Friday, March 19, 2010

5 On Friday - Set 6

















Yay! Time for another set for 5 on Friday!

This has quickly become my favorite post to put together, eclipsing Thursday Thirteen which has been the highlight of my week for the past 150 weeks. Travis, you're brilliant for starting such a fun meme. I invite any who wish to participate to drop by Travis' blog at Trav's Thoughts and sign up.

For today's set, I turned it into a defining exercise for one of the characters I'm currently working on. I based all the song choices on Peredur, the Dark Ages Welsh vampire from one of my works in progress. He's the product of two NaNoWriMo writing marathons. If you want to read a poem based on his character, CLICK HERE.

The five songs represent his character arc throughout the story. I thought I had already drawn a good bead on him, but I was delighted to discover that placing these five songs in this order helped me realize a few important things about him. This exercise has already helped me with the revisions I'm doing with this current draft.

Travis - thank you, man.

1 - The Gael - Clanadonia



2 - Love Me Two Times - The Doors

Love me one time
Could not speak
Love me one time
Yeah, my knees got weak
Love me two times
I'm goin away


- Densmore / Krieger / Manzarek / Morrison



3 - Secret Journey - The Police

Upon a secret journey
I met a holy man
You will see light in the darkness
You will make some sense of this
And when you've made your secret journey
You will find the love you miss
And when you've made your secret journey
You will be a holy man


- Sting



4 - Dr. Mabuse - Propaganda

NOTE: The music doesn't start until the 0:16 mark.

The man without shadow promises you the world
Sell him your soul
Never look back
Glamorous death is his destination
Why does it hurt?
You've already lost the chance of your lifetime
There's no way back


- Dorper / Mertens / Thein



5 - I Who Have Nothing - Tom Jones

Believe me dear, when I say
That he can give you the world
But he'll never love you the way
I love you

I can only watch you with
My nose pressed up against the window pane
I, I who have nothing
I, I who have no one
Must watch you go dancing by
Wrapped in the arms of somebody else
When darling it's I
Who loves you


- Donida / Leiber / Mogol / Stoller



Jamie says Interesting group of songs. Good luck with the character development in your story. I agree that this meme on Friday is excellent.

Debby says Oh, The Doors......love them..that was many, many years ago.

Shelley Munro says What a great way to get a handle on a character. Tom Jones was down here in New Zealand a couple of weeks ago rockin' his stuff.

7 comments:

Jamie said...

Interesting group of songs. Good luck with the character development in your story. I agree that this meme on Friday is excellent. You might give our writing exercise at Take This Tune a try.

Debby said...

Oh, The Doors......love them..that was many, many years ago. Fun post.
Debby

Shelley Munro said...

What a great way to get a handle on a character. Tom Jones was down here in New Zealand a couple of weeks ago rockin' his stuff.

maryt/theteach said...

Julia, I just didn't get to 5 on Friday this week :( Love your post though! :)

Travis said...

I'm so glad you enjoy this feature! And wow! I'm honored that the exercise is helping you with your writing. That's an unexpected benefit eh?

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Julia! Wonderful post & great selection of songs! Thanks so much for your sweet visit! Glad to know there are more night owls like me out there. Happy Spring! :)

The Unbreakable Child said...

Awesome meme and great selection of songs!! Happy Spring!