Those of you that have been reading our blog for a while are very aware of the fact that I’m a HUGE Blue October fan. Stephenie introduced me to their music through her playlists and the rest, as they say, is history. I’ve been very disappointed with the fact that they have not been any of the movie soundtracks. I’ve always wondered if that was because they weren’t interested or if there were other reasons. In this interview with Blast, Justin Furstenfeld, reveals that it isn’t a lack of interest (big sigh of relief!)
“Me and Stephenie Meyer are great friends,” Furstenfeld said. “I hate her camp, but I love her. Stephenie Meyer had the balls to take me to dinner…she said, ‘I wanna put your songs in my movies…’ and I was like, ‘Wow. That’s my dream — let’s do it.’ First movie comes out, no song. Second movie comes out, no song. Her management was like, ‘Everything we told you was a lie.’”
The interview isn’t clear who Stephenie’s “camp” is so please don’t start sending angry letters to anyone. My question to you all is- would you like to see Blue October on the soundtracks? Do you feel that the artists on Stephenie’s playlists should be given preferential treatment because of their influence on the books?