Musical Spoon River or Tilbury Town
November 7, 2012 6:51 AM Subscribe
Help me make a mix CD that populates a fictitious town.
posted by dlugoczaj to media & arts (34 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm interested in developing a mix CD that's populated by fictional characters, ending up as a musical town of sorts. What I need for this are songs that are titled with a person's first and last name (middle is optional)--I'm going for an effect like Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, in which most of the poems's titles are the names of people in his fictional town. I strongly prefer that the people be fictional or apocryphal, or at the very least, not famous for anything other than being in that song (e.g., the Beastie Boys' Johnny Ryall, who may be a real person but no one would know of him otherwise).
Some thoughts I have already:
"Richard Cory," Simon & Garfunkel
"Johnny Ryall," Beastie Boys
"Jimmy Bell," Mike Doughty
"John Wesley Harding," Bob Dylan
"Jacky Don Tucker," Toby Keith
"Sam Hall," Johnny Cash
"Eleanor Rigby," The Beatles
Obviously I got the easy ones already. Looks like I could really use some more women. Thoughts?