So I was inspired by Raymond's 50 State Mix Tape and decided my forthcoming literary work (otherwise knows as Through Eyes Like Mine, a quiet book passed on by most major American publishing houses) needed a soundtrack. So in order to build on a little buzz for the book's release here are some songs to set the tone for the book.
Through Eyes Like Mine starts with an epigraph of the first line from this song.
It's a Small World at Disneyland was the only ride I wanted to ride when I was two and made my first trip to the happiest place on earth. Too bad I wasn't so happy.
Failure in our family was congratulated with an evil grin and the chanting of "Dunt, dunt, dunt, another one bites the dust."
Chet, Laura and I were in a production of The King an I at a small theater in Bend. Maybe Anna inspired my teaching career when I was four.
My third grade crush and I both loved Devo.
For some reason my childhood memories of this song aren't of Cat Stevens, but of church on Sunday morning. We went to St. Francis every Sunday. Never missed.
The other song that plays pretty constantly through the memories of my childhood is the score from To Kill a Mockingbird.
Chet introduced my whole family to U2 in the mid 80s. I remember hearing this song blaring from his bedroom.
This mix tape got me really excited about getting back to work on Overdue Apologies, the middle school memoir that's next in line. There will be some fabulous 80s pop in that one. Hope this odd collection of tunes makes you want to read my quiet little book.