Vampire Music, Books and More!

Oct 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Question of the Week


Next week Kassie and I are going to have so much fun talking about the New Moon soundtrack, and the Vampire Craze that is flooding our culture!  So, yet again, our Question of the Week has turned into “Questions” of the Week…

1. What song on the New Moon soundtrack is your favorite?  Where do you think it will tie into the movie?

2.  What is your favorite vampire book/series/tv show/movie, besides The Twilight Saga?  Why?

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49 Comments to “Vampire Music, Books and More!”

  1. Melissa says:

    My favourite song is “The Meadow,” by Alexandre Desplat!! It is soooo beautiful!! I know this is kinda mean, but thank god Chris Weitz got rid of Carter Burwell. I really, really did not like his compositions, at all!! Alexandre Desplat is AMAZING!!! I’m pretty sure that this is going to play out when Bella is in “The Meadow,” dur, when she is having that vision of herself when he is 80 years old standing next to an eternally 17 year old Edward. Awwww, it just breaks my heart.

    I don’t have a favourite vampire book/ TV show, movie or anything. I was never interested in them period. So, I was sceptical that I would like Twilight! So, to answer your question, The Twilight Saga!! Sorry, Kallie and Kassie, but I generally like things based in reality, and not fantasy or sci-fi!!

    Love you guys.
    PS. Kassie, I’m sure after you see New Moon, Taylor Lautner is going to have you switching to a permanent residence at Team Jacob!! Much luv x0x0x0x0x

  2. TwirishCatherine says:

    Hey Kallie and Kassie!
    Hmmmm, this question is really difficult for me! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this soundtrack!!! I also enjoyed the Twilight one, but at the time I wasn’t completely sure that all of the songs really fit the tone of the movie (no offense Rob!). However, the New Moon soundtrack is PERFECT! My favourite songs are No Sound But The Wind by The Editors and Possibility by Lykke Li. I think these particular songs beautifully capture the true vibe of New Moon, the terrible heartache Bella suffers when Edward leaves. They are also rather quirkily and unusually arranged, making them 100% suitable for a story about a vampire falling in love with a human!

    As for the second part of your Question of the Week, I have been experimenting with other vampire novels since I read Twilight, but to be completely honest, most of them (in comparison to Twilight) are pretty rubbish! I am currently reading the House of Night Series, which does entertain me but has the worthwhile content equivalent of a used nappy….the plot continuosly changes for no apparent reason and the “romantic” element of the story is practically nauseating! What annoyed me most about this series is the fact that it copies much of the terminology and culture from Twilight, for example “Imprinting” and the introduction of Native American legends, yet twists them into something completely different which is far less entertaining.

    Love the podcast and the website, I don’t know what I would do without my daily Twilight fix from you guys! Thanks for taking the time to read my answer!
    Catherine xxx

  3. gabrielle says:

    Hello Ladies,

    Well, this I difficult question to answer. Firstly I love, love, love the podcast!

    Now, the music. I must just say that this is an amazing soundtrack. As a huge fan of Indie/Indie Rock this is right up my alley. My personal favourite would be No Sound But The Wind by Editors. I am a huge fan of the band and this is one of their best! The lyrics were actually written in response to a book called ‘the road’ by Cormac McCarthy, and they are about surviving in direr situations, about that little glint of hope that can be seen when all else fails. I think it will be played during the scene where Bella, Edward and Alice are flying home from Italy. When Bella will not close her eyes because she is afraid that Edward will disappear, but she is still hopeful that he will stay, even though she hardly believes it. This song is mellow and slow but still has this intense pain behind the smooth voice, similar Bella and Edwards situation, where from the outside they appear to be reunited but actually Bella is scared to death that he will leave again, and she is in intense pain.

    I am not as much of a vampire fan as I am of genre of science fiction/fantasy. I really enjoyed the Hunger Games and Catching Fire, and I am dying for the next one to come out! I also loved the Host (sorry Kassie!), it was a bit slow to begin with, but once in the caves, the relationships really grew on me. Also I just finished Graceling by Kristin Cashore (read in two days!), it was also incredible. And Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, just amazing!!!!! They each have the best stories and characters that make you feel like you’re a friend and you are part of their lives.

    I love the podcast, I listen to it on the bus and always laugh out loud and people stare at me. Oops.

    Gabrielle

  4. Adele says:

    Hi from sunny South Africa!

    I’ve been a fan of the site and podcast for a while now and this is my first time posting a comment … I’ll try and keep it short :)

    1. My favourite song of the soundtrack is Possibility by Lykke Li – it’s very haunting. I think this song might be used in Bella’s cliff diving scene, I’m not sure why, but when I started thinking about where the song might tie in with the movie that scene came up.

    2. I like all things sci-fi and supernatural, so this new vampire craze is pretty intriguing. I haven’t read many vampire specific books but I’ve read some of the Darren Shan Saga and found it quite interesting, the vampires and other creatures are very unusual. As far as tv shows go, I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel back in the day, these days I love to watch The Vampire Diaries (haven’t read the books, starting now to get some character history) and True Blood. Coincidentally all have the human girl vampire boy forbidden love thing going on :)

    Keep up the good work guys!

