other authors & music
amergin at uclink4.berkeley.edu
Tue Aug 31 16:24:20 EDT 1999
I haven't heard of DCD before, but I'll have to go check them out
sometime! Personally, I find the band Jethro Tull to be very DWJ-ish at
times, and often will listen to an album while reading one of her
books. Jethro Tull's work, for the most part, has a focus on using the
music to tell a tale, often with a strong fantasy slant. A lyric out of
one song in particular, "Orion" always reminds me of how Dogsbody ends:
"Your faithful dog shines brighter than its lord & master
Your jewelled sword twinkles as the world rolls by."
Does anyone else find certain music enhances the experience of reading DWJ?
> So, I am as large a fan of the band Dead Can Dance (and the solo
>career of the band's female singer Lisa Gerrard) as I am of dwj. For much
>the same reasons as I like dwj too. There's something that really moves me
>about most of their music. Also, whenever I sit back and quiet down to
>listen, I have these really vivid stories spring to life in my mind out of
>nowhere (the Tao?), inspired by the music. It's like magic. I've heard a
>number of other DCD listeners say the same about stories springing into
>their minds. Well, musical taste is a chancy thing - maybe even moreso than
>with books and some of their songs do get sentimental, but it's storytelling
>music really so it's worth mentioning.
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