December 9th, 2008


song help

I never thought this would happen, but I'm actually stuck on a mix. November 2008 has a bunch of political songs, some related to the election and some not, and I seem to have run out of ideas, at least ideas of songs I like and that seem to fit in with the others. Suggestions?

This is what I have so far:
"Beautiful Struggle," Talib Kweli
"A Change Is Gonna Come," Ben Sollee (Sam Cooke cover)
"Eyes on the Prize/Hold On," Sweet Honey in the Rock
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours," Stevie Wonder
"We Shall Not Be Moved," Mavis Staples
"State of the World," Lifesavas
"Pastures of Plenty," Odetta (Woody Guthrie cover)
"People Get Ready," The Blind Boys Of Alabama
"A Change Is Gonna Come," Aretha Franklin (Sam Cooke cover)
"We Shall Not Be Moved," Sweet Honey in the Rock
"The Times They Are A Changin'," Keb' Mo' (Bob Dylan cover)

As you can see, I'm not opposed to repeating a song if the rendition is different. Overall, it seems to be going in the gospel/soul/hiphop direction mostly, so it could either still go that direction or I could make the rest of the songs all different from that.

Deadly Vixens blogpost

[cross-posted, for those who couldn't read the blog post over at Deadly Vixens.]

The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover is my first published novel, and though there are no paranormal elements, it's set in a fantasy world. More accurately, it's a land of Fantasy, of sexual fantasy. I thought the story would be best served by creating an alternate world, just enough different from our own world to free the reader's imagination but enough the same so that she doesn't have trouble navigating the story. Also, it was just plain fun to integrate real historical details with ones I made up completely, or borrowed from different time periods. It was even more fun to worldbuild in ways that would deepen the story's meaning.

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