  5. Katie says:

    Hi! Love the podcast!
    For the first queston, i am a little disappointed with the soundtrack of what i have heard of it.Probably just cause im still angry that Paramore (My Favourite Band !) ans Rob are not in it.When i get over that im sure i wil like it even though its not my kind of music.
    I refuse to read/watch any vampire shows/books/movies that have just come out recently just because of twilight , but before i read twilight i really loved (still do) The House Of Night series by P.C and Kristen Cast! They are really good!
    Thanks for giving me my weekly dose of twilightness! (wow that sounds so cheesy :)!!!!! ) I look forward to your podcast every week and throughtout the holidays ive listened to nearly all of the podcast!!!Keep it up!

  6. Katie says:

    Just rereading my answer….. WHY did i have to write “my weekly dose of twilightness”….. :(

  7. laura h says:

    BIG HELLO FROM THE U.K.!

    so down to business! firstly i really love the soundtrack but think the twilight soundtrack was aimed more at a general market and had alot of tracks that would appeal to a big audience where as the New Moon soundtrack seems to be more on the indie side and has alot of tracks that, for me, fit the atmosphere for different scenes and not just sound good on a CD but work in the film too. I like how they have picked the best tracks to capture the emotions in the film rather than just going out and getting the biggest names they could and jamming them onto one CD.

    that would not be cool.

    fav tracks at the moment (because it always changes) is ‘Satellite Heart’ by Anya Marina because it totally captures how I think Bella would feel during the ‘missing months’ after HE left and the bonus track ‘Solar Midnite’ by Lupe Fiasco because it’s so different and yet really fits the mood of the relationships.

    as for other vampire fandoms i have HUGE love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I grew up on that show and am not ashamed to say I cried when the last episode aired (ok, maybe a little ashamed but the ending was sad). Joss Whedon took the vampire genre and made it his own for a whole generation and for that alone the man is a legend for me! More recently I’m really into True Blood which is finally airing over here but we haven’t got The Vampire Diaries yet so have to wait for that one. As for books i can not recommend highly enough the Vampire Academy series; if you love Edward then Dimitri may blow your mind! I know you guys have covered the mortal instruments series but Cassandra Clare can never have enough love so everyone should read those too.

    A BIG RECOMMENDATION FROM THE UK. watch the series Being Human if you can, it’s funny, scary, serious and just amazing!!!

    TTFN

    Laura xo

  8. Lina says:

    Hello, Kallie and Kassie!! These questions are super special chocolately fudge-coated awesome. I’m pretty excited to answer them.

    1. My favorite song off the soundtrack is Hearing Damage by Thom Yorke. Overall, I love the New Moon soundtrack. I could listen to it over and over again (and I have). I think the album is so easy to listen to. Alas, that’s not the answer to the question! Well, I think I can see this song playing while Bella’s driving in her truck somewhere. Maybe before the point where she see the free motorcycles on the side of the street. Or I can see this song playing while Bella is hanging out with Jacob in his garage, fixing up those cycles.

    2. One series that I LOVE is the Evernight series by Claudia Gray. It’s a romance. The relationship between the two main characters starts in a way that is very different from relationships I’ve read about before. The novels also have a wicked plot. It may seem like a pretty generic plot by the end of the first book, but I feel like it’s so much more. Claudia Gray really does a great job making the main character, Bianca, seem like something that she’s not. There’s clues, but I dunno, for me, when I found out, I was like, “What?!” but then I thought back and saw all the plot points and characterization that prove it. Anyway, I don’t want to give a summary of the book because anyone can look that up online or whatever, so I thought I’d give some extra.

    I can’t wait for the next podcast. You guys keep me sane while walking home from school in the dark. (I hate evening classes! Why did they think it was okay to put me in those classes?)

  9. Judith Akufo says:

    My favorite song is Satellite Heartsby Anya Marina. I think this song is written from Bella’s perspective just after Edward has left her she feels ‘lost in the dark, i’m spun out so far’. It talks about what Bella’s imagining Edward doing and where he is ‘i hear your living out of state, running in a whole new scene’. It’s also as if Bella’s wanting to tell him things ‘you know i haven’t slept in weeks, your the only thing i see’.

    As for my new obsession, I have fallen in love with the Vampire Diaries, especially Paul Wesley and all of his hotness. It wasn’t until now that I’ve realized how sexy I think fangs are and how I actually prefer more classic vampires to the revamped ones.

  10. sally says:

    Well i can answer the second question. As much as i love twilight and everything i cant help myself get into any other vampire books. The only vampire thing that i’ve been “following” is the tv series vampire diaries. The other thing thats not really vampire but way more to the werewolf side is the book Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Back to the show I think i like it because of the usual love story and because in a way it is different then twilight. And i agree with what Judith Akufo said about the fangs!

