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Now that the last sections of [ profile] shaenie's Indelible have gone up (!!!), it is my distinct pleasure to provide you all with the accompanying soundtrack (link goes to sendspace).

I had to withhold it until now, on the off-chance that anyone reading the story was sufficiently music-geekish so as to actually get spoilers out of it. I've been making mix CDs for years, but the first time I ever felt the urge to make a soundtrack, it was for one of her stories, so there's something satisfyingly full-circle about posting this. Also, it was an incredible puzzle finding music that fit, so I'm extra-proud of the results.

Soundtrack notes. (Warning: moderate plot arc spoilers, don't read these until you've finished the fic!)Tracklist and lyric excerpts behind the cuts. )

Hope you all enjoy the music. :)
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So, after talking soundtracking with [ profile] tropes, I decided it was time for a fannish music post. Even when I don't have time to write, I'm still telling myself stories all day long, and one of the ways I fix them in my brain for the weeks (or months, sigh) before I have time to bang them out is by linking them to music. I have a document cataloging about ten to twelve mixes and soundtracks at any given time, many of which are linked to specific WIPs. Right now, at the bottom of that document, I have a list of songs not yet committed to other soundtracks; they're labeled "Misc. SGA" but are, in fact, five songs about Rodney McKay.

//Now we say, 'It's in God's hands'/ But God doesn't always have the best goddamn plans, does he?// -- lyrics, explanation, and music behind the cut )

By the way, if any of these songs should inspire any of you to write or vid or make art, or even just to post more music? I wouldn't mind a bit, and I'd be much obliged if you'd come back here and tell me where to find the results.
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I love a lot of different music for a lot of different reasons, but there's a special place in my heart for songs that tell stories and do it well. Lately, I channel a lot of that love into mix-making and soundtracking. If I had more time and resources, though, I'd be making vid after vid, trying to capture the places these songs make my head go.

The latest song to flatten me with its sheer storytelling capacity is Johnny Cash's cover of Jimmy Webb's "The Highwayman". My god, what a song; I teared up driving down the street the first time I heard it all the way through.

Lyrics here, for those who haven't heard it )

In my mind, this is a song that could be beautifully illustrated in a multi-fandom vid: it would make such a wonderful ode to these archetypal heroes who keep returning to us, in one guise or another, rising from disaster and death to ride again. I know some of the source texts I would use, but I'm curious: who do you think of when you hear the different verses? Which shows and characters would you weave in here? Tell me yours and I'll tell you mine.
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Title: Canon for Two Instruments
Summary: They fog the glass and leave their handprints all over it, until all that shows in John's periphery is the city blurred out into smudges of color, gold and orange and deep blue. The missing scene from part three of Unidentified (index post here).
Details: NC-17, McKay/Sheppard, AU, ~5300 words.
Notes: Sincere thanks to [ profile] shaenie, [ profile] thingswithwings, and (way back in the day) [ profile] secrethappiness for betaing, to [ profile] cindyjade (again, because), and to the handful of people who read this over the last few months and assured me that it was good enough to post.

Download the soundtrack.

John can feel his own pulse beating just below the surface as Rodney steps in closer, and he shuts his eyes without meaning to. 'What if you're wrong?' he asks, hearing the desperate edge in his own voice, the way the words come out frayed around the edges. )


Apr. 10th, 2008 09:14 am
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So, there's some significant Unidentified-related stuff due to be posted within the next week, and I wanted to tack up a bit of music to go with them. Does anyone have a copy of Robert Plant and Allison Krauss's version of "Please Read the Letter" that they'd be willing to upload for me?

Thanks, guys!
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I just had to take a moment and share this revelation, which says a lot about how my brain interacts with music these days:

Having just properly heard the song for the first time, I now believe that, for me, Lucinda Williams' "Learning How to Live" (lyrics here, streamable here) will forever be the anthem of [ profile] synecdochic's freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
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Since I've been on the receiving end of good music karma lately ([ profile] sleepwalkerfish, I'm especially looking at you here), I figured I ought to do a little something in return. My [ profile] sga_flashfic story (which, one month and 20,000 words later, is really abusing the definition of a flashfic *facepalm*) is off at beta right now, and when I uploaded the soundtrack for my beta-readers, I decided to just go ahead and make it available here early.

Link, tracklist, and a relatively non-spoilery story excerpt under the cut. )

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