Thanks for having us, Divine Magazine! Since this magazine is dedicated to music as well as books, we thought it would be fun to compile a list of Tully Randolph’s top 10 current favorite songs.
Tully, drummer for the band Unusual Potatoes, is the the wooed rock star in Wyatt’s Recipes for Wooing Rock Stars. Like anyone who loves music, his top 10 would change daily if not hourly, but we managed to pin him down to this for now.
- Local Natives – Heavy Feet
Great drums, lovely breaks. Very