What happens when a single, 20 something NYC male model and a married, 30 something midwest mom of 3-slash-Internationally Bestselling author team up to write a Young Adult novel? Stick around and you can see for yourself because neither of us have a clue.
1:38 PM me:
I was thinking about the playlist for Halfway Perfect today....how
about I pick a song and explain why I picked and then you do the same
and will integrate them into one list? Maybe we'll just pick 3 songs
1:47 PM MarkPerini: Perfect yeah I like this game...
2:00 PM me: okay, what's your first song choice for Alex and Eve's story?
2:01 PM MarkPerini:
I think for me it's Incubus Warning... Because Eve is really complex
and she tries to tell Alex and she really struggles and she wants this
new start and a second chance
2:05 PM me: oh....I like that story behind the song story.
MarkPerini: Yeah it's a lot of layers
Plus it's a bada** song...
2:07 PM me:
Yes! so true. Okay, my first choice is My Oh My by Tristan
Prettyman...it's more about Wes (the ex) than about Alex. Actually Wes'
unwavering hold over Eve.
I especially like this line "Just when I thought I was free Knock, knock, the door is locked But you still got a key"
2:08 PM MarkPerini: So he's kind of keeping her on the edge of her seat and manipulating his control?
I like that
2:09 PM me: yeah, and even the simpler theme of not being able to let go of your first love
okay, what's your next pick?
2:13 PM MarkPerini: Okay my next is Brand New I believe you but my tommy gun don't
2:14 PM It's about Alex in the beginning of the story it's all about him he's solo and a star
2:15 PM But it's also multilayered in the fact that he's what Eve needs
2:17 PM Favorite line is "im heaven sent, dont you dare forget. i am all you've wanted, what all the other boys all promised. sorry i told. i just needed you to know."
Sorry about the bad grammar/formatting I copied it from an emo blog lol
yeah, I like that. That totally nails Alex's character. he's confident
but not annoyingly arrogant, and he's self reliant but that doesn't mean
he'd can't be happy with someone.
2:18 PM MarkPerini: Exactly
me: let's all blame the emo blog! awesome
2:19 PM okay
my next pick is New York State of Mind...the Billy Joel version. And
that's just a literal representation for Eve coming back to NYC and how
much she loves it and what being a student at Columbia means to her
not much layers in that choice I guess...lol
MarkPerini: But still an awesome song and that's part of it too
2:21 PM me: okay, you're 3rd pick for today...?
MarkPerini: Okay now my pure music pick is Intro by the XX
There are no lyrics
2:22 PM But
for me it's all about the ambiance of the song I could totally see them
playing it at a chic lounge in NYC and just whisking you away to that
place of coolness
2:23 PM And
there is totally something mysterious about the song and I think Alex
and Eve are attracted to each other because of their relative mystery
2:24 PM me:
This is why I'm glad we're doing this together because I'm all about
the lyrics and it's nice to have a different perspective. And I just
listened to that song and it's really cool
2:25 PM I'm all about the music the lyrics are secondary I memorize the way a song sounds before I memorize the lyrics
2:29 PM me: I always memorize lyrics first.
2:30 PM MarkPerini: See I think that's a male vs female thing?
That's why it's nice we have two perspectives on the story
My 3rd pick is Jar of Hearts by Christina Peri. I know it's like 2
angry ex lover songs but Eve comes face-to-face with Wes after 2 years
of being away from him and she has to deal with that before Alex really
comes into the picture and I guess my song choices are going in order of
2:32 PM MarkPerini:
That's a good song as well there's always a bit of anger when it comes
to past love...especially when it's as emotional as Eve and Wes and when
it ends as unsettled as they did...
2:33 PM me:
yes, totally. And I love that I have never heard of any of your song
picks before. It's a really eclectic mix so far which is awesome, imoYou can listen to the playlist here but like our novel, it's work in progress so expect additions and changes. Later,JC