The NaNoWriMo 2012 Playlist
Posted on November 12th, 2012
By popular request (or lawgeekgirl’s, which counts as popular for me), here it is.
So the novel is set in 1987. My methodology was like this: I went through and picked everything that was from 1987 and about ten years before. Since the years are inaccurate for a lot of music in iTunes (reissues, Greatest Hits, etc.), I ended up having to go through and pick things manually, too.
If something came out in the 80s but I wasn’t particularly into it at the time and it wasn’t part of the zeitgeist, I deleted it. If something was a little outside the time window (say, 1988) but really reminded me of that particular time, I put it in. (It’s an alternate history. Who cares?) If I remembered hearing something on the radio a lot during those years, even if I wasn’t really a huge fan, I put it in.
I realize, doing the math, that there are lawyers who were born in 1987. I feel old.