and now for a musical interlude

Hi there!  I hope you’re enjoying Dropping Slow, and if you haven’t yet donated to either the Sharon the Light website directly or to my CrowdRise, that you’ll consider it!  Just scroll down to any of the Dropping Slow entries and click the links.

I asked on Facebook if anyone might be interested in my Dropping Slow playlist, and a number of enablers said yes.  So if you click the link, you can play the music I’ve been associating with this story for over a year, and that I’ve been playing on repeat as I revise and add scenes.  Some of them are very character or plot oriented; some of them just sound right (if that makes sense to anyone but me). I’m including the track list below for anyone not on Spotify, so you can (to paraphrase Lin-Manuel Miranda) compile it on your music listening thingie of choice, if you would like.  (We own all of these, Scott, so have fun in iTunes!)

I also very much underestimated my word count (math is not my thing), so the posts will probably get longer this week and next.  I may spill over into July; we’ll see.

So, again, thanks for reading and for liking, and thanks to those of you who have donated!

TRACK LIST FOR DROPPING SLOW

Untitled – Green, REM

All This and Heaven Too – Ceremonials, Florence + the Machine

Here Is the House – Black Celebration, Depeche Mode

Goodnight Elisabeth – Recovering the Satellites, Counting Crows

Everyone Says ‘Hi’ – Heathen, David Bowie

Take To the Sky (Russia) – A Piano: the Collection, Tori Amos

Alice – Alice, Tom Waits

Sway – Let There Be Morning, The Perishers

Pictures of You – Galore, The Cure

Life On Mars? – The Best of David Bowie, David Bowie

Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone – Gold (1965-1975), Tom Jones*

Black Metallic – Ferment – Catherine Wheel

Rattlesnakes – Strange Little Girls, Tori Amos

Red Right Ankle – Her Majesty the Decemberists – The Decemberists

Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time) – Honkey Chateau, Elton John

(Below is the footnote.  No spoilers, but a little extra side story if you want it.)

*I originally stuck this song on there as a joke, and then it occurred to me … well, Javi played it a lot before Tace left as a joke, and then sort of drowned himself in it for, like, a month after she deployed. He will never, ever admit this to anyone.  Lin totally knows, though.  (Yup, Tom Jones will survive us all in this universe.  Him and Ursula K. LeGuin.)

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