Name that tune, you say? Okay, now name the erotic legend that goes with the tune...
As I mentioned before, Susie Bright has a new book out for the holidays, a fancy-pantsy slip-covered hardback called X: The Erotic Treasury, with forty stories from her favorite erotic literary fiction authors.
She asked all her writers, "What song would you like to dedicate to your story?"
Twenty-three of them answered— including me.
Twenty-three of them answered— including me.
Above is Susie's "jukebox," where you can hear snippets of all the songs. Below is a list of all the stories, with the title, author, song, and synopsis. Susie said she loved doing this... "it gives me another insight into what each author was thinking as they twisted the short and curlies!" Naturally, leave it to me to pick a spectacularly cheezy song amongst some hardcore punk. But that's me, you know. Always there to bring a handful of anachronisms and vapidity along with the martini ingredients.
Above is Susie's "jukebox," where you can hear snippets of all the songs.
Below is a list of all the stories, with the title, author, song, and synopsis.
Susie said she loved doing this... "it gives me another insight into what each author was thinking as they twisted the short and curlies!" Naturally, leave it to me to pick a spectacularly cheezy song amongst some hardcore punk. But that's me, you know. Always there to bring a handful of anachronisms and vapidity along with the martini ingredients.
1. Wish Girls
by Matthew Addison
"Wished for You" by the Squirrel Nut Zippers
A boy grows weary of his two devoted fembots.
2. On the Road with Sonia
by Paula Bomer
“Freeway,” by Aimee Mann
One mother's erotic road trip.. several months pregnant.
by Corwin Ericson
“Barnacle Bill the Sailor,” by The Controllers
A fisherman applies a shocking gift from the sea to his lingam.
4. Beyond the Sea
by Susan DiPlacido
"The Girl from Ipanema," Getz/Gilberto
Beautiful con artist works washed-up surf star on last chance cruise.
5. Night Train
by Martha Garvey
“Take Off Your Clothes (For World Peace),” by Royal Pink
They got on at Broadway-Lafayette... and the rest is history.
6. Electric Razor
by Irma Wimple
"Good Vibrations," by American Black Lung
The potential of household appliances in one woman's life.
7. Must Bite
by Vicki Hendricks
“Monkey Man” by the Rolling Stones
Stripper takes on a new husband with an exotic pet collection and a huge insurance policy.
8. Loved It and Set It Free
by Lisa Montanarelli
“Memories of Times Square (The Dildo Song),” by The Neal Pollack Invasion
(What a perfect, perfect, song- SB)
Two young women's night of debauchery have to cover up their misdeeds in a hurry.
by Nick Kaufmann
"Magic" by Olivia Newton-John
A broken down porn star gets one hell of a supernatural last chance.
10. Parts for Wholes
“Cue The Strings,” by Low
A tender, painful, and pleasurable intervention.
by Bill Noble
“Food and Pussy,” by Dan Reeder (How did I never hear this before?-SB)
Two unlikely lovers set adrift off the Na Pali coast.
12. A First Time for Everything
by Rachel Kramer Bussel
“Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)” by Garbage
One woman's self-made bukkake party is no Martha Stewart affair.
by Peggy Munson
"Carnival,” by Bikini Kill
A trio of outlaws and crips take their sex act to the carnival grounds.
by R. Gay
“Angel,” by Massive Attack
A guy who doesn't think he stands a chance with a certain kind of woman finds he has a physical gift he didn't realize.
15. God’s Gift
by Salome Wilde
“Big Bottom,” by Spinal Tap
A legendary Rock Star is reincarnated beyond his wildest sexual imagination.
16. Red Light Green Light
by Shanna Germain
“L'il Red Riding Hood,” by Sam the Sham
A tourist takes a turn in a brothel window in Amsterdam.
17. Puffy Lips
by Susie Hara
“Flamenco Tangos,” by Manuel Salado
A dare at a bar goes one step further than either lover expected.
18. Gifts from Santa
by Tsaurah Litzky
“Jingle Bells,” by Duke Ellington & his Orchestra
That jolly ole' elf knows exactly how to get you off.
"4'33" by John Cage
Two refugees from a charismatic religious cult know they have one catharsis left undone.
Watch the Cage performance here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HypmW4Yd7SY
"The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News
Just how far you can take one dinner guest, one accommodating hostess, and one highly authoritative master of ceremonies.
21. Cold Ass Ice
by Chelsea Summers
"Hot Child in the City, " by Nick Gilder
A sweltering summer in an un-airconditioned apartment in The City can take one right past the point of no return.
23. Rock of Ages
by P.S. Haven
“Pictures Of Lily” by The Who
One young man's coming of age, thanks to rock'n'roll and his sister's unintentional inspiration.
24. A Perfect Fit
by Katya Andreevna
"I'll Be Seeing You," by Françoise Hardy and Iggy Pop
A last-minute trip to the shoe shop takes one customer into a fitting session she'll never forget.
24. Clean Comfortable Room
by Pam Ward
"Swordfishtrombone," by Tom Waits
What's a woman gotta go through for a decent room and a pack of cigarettes?
24. Valentine's Day in Jail
by Susan Musgrave
"If You Were Crying Over Me," by Rita Chiarelli
This autobiographical-based story was made into a film for the Canadian TV series Bliss, which is devoted to women's erotic memoir. Rita's song was used on the soundtrack.
Photos: Rachel Kramer Bussell hitting the bowl again, and P.S. Haven, coloring outside the lines.