• Greyhound ... the music in the book ...


    Complete YouTube Playlist:


    " ... and tell me friend, how in the world ... have you been?"


    I just wanted to give thanks to everyone that read Greyhound and participated with the editing, the feedback, the promotion, all the work and thoughtfulness, the anticipation, the conversations ... all of it.

    A few of you asked about all the songs listed in the book and if I was listening to them at the time, and what other music I had dialed in. 

    Below is a list of songs that I probably overdosed on without doubt, but are all great none the less. The video above though, would be the theme of the book, if it had one. The video at the bottom is probably what helped primarily with the ending.

    Greyhound Song list:

    Grandma's Hands - Bill Withers
    The Air that I breathe – k.d. lang
    Planet Caravan – Black Sabbath
    Nightshift - The Commodores

    What's Going On? – Marvin Gaye
    Save The Children – Marvin Gaye
    What's Happening Brother? – Marvin Gaye
    Inner City Blues - Marvin Gaye

    Opus 70. No. 1 (Ghost) Largo -- LVB
    I Miss You – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
    Every time You Go Away – Hall & Oates
    Trouble - Cat Stevens

    One of These Nights - The Eagles
    Under My Thumb – The Rolling Stones
    Peaceful, Easy Feeling - The Eagles

    I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) -- Hall & Oates
    Taxi (Take Me To The Other Side Of Town) -- ZZ Hill
    Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree -- Tony Orlando & Dawn
    Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone

    Sara Smile – Hall & Oates
    Where Do The Children Play? – Cat Stevens
    Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, Aria – Bach
    Lean on Me - Bill Withers

    Bird On A Wire – Leonard Cohen
    The Stranger – Leonard Cohen
    Moonshadow – Cat Stevens

    For Emily, Whenever I may find her – Simon & Garfunkel
    Kathy’s Song – Simon & Garfunkel
    Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel
    The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel

    (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below – Curtis Mayfield
    Drive All Night – Bruce Springsteen
    Lady Jane – The Rolling Stones
    Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones

    Nights In White Satin (w/Late Lament) – The Moody Blues
    The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
    Calling All Angels – k.d. lang
    Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield

    Mother's Little Helper – The Rolling Stones
    Emotional Rescue – The Rolling Stones
    When I Was Young - Eric Burden & The Animals
    Acrobat - U2

    The Wind – Cat Stevens
    Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
    Love Is Blindness - U2

    I Am, I said - Neil Diamond
    Stabat Mater (14th - 24th Movement) - Antonio Vivaldo

    Thanks, everybody ...

    Steffan at 38
    Steffan at 12


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    Steffan Piper is the author of several novels including Greyhound, Yellow Fever and Fugue State. He was once kicked out of Nome, Alaska due to a minor misunderstanding. He has a blog, a Facebook page, a favorite film and lives on the outskirts of Los Angeles with his family in Palm Desert, CA.



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