Desdemona and the Deep: A Playlist

I recently crowd-sourced a Desdemona and the Deep launch-party Spotify playlist from friends, family, and neighbors on several social media platforms.

I ended up compiling–basically–a six and a half hour playlist for anybody interested. And I didn’t even use all the suggestions! Just the stuff that, I thought, would keep up the energy at a party!

Now, all that’s coming in a different blog. Hold onto yer pale bone hosses.

In this process, I discovered a LOT of new music and was reminded of a great deal I already loved. This, then inspired me to make a shorter (albeit not VERY short) playlist that was more like a soundtrack for my novella.

I separated the playlist out by chapters–the 17 chapters of Desdemona and the Deep–and put a few songs beneath each heading.

The link to this playlist is here, and the list of chapters follows:

1. A BENEFIT FOR THE FACTORY GIRLS WITH PHOSSY JAW
Dance While the Sky Crashes Down, Jason Webley
Factory Girl, Rolling Stones
Dope Queen Blues, Adia Victoria
Difficult For Weirdos, Robbie Williams

2. VOICES AT MIDNIGHT
Bad Bones, Steeleye Span
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, U2

3. CANDLETOWN COMPANY DISASTER! 356 SOULS LOST!
The Auchengeich Disaster, Battlefield Band
The New York Mining Disaster 1941, the BeeGees

4. LUNCHEON AT THE CHIAMBERRA
Yes, I’m a Witch, Yoko Ono
The Last Steampunk Waltz, Ghostfire

5. CHAMPAGNE AND FURS
Champagne, Lindsey Ell
Icarus, Jason Webley

6. TWILIGHT OF THE GENTRY
Bluebells, Patrick Wolf
The Elfin Knight, Jean Luc Lenoir
The Moss, Cosmo Sheldrake
Hymn to Herne, SJ Tucker

7. Orchards of Silver and of Gold
The Ragtime Goblin Man, Grant Raymond Barrett
Creature of the Wood, Heather Alexander

8. THE MIRRADARRA DOORWAY
Mushroom Men, Les Claypool
Pale White Horse, Oh Hellos
What the Water Gave Me, Florence and the Machine

9. THOUSANDFURS
Peer Gynt, Opus 23: IV.In the Hall of the Mountain King, Grieg
Sell My Soul, Jill Tracy
Erl-King, Deb Sandland

10. THE DAMSEL HOLE
Anthem for the Already Defeated, Rock Plaza Central
All Night, Sam Phillips

11. DURANCE VILE
Beautiful, Dangerous, Slash, Fergie
Demon Woman, Flight of the Concords

12. HAG OF NIGHT
Evil in the Night, Adam Lambert
Boogieman, Sarah McCoy
Devil’s Dance Floor, Flogging Molly

13. THE THREE PETALED VOW
You Should See Me in a Crown, Billie Eilish
Into the Night, Santana

14: QUEEN AT THE THRESHOLD
Cat People (Putting Out the Fire), David Bowie
Flood Water, Nitzer Ebb

15. REVERSE KATABASIS
Blind, Hercules and Love Affair
Hell, The Tiger Lillies
Hobgoblin’s Hat, Allysen Callery

16. SEVERING THE LINE
The Hell of It, Paul Williams
The Messenger, Patrick Wolf

17. MEND HER WITH RUBIES
The Song, Lisa Hannigan
Midnight Feast, James York
Daughter of the Glade, SJ Tucker
Walk Away, Eliza Carthy

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2 responses to “Desdemona and the Deep: A Playlist

  1. Ahhh, so many good ones here, in addition to the ones I saw when you put out your call. I Midnight Feast! And Cat People, and anything by Patrick Wolf … and of course All Night by Sam Phillips. Looking forward to checking out the rest.

    • Oh, just wait till LAUNCH DAY! That’s when I put up the SIX AND A HALF HOUR playlist. Now, I’m pretty new to Spotify; I learned/joined it mostly for this project. Is it easy for non-users to stream without signing up, or do you have to have a Spotify account?

      Anyway, I do hope you enjoy yourself! YOU, after all, have ALREADY READ THE BOOK!

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