My best friend made a playlist a while back that is our go-to playlist whenever we need some music to give us an energy boost. We call it Party Playlist Bitches, and we just spent most of yesterday painting with it playing in the background. Everything on it is high energy, so it really keeps us moving. I’ll share it below. Hopefully, it inspires you to think about what kind of music your characters default to. Generally speaking, we play it on shuffle, but the embedded player won’t allow that as far as I can tell.
Since I made a playlist for El, I thought it would be fun to make one for Quacey. So I put together a list of songs that he would yell “I love this song!” when they played, right before running to the dance floor. I hope you enjoy it.
So I’ve been listening to one of my favorite bands from my high school a lot again. They’re called Patent Pending. They bring a sense of humor to their music that I really appreciate. I found out that they did an album called Other People’s Greatest Hits. On it, there is a song on there called “Shout Out to My Ex” that I can’t stop listening to. The band didn’t change the pronouns which makes me so happy. It rewrites the story of the song. Now I’m hunting for other songs like this where the band has kept the lyrics making the song feel like some part of the LGBTQ+ experience. I’m hoping to make myself a playlist to inspire my writing. If you have any recommendations please leave them in the comments.
I’m currently writing on a novel featuring Elaine McCrae as the protagonist. If you’ve already read Moon Witch Taken and Moon Witch Lost, you’ll remember her as one of my protagonists. I love building characters but there isn’t always time or purpose to add certain details. This holds true for the music that my characters like. I thought it would be fun to post a playlist on here so that you can get an idea of El’s taste in music. I’m going to be adding the music I post for #MusicMonday as a side widget on my website too. I hope you all enjoy El’s Happy Chick Playlist.