  11. Princess Ali says:

    I think the best song on the soundtrack issss….. Muse! Love them! My friends and I loved the baseball song so much we started listening to their other songs and they aren’t bad :) I think the meadow song is really pretty and there are some other good songs on the cd, I am just glad they got rid of Rob! One night when my friend was over it was like 3 am and we were messing around on the computer and I found one of the songs and I swear I sounded just like him…. and thats not a good thing.
    For the second question, I don’t really read much. Everyone was surprised I finished these books let alone read them during class! You don’t know how many times I heard “Wow Ali, your actually reading”. When I wasn’t reading these books I was reading The Clique… so they aren’t really the type of books I usually read. I kind of want to see The Vampire Diaries just because the girl in it is on Degrassi. I dont have a very good answer for thins one but give me a break… im hungry :(

  12. Lila Mary Stacy Maher says:

    Hey Kallie and Kassie

    My favorite song on the new soundtrack would have to be Meet Me on the Equinox because it sounds so eerie and gives me a mentall picture of the movie. When Edward leaves her “everything, everything ends!” Also the lyrics
    ” A window
    An opened tomb
    The sun crawls
    Across your bedroom
    A halo
    A waiting room
    Your last breaths
    Moving through you”

    It really fits the mood i think when she is trudging through school and staying alive for Charlie and the four months without jacob. Or maybe at the beginning and the lyrics of the song (everything, everything ends) will give a hint that something bad is yet to come…you know like in the beginning when everything is perfectley fine… I cant wait to see where and if it fits in somewhere!

    I have to be honest that i am not into the whole sci-fi and crazy fantasy stories but they are slightly growing on me. I love the Vampire Diaries and True Blood and I read Dracula a while back but that one never appealed to me. I like many other monsters and myths stories but i never took the time to read many vampire books. I am going to start to read more after i finish reading the Host and rereading New Moon for the fifth time.

    You are my favorite podcast girls and you are my idols!
    I listen to your podcasts at night in bed on my ipod usually and my parents think i am psycho because in the middle of the night i find myself cracking up at you gals and your hilarious speculations, comments and kassie—–your singing!

    Keep up the AMAZIING work and thanks for keeping my nights full of light and laughter!

    Lila <3

  13. Lila Mary Stacy Maher says:

    haha hi again… i just want to make a comment after reading everone else’s reviews….why is everyone obsessed with vampires? I mean before twilight nobody was obsessed with vampires and now lie everyone reads every vampire book and goes back and compares it to twilight. Nothing ever can come close to as great as twilight is so everyone usually puts the books down orloves the vampires because of their looks or attitude….i am the same way with obsessions so don’t mind me…i just noticed it haha!

  14. Stephanie says:

    My favorite song has to be Satelite Heart By Anya Marina. Once that song came on itunes before the soundtrack I immediatley got it and it was stuck in my head!! It`s very calming, but has a good beat. I could see this song in the scenes where Bella is thinking about Edward and how he left her and Jacob and how she kinda has a thing for him.

    My favorite vampire book series has to be the obvious twilight, but I also love the Sookie Stackhouse Series and the tv show true blood. I love how when twilight came out other people produced/made vampire shows based on books. Also how Alex O`loughlin came back in three rivers. Then there`s Vampire Diaries. I love love love the show and I haven`t read the book, but I look forward to reading it soon! My favorite has to be True Blood because it`s a combination of action, love, adventure, and mystery!!

  15. laCullensCantante says:

    my favorite song from the soundtrack is ‘The Violet Hour’ i adore the song but its so upbeat and peppy like a happy montage song and where does a happy montage go in a movie like new moon? i do know exactly where ‘Friends’ is going to go its such a wolf song i can see them slow motion walking to that one. HA!

    as for next favorite vampire thing i have no idea i swear i used to not get the whole vamp thing but since twilight im eating it all up i’m exactly who those gimmicks are made up for. lolz i do like blue bloods the series alot one of the most interesting and true blood is a great show and ive been meaning to read the books. Vampire diaries is amazing i want to read those to but am currently reading Dracula ha gotta love the classics huh?

  16. bella (i know its weird) says:

    OmG I LOVE Friends it has like the most awsome beat and the best perfect lyricTs I might not love it as much as EdWard loves me (ha hA name game), but i’m sure I’m really immProsibly colse to it!!!

    Then I got the bonus track so I haVe All I Belive In thaty IS my favoritEr song in the WHOLE worlds! I even Had it b4 (BINGO!) I gots dEEe soundtrack!!! EEEP!!!!!1 :P

    PS. yap all the spellinG “errors” were mean’t to be there
    PPS. don’t Be mean i’M !2
    PPPS. thats Right I put 12 as !2 sweetly cool, riGht?
    PPPPS. (i’m a Big beliver in Randome capiTalization sO not faIr to the worDs in the miDDle!!!)

