A Victorian Dollhousing Ceremony Playlist

AQ: I have been keen to feature guest playlists on Pastel Zine’s blog for awhile now - so when I put out a callout for contributions, I was very excited when one of my favourite poets, friends and editor to be Kristin Garth responded! She is providing Pastel Zine’s blog with two great playlists inspired by her upcoming books. The first is a playlist for her collaborative poetry project A Victorian Dollhousing Ceremony. Her collaborators Justin Karcher and Tianna Hansen collaborated on this playlist especially for Pastel Zine too - so it’s very exciting to be able to share it. Thank you, all! I’m excited to host you and your playlist and I can’t wait to read your book. I have been loving the poems I have read online! You can read some of them here.

KG: I showed this sonnet to my friend Justin Karcher and he commented on the cool male character inside of it, The Wizard.  I’d done collaborations before but as a poet never with characters, and I thought it would be so fun to explore the dollhouse world of my dreams with collaborators.  After Justin, Tianna Hansen signed on to play the character of the frenemy who came to be known as The Firebird.  Just as in my dream, I became The Doll.   The three of us have such a magical collaboration, and we were so thrilled to expand that to collaborating on a soundtrack for our dreamy poetic opera.  Listen to these songs and prepare yourself to enter my dreams with friends June 2019 brought to you by Rhythm & Bones Press.  This playlist was compiled by The Doll (Kristin Garth), The Wizard (Justin Karcher) and The Firebird (Tianna Hansen).

Dancing on My Own – Robyn

 Behind The Wheel – Maxence Cyrin

Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths

Ceremony – New Order

Father Figure – Tori Amos               

Winter – Vivaldi

Firebird – Galantis

The Phoenix – Fall Out Boy

Paralyzer – Finger Eleven

I Put A spell On You – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

The Recluse – Cursive

Tiny Dancer – Florence + The Machine

The Mending of the Gown – Sunset Rubdown

 Burn the Witch – Radiohead

 Monster – Lady Gaga

 Save Me – Aimee Mann

 The Kill (Bury Me) – Thirty Seconds to Mars

 Shrinking Universe - Muse

 Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil

 Dark on Fire – Turin Brakes

 Superstition – Stevie Wonder

 Once Upon A Dream – Lana Del Rey

 My Dark Side – Kelly Clarkson

 Lullaby – Shawn Mullins

 Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo

 L’Oiseau de Feu XII, final hymn – Stravinsky

 A Room of Her Own – Black Swan

 Asia – Salem

 Firestarter – The Prodigy