Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Semaphore

Broken Semaphore
I'm guessing we all have a particular song for our manuscripts, something we feel fits with the atmosphere or characters.

The playlist for MIST OF KAVALA started with a broken semaphore. --->

Semaphore is Greek for "signbearer", and there are entire systems that flag bearers use on the maritime and railway routes of the world.

Also, a sempahore is "in computer science, a mechanism for supporting mutual exclusion in concurrent programs" (wikipedia)

Both kinds of semaphore are useful to my main character's journey. So, enter my song for Taner:

Snow Patrol : "Called Out in The Dark"

It's like we just can't help ourselves
'Cause we don't know how to back down
We were called out to the streets
We were called in to the towns

And how the heavens, they opened up
Like arms of dazzling gold
With our rain washed histories
Well they do not need to be told
Show me now, show me the arms aloft
Every eye trained on a different star
This magic
This drunken semaphore
And I
We are listening
And we're not blind
This is your life
This is your time
We are listening
And we're not blind
This is your life
This is your time
I was called out in the dark
By a choir of beautiful cheats
And as the kids took back the parks
You and I were left with the streets
Show me now, show me the arms aloft
Every eye trained on a different star
This magic
This drunken semaphore
And I

We are listening
And we're not blind
This is your life
This is your time

In the video - I especially love that he's wearing a green t-shirt which screws with the green screen.





What's your song?

6 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

That actor who steps in to play the singer is on Smash. It's a decent show.

Old Kitty said...

I keep reading Sephamore! It's Semaphore!! LOL!! I need new glasses!
What a most intriguing way to start your Mist of Kavala!

Take care
x

KO: The Insect Collector said...

Sorry I've been so long since commenting. I've been swamped with work. This is interesting-- I have some friends who really concentrate on music, and how it can help them write scenes,get inside characters, etc. I am usually too distracted to listen to music while writing. But, it seems to really work for some people.

Sarah said...

Aw. I love Snow Patrol.

Deniz Bevan said...

Funny that you quote Snow Patrol - another British band, Arctic Monkeys (love them!) also have a reference in their lyrics: "topless models
doing semaphore
wave their flags as she walks by
and get ignored illuminations
on a rainy day
when she walks her footsteps sing
a reckless serenade"

LTM said...

I'd never heard that song, but I like it! And that redheaded actress was on the TV show Ringer... :D

Anyway, for my Sci-fi, I finally got an idea for how it would end from the song "You are all I see" by Active Child. Yep. <3

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