  17. bella (i know its weird) says:

    I aLso like the laS page of DraculA caUse thatS all oF othEr vamPs. booKs i’V red

  18. Alice (real name Abbison Allyson so weird!) says:

    I love A White Deamon Love Song. one because one part of the song it sounds like Kermit , and two It’s by The Killers (ironic for vampires, and my favriote band!) I can just hear it start playing right when Bella nocks into Edward in Rome. so cute!
    The kermit part I just HAD to add because when it breaks into the ‘let us be in love, let us be in love”, to Funnay!

    My second Favriote vampire book is (twilight beeing the first)… New Moon! HA just Kidding. I like Dracula (notice the LIKE) got to stick to the classics girls.

    Podcasts = asi asi (ehhh)
    Twilight Series Theories = Frickin Halarious

  19. Alice (real name Abbison Allyson so weird!) says:

    Not Rome Italy!!! Silly Abbison Allyson (translation = Ally-Soon yes like soon ironic my nickname is spoon? I think not.

  20. Alice (real name Abbison Allyson so weird!) says:

    sorry forgot to add this to the last post

    Podcasts = asi asi (ehhh)
    Twilight Series Theories = Frickin Halarious

  21. Kiwi says:

    Hi Kallie and Kassie

    I am so glad you posted this question. My favourite song on the soundtrack is “Thunderclap” by Eskimo Joe, It has to be Jacob’s song. It has that Indian influence to it and the lyrics sound like Jacob being in love with Bella. I also like “Possibility” by Lykke Li but I don’t think this soundtrack is as good as the first. I will probably change my mind once I have seen the film and can associate the songs properly. I will add that I do like “The Meadow” also.

    As for Vampire Books, I love the Evernight series like Lina above, another nice love story between two people who are forced apart because of who they are. I need to put in a plug here though for Maggie Stiefvater’s book “Shiver”, I know its not about Vampires but it is Twilight related somewhat but through Werewolves instead. It is such a beautiful read and if you don’t like reading the audiobook is a must, the actors who voice the book capture the characters exactly.

    Still loving the podcast, can’t wait for the movie.
    xxAndy

  22. Charlie says:

    Hi Kallie and Kassie, my favourite song on the new moon soundtrack is ‘Satellite Heart’. It is an amazing song and perfect for the scenes where Bella goes all depressed.

    My favourite Vampire books are the House of Night series, the Morganville Vampire series and, even though only one of the books has been released, the Immortals series. My favourite vampire series are True Blood and Moonlight. They both show hot and not old vampires!!!

    I don’t really like any other vampire movies apart from Twilight so i cannot really say what my favourite movie is apart from Twilight that involves vampires.

    Love the podcasts,
    charlie( from england)

  23. Lesley says:

    Hey Girls,

    Love the podcast. I do really like the soundtrack and the songs do really fit the tone of the book. I think it was great for Chris to make the music especially for the film so we’d get all these new songs. I’m just really dissapointed they didn’t put any of the songs from Stephenie’s Playlist on the album. I know they only put one song from her twilight playlist on the first album but she’s always talking about how music has such an ifluence on her and her writing and it would have been nice to have had something from that.

    I think my favourite song on the soundtrack is ‘Possibility’ by Lykke Li, I picture this playing while Bella skips the months, the seasons changing outside her window as she plummits into depression, very heart breaking. Also ‘Shooting the Moon’ ust because I like the nice kicky beat it has. Did anyone picture Lupe Fiasco as the music Bella plays in Jessica’s car when they go to the movies?

    In general I’m not too fussed about the vampire genre, I just really liked the way Stephenie played with conventions and mythology. I’m reading City of Glass at the moment, which I really like and has the kind of vampire subplot which is cool. Also True Blood on TV is awesome, very very different to Twilight hehe.

    Keep up the great work girls x

  24. Victoria says:

    I haven’t bought the CD yet, but it sounds good. Would any of you be kind and give me a link to “The Meadow”? From what I hear it’s good, but I want to know if it’s good enough to buy a whole entire album for it.

  25. Dabney says:

    1. What song on the New Moon soundtrack is your favorite? Where do you think it will tie into the movie?
    My favorite song on the New Moon Soundtrack (it’s hard to choose) is ‘A White Demon Love Song’
    by The Killers but I have NO idea where it wil fit. Another song I like is Satalite Heart by Anya Marina and I think it could fit into a montage of relaxed, having fun times with Jacob or the plane ride to/from Italy.

    2. What is your favorite vampire book/series/tv show/movie, besides The Twilight Saga? Why?
    Of books I really enjoyed Evernight by Claudia Gray. Surprisingly I liked how confused I was until it was all explained. It’s also a very interesting twist on how a vampire story can be. I also enjoyed Peeps by Scott Westerfield but I don’t know if it was because it was good or if it was off my opinion of the Uglies series that I enjoyed in 6th grade. My favorite TV show is The Vampire Diaries mostly because I don’t know ofa ny other vampire TV shows that I have seen. Although I found the Vampire Diaries can be dull at times and can get boring, I do enjoy the darkness of it and OTHER than the Twilight Saga (which is hard for me to disclude) My favorite vampire movie would have to be Van Helsing.

