In all the doom and gloom of October, we're discussing the allegory for the industrial revolution and the mad scientist and his monster, Victor Von Frankenstein.
The weather turned, the leaves outside the window are about to change, college students everywhere are celebrating their patrons: PSLs and Pumpkin beers. This means one thing, its October! Every Monday in October, Music Mondays will feature a horror genre, a specific book, or a horror villain. In honor of Twilight publication, here are the vampires. Please don’t stake me!
“Vampires Will Never Hurt You” (My Chemical Romance)- Interview with A Vampire(Anne Rice)
“Forever & Ever More”(Nothing but Fears)- The Vampire Diaries (L.J. Smith)
“Vampire Blues” (Neal Young) – The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires (Gady Hendrix)
“We Suck Young Blood” (Radiohead) – Twilight (Stephanie Meyer)
“Bitting Down” (Lorde)- Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)
“Damm These Vampires” (The Mountian Goats)-Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Seth Grahame-Smith)
“The Last Vampire” (Hollywood Vampires) – Vampire Academy (Richelle Mead)
“Holding On and Letting Good” (Ross Cooperman)- I Am Legend (Richard Masterson)
“Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” Concrete Blond- Dracula (Bram Stoker)
“Never Say Never”(The Fray)- Midnight Sun (Stephenie Meyer)
“Echo” (Jason Walker)- Salem’s Lot (Stephen King)
“Immortal Love”(Kiss the Sun Goodbye)- Dark Lover (J.R. Ward)
“The Vampire Club”(Aurelio Voltaire)- The Originals (Julie PLec)
“A Drop in The Ocean”(Ron Pope)- Fevre Dream (George R.R. Martin)
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The theme for the playlist was the late 90s and 2000s emo music. Yes, Nico was born during the 1930s. I believe that he would have caught up on modern music.
This Music Monday, we are going back to high school in the 90s. We're discussing one of the most musical novels, 'Perks of Being the Wallflower'.
Today we are taking a train to a school where all of us want to be right now, Hogwarts. We will be discussing a character that draws a mixed reaction for the Harry Potter fandom, needs some time on a psychologist’s couch, and is the ultimate daddy’s boy. Draco Malfoy, yes he did join the Dark Lord in the Half-Blood Prince and try to kill Dumbledore. But, depending on your reading, he did redeem himself during the Battle of Hogwarts.
Draco is a kind father to Scorpius in The Cursed Child (depending on whether or not you believe that is canon) and helps the golden trio to save Albus and Scorpius. For those who like fanfiction, he is an extremely supportive father/grandfather to Rose and Scorpius’ children. Plus, he is totally doing the rounds on book TikTok right now.
To the music. This playlist is composed of songs that are vapid, contradictory, slightly depressing, and shed light on someone who wrestles with his feelings.
The songs I want to highlight today are “Hey Jealousy” by the Gin Blossoms and “Super Rich Kids” by Frank Ocean. “Hey Jealousy” speaks to Draco being jealous of Harry from the moment he first set his eyes on him. “Super Rich Kids” is the song that describes Draco who believes that wealth and his pureblood status got him everything.
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