05 June 2010 @ 09:33 pm
Clan Soundtrack  
So I've apparently been sucked into this concept of writing a Clan Mitchell/Psych crossover, and while I have plenty of 80's music to fuel the Shawn Spencer of my brain (heaven help us all), I don't know that I have much that would suit writing the Clan.  Especially as this would be my first time of writing anything at length for the Clan.  So, if you listen to music while writing, what kind of thing do you listen to while writing the Clan?  I'm looking for band names and songs and such, and any explanations you care to offer about why those songs and bands in particular would be most welcome.

(For those interested, the current concepts involved include Henry Spencer trying to drag Shawn on a fishing trip to Lake Jocassee for Christmas- with other people, maybe Uncle Jack- and Shawn sneaking away to run across Juliet, who is introducing Gus, her fiance [um, yes, AU] to her extended family- the Mitchells, and Gus grabs on to Shawn out of sheer terror and drags him along- and she also brought Lassiter with so he wouldn't have to spend Christmas with his mother.  [Lassiter, actually, loves the Clan, and is well on his way to being adopted.]  Shawn gets taught how to knit by the twins, offers relationship advice in the form of Poison lyrics to the young, impressionable teens of the Clan, has his head screwed with by JD, who he can't figure out, and very, very slowly Shawn starts to admit to himself that he's falling for Lassie.  Then- Henry shows up, and an angry and stubborn Henry Spencer collides head-on with Sassy, who doesn't necessarily trust Shawn around her babies but feels protective about him anyway, and all hell breaks loose.)

So as you might imagine I can use all the help I can get.  So, soundtrack ideas, please?  Thanks!

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Cadee[personal profile] cadee on June 7th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
I have no soundtrack ideas for the clan, but I just wanted to drop a line of encouragement. this idea is AWESOME!!
Quin Firefrorefiddle[personal profile] quinfirefrorefiddle on June 7th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
busaikko[personal profile] busaikko on June 8th, 2010 08:51 am (UTC)
i tend to think locally, listen locally
Do you listen to bluegrass? What comes to mind is the excellent Country Mountain Bluegrass CD [warning: link plays samples of the music when loaded], anything by the Avett Brothers (from Concord, Cabarrus Co.), the Carolina Chocolate Drops (out of Durham, string band)... or anyone who plays the Mt Airy Fiddlers' Convention.

If you're interested in alt-country, there's Whiskytown out of Raleigh. From Chapel Hill, the Squirrel Nut Zippers made it big (not familiar with their music, though). If you're interested in the local metal/doom/death metal scene, I can ask my brother *g* Maybe US Christmas is still together? (from Marion) Back in the day the big band was Corrosion of Conformity (Raleigh).
Quin Firefrorefiddle: Stargate: DHD[personal profile] quinfirefrorefiddle on June 8th, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
Re: i tend to think locally, listen locally
I am totally clueless about all of those bands, but they sound interesting. Maybe this can become a Clan resource. :)
busaikko[personal profile] busaikko on June 8th, 2010 10:50 am (UTC)
Re: i tend to think locally, listen locally
I have tons of bluegrass, and there are probably a lot of videos on YouTube, if you wanted a listen. There are some songs by the Carolina Chocolate Drops on Cover Laydown. (covers). Cover Laydown also has a tag for bluegrass (ooh! Hayseed Dixie covering War Pigs *grabs* /random)

http://www.myspace.com/uschristmas is US Christmas.
http://www.coc.com/ Corrosion of Conformity

And of course, the great "coming home" to NC song is Wagonwheel by Old Crow Medicine Show, I always have this playing on the last flight home....
chromatographic[personal profile] chromatographic on June 9th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC)
The one song I think of whenever thinking of the Mitchell's is an obscure little song by an obscure little duo. It's called "North Carolina" by the Divine MAGgees (whose music has become near impossible to find online and I'm really irritated at that).

The only link I can find to play it is a Myspace (and seemingly old, at that, I couldn't get it from their Myspace page but from Google) so here:


I can't even find the lyrics anymore, so I have to assume they've run into some weird kind of issue and that makes me sad, because I saw them live once, and they were AWESOME.

The other artist I think of is Dar Williams - so much so that I've been tempted to write songfic and I *hate* songfic. Really anything from "The Beauty of the Rain" album, but especially - And Oooooh, she's coming to The Orange Peel (venue in Asheville) later in June I MUST SEE ABOUT TICKETS NAO.


Anyway, especially "After All" (Lyrics: http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/After-All-lyrics-Dar-Williams/6AA7970944042D2E48256BF80007C409 )

But yeah, that's what I've got for now at least.
chromatographic[personal profile] chromatographic on June 9th, 2010 02:31 am (UTC)
Bah, reread the post, and on the fishing note must also link lyrics to this Dar William's song, Fishing in the Morning.


Lis[personal profile] staranise on June 9th, 2010 08:52 pm (UTC)
"Fishing in the Morning" always struck me as the perfect inducement to write Sam/Jack, personally.