Tuesday, July 13, 2010

And yet we spend the day throwing stones at one another...

-title of blog post is lyrics from "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" by Coldcut
-image is album cover of "Alpinisms" by School of Seven Bells

I am working on a mix cd for Bermuda Triangles, my first memoir. The memoir is subtitled "A Young Woman Lost in the Sea of Intimacy" and is mostly about dating and sex, working on boundaries of intimacy and openness, from ages 8-28. I am 3/4 done with the rough draft of the book, transcribing notebook after notebook, story after story (I write in longhand first). A student and friend sent a cd of the last six months, music she found during that time that related to a certain theme, and I was reminded of my former love of "soundtracks." A feeling of the music, songs I have connected to in a span of time, whether new or older. This student/friend had helped me to make an Orphano soundtrack, back when I was working on that (not dead but currently shelved) novel about a post-apocalyptic world of parent-less folks.

So here's the soundtrack for Bermuda Triangles. Like with Orphano, I would LOVE to be able to publish a mix along with a book. It seems like such a great idea, doesn't it? Soundtrack to a movie, soundtrack to a book. I imagine it hasn't happened because it would be so hard - rights and all - and books don't gross like movies. Still, I can dream, and in the meantime, listen to songs that parallel the writing while I am writing or transcribing...

There'll be a second mix, maybe, too, but for now, this is more recent music, things I have, in fact, (re)discovered (old or new) during the writing time, as opposed to songs that were relevant during those tumultuous young dating years featured in the memoir.

Anyone who leaves a comment here on the blog gets a copy!
Make sure to email me your snail mail addy.

Bermuda Triangles Soundtrack V.1

Iamundernodisguise - School of Seven Bells
F*cking Boyfriend - The Bird and The Bee
I'm Not Calling You a Liar - Florence & The Machine
Walk a Mile in My Shoes - Coldcut
Just a Thought - Gnarls Barkley
Good Girl Gone Bad - Herbalizer
Where Are My Panties? - Outkast
Hate on Me - Jill Scott
Dickhead - Kate Nash
Nothing Out There For Me - Missy Elliot/Beyonce
Showin' Love - Nneka
We Fight/Love - Q-Tip
Save Me From What I Want - St Vincent
Quicksand - La Roux
Heart Skipped a Beat - The XX
No No No - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
O.N.E. - Yeasayer
Everybody's F*cking But Me - Asylum Street Spankers


  1. You know that I'm totally game! :) (I hope this means you got my letter? Unless there are other mixes floating your way, which is awesome, too.)

  2. Yes, it is you! I did get it and the mix rocks. Will send cd and letter today...

  3. You KNOW I love a good mix girlfriend! Hit me.

  4. I love this idea. I will message you my address, friend!

  5. Sweet. Stephanie and Susan, you better be ready!

  6. Hi. New to blogging and just reading random blogs today. Really liked yours and the idea of getting a free cd! :)