Buffy Characters and Pairings with Songs...
2. beer_good_foamy came up with the idea of posting links to music vids to characters, pairings, seasonal arcs, or episodes that you are fannish about or into. I rather like this idea. I may start doing this. Some people have actors in their heads when they are reading a book, I have songs. I've been known to use music to come up with stories.
And I tend to see stories when I listen to music - like a movie. It's hard to explain. Not sure I understand it.
Came up with the following links so far:
* Spuffy, S2-S6: Kiss with a Fist
Here it is below:
Every time I hear that song - I think of the Spike/Buffy relationship.
* Bangle, S1-S7 : I Set Fire to the Rain
I personally think the first vid is better and more reflective of the relationship. And in some respects, I prefer the first song - "I Set Fire to the Rain".
Although...it's really the "Burn" song by the Cure that I'm looking for. Only vid I could find for it was to The Crow.
[Confession? I was a Bangle shipper prior to being a Spuffy shipper. I am one of those odd fans...who basically shipped whomever the story tossed at me, with a few exceptions (Cordelia and Angel did not work for me.) I basically went from Bangle/Drike (Dru/Spike) to Spuffy/Dangle(Darla/Angel) to Spangle. LOL! And Drike and Dangle are hilarious mashups. I can't think of non-humorous mashup. Spursilla? Arla? ]
Th other song...one by Pink, entitled "Try" sort of fits both relationships, but I actually prefer it for Willow/Tara and Willow/Oz.
There's three characters on the series, where the Buffy writers paired with perfect songs. You don't even need to hunt down songs for them. Although I don't have to hunt songs - they just pop into my head when I read or see a character. Some people envision an actor playing a role, I hear a theme song. This makes no sense, since I have no memory really for songs or lyrics.
* Spike - Pavol's Bell by Aimee Mann (Episode, Sleeper) Unfortunately no one has done a Spike video with it. Another song I'd pair with Spike is Joan Osborn's Man in the Long Black Coat.
* Willow - Virgin State of Mind (Episode, Dopplegangland). No one has done a Willow video with it. Maybe because it would feel redundant?
I equate Willow/OZ and Willow/Tara with the Pink Song Try. The other song I equate Willow and Tara with is the Joan Jett song Crimson and Clover.
The music is sketchy in this version. I prefer it in this one instead: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHZBBNRr
* Drusilla - Transvalania Concubine (Episode, Surprise) And honestly, after you watch the vid which is for the song not Drusilla, you'll see why. I couldn't find one featuring Dru on youtube.
Speaking of series that do music well? Defiance is blowing me away with their music choices. I want the soundtrack to Defiance.