Speaker-to-Customers (speakr2customrs) wrote,
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A twist on 'rec me a song'...

In a forthcoming chapter of ‘Tabula Avatar’ Shar is going to be hosting a party for some of the other gods and goddesses of the Realms. She synchronises it with a concert given by Giles and asks him to perform songs that will appeal to specific gods. I’ve chosen, on his behalf, songs for several of the guests; ‘Bitch’ for Umberlee, Alice Cooper’s ‘Poison’ for Talona, ‘It’s A Kind of Magic’ for Mystra, ‘Don’t Fear the Reaper’ for Kelemvor, ‘Sailing’ for Valkur, and so on. These will play a part in the story later (as is already becoming evident in ‘A Plague of Serpents’) and even shape some of the new alliances between the gods.

There are, however, a couple of major deities for whom I can’t think of appropriate songs. The most important is Eilistraee; the good Drow goddess of song, beauty, dance, sword-work, hunting, and moonlight and, since their adventures in ‘The Whole of the Moon’, Shar’s Best Female Friend and future sister-in-law. I’ve been racking my brains for months to come up with a suitable song. Thin Lizzy’s ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ would at first sight seem to be the perfect choice but, unfortunately, the lyrics are completely inappropriate (and it’s rather poor by their standards). The other ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’, originally by King Harvest and later covered by Toploader, is mediocre drivel. ‘Moonlight Shadow’ is far too grim and sad (‘He was shot six times by a man on the run...’), and ‘Moon Shadow’ has some rather... strange... lyrics.

The best I’ve been able to come up with so far is Chris Rea’s ‘Let’s Dance’ and that just isn’t good enough. Ideas, please, anyone? Songs must, of course, be from before 13th November 2001.
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