Bones of Faerie playlist

Am deep (and working on getting deeper) into the second round of Bones of Faerie revisions–small scale stuff compared to the first round; but like the first round, stuff with which I mostly agree. I’m very much liking working with my editor on this book.

I especially like the way he calls me on the things that sort of bother me, but that I think maybe I can get away with anyway. 🙂

Plus, it’s fun to watch a book become better.

Anyway, at the end of the first round of revisions, I created a Bones of Faerie playlist to spur myself on. These are songs that, for one reason or another, evoke some aspect of working on the book for me. Highly individualized, that; the links between the music and the actual story on the page are probably pretty tenuous for anyone living outside of my own brain.

But even so, here are the tracks on my Bones of Faerie playlist.

Exactly one of these songs appears in the actual novel. Points to anyone who can guess which one. 🙂

– “Thomas the Rhymer,” Steeleye Span
“And they rode faster than the wind/Until they came to a desert wide and living land was left behind …”

– “The Enchantment,” Cats Laughing
“I thought you’d come from a fairy tale/Where the people all are fair …”

– “Falling of the Rain,” Billy Joel
“And she sang, for she didn’t mind the falling of the rain …”

– “Tam Lin,” Mediæval Bæbes
“The queen of faeries, she caught me/In yon green hill to dwell …”

– “This Was Pompeii,” Dar Williams
“Everyone has memories/From the night that melted stone …”

– “Requiem,” Eliza Gilkyson
“Our world has been shaken/We wander our homelands forsaken …”

– “The Fall,” Peter and the Wolf
“And the market is dead and the phone lines are down/But it ties us together …”

– “Varulven (Werewolf),” Garmarna
“And when she reached the forest blue/Linden trees quiver in the grove/There she met with a gray wolf …” (Only, in Swedish.)

– “Fallen,” K. D. Lang
“The leaves have lost hold of the branches as always/Which leaves us with gold and wine colored pathways …”

– “All Through the Night,” Peter, Paul and Mary
“Sleep my child and peace attend thee/All through the night …”

– “Hope on Fire,” Vienna Teng
“Gotta move, gotta choose/You’ve got a difference to make/Don’t watch it happen again …”

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