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:
"Cassandra's Vow of Love" - Music interpreted by Federico Ramos, Voice by Magaluna Ramos, Words by Cecilia Martinez-Gil and video created and edited by BreeAnn Getman. The music was inspired in Natalie Merchant's Wonder.
©Sunshower [Lluvia con Sol]
a novel in progress
by Cecilia Martinez-Gil
Chapter 1 – COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
Serrat, Joan Manuel. “Cantares.” Joan Manuel Serrat – Dedicado a Antonio Machado, poeta. Zafiro/Novola. 1969.
The Doors. “Baby Light my Fire.” The Doors. Sunset Sound Recordings. 1966.
Stevens, Sufjan. “The Only Thing,” Carrie and Lowell. Asthmatic Kitty. 2015.
The Beatles. “Here Comes the Sun.” Abbey Road. EMI. 1969.
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.
No Doubt. “Sunday Morning.” Tragic Kingdom. Trauma/Interscope Records. 1995.
Shakur, Tupac. “Nothin but Love.” R U Still Down. Amaru Entertainment. 1997.
Marley, Bob and The Wailers. “Waiting in Vain.” Exodus. Island Records. 1977.
Marley, Bob and The Wailers. “Exodus.” Exodus. Island Records. 1977.
Debussy. Claude “The Snow is Dancing.” Suite Bergamasque ~ Impressions. Aurophon. 1992.
Duran Duran. “Breath After Breath.” (The Wedding Album). Parlaphone. 1993.
Simone, Nina. “I Want A Little Sugar in My Bowl” Sing the Blues. RCA Records. 1967.
Jewel. “Who will Save Your Soul.” Pieces of You. Atlantic. 1996.
The Beatles. “Blackbird.” (The White Album). Apple. 1968.
Pastorius, Jaco. “Blackbird.” Word of Mouth. Warner Brothers. 1981.
Wilson, Cassandra. “Harvest Moon.” Closer to You. Blue Note. 2009.
Chapter 3 – WORDS WRIT ON WILD WATERS
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.
Claudio, Sabrina. “About Time.” Mixtape. Atlantic. 2017.
Magaluna. “Couldn’t Say it Better.” Capitol Records. 2018.
Merchant, Natalie. “Wonder.” Tigerly. Elektra. 1995.
Read an excerpt from [The Turn] here
Sarah McLachlan – “Hold On.” Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. Netwerk. 1994
Chapter 4 – THE SORCERESS’ GIFT
Yamagata, Rachael. “Collide.” EP. RCA. 2003.
Simone, Nina – “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today.” The very Best of Nina Simone. Sony. 2006.
Read an excerpt from The Sorceress' Gift here
Queen. “Love of my Life.” A Night at the Opera. EMI/Elektra. 1975.
Grande, Ariana. “thank u, next.” thank u, next. Republic. 2019.
Bee Gees. “Stayin’ Alive.” “If I Can’t Have You.” Stayin’ Alive. RSO. 1977.
Chapter 5 – THE LIGHT IN THE SHADOW
Shakur, Tupac. “So Many Tears.” Me Against the World. Interscope. 1995.
Enigma. “The Return to Innocence” The Cross of Changes. Virgin/EMI. 1994.
The Beatles. “Revolution.” The White Album. Apple. 1968.
The Beatles. “Golden Slumbers.” Abbey Road. Apple. 1969.
The Beatles. I’ll Follow the Sun. Beatles For Sale. Parlaphone. 1964.
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