    ” ‘There’s a vampire in your house,’ Jacob hissed. ‘And you want to go back?’
    …’Of course,’ “- ‘New Moon’ by Stephenie Meyer (pg.379)

  26. Kiwi says:

    I forgot to add my fav Vamp movie, that would have to be hands down The Lost Boys. Still has a special place in my heart and I love the soundtrack to the movie too.

  27. kaitlynne says:

    1. i havnt heard the sound track all the way though yet :( but i want to but i have heard meet me on the exqunce by death cab for cutie. i liked that song.

    2. its hard to pick a favortie vampire series i like so many of them. i like the vampire acadamy, the house of night, vamprie knight (manga) and the vaimpire chonciels by ann rice. *team lestat* lol jk i like interview with a vampire the movie (not queen of the dammed, such i bad moive). love your podcast <3

    ps. sorry if i splled a word wrong, im a horrable speller.

  28. sarah says:

    Hi guys
    I would have to say that my favourite song on the soundtrack is White Demon Love Song by The Killers. To be honest, I’m not sure where it would go in the movie but there are a few places I could imagine it. Maybe it could go over the bit where edward finally returns to Bellas room… but i’m not sure. It’s pretty fitting for the entire movie, at least in my view.

    I have 2 fave vampire series besides the Twilight Saga. They would be The House of Night series and Vampire Diaries. I will admit that it was Twilight that got me into the whole vampire thing and i’m glad it did because these series are awesome. THe vampire diaries TV show is the best, I love the guy who plays damon. he plays the sarcastic, dark, bad guy so well. I love to House of Night books because it’s like Zoey (the main character) is actually talking to you, rather than just at you. She speaks as if in conversaton. It’s great.

    Sorry if the answer is lame, but i wanted to put my two cents in
    Love the podcast, keep up the good work.

    Sarah x

  29. Kel says:

    Hi Girls!

    1. My favorite song from the soundtrack is “Meet Me on the Equinox” by DCFC. The song is great because DCFC is such a great band. The song is moody, which makes it a great fit for New Moon. The video is also really cool, which the contrasts between the light and dark.

    2. I told my brother about Twilight and he suggested I watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. From the first episode, I fell in love with the series. The vampires in the show are much different from our Stephenie Meyers vamps, but I like the contrast. The show is smart, funny, and highly entertaining. I got so addicted to the show that I watched all seven seasons on DVD in about 2 months!

  30. Carly "Renesmee" Cullen says:

    Hey Kallie and Kassie!!

    I normally wait until after I see a movie to buy the soundtrack. I feel that I like the songs better after I know how they fit into the movie. I really debated with myself about pre-ordering the soundtrack or waiting until after I saw New Moon to get it. I did decide to pre-order it since I like the Twilight soundtrack so much, but I have mixed feelings about it. I am going to be cliche and say I like “Meet Me on the Equinox”, but after re-listening to it just now I like “All I Believe In” by The Magic Numbers & Amadou & Mariam and “Shooting the Moon” by Ok Go. I like “All I Believe In” because I see movement for a dance in my head. I am a dancer, so it happens with certain song and it happens to be one of the songs that it does. If I ever get around to choreographing anything, I will try to tape it and let you see it. I think I will like more of the music after I see the movie. I will be able to understand why the songs are on the soundtrack. I am not very happy that the music video of “Meet Me on the Equinox” is not the music video with clips from the movie.

    I have not read any other vampire books, but I have watched a little of True Blood and Vampire Diaries. I wasn’t really feeling them. I just feel like companies are trying to get on the vampire bandwagon. I also feel like it is hard to make books into TV shows. I have watched other shows that are based on books and have found that they deviate from the original story to quickly. I think apart of the reason why I am not really a fan of True Blood or Vampire Diaries is because I like Stephanie Meyer’s vampires. The vampires in True Blood and Vampire Diaries are more like the traditional vampires. I do however think that Paul Wesley who plays Stefan Salvatore in Vampire Diaries isn’t bad to look at, but I don’t think it is enough to make me want to watch it.

    Thanks for the podcast!! It has fueled my obsession more than is really needed. Can’t wait for the next on!!!

    Carly

  31. Carrie says:

    I haven’t acually heard the new moon soundtrack yet

    My favorite would have to be the nightworld series, I love these books dont really have a reason other than im a sucker for romance books, and its kool because it has a mixture of creatures vampires, werewolves and witches, I love the way they are all tied together and I liked reading the history of how the made vamps/lamia came to be and junk like that

    I have a suggestion for the music on one of your podcasts Paramores new cd Brand New Eyes has a really good song I just love called “Misguided Ghosts”

  32. Elena says:

    Hey Kallie and Kassie! I love your podcast you guys rock!
    For the first question, I would have to say my favorite song on the new moon soundtrack would have to be New Moon (The Meadow).The instrumentals are so beautiful and i think thaty his song will be able to fit in almost anywhere in the movie. But my favorite song that has lyrics would have to be Satelite Heart by Anya Marina. I think it’ll be able to fit in mostly into the middle part of the movie where Bella’s kind of moping around like a “satelite heart lost in the dark” and it the song really describes that part of the book really well.
    For the second question, I haven’t really been interested in anything vampire since twilight and i havent had the time to read any of the other books that are out lately.
    Thanks for podcasting you guys are awesome!
    xoxoxo

