Man... I feel like I have a weird playlist. Everything from Rob Zombie to Diana Krall. Still, we take inspiration from wherever it may emanate. And you know what, today's song is a good one. My friends over at Smash Fiction already Dr. Facilier is surprisingly good, so of course it's not accident that today's song is from The Princess and the Frog, Keith David performing Friends on the Other Side.
With all the stuff about demons and ghosts throughout my story, is it any surprise that this song fell onto my playlist? Now, of course, the whole turning someone into a frog isn't anything I care about (yet... making a quite note though...) but the ties to spirits. the use of dark magic, the voodoo, it's all so perfect for what I want to feel when I'm writing certain scenes.
And let's not forget, this movie, the final traditionally animated movie from the Mouse, was freakin' amazing and underappreciated. I absolutely loved it and songs like Friends on the Other Side are an amazing reason.
So, please enjoy from my writing playlist to yours, Friends on the Other Side. Keith... you're amazing.
Be Excellent To Each Other
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.