October 7th, 2011

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Unintentional Soundtracks: Book Titles

My brain is a special place, and I'm not sure if that "special" is a pejorative or not. I have a combination cultural junkshop and media crap sale, where things touch off in unexpected ways and references dredge the depths unearthing long buried (perhaps for the best) and giving them life to haunt the world anew. One of the least irritating editions of this specialness has been plaguing me due to my choice of reading material. The Unintentional Soundtrack Syndrome.

Having endured a mental replay of Alice Cooper every time I picked up Chris Wooding's YA fantasy Poison, I was glad to be done with the book. For several reasons, really.

Reason one, the song need not repeat anymore (good song, don't get me wrong, but to have it playing constantly gets tiresome. Even for me, who thrives on repetition.) Reason two, the conceit driving the story is one I have a difficult time enjoying, and it made the final third something of a chore to slog through. The book is not bad, but I found it nowhere near as compelling or satisfying as Wooding's The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray.

But this is not a review blog.

So, Alice Cooper could stop playing. "Safe!" I decided, picking up the next book on the to be read stack--Lawrence Block's new Hardcase Crime novel, the first hardcover in that line.

Now, I've got a Prince mp3 stuck on mental repeat.

Gett off - twenty six positions in a one night stand
Gett off - I'll only call you after, if you say I can
Gett off - let a woman be a woman and a man be a man
Gett off - If you want to, baby here I am



On a side note, I'm fascinated how Prince's lyrical delivery hits a Green Eggs and Ham kind of rhythm around 3:20, when discussing the ways to get it on and gett off.
  • Current Music
    Prince "Gett Off" (duh)