  33. Hannah TEAM EDWARD says:

    Hello Kassie Hi Kallie (i hope i spelt that right, i wouldnt want to make you upset)
    Before i start i have to say i LOVE your shows, awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and also..where has all the singing gone??????????? D:

    ok now to the answers

    1. What song on the New Moon soundtrack is your favorite? Where do you think it will tie into the movie?
    Oh my goodness my favie song is possibility by lykke li (what a weird name…but AWESOME) i love it because of the heart sound in the background…love it! i really feel like kassie at the moment, im singing the song whilst im typing this. I really think that this song will be the point AFTER the breakup, you know the bit where bella is curled up on the floor in the forest. If it isnt that part, i think i will cry.

    2. What is your favorite vampire book/series/tv show/movie, besides The Twilight Saga? Why?
    It will HAVE to be True blood, wanna know why? i have this theory PLEASE think about it….right
    Twilight is like Harry Potter but with all the sexual tension
    True Blood is like Twilght…but with all the sex! :)
    get it?

  34. Alex Tea says:

    Hello girlies!
    You guys are awesome!
    Well, I would have to say that I have many favorite songs!!!! But, if I had to choose one, it would have to be White Demon Love Song by The Killers. However, I cannot place exactly where it would be in the movie. Therefore, I chose my second favorite song, Done All Wrong by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. I believe this song could be placed anytime throughout the movie before Bella gets to see Jacob for the first time after her break up with Edward because she believes that she did something wrong which leads to her ideology of the break up being her fault. Plus the song is very dead like and dark mellow which I can see them playing it a time when she has a vacant dead look on her face and not paying attention to anything around her, but barely going on through the day. In the song even though it says that you have done all wrong then you would live quite long, that could be interpreted in the sense that Bella would live long in pain and agony. I can also see this song being a transition of Bella throughout her day and Edward dealing with the breakup and what he looks like and what he is doing.

    As for the liking other vamp books, I love the Sookie Stackhouse series!!!! True Blood is a really good show too! I would have to say, Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice is an awesome novel too!!!! A classical deep thinking type of series! It is amazing and the idea of a vampire being the devil’s child is questioned throughout the novel, with the protagonist leaning towards vampires living a damned life.

    Sorry if it seemed extremely long!!!!
    These questions were good!
    Thanks for reading my post!
    Alex tea!

  35. Nat Anne Cullen says:

    My fav song on the soundtrack is “Meet Me on the Equinox” I don’t know why but the song sound just really really cool but sort of eerie you know? It’s just that sort of song that you just want to listen to for no reason whatsoever.
    As for favorite vamp series besides Twilight Saga, I would have to say ummm it’s sort of a draw between Vampire Diaries and ‘The Southern Vampire Mysteries’. Both of them are really cool yeah because whilst Vampire Diaries is sort of like the Twilight Saga but with a few differences ‘The Southern Vampire Mysteries’ books are more your traditional vampire stories.
    My friends think I’m insane for liking both of these and Twilight. But then again I’m sort of the only sane one.

    YOU BOTH ROCK TOTALLY!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR PODCASTS
    (Sorry if it makes no sense because I’m listening to one of your podcast right now. It’s an old one the one about visiting the Volturi but before that I was listening to the Parental Units one from way back in week 8 and OMG you were right without even knowing it about Bella and Edward having Vampire kids. I was ROTFLMAO. (Roll on the floor laughing my ass off) when I heard that)

  36. Sarah Katherine Cullen says:

    Hey Kallie and Kassie, I’m soooo glad y’all are reading my response to the question.

    My favorite song from the New Moon Soundtrack is “Friends” by Band of Skulls. I think they will play this song when it introduces Embry and Quil. It would be the perfect song because of the way it sounds, and because it talks about Jacob’s “friends”.

    My favorite vampire show is The Vampire Diaries. I make sure that I can watch every episode of it.
    My favorite vampire books besides Twilight is The Dangerous Girls series by R. L. Stine.
    My favorite vampire movie besides Twilight is Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assisstant. It is sooooooo halarius.

  37. Juliana says:

    Hi Kallie! Hi Kassie!
    Thank you for reading my answer on last week’s podcast!
    My favorite song from the soundtrack is Friends by Band of Skulls. I haven’t really thought about where it will tie in into the movie. Maybe the movie theater scene with Mike, Bella and Jacob?

    And I don’t mean to be a total party pooper, but I don’t really like any other vampire books/tv show/movie. I watch the Vampire Diaries, but I am not a big fan. I just think Paul Wesley is HOT!

    Happy Halloween!

