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Song Styles

Another few months, another set of CDs for my car listening pleasure, and another game of word association, as I string song titles together by links of varying degrees of sense:Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? – Shania TwainThese Boots Are Made F…

Song Styles

I made a new set of car CDs for myself yesterday, and part of the collection is my playlist for Surgeburnt.  It’s incomplete, technically – some characters don’t have songs, but beyond character specific themesongs, I have songs for specific relat…

Song Styles

So when I did my flash-and-poetry boot camp, I generated more ideas than I was going to need so I could pick and choose … but not too many more, so I wasn’t left dithering.There was one idea that I put down and didn’t end up using, but I think it’s a…

Song Styles

I’ve been adding songs to my Surgeburnt playlist as I come across them, and noticing a pattern:  all of Maren’s songs, except one, in some way reference death or dying.  There’s a nihilistic attitude underlying the songs I’ve chosen, a s…