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    The Darkhawk Playlist

    I was talking to a friend of mine recently and he said he was struggling with finding the voices for a couple of characters in a comic he was writing. I suggested he trying using music find their motivations and he told me he can't listen to music when he writes. I'm the same way actually, I need dead silence when I write, and explained that I listen to music before I write, to help get me inside a character's head.

    What I do is look at what's coming up on my schedule and what I'll be writing on any given day. Then I'll create a playlist for a specific script or character I'll be working on. I put myself in that characters shoes or situation and figure out what music and bands they like and would be listening, not only in that setting, but in their lives in general. A lot of it's personality based too. Then I'll pop on my iPod and go for a walk around NYC or go and sit in a bar and listen to the mix while thinking about the story and the character(s). I find this gives me a better understanding of their personality and internal motivations, helps me better grasp their emotional state, and helps me work through their feelings and decisions. It also makes the dialogue flow more easily. Sounds crazy, I know, but it works.

    I made specific mixes for all of the Loners characters as each issue is told from one of their perspectives. As an example, I thought I would share Darkhawk's playlist here, featuring a selection of sonds that got me into Mr. Chris Powell's charcater. Enjoy!

    Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
    My Hero - Foo Fighters
    When I Grow Up - Garbage
    Name - Goo Goo Dolls
    2000 Light Years Away - Green Day
    Faint - Linkin Park
    Shamrocks And Shenanegins (Butch Vig Remix) - House of Pain
    Mr. Brightside - The Killers
    Rudderless - The Lemonheads
    Shadow On The Sun - Audioslave
    Juke Box Hero - Foreigner
    Symphony Of Destruction - Megadeth
    Adam's Song - Blink-182
    Who Can It Be Now? - Men At Work
    Big Dumb Sex - Soundgarden
    Kickstart My Heart - Mötley Crüe
    Epiphany - Staind
    All Apologies - Nirvana
    Head On - The Jesus & Mary Chain
    Don't Follow - In Chains

    I'm working on my Mystic Arcana: Sister Grimm special now so have Nico's Goth playlist in heavy rotation!

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    GODFATHER ClintP's Avatar
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    Re: The Darkhawk Playlist

    Cool. I would say that Darkhawk and I have very similar music tastes.
    Check out my reviews and suggestions for pre-orders at my LCS - The Table's Edge

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    Re: The Darkhawk Playlist

    This is neat, thanks for sharing.

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    Re: The Darkhawk Playlist

    I would have thought that the first two lines of 'Grind' by Alice in Chains would be very appropriate given Darkhawk's recent re-emergence...

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    GODFATHER Thommy Melanson's Avatar
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    Re: The Darkhawk Playlist

    Hey C.B. - here's some tunes from my playlist that you might find inspirational/useful for a character/mood.

    I always dig hearing about a good song from artists that I might not normally be exposed to, so I thought I'd play it forward.

    A Thousand Kisses Deep - Leonard Cohen

    American Witch - Rob Zombie

    Clown - Switchblade Symphony

    Cuts You Up - Peter Murphy

    Dirthouse - Static-X

    Earth Intruders (Extended Mark "Spike" Stent Mix) - Björk

    Get Behind the Mule - Tom Waits

    I'm Afraid of Americans (NIN V.1 Mix) - David Bowie

    I'm So Sick - Flyleaf

    I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness

    I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love With You - Tom Waits

    I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie

    Icky Thump - The White Stripes

    Insects - Osaka Popstar

    Into the Void - Nine Inch Nails

    It's Okay (One Blood) - The Game

    Juke Joint Jezebel - KMFDM

    Laid - James

    Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups

    Le Disko - Shiny Toy Guns

    Liar - Rollins Band

    Lie - Black Light Burns

    Low Self Opinion - Rollins Band

    Martyr - Fear Factory

    Meds - Placebo

    Mein Teil - Rammstein

    Only (Richard X Remix) - Nine Inch Nails

    Orgasmatron - Sepultura

    Out Of Step (With The World) - Minor Threat

    Painkiller - Judas Priest

    Papa Won't Leave You, Henry - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    Pretty Like Drugs - Queen Adreena

    Raining Blood - Slayer

    Rehab - Amy Winehouse

    Showroom Dummies - Leather Strip

    Tear You Apart - She Wants Revenge

    The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash

    These Things - She Wants Revenge

    Umbrella - Rihanna / Jay-Z

    Voodoo - Godsmack

    Waiting Room - Fugazi

    War Ensemble - Slayer

    War Profiteering Is Killing Us All - The Suicide Machines

    When I Reach For My Revolver - Moby

    Wolf Like Me - TV On the Radio

    Work It - Missy Elliott

    You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse

    You Suck! - Strapping Young Lad

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    GODFATHER ClintP's Avatar
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    Re: The Darkhawk Playlist

    Rollins Band. I need to pick up an album of his. I have a friend who had a couple and I dug them alot.
    Check out my reviews and suggestions for pre-orders at my LCS - The Table's Edge


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