I lost track of what day it was yesterday. Had an early morning doctor's appointment that threw everything off. It happens. Don't worry about the medical aspect of things. It was the sort of doctor's visit one wants. However, I totally forgot to drink any coffee and then proceeded to walk about like some form of zombie all day. Grrrr. Argh. Sorry about that.
On to other things. :) So while at the BookPeople reading, multiple individuals requested a track listing for Blackthorne. This one is a bit complicated since I took about ten years to write it. I started working on it sometime in late 2001/2002. The music list will reflect that. Also, because the novel was with me for a decade, I've ten or so different track lists. (You seriously can't limit yourself to only 20 songs while working on something that long.) I've a "more appropriate to the time period" list in addition to the "oh, fuck it. let's just pull together what works for the characters and/or scene" lists. Long story short, this means there are a lot of songs for me to filter through. I can't put them all in story order--although, Blackthorne's list is in order. The others would take far too much time, and well, I've got another novel to focus on right now. (Yay!) But I'll put down hints as to who which song is for and even when. For fun. Because I know some of you enjoy this shit. Okay. Here we go.
Metaphor -- Delerium
Deny -- Yasmine Hamdan
Endless Reverie -- Azam Ali
Biserica Neagra -- E Muzeki
Incantation -- Delerium
Caribbean Blue -- Enya
Walk On The Ocean -- Toad The Wet Sprocket
Elephant -- Croft No Five
Cloudless -- Cranes
Dylan and Dar songs
A Question Of Lust -- Depeche Mode
Never Let Me Down Again -- Depeche Mode
Captain Drake song
Money Changes Everything -- Cyndi Lauper
The Snowy Path -- Altan
summer storm -- Jonae'
The Kiss -- E Muzeki
What It Is -- Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
If You Were Here -- Cary Brothers
Out Of Order -- Duncan Sheik
The First Cut Is The Deepest -- Rod Stewart
Ordinary World -- Duran Duran
Life's What You Make It -- Duncan Sheik
Storms -- Stevie Nicks
Strong Enough -- Sheryl Crow
Torn -- Natalie Imbruglia
The First Cut Is the Deepest -- Sheryl Crow
Just Like Heaven -- Katie Melua
Samurai Code Final Quote -- Forest Whitaker
4 Sho Sho -- North Star
Rooster -- Alice in Chains
Things To Remember -- Peter Murphy
Simple Man (Remastered) -- Deftones
Silent Lucidity -- Queensrÿche
Terrible Lie -- Nine Inch Nails
Heart's Filthy Lesson -- David Bowie
Samurai Showdown -- RZA
Down In A Hole -- Alice in Chains
No Excuses -- Alice In Chains
Show Me How To Live -- Audioslave
Walking With Shadows -- Gary Numan
Crossroads -- Tracy Chapman
Sorry that took so damned long, but I was sorting through years of tracks. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
 My neurologist sort of fired herself from my collection of specialists because the last round of shots worked so well. Therefore, I don't have to see her for six months to a year. In fact, I could just skip seeing her altogether and just deal directly with the surgeon from now on. I won't. But it's an option. And this procedure will work indefinitely. And thus, the head bees were forever banished. How cool is that?
 At one point, I stopped writing Blackthorne and started Cold Iron. Then, when it became apparent that I wasn't going to land either a book deal or an agent with that series, I stopped work on Cold Iron in the middle of writing it and began writing Of Blood and Honey instead. Thus, I left Nels hanging by his thumbs for somewhere in the neighborhood of five years. (And with that, those of you who've read that novel will know exactly where I stopped. Heh.) Dane used to tease me about how pissed off Nels probably was. I am the bitch goddess of his world, after all.
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