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Playlist: Toujours

September 30, 2011

Sometimes, a simple song, sung from the heart, is more powerful than a symphony. In my novel, one song traces a path through the story, leading the way into my guitar hero’s soul. Since I don’t play guitar, much less write songs, I relied on other artists to provide the inspiration, and imagine the song as an amalgamation of something I’ve heard. The name of the song is ‘Toujours’  and this is the playlist of the songs that inspired it.

To the artists who wrote and performed these: Thank you-your music transports and sustains me.

Bari Improv Kaki King August Rush (Music From The Motion Picture)
I Hold My Breath Artisan
I Hold My Breath-EP
Saudade Love And Rockets Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
More Than Life WhitLey The Submarine
Without A Name KillSwitch Engage Alive Or Just Breathing
KapsBurger Clogs Lantern
Here Comes the Rain Again Coury PalermO Boxsideout V.1

The End of All Rivers Bruce CockBurn Speechless
TuOlumne Eddie Vedder Into the Wild (Music For the Motion Picture)
One Cowboy Junkies Early 21st CenturY Blues
Bonus Track-Days Go By Dirty Vegas Dirty Vegas
AirTap! Erik Mongrain Fates
Blue Monday Flunk Blue Monday Remixes-Single
Siesta del Sol In Credo Cancun Lounge-Chillout in Paradise
All The Way Down Glen Hansard Once (Music from the Motion Picture
The Truth (Acoustic Mix) HeadStrong The Truth (Feat. TiFF Lacey)
Naked As we Came Iron And Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Embryonic Journey Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow
Road Nick Drake Pink Moon
Satisfied Mind Jeff Buckley Sketches for My SweetHeart the Drunk
About You The Jesus and Mary Chain Darklands
Not Too Late Lindsey Buckingham Under the Skin
Smell of Spring N.O.H.A. Dive in Your Life
Save The World (Acoustic Version) P.T. Walkley Nice Guy Johnny
Beyond this Moment Patrick O’Hearn So Flows the Current
Ice Age Pete Yorn Nightcrawler (Bonus Track)
Unknown Song Pink Floyd Zabriskie Point (SoundTrack for the Motion Picture)
That’s the Way Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Zeplike Slightly Stoopid Closer to the Sun
The Past and Pending The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Journey Socci & Pency Just Visiting
Black Eye Uncle Tupelo March 16-20, 1992
Wild Horses The Sundays Blind
You’ve Got Her in Your Pocket The White Stripes Elephant
Desert Garden VAST Nude
Silver Velvet Acid Christ The Art of Breaking Apart
I’m ON Fire (Instrumental Version) Stateless Matilda (Extended Version)
Teardrop José GonzáLez In Our Nature
Ritual Dance Kaki King August Rush (Music From The Motion Picture)
Be Here Now Ray LaMontagne Till the Sun Turns Black
Hurt Johnny Cash American IV: Man Comes Around

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(Images courtesy of Dora Pete, ‘stem pi’, Gavin Mills, @ stock.xchng, fedegrafo and dpa watts@ Thanks for the great shots!)


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