I sentence you to life: birth, death, wailing-on-the-ground grief, skipping-through-a-field-holding-hands love, repetition.
Now that the print version of "A Little Soul: 140 Twitterstories" is available, it is time for a "Behind the Music" feature on the inspiration for the stories and titles.
Some readers and friends have noticed that some stories share the name as certain pop songs. To this I must say these readers have great tastes in music. But they are correct: song titles and lyrics heavily influence my writing and did play a part in the making of this book.
With the exception of "A Little Soul", I have listed the songs in the same order as the story it influenced appears in the book. I have also made note of the very few instances where a story appeared in the print version but not the eBook version.
Good listening and, as always, thank you.
"A Little Soul"
(A Little Soul - Pulp)
"This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave"
(This Must Be the Place I Waited Years to Leave - Pet Shop Boys)
"Was It Something I Said?"
(Was It Something I Said - OMD)
"It's a Long, Long Way From Where You Want To Be"
(Pandora's Box - OMD)
"'Singer In the Band Made Me Want to Cry'"
(Country Mile - Camera Obscura)
(He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's The Pilot - Grandaddy)
(Bowl of Oranges - Bright Eyes)
(Velvet Morning - The Verve)
"Temptation" (print version only)
(Temptation - New Order)
"Know By Heart" (print version only) (published in different form as "Conclusion" in eBook)
(Know By Heart - The American Analog Set)