Thursday, September 11, 2008
On the Day the Music Died (February 3, 1959), Spencer literally meets his maker. For the first time, we get to see what happens to a brand-new vampire as he deals with the transformation into an immortal being. It doesn't involve Valentines and teddy bears, that's for sure.
It's more of a typical story-story than Monroe's "Crossroads," which was largely a mood piece. "Rave On" features fight scenes, cheatin' hearts, and a cameo by one of the other WVMP DJs. I hope y'all like it.
There’s a playlist at the bottom of each page for you to listen to, featuring tunes that inspired the story and/or appeared in it.
BONUS GIVEAWAY: Everyone who e-mails me at firstname.lastname@example.org (or just comments on this post) with a comment on Spencer’s story will be put into a drawing to win a Sun Records 50th Anniversary multi-CD collection, featuring artists like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash in their primes. Great stuff! The drawing will take place at 11:59pm Eastern on Wednesday, September 17.
If you subscribed to my newsletter, you could've read the story a week ago. I'm just sayin'.
Jim's story, tentatively titled, "When the Music's Over," will be posted in late October/early November, depending on my other deadlines. His will probably be a little weird. Maybe more than a little.
Now playing: Wolves, Lower - R.E.M.