Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! The feature was originally created and hosted by Ginger over at GReads! but can now be found over at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands.
This week I’m celebrating the conclusion to one of my all time favorite series,The WVMP Radio Vampire series by Jeri Smith-Ready, with today's release of Lust for Life. Happy book birthday!
*Update: I totally messed up the release date *smacks forehead*. Lust for Life comes out NEXT Tuesday, November 27th! (Goodreads)
For people who don’t already read this amazing series, Jeri’s vampires are quite unique. They are all DJ’s at WVMP Radio – The Lifeblood of Rock n’ Roll. They also get “stuck” in the time of their change so each DJ can only listen to their generation's music. Jeri has incredible playlists for each book in the series and music is integral to each chapter and the plot. (meet the DJ’s here & find playlists for the series here & Lust for Life's chapter playlist here)
Here are a few artists that I’ve been introduced to over the years.
Ciara by Luka Bloom – This is a song from a pivotal scene in book #1, Wicked Game, between Ciara and Shane.
Luka Bloom - Ciara on MUZU.TV.
Bloodbuzz Ohio by The National- For me The National embodies the mood of this series after Bring on the Night (book #3) where the tone gets a little darker. I can’t listen to The National and not think of the WVMP gang. When I went to their concert they sang this song a little slower and the whole audience sang along. It was awesome and kind of weird having everyone singing about being “carried to Ohio in a swarm of bees” lol
Rock’n’Roll Lifestyle by Cake – the WVMP series is basically all about the rock’n’roll lifestyle…
Creep by Radiohead – I hadn’t listened to Radiohead before reading this series. What was wrong with me??
You Know You’re Right – Nirvana Confession time. I did not like Nirvana before I started reading WVMP, but, there is no WVMP series and more importantly – no Shane MacAllister (Ciara’s swoony vampire boyfriend) without Curt Cobain. I’ve learned to appreciate and love them now.– This is the last song from the last chapter title of Lust For Life.
There are just SO many songs that I would be here all freaking day if I tried to list them all.
Farewell to Ciara, Shane and the gang. I’ll miss you guys!
I’ve been introduced to Bikini Kill, Liz Phair, Steve Earle, Kate Bush, Dinosaur Jr and many, many more. Not to mention the decades the playlists cover because of the DJ’s “condition”. If you love music then give this series a shot.