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Fun Friday–Songs from Stand-In Groom

Friday, March 13, 2009


If you haven’t yet read Stand-In Groom, don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers here. (But seriously, why haven’t you read it yet???)

Music plays a big role in the story, especially the music of Dean Martin, my favorite singer—who became my favorite singer in the course of writing this novel. That’s right. I’d heard and appreciated some of his songs before I chose him as the singer Anne and George would both love, but it was through listening to his music—collecting all of his CDs I could get my hands on—that I fell in love with his smoky, sultry voice and music. So here are a few video clips of his music that play a role in the book.

And just for giggles, here are a couple of videos that make a really nice segue from the cultural icon in Stand-In Groom to the cultural icon in Menu for Romance.

Now, I have an assignment for you. If there’s a song or a clip of an actor or something you can find on YouTube that has been (or is) an inspiration for something you’ve written, post the link in your comment!

  1. Jess permalink
    Saturday, March 14, 2009 1:16 pm

    When my characters are still friends, he mentions to her that he only drinks caffeine on rainy days and Mondays, because his grandmother liked the Carpenters, and used to do things she wouldn’t normally do on those days, such as let his grandfather put salt on his food despite the doctor’s orders, etc. ANYWAY, later she sings the song to him in a voicemail as a joke. But the lyrics, of course, sum up their relationship.
    I love John Wayne. He makes me feel calm inside. So does Ward Bond. He’s so reassuring, like if he’s on the screen you know you’re watching a good movie. Don’t you love movies with John Wayne and Ward Bond?


  2. Saturday, March 14, 2009 4:27 pm

    Those videos of Martin & Wayne together are great!


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