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Music Monday: Vampires (This playlist has teeth)

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)

Interview with the Vampire: Rice, Anne: 9780751541977: Amazon.com: Books

“Forever & Ever More”(Nothing but Fears)- The Vampire Diaries (L.J. Smith)

The Vampire Diaries: Nightfall: Book 5: L. J. Smith: 9781444900637: Amazon.com: Books

“Vampire Blues” (Neal Young) – The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires (Gady Hendrix)

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix: 9781683691433 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books

“We Suck Young Blood” (Radiohead) – Twilight (Stephanie Meyer)

Amazon.com: Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) (9780316015844): Meyer, Stephenie: Books

“Bitting Down” (Lorde)- Dead Until Dark (Charlaine Harris)

Amazon.com: Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 1) (9780441008537): Harris, Charlaine: Books

“Damm These Vampires” (The Mountian Goats)-Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Seth Grahame-Smith)

 

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Grahame-Smith, Seth: 9780446563086: Amazon.com: Books

“The Last Vampire” (Hollywood Vampires) – Vampire Academy (Richelle Mead)

Vampire Academy: Richelle Mead: 9781595141743: Amazon.com: Books

“Holding On and Letting Good” (Ross Cooperman)- I Am Legend (Richard Masterson)

I Am Legend: Matheson, Richard: 9781250242754: Amazon.com: Books

“Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” Concrete Blond- Dracula (Bram Stoker)

Dracula Book Cover Art" Art Board Print by booksnbobs | Redbubble

“Never Say Never”(The Fray)- Midnight Sun (Stephenie Meyer)

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble®

“Echo” (Jason Walker)- Salem’s Lot (Stephen King)

Amazon.com: Salem's Lot ( Salem's Lot: The Movie ) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.2 Import - United Kingdom ]: James Mason, Lew Ayres, David Soul, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Julie Cobb, Elisha

“Immortal Love”(Kiss the Sun Goodbye)- Dark Lover (J.R. Ward)

Dark Lover: The First Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood: Ward, J.R.: 9780451468109: Amazon.com: Books

“The Vampire Club”(Aurelio Voltaire)- The Originals (Julie PLec)

The Originals: The Rise: Plec, Julie: 9780373788897: Amazon.com: Books

“A Drop in The Ocean”(Ron Pope)- Fevre Dream (George R.R. Martin)

Amazon.com: Fevre Dream: A Novel (8601400273982): Martin, George R. R.: Books

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Music Monday: Draco Malfoy

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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