• Cecilia Martinez-Gil

Sunshower [Lluvia con Sol] -- A Novel's Playlist Like a Panacea in Trying Times

Updated: Feb 10


I started writing a novel last December 17, 2018. However, I doubt that I'll ever finish it—I am a rewriter, so the work is continuously transforming. I don't want to stop discovering all these mind widening treasures as I write along my characters' winding journey. My manuscript is still a hairy creature flashing some iridescence intermittently, but it has a strong-boned skeleton. Music is a crucial theme running across these pages and I allude to many song titles, like rewritten and overwritten palimpsests, however in sounding constancy.


Below you'll find Sunshower [Lluvia con Sol] – A chapter-by-chapter playlist with links to Youtube and Vimeo videos. The playlist is also available on Spotify


Here is a link to my Blogs featuring videos and excerpts from my work in progress created in collaboration with various amazing artists:






©Sunshower [Lluvia con Sol]

a novel in progress

by Cecilia Martinez-Gil



PART I

Chapter 1 – COME RAIN OR COME SHINE



Chapter 2 – EBBS AND FLOWS


  • Mendes Shawn. “Memories.” Handwritten. Island. 2015

  • Mendes Shawn. “Act Like You Love.” Handwritten Revisited. Island. 2015.


  • Weather Report. “Birdland.” Columbia Records. 1977.




  • Wilson, Cassandra. “Harvest Moon.” Closer to You. Blue Note. 2009.

Chapter 3 – WORDS WRIT ON WILD WATERS


[The Pledge]


  • The Commitments. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You).” Aretha Franklin. The Commitments: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. MCA. 1991.

  • Gabriel, Peter. “The Washing of the Water.Us. Real World Records. 1992.

  • Kane, Brad. Lea Salonga. “A Whole New World.” Aladdin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Walt Disney. 1992.

  • Lansbury, Angela. “Beauty and the Beast.” Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Walt Disney. 1991.

  • Lee, Peggy. “La La Lu.” Lady and the Tramp: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Walt Disney. 1955.

[The Turn]



Read an excerpt from [The Turn] here



[The Prestige]


  • Sarah McLachlan – “Hold On.” Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. Netwerk. 1994

Chapter 4 – THE SORCERESS’ GIFT





Read an excerpt from The Sorceress' Gift here



[equinox]

  • Bee Gees. “Stayin’ Alive.” “If I Can’t Have You.” Stayin’ Alive. RSO. 1977.



PART II

Chapter 5 – THE LIGHT IN THE SHADOW


Chapter 6 – FROM DAWN TO DUSK


  • The Everly Brothers. “Down in the Willow Garden.Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. Cadence Records. 1950.

  • Wild Mountain. “Rain And On The Run.” Greengrass. Wild Mountain. LLC. 2017.

  • Lamar, Kendrick. “Poetic Justice.good kid, m.A.A.d city. Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope. 2012.

  • Lamar, Kendrick. “LOVE.” Damn. Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope. 2017.

Chapter 7 – THROWING CAUTION INTO THE WIND