Tuesday, December 9, 2008
JSG was late to joining the Twlight fan club, but now that we're hooked, we can't get enough. Both Hope and Annie finished New Moon last weekend and expect to start Eclipse next weekend. (We can't read them during the week, because they're so absorbing, Hope would forget to pick up the kids at swim class and Annie would miss a deadline.)
What's our gift idea for the Twilight fan who has everything? A lifesize cut out of Robert Pattinson. And what's our gift idea for the Twilight fan who has everything and is over 20? As Twilight fans surely know, Muse featured prominentely on the movie's soundtrack. But did you know that Stephanie Meyer, in her acknoledgements in New Moon, gives a shout out to one of our fave bands, Muse. Specifically she says, "There are emotions, scenes and lot threads in this novel that were born from Muse songs and would not exist without their genius." Wow! That's about as strong and endorsement as the one the Kennedy family gave to Obama pre-election!
We can totally see Edward singing Starlight to Bella: "I will be chasing your starlight to the end of my life." Or the two of them singing togeter from Time is Running Out "I tried to give you up but I'm addicted." So our brilliant gift idea is the Muse Black Holes and Revelations.
Other bands Ms. Meyer gives credit to for "Staving off writer's block" are Coldplay, My Chemical Romance, The Fray, Arcade Fire, Marjorie Fair, Linkin Park and Travis. (It's as if she were tapping into our very own iTunes!). Sounds like a mix CD would be the perfect stocking stuffer!