Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Mantelpiece Musings Blog Tour: Annabel Pitcher's Playlist for Jas!

If you haven't yet read Annabel Pitcher's debut novel, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, then you're really missing out. It's one of my favourite books of 2011, and Annabel is one of those lovely people you wish you could steal and talk to on a daily basis. Both her and her book are brilliant, and I urge you all to pick up a copy!

To celebrate the UK release of the paperback, Orion have put together a cool little blog tour, and I was lucky enough to get the music side of things. As you can see, Annabel - and character Jas - has excellent music taste. It's impossible to go wrong when my second favourite Offspring song is included, as well as some songs from up north where I'm from. What do you think? Did any of your favourites make the list?

Thanks for the post, Annabel!


Annabel Pitcher

Jas’ iPod…

Below are the songs that feature in the ‘most played’ list on Jas’s iPod. Some of them are loud and angry, some of them are soft and sad, and a couple are just so feel-good that they make you want to get up and dance around the room. Some remind Jas of Leo, and one of the songs makes Jas think of Jamie. Some are her parents’ favourites that Jas listens to whenever she feels a bit sentimental, and a couple were played at Rose’s funeral and help her feel close to her sister. Every single song on this list is worth listening to (Jas has great taste in music – far better than me). Click through them all and see if you can guess which song is which...

  • You really got me – The Kinks
  • London calling – The Clash
  • Ever fallen in love – Buzzcocks
  • Hero – Nickleback
  • Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton
  • The Libertines – Can’t stand me now
  • Teenage kicks – The Undertones
  • Losing my religion – REM
  • Holiday in Cambodia – The Dead Kennedys
  • Take me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  • All the small things – Blink 182
  • Fat Lip – Sum 41
  • Life on Mars – David Bowie
  • That’s Entertainment – The Jam
  • Walk Away – Franz Ferdinand
  • When I Come Around – Greenday
  • Rancid – Ruby Soho
  • Want You bad – The Offspring
  • Time of Your life – Greenday
  • Stand by Me – Pennywise
  • Wanna be sedated – The Ramones
  • I don’t wanna miss a thing - Aerosmith
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Greenday
  • I wanna be your boyfriend – The Ramones
  • Please, please, please let me get what I want – The Smiths
  • We are all we have – The Casualties
  • Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
  • Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  • Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye – Leonard Cohen
  • Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Anarchy in the UK – Sex Pistols


Zoe Crook said...

Brilliant guest post! I need to pick up a copy of this soon, very soon! :)

AmieSalmon said...

Great guest post, I love that version of the cover. I just got this from the library, looking forward to reading it.

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

I had a feeling Jas's iPod would be worth borrowing! Some great stuff in there. :)

AbzRon said...

i love Jas's playlist i think all these songs rock. i think me and Jas would make good friends :D