Demetra's Playlist

Demetra is the main character in the book that I have codenamed "Project Muffin Man".  Like many writers out there, music can often inspire me or help set the tone for the chapter or scene as I work.  Some of my novels have complete playlists, with songs connected to each and every scene.

The playlist that came together for Demetra is shorter than most, and I must admit that it isn't in any particular order.  It's more like mood music, than specific scene/chapter inspiration.  So here is what I listen to when I want to set the stage, so to speak, for working with Demetra:

"South Side" - Moby and Gwen Stefani

"Heroes" - The Wallflowers

"Hero/Heroine" - Boys Like Girls

"Is Your Love Strong Enough?" - Bryan Ferry (I have been in love with this song since it was used for the closing credits in my favorite movie of all time, "Legend")

"Calling You" - Blue October

"The Reason" - Hoobastank

"Put Your Arms Around Me" - Texas (another song I fell in love with thanks to closing credits, this time for the movie "Ever After")

"Love You 'Till the End" - The Pogues

"1892" - Thomas Jordan

"The Last Steampunk Waltz" - Ghostfire

"Airship Pirate" - Abney Park

"The Wrong Side" - Abney Park

I think The Killers would make a fabulous addition to this playlist.  I am looking for more steampunk bands to add, but it's a slow process.  Just because something is steampunk, doesn't mean I automatically love it, any more than I automatically love any urban fantasy book or any movie with unicorns and princesses.

Besides, it was Tim Curry's Darkness that really made the movie for me.  ;)

Copyright (c) 2011 Wendy L. Callahan


  1. I wish I could come up with playlists for my stories, but it hasn't worked for me yet. :(

    Not that I can listen to music while I write. I'm easily distracted.

  2. Whether or not I play music depends on my mood, Stina. Sometimes, I want it, and sometimes it's a distraction. :)