Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Auralia's Colourful Tuesday Tunes

CSSF Blog Tour

At this point in the month I am contractually obliged to write something which could be construed by some as ‘mildly amusing’ and which has a tenuous link to Jeffrey Overstreet’s Auralia’s Colors.

And, as it's Tuesday, I will be doing so through the medium of song. A rainbow medley of songs, going something like this:

Nena - 99 Red Balloons. Because you can't beat a bit of cheesily inoffensive 80s pop.

REM - Orange Crush. This was REM on the cusp of the greatness that followed Out of Time.

Yello - The Race. Swiss electronica. Who knew?

Kermit the Frog - It's Not Easy Being Green. Muppet.

New Order - Blue Monday. Over 7 minutes long, biggest selling 12 inch single of all time, remixed and reissued every year since 1983. Or so it seems.

Moloko - Indigo. You see that Róisín Murphy? No? Well, she was in Moloko anyway.

Prince - Purple Rain. Yeah, well you come up with a good tune for 'violet' then.

Sci-Fi Song of the Week

I was a bit hard pushed for a colourful sci-fi song, but I think this should do the trick.

Oh yes, nearly forgot - there's a blog tour or something going on. Go here:

Brandon Barr Jim Black Justin Boyer Grace Bridges Jackie Castle Carol Bruce Collett Valerie Comer CSFF Blog Tour D. G. D. Davidson Chris Deanne Jeff Draper April Erwin Marcus Goodyear Andrea Graham Jill Hart Katie Hart Timothy Hicks Heather R. Hunt Becca Johnson Jason Joyner Kait Karen Carol Keen Mike Lynch Margaret Rachel Marks Shannon McNear Melissa Meeks Rebecca LuElla Miller Mirtika or Mir's Here Pamela Morrisson Eve Nielsen John W. Otte John Ottinger Deena Peterson Rachelle Steve Rice Cheryl Russel Ashley Rutherford Hanna Sandvig Chawna Schroeder James Somers Rachelle Sperling Donna Swanson Speculative Faith Jason Waguespac Laura Williams Timothy Wise


Anonymous said...

I'm passing through all the sites on the CSFF blog tour, so hi! If I had to give out a creativity award, your post would seriously be in the running. ;->
Really liked the songs, especially 'Men in Black'.

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

So we've convinced you you have to be funny, have we. Hahah--expectation met.


Unknown said...

You strike me as one of those who likes to stand out in a crowd. We definitely need a few of those around as I'm much happier hanging out in a corner somewhere and watching from a distance.

Like the medley of "color songs" to follow the title of the book. Not familiar with most of them but then I sort of had a sheltered childhood where music was concerned.


UKSteve said...

Well thanks, I'm glad you all appreciate my contributions :)