Since finishing the manuscript and e-mailing it to nearly 35 (the number keeps climbing) friends since last Friday I have suffered from a bit of the old "so now what?" syndrome. To help me through this melancholy mood I compiled a playlist for my iPod featuring songs that were mentioned in the book and a few others that were in there at various points in time before being edited out. For instance, there were stories that revolved around The B-52's Love Shack and Orleans' Still the One that didn't make the cut. At one point I had the characters of Craig and Brent break into Darius Rucker's Homegrown Honey while sitting on the porch of the Betsy B, only to realize that in May of 2014 when that scene was taking place that no one had ever heard of that song. And a pivotal scene in the book originally referenced Fort Atlantic's Let Your Heart Hold Fast playing in the background until I remembered that How I Met Your Mother had already used the song in a similar setting- if fact, that's the whole reason I knew the song in the first place! But they all are on my Even Better playlist whether they made the novel or not! When I hit shuffle this morning, these were the first 10 songs that tickled my ears...
- Only Wanna Be with You - Hootie & the Blowfish
- Keep Me in Mind- Zac Brown Band
- Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
- Surfer Girl - Beach Boys
- I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
- Horse with No Name- America
- Do It Again - Beach Boys
- Why Don't We Get Drunk? - Jimmy Buffett
- I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
- Make a Little Magic- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Peace, my friends!