna get Jedi-pimp slapped. I’m not that good yet and I might erase the names of your kids. You’ll wind up wondering why you know all about some joker with a book, but you can’t remember who let these small people into the house.
Great. Now I forgot why I came here.
Oh! Yes. I started writing this because of a great tip I got from friend and coworker Vince. Turns out, he had LedZep’s Immigrant Song playing while he was reading chapter one. Incidentally, Chapter One was also the original name of my first band, but people thought we were a Genesis cover band and just got disappointed. Then we became Cryo, because it sounded cool and I had a tribal style logo ready for it.
No. It’s in my mom’s attic and I’m not digging it up to show it.
What was I talking about?
Immigrant Song, yes. So, everything gets about 42% cooler if you do it with that song underscoring it, and he thought it would be a cool idea if I had a Spotify playlist to soundtrack the book. I put on Immigrant Song myself and immediately agreed.
I’ve been going over it for the last few days, but because Immigrant Song doesn’t last a few days I came to my senses and realized this was actually hard, man. Was I going to do a song per chapter? Which song do I need per chapter? Do I really need a playlist when I’ve already listed songs in the Behind The Scenes section? Fuck this, I don’t need a second job!
But Vince did have a point. I don’t wanna be caught with my pants down when they buy the movie rights. Yes, that’s still going to happen. Definitely. Someday. Hello?
I wanna be able to say, “Oh, hello John Williams, thanks for coming. Here’s a list, and take the rest of the day off.”
And now there’s a playlist.
Immigrant Song isn’t on it.
It’s also not a per chapter soundtrack and it won’t sync up like Dark Side Of The Moon to the 1939 Wizard Of Oz. Or, according to Alan Parsons, it syncs up exactly like Dark Side. Anyway, if you don’t take it all too seriously, the playlist roughly fits the story as it’s written. You’ll have to put some effort into it, though. Finish the book in 1 hour and 49 minutes. Or put it on repeat, but honestly… Nobody loves Venom that much.
Those of you who have been able to tolerate being around me over time will either be disappointed or surprised at the list. Yes, it lacks obvious choices. Yes, it includes questionable choices. And, oh sweet Jesus, I included a cover instead of the original! I should be shot, right? Well, take a fucking number and wait till I call you.
And while you wait, enjoy this lovely little playlist.