  38. Sabeth says:

    Hey Kallie & Kassie! I’ve listened to the soundtrack a few times now and I would probably have to say that Rosyln by Bon Iver & St. Vincent is my favorite. I was thinking this particular song could be used during the cliff scene but I could be way off. I wasn’t really terribly interested in vampires until Twilight but since then I have come across True Blood and absolutely love it!! I also use to watch Moonlight which was also great but it was canceled after only 16 episodes. Anyway, I just wanted to say I Iove your podcast and look forward to hearing more from you both soon! Thanks!!

  39. Lily Alice Cullen says:

    Hey Kallie and Kassie! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the soundtrack. My favorite song on the soundtrack….. I like a lot of them. I really like I Belong To You by Muse. I kind of think it will play when they are either flying to or from Italy because it says “I travel half the world to say I belong to you” I also really like Possibility, Satellite Heart, Meet me on the Equinox, and the song by Grizzly Bear that I forget the title of at the moment. I am not sure when they are going to play in the movie, but can’t wait to see. I am pretty disappointed that “the meadow” is probably replacing Bella’s Lullaby. I really liked Bella’s Lullaby and taught myself how to play it on the piano without any lessons. I don’t really like any other vampire book/series/tv show/movies other than twilight. I started to read the first Vampire Academy book but didn’t really like it. My friend wants me to watch Vampire Diaries but I’m not sure if I will like it. Anyways, love the podcast!

    -Lily Alice Cullen!

  40. A lot of people really love the Meadow. I agree that is a great song and Alexander Desplat will be great BUT it is not my favorite song. Pretty much all the songs make me feel quite dreary. I feel I need to lock myself in my room and feel gloomy just to listen to the soundtrack. My favorite song is Sattelite Heart. It is kinda gloomy but the Anya Marina’s voice is soo fresh that I want to listen to more of her songs. My least favorite song is Violet Hour. It says somthing like “Your lips are nettles, Your tongue is wine, Your body’s pine” It is a weird song and does not make any sense.

    As for my favorite vampire series, I have actually been very interested in vampires all my life. Once I saw the commercial for Twilight, I became intensely interested because the TV-Spots centered around vampires. I picked up the books and of course we all know what happened next. The new vamp-books are(marked, Vampire Acedemy), I feel, copying the Twilight series. The covers are alike to the Twi-ones. So I do not read those. But I do like Vampire Culture. Of course, Rice is one of my favorite. There is also this very good book called The Historian. It was mentioned a couple weeks ago on another Twi-cast, but this is an extremely good book. I highly recomend it!

    Jacob Black is the werewolf lovechild of Sirius Black and Remus Lupin!

  41. Hanalee says:

    1. idk, I haven’t listened to it yet….
    2. I have been obsessed with vampires for so long I have a list. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is absolutly BEAUTIFUL. You can see every place she describes perfectly in your mind and it’s AMAZING. Also, Dracula…b/c you can’t mess with the original. And lastly Vamped by David Sosnowski b/c it has to be the funniest book I have ever read.
    As for movies…Shadow of the Vampire with John Malkovich is so weird but it is really interesting…UM…Interview with the Vampire gets me everytime and had HUGE parallels to New Moon! They have a Volturi in there basically and one of them only eats animals for a while.

    <3 the podcasts and the accents!

  42. Mrs. Ariana Edward Cullen says:

    Wellllll…….my favorite song on the New Moon soundtrack would definately have to be “Satellite Heart.” I love the melody and Ana Maria’s voice is so beautiful. Her voice is very different and unique and soft and I get llost in her song. The words of the “Satellite Heart” mtaches the story of NM so well.

    For the second question:
    to be honest, I don’t have another favorite vampire pop culture thingy. I have never really been into vampires. And that shows how much Twilight has captured my heart because I’ve never really been into vampires, but Twilight was so appealing because it’s something new. When my friend first told me about the series I was very iffy about it because of the word “vampire.” I mean, don’t get me wrong, I never hated vampires, it’s just that they didn’t really interest me. But I read about Twilight on Wikipedia and I had to get my hands on the books. I guess I’m more open to vampires now since Twilight, like I am more attentive when I here vampire, it has more of an importance and ring to it since I read the books. But I don’t have another favorite vampire thing besides Twilight.

  43. Mrs. Ariana Edward Cullen says:

    *Anya

  44. Emma says:

    For the soundtrack,most of it isn’t music that I listen too normally, but neither was twilight. Once the movie came out most of the music will probably grow on me. I have always loved the killers, muse, and I like Ok Go’s song shooting the moon. As for other vamp stories twilight is one of the first one i have really gotten into, but lately i am pulling a kassie and watching the vampire diaries, but not reading the books! But i am wonding what kallie thinks of them, and i may read them later. It has a good story that is somewhat similar to twilight from what i have seen. Plus stephan and daman are really hot!

  45. Victoria says:

    Ok so I think my favorite song on the soundtrack is Roslyn. I think it will tie in somewhere around the cliff dive scene. Idk Wild Guess.

    I think my favorite vampire book other than the twilight saga would probably have to be the Vampire Beach series. Random I know.

  46. Natalie says:

    Hey guys!

