Some Music That Reminds Me of Erin

Erin has endured a lot. Part of her character is loss. A horrible loss she will never fully be over. So when I write scenes touching on Adele and her death, I often listen to this song

Ani DiFranco’s Grey

In fact, Ani is pretty evocative of Erin in many ways. Early on, she sings this one for Ben

Untouchable Face

And this one, which always makes me think of her

32 Flavors

And PJ Harvey – though she doesn’t make a whole lot of music videos either – but in particular Fountain (which she sings for Brody in the kitchen of her cafe), Victory and this one

A Place Called Home

Pearl Jam’s Rearview Mirror

and this one

Inside Job

There’s a full tracklist at the back of Laid Bare, but that book, and really all of them in the series are steeped in music – especially Erin and Adrian, who are both musicians.

4 comments to “Some Music That Reminds Me of Erin”

  1. Christine
    September 20th, 2012 at 8:02 am · Link

    I love how you associate music w/ characters.

  2. Renee
    September 20th, 2012 at 10:21 am · Link

    I always love how you give us special insights on what you did during the writing the books. 🙂 And I really love the Browns and now the extended group 🙂 Even if I didn’t get Adrian LOL

  3. Jenn
    September 20th, 2012 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Your musical influences are so clear in your books – I find myself singing the lyrics sometimes as I read the books. Beautiful – looks like I need to make another playlist.

  4. dee
    September 21st, 2012 at 12:30 am · Link

    I love Ani Difranco and PJ Harvey. Pearl Jam too! This post is beyond awesome. I always picture Ms Difranco when I read about Erin.