Rock This! Thursday is a weekly feature where we focus on books that are about or centered around one thing we cannot live without (besides books): music! Once in a while we'll even throw in a concert story, music you should hear or have an author stop by to hang out with us. If you are an author or blogger that would like to praticipate in Rock This! Thursday, shoot us an email: justyourtypicalbookblog(at)hotmail(dot)com
This week I got to interview Chelsea from The Page Flipper. Her answers were super fun, and don't forget to swing by her blog if you haven't already.
You're walking down the street, what song is following you?
Geesh, I have a creepy stalker song? I think it'd be Turn Around, Look at Me by The Vogues. "There is someone walking behind you", "There is someone watching your footsteps". Yeah, very stalkerish.
What's your favorite book that is about or centered around music?
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway. It's great. I also really liked I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert. Very different from each other, but equally awesome in separate ways.
Who's your favorite band/singer? Why are they you're favorite?
The Beatles. Because they're The Beatles!
You've been given two free tickets to a concert you've been dying to go to. The only catch is you have to take an author with you. Who's it going to be?
Hmm. I actually think Stephanie Kuehnert would be a lot of fun, since she's a music fan. She probably wouldn't hesitate to crowd surf with me. Or Elizabeth Eulberg - I'm reading her book, The Lonely Hearts Club, right now and loving it. She's a fellow Beatles fan, so I'm sure we'd both have fun at the same concert.
Tell us a song you think would make a great book.
"Where is My Mind?" by The Pixies. Actually, I think I'm writing that one.
John Lennon. He seemed like a cool dude, and, you know. He's Lennon.
What was the first CD/tape you bought?
Oh, man, what an embarassing question. I think it was something by Christina Aguilara? Yeah, shut up.
We're always up for new music. Tell us five songs we should be listening to:
"Above and Below" by The Bravery
"Wake Up" by Arcade Fire
"Mad World" by Gary Jules
"Honey and the Moon" by Joseph Arthur
"You Only Live Once" by The Strokes
Lastly, what is one thing you love most about music?
Excapism would probably be my first answer, but that's not exactly correct. I listen to music when I want to get my mind off of things, sure, but I love how it just...calms you. Turns off everything else and lets you just ride with the lyrics and sound. Part of that's escape, and part of that's just pure feeling.