-- My proud father to my one-year-old niece as she babbled a long string of guttural consonants
Have I mentioned I'm a second-generation sci-fi geek?
:: Karen | 2:20 PM |
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:: Friday, June 11, 2004 ::
The Soundtrack Of Our Lives
Over the last couple months, I've been slowly putting together a soundtrack for Genevieve. I'd come up with maybe a half-dozen songs that seemed appropriate... and then, a couple weeks ago, I finally got 'round to buying an album that's been sitting in my Amazon wishlist for almost two years: Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile.
There's a song for Alyddia, who was first introduced to her Amber heritage when Insane Uncle Brand took her on a date that culminated in stabbing her on the Pattern ("It didn't turn out the way you wanted it to/It didn't turn out the way you wanted it, did it?" -- The Wretched).
There's a song for Hargomme, the closest thing to an actual peer Eve has ever had ("You and me/We're in this together now/None of them can stop us now/We will make it through somehow" -- We're In This Together).
There's a pair of songs for Martin, who may now be metaphysically linked to Eve since they defied his grandmother and took the Rebman Pattern together ("I descend from grace in arms of undertow/I will take my place in the great below/I can still feel you even so far away" -- The Great Below, as well as its immediate predecessor, the mostly-instrumental La Mer).
In fact, the whole album opens with the perfect summary of Eve's attitudes toward her family ("So impressed with all you do/Tried so hard to be like you/Flew too high and burnt the wing/Lost my faith in everything/.../Broken bruised forgotten sore/Too fucked up to care anymore" -- Somewhat Damaged).
And of course Flora gets Starfuckers, Inc., with its gloriously snide quotation from "You're So Vain" ("I'll bet you think this song is about you/Don't you?/Don't you?/Don't you?").
The whole thing is doubly amusing because Eve spent the first couple days of the campaign wandering around in a Nine Inch Nails T-shirt.
Gareth is too weird for Nine Inch Nails, though, and Cole is too smiley. I think they both may hafta end up with They Might Be Giants songs instead. (Gareth, who grew up in a society of disembodied brains, almost certainly needs "Hall of Heads"....)