Monday, August 15, 2011

Immortal Guardians Music Monday #2

It's time for another installment of Immortal Guardian Music Monday.

As I combed through my manuscripts in search of music references, it occurred to me that many of the songs mentioned are ringtones.  Apparently hunting crazed vampires, quelling uprisings, identifying new enemies, trying to track down and thwart those enemies, encountering new paranormal beings, searching for a cure for the virus, and falling head over heels in love doesn't leave much time to sit back, relax, and listen to music.  So, today's selection is Sarah's ringtone in book three (not yet titled) of my Immortal Guardians series:  Mack the Knife.

For those who haven't yet read Darkness Dawns, Sarah is a music theory professor at UNC Chapel Hill when Roland meets her.  As such, I thought Mack the Knife would appeal to her.  It's a song that was composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for Die Dreigroschenoper, or The Threepenny Opera, which happens to be one of my favorite operas and revolves around a serial killer.  Most music lovers, however, are more familiar with this version -- the Bobby Darin version -- that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1959.  I hope you enjoy it!

I'll be back tomorrow or Wednesday to share the latest news with you.

Have a great week!



  1. I love that song and Bobby Daren, wow! Such good memories!

  2. I love it, too. I could've sworn it became popular and hit the charts again in the 80s, but may be thinking of a McDonalds commercial. Seems like they had some guy with a crescent moon-shaped face playing "Mac the Knife" on the piano in one.