TMI Tuesday – Tickle Me Emo
I have been a bad girl. I have not blogged in a week. I promised you sailing pictures, and I did not deliver. Bad, bad Tessa.
I’ll post more another day, promise!
Then, Alice Audrey tagged me last week, and I have not yet responded. I was supposed to tell you seven interesting things about myself. Well, if you’ve been reading this blog for the past year or so, you know just about everything interesting there is to know about me. The rest of it is quite boring, indeed.
One other thing I’ve done in the last few weeks is acquired a spiffy new Zen MP3 player, which Mr. Dare has been industriously filling up with songs. I’ve discovered that I have rather embarrassing tastes in music.
And somehow it has rolled around to Tuesday again, and time for TMI. So I’m trying to kill a few goats with one stone here. (And no, Lindsey, I have not forgotten all your marvelous topic suggestions. I’m hoarding them. *g*)
I often listen to music to pump myself up to write a scene. Now, I’d love to say that I’m listening to Mahler and Barber and Puccini and the like, but I’m not. I’m mostly listening to a rather embarrassing mix of alt/pop/rock/emo music that completely shows my age. And the more emotionally manipulative the song, the better.
For example, when Fanlit was going on, the song “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol was in heavy radio rotation and darn near inescapable. Come on, sing it with me: “If I lay here…If I just lay here…Will you lie with me and just forget the world…” That song is pretty much where my winning amnesia chapter, “Forget Me Not”, originated. Explains a lot, doesn’t it?
Lately, I listen to Fall Out Boy’s “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” when I’m trying to psych myself up to kick some writing butt. Or while I’m washing dishes.
So, interesting or not, here are seven songs I admit to occasionally humming as I write:
1. “Far Away” by Nickelback. Was in heavy rotation while I wrote GOTH.
2. “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls. Just… awwww.
3. “Three More Days” by Ray LaMontagne. The most sexy, seductive song.
4. “Come On, Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners. A different method of seduction.
5. “Feelin’ Love” by Paula Cole. Way sexy, too; but from the girl’s POV.
6. “My Hero” and “Everlong” by Foo Fighters. I crush so hard on this band. Okay, mostly on Dave Grohl. Mr. Dare and I have tickets for their show in LA in March. Yay!
7. “The Reason”, by Hoobastank. I know, I know…it’s so junior-high semi-formal slow-dance. Revile me if you must.
Oh, but none of this is anywhere near as embarrassing as the soundtrack to my real-life romance with Mr. Dare, which prominently features 80s hit “Build Me Up Buttercup” and that classic Diana Ross/Lionel Ritchie duet, “Endless Love”. That’s a story for another Tuesday.
So, consider yourselves tagged: What songs are the soundtrack for your fictional or real-life romances? What’s the cheesiest love song you just can’t hear too many times?