    I love this album! There are so many songs i love, and very, very few i can’t listen to over and over. I adore Satelite Heart. It speaks so accurately in tone and words of how Bella feels without Edward. Violet hours is so upbeat and cool. Shooting the moon is brillant. But my very favourite at the moment is Friends by Band of Skulls. I feel the start of this song is darker , representing Bella’s desperation without Edward and the chorus brings light and fun which is what Jacob does for Bella in New Moon. Now Cassie, don’t get me wrong, i’m as strongly for Bella and Edward as you are and felt the same angst you did when reading New Moon with Jacob! And don’t get me started on the mixed emotions Bella ‘thought’ she had towards Jacob in Eclipse… But this song represents the happiness and distraction that Jacob provided Bella with when she was at her lowest point… without Edward!

    Love your podcast… i have only recently found you guys and love, love, love your discussions! I have downoaded all your podcasts formt he very beginning and listen to you guys each night when i’m going to bed or driving my kids around in the car! Cheers girls, love listening to the Twi talks!

  47. Emma says:

    Hey grilles , I have to say that ur last podcast made me laugh so hard! I loved it! Well i have to say that I have not listen to the sound track yet only because I like to see where they put the music and then decide if I like it or not. But my favorite Vampire book series had to Vampire academy i have to say at the end of the third book when what happened with rose and everything I literally throw the book across the room. Which was not a good thing because i was in study hall at the time.
    I just loved the way those vampires where written have to ask you this If Edward and one of the vampires form theses books or the Vampire diaries got in a fight who would win? I have to say Dimitri. I also wanted to ask you guy a question that was asked to me by some who just finished New moon for the first time. She asked me if Edward had any other gifts besides mind reading, what I said was no. But then she said” Could he do if from far away or try to anyway and when he is trying to could like the person who he is trying to read like hear his voice like with Bella in new moon?” This got me thinking was Bella really nuts or whatever it is she was. I want to know what you girls think. Thanks so much for everything you guys and your team at Tst do. Hope you are all doing great. Emma

  48. Bailey (Rosalie) says:

    First of all, I love you Kassie and Kallie :) yewr the best!
    I think that my favorite song on the New Moon soundtrack is Satellite Heart by Anya Marina. I’m not 100% sure where in the movie it will be, but I think that in would have to be either a scene where Jacob is holding Bella and “holding her wounds together” or when Edward, Bella and Alice are having their visit with the Volturi.

    As for my favorite vampire series, besides Twiight, I’d have to say the Vampire Diaries, just because it’s the only one that I’ve completely read. I’m starting to read the Vampire Academy and the True Blood series, and those are really good. I’ve just got so much school reading lately, but I’m doing my best, even though my mom is always yelling at me to stop reading. Oh well, its worth it. I think that no vampire series could surpass Twilight, but some do a pretty good job of trying to compare.\

    Again, love the podcast. yewr awesome

    Love, Bailey

  49. Jade says:

    Hi guys,
    Firstly, I adore the New Moon soundtrack, I think its perfect and has kept the right sort of genres I associate with the twilight saga, but my absolute favourite song at the moment (which is also on the New Moon soundtrack) is Friends, by Band of Skulls. It reminds me of my life and friends and is very relevant at the moment, especially when it says, “Wastin’ all my money, all my time” since I went a little crazy shopping online recently but got some gorgeous Twilight merchandise so I consider it money well spent :) I really hope it’s played when Bella and Jacob are fixing the bikes, there is a montage to show their growing friendship.
    I’m really into the vampire genre at the moment, since Stephenie Meyer kinda got me hooked.

    My favourite books are:
    The House of Night Series
    The Morganville Vampire Series
    The Sookie Stackhouse Series (True Blood)
    The Vampire Diaries
    The Immortals Series

    My favourite vampire movies (beside twilight :( ) are:
    Bram Stokers Dracula (1992 edition)Dracula (classic)
    Interview with a vampire
    Van Helsing
    The Lost Boys
    Salem’s Lot
    Cirque Du Freak / The Vampire’s Assistant
    I am Legend (the monsters have vampire characteristics)

    My favourite vampire tv shows are:
    True Blood
    Being Human (uk show)
    Angel
    Buff the vampire slayer

    I would also looovveee to see The Vampire Diaries but its not showing in the uk yet (sigh)
    Even though I love watching and reading Vampire themed things, I love twilight over all others and think that the twilight Vampires have the best characteristics – I would love to never sleep, I really need the time it would provide!
    Would also like to mention I am not completely obsessed with vampires (just twilight) and not a goth or anything!!! Just plain and simple :D

    Also send big love to Kallie, Kassie and all the volunteers
    oh and a MAJOR HUGE MASSIVE BIG THANK YOU to Kallie for reading my answer on the last podcast <3 some of my friends thought I was really dumb to be super excited about it, but the ones who I have converted to the pro-twilight way of life were really happy for me too :)

    Big hugs from England to all Twilight fans, you rock like thin trees in a storm
    Jade
    xxxxx

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