Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Permanent Man Blog #4 - The Soundtrack

Featured image4This week's The Permanent Man blog update is short, but so awesome!

I got to thinking about how movies almost always have soundtracks. Television shows often do, too. Sometimes, the soundtrack consists of new singles from various artists or older songs from days gone past.

So how come we don't see book soundtracks? That's right. What is there that prevents such a thing from happening?

I understand you can't play the music while you read the book. Syncing the music with the reader's speed would be impossible. But why wouldn't you have songs inspired by the book? Movies do it all the time. You'll never hear the song when you watch the movie, yet it is on the soundtrack.

So, I've decided to make a soundtrack for The Permanent Man. To do this, I'm using the awesome software found in the Spotify music subscription service. Every time I finish the first draft of a story, I will add a song into the Spotify playlist I've created called The Permanent Man Official Soundtrack. Each song coincides with the story. It doesn't mean it fits the story perfectly, just that there are elements of it that are similar.

If you would like to subscribe to this playlist, you can do so by clicking here: The Permanent Man Official Soundtrack. This link will open up the Spotify app on your PC or the app on your phone or tablet. If you don't have the app, you can download it from the Spotify web site. Once you're taken to the playlist in the software, click "Subscribe". As I add songs, you'll be notified.

Enjoy!

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desmondshepherdDesmond Shepherd has written several novels including Fram GageFutan Vice, and Imaginary Me. His upcoming project, The Permanent Man, is scheduled to release November 12, 2013 and is his most ambitious work yet. Every Tuesday, right here on The Time Capsule, he will release details about his journey in writing the stories.

He's also expecting his third child within a couple months, so you can expect possible delays in his blog posts and even the release date for The Permanent Man, but he's going to do whatever he can to avoid that.