Happy September, all! Stay tuned for Secret History of the Pink Carnation trivia and contests coming up as we celebrate a Month of Pink….
In honor of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation‘s imminent mass market debut– and to give us something with which to dance in the new month– voila the one, the only, the original Pink Carnation Playlist.
I Want You to Want Me, Letters to Cleo.
I love soundtracks. They’re like having a mix tape with none of the bother of having to mix one. While I was writing Pink I, I was a little obsessed with the Ten Things I Hate About You soundtrack. This song, to me, just screamed Amy—it had her verve, her impetuousness, and it was great for getting up and dancing around the computer.
Cruel To Be Kind, Letters to Cleo
Yep, more Letters to Cleo. The title sounds like something Miss Gwen would say (and does, at one point), but also fits quite well with Richard’s philosophy of life. Silly Richard.
Enjoy the Silence, Depeche Mode.
Richard and Amy in the study. ‘Nuff said. I’ve always loved this song. There’s something very dark, seductive, and powerful about it.
Please Forgive Me, David Gray.
Please forgive me if I act a little strange? Hmph. Just because a man has a dual identity….
One Girl Revolution, Superchic[k].
Hell hath no fury like an Amy scorned. Hurrying to finish Pink I in the late spring of 2003, I moved on from the Ten Things I Hate About You soundtrack to Legally Blonde (gearing up for law school in the fall). The defiant tone of the music perfectly suited Amy.
What are your suggestions for the Pink playlist?