In the vein of Rory’s Mix Tapes, (formerly known as reading with sound) is my sporadic examination of music that [in my crazy mind] pairs itself with what I have read. I can’t think of a decent name for these posts, so for now they will be the post equivalent of Prince until I muster the energy to work it out.
A Room with a View by E.M. Forster – Beethoven! I am not knowledgeable enough to pick a piece, so enjoy what I can only assume is the classical version of a mash up.
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride – Zombie by The Cranberries ‘but you see, it’s not me, it’s not my family. In your head, in your head they are fighting’
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver – Maxwell’s Silver Hammer by The Beatles ‘Bang, bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer came down upon her head. Bang, bang, Maxwell’s silver hammer made sure that she was dead’ – I feel a little dirty for making light of a serious situation, but sometimes in the darkest moments you need to laugh.
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson – Search for the Hero by M People ‘But it’s then, then that faith arrives to make you feel at least alive, and that’s why you should keep on aiming high, just seek yourself and you will shine.’
A Good School by Richard Yates – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) by Green Day ‘It’s something unpredictable, but in the end that’s right, I hope you had the time of your life.’
Bizarre London: Discover the Capital’s Secrets & Surprises – Streets of London by Ralph McTell ‘So how can you tell me you’re lonely, and say for you that the sun don’t shine? Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London, I’ll show you something to make you change your mind.’