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Mar 302011
 
Today I would like to welcome Rebecca Fjelland Davis to Fiction Folio! Rebecca is the author of the YA novel Chasing AllieCat, and today she is stopping by to share with you what she considers the theme songs for Chasing AllieCat.




Rebecca Fjelland Davis:
I don’t listen to music when I write. I get too distracted. I like quiet, and in non-winter seasons (only about half the year in Minnesota), I have to have the windows wide open to hear birds and squirrels.
Also—I consider myself musically “retarded.” My mom believed that “rock” music was sinful, so the only radio stations I got to hear as a young kid were news, farm news particularly, and Christian radio.  My first introduction to a rock radio station was on the school bus. Very exciting—and it felt illicit. I tried to make up for lost ground, though. I worked at a radio station for a year, and that helped a lot.
That said, here are songs that I consider theme songs for Chasing AllieCat.
For the whole book: Queen, We are the Champions.
Also, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (First Movement) would be a great soundtrack: it starts out with quiet but discordant notes, and soon grows to huge dramatic explosions.
Sadie: Bicycle Race by Queen, of course, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Sadie always liked this song, but after the events in this book, she loves it. 
This version of 1812 Overture has real cannons, too (but not authentic Civil War cannons!) 
Joe: Any Blues or jazz song featuring jazz sax; also Learning to Fly by Tom Petty (and now he likes the “1812 Overture, too)
Allie:  I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor: Can you guess whom she would be singing it to? 
Also, These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ sung by Nancy Sinatra.
Scout: Soul Man Blues Brothers’ version.

Thomas: Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood and the Destroyers —it’s what he considers himself, even though he’s sort of a big teddy bear.
Thanks so much for sharing! Rebecca has generously offered to donate $1 for every meaningful comment left during the Chasing AllieCat book tour to Global Giving - a charity that provides bikes to girls in India, allowing them to continue their education. So be sure to leave a comment and help support this wonderful cause!

Rebecca is also giving away a Chasing AllieCat drawstring backpack!




This contest is international and ends at midnight CST on April 8. Please fill out the short form below and good luck! 

CONTEST IS CLOSED :)

  7 Responses to “Chasing Alliecat Blog Tour: Author Guest Post”

  1. I am very musically challenged too but I do recognize most of these songs and I like them! Great list. =D

  2. Great post I have such random taste in music but I do like to listen to Beethoven while writing reviews. I look forward this book.

  3. I would say I would definitely fit into the category of musically challenged. I don’t listen to music all that often unless I’m in the car. If I try to listen or watch tv while writing a review I end up transcribing what I’m hearing as opposed to writing my actual thoughts:) Fun guest post!

  4. Very interesting post! I definitely can relate to that early childhood. My parents aren’t really music fans at all so I would never listen to anything growing up. It wasn’t until my friend introduced me to Avril Lavigne that I started getting into it.

  5. I’m so not a “listen to other things while reading/writing” type of person. There’s some part of my brain that goes on the fritz whenever these two activities try to occur simultaneously. And it wasn’t until recently that I started paying closer attention to theme songs and soundtracks for novels, but I have to say, it certainly helps when I recognize the song! I _love_ These Boots Were Made for Walking! ;)

  6. I’m not sure if we’re supposed to post our comments here or someplace else, but thank you so much for doing this charity, Ms. Davis :)

    Diana

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