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Playlist for The General's Mistress

I thought I'd share some of my playlist for The General's Mistress -- songs that fit my own personal soundtrack!

Let's start with All She Wants to Do Is Dance! Molotov cocktail's the local drink. Mix 'em up right in the kitchen sink. And all she wants to do is dance. It's the French Revolution, and for a teenage divorcee it's freedom.

Desire is hunger, love is a banquet at which we feed. Patti Smith's Because the Night is the next song. Passion and desire are meat and drink to Elza, introduced to her by her lover, Victor Moreau.

And this is the ultimate Elza and Victor song, Bad Romance. I want your drama, the touch of your hand, I want your leather studded kiss in the scene... I want your love and I want your revenge, you and me could write a bad romance.

But there is Michel, a man she's met once for ten minutes -- Don Henley's The End of the Innocence. Don't know how long this can last. We've come so far, so fast. But somewhere back there in the dust is that same small town in each of us.... A country boy made general, a self described "half-lettered thug with a big sword" who plays the flute and writes poetry, a fencer and a killer and a devout sinner.

Elza's more than a party girl, more than one more "woman on the journey from respectability to a grave in pauper's field." She's also her male alter ego, Charles, a lethal boy who needs nothing. And this is Charles, through and through -- David Bowie covering It's Hard to Be a Saint in the City.

And lastly, Stevie Nicks Leather and Lace. You in the moonlight with your sleepy eyes... when I walked into your house, I knew I'd never want to leave....

So what do you guys think?


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Jan. 21st, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
One of my favourite songs in there - Because the Night. Sounds great, I'll have to bookmark this and play the songs while I'm reading it!
Jan. 23rd, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
I love that song! It's so very Elza too.
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