Music is a very important element in the Black Widower universe, especially in the Nocturne, where a lot of the scenes take place. Music is also a very important element in the creation of the stories, as I do a lot of the writing to music and the music I choose often sets the mood of the stories. Unlike a lot of other things I've made up, the songs and music mentioned in the Black Widower stories are real, with the only fabrication of mine being the “ocip” or Old Country Punk genre which was actually inspired by the Greek techno dance music mixes I listen to.
Greek music has been a love of mine since I was a kid, when my mother would play the music of Mikis Theodorakis and Manos Hajidakis on the stereo. Cajun music became another love of mine when I was an adult, along with the “Old Country” folk music I listened to and grew up with.
Other music that has served as inspiration to me is dance music of any kind and gothy, spooky type music.
And now, I bring you the Soundtrack of Black Widower. If a particular song inspired a story or was played a lot while I was writing a specific story, it's been noted.
Mikis Theodorakis - Soundtrack of Z, The Greek Sound
Manos Hajidakis - Lilacs of the Dead Land, Soundtrack of Never on Sunday (Epiphania)
Joel Sonnier - “Jolie Blon” (Black Widower)
Edith Piaf - "La Foule"
Despina Vandi - “Ypofero,“ “Ti Kano Moni Mou,” “Nixtodolou,” “Geia ”
Kaiti Garbi - “To Kati,” “Perasmena Xerasmena”
Nikos Kourkoulis - “Mera Me Ti Mera Appa”
Antique - “Se Thelo,” “Mera Me Ti Mera,”
Malice Mizer - “Iluminati” (Submission)
Straightjacket Fits - “Down in Splendour” (Pretty as a Picture)
Alan Frew - “Cloud Nine“ (Cloud Nine - fanfic)
Kate Bush - “Wuthering Heights” (Blood Games)
Smashing Pumpkins - “The End is the Beginning is the End” (Blood Games)
Pink Floyd - “In the Flesh” (Blood Games)
DJ Teddi, DJ George Pappadakos, DJ Tas, etc. - Various dance mixes
Elli Kokkinou - "SEX," "Masai" (Sanctuary)
Elena Paparizou - "Mambo," " Gigolo" "Mazi Sou" (Black Widower: Ties That Bind)
More as I think of them
Page updated 07/09/07