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Kurt Busiek wrote:
> On 2012-11-18 04:33:49 +0000, d...@gatekeeper.vic.com (David DeLaney)
>> Mark Zenier <mzen...@eskimo.com> wrote:
>>> Anthony Nance <na...@math.ohio-state.edu> wrote:
>>>> John F. Eldredge <j...@jfeldredge.com> wrote:
>>>>> Since I live in Nashville, Tennessee, the first thing that came to
>>>>> my mind was the Country Music Association, which holds a four-day
>>>>> in Nashville each year. It was originally known as "Fan Fair",
>>>>> but is now titled the "CMA Music Festival".
>>>> Hmm...now trying to picture awards for country music in
>>>> the Harry Dresden books. And/or Dresden, Germany.
>>>> And......it's tough.
>>> Good question. Just what kind of supernatural species could
>>> hide out in the country music sub-culture? Incubi, Sucubi,
>>> werewolves? Doesn't look like a good place to find sophisticated
>>> urbane vampires...
>> Bain Sidhe, leprechauns, werewolves (everyone needs roadies, right?),
>> and the sophisticated urbane vampires are obviously agents. Nockers
>> for sound- board men (and women). Lamiae as songwriters, or as
>> songwriters' muses...
>> Dave, you play the record backwards and your curse is lifted
> I like the idea of a banshee as a band member. Her solos are really
> popular, but every time she sings one, someone dies. Huh. I can
> already see a story in that.
Siouxie Sioux's backup group was full of Banshees, although they
later devolved into mere Creatures. And her songs were full of death.
I don't know which attribute was causal.
> There's plenty of music in, say, WAR OF THE OAKS (and the side-story
> "A Bird That Whistles") or in the urban fantasy of Charles de Lint,
> that could be pretty directly applicable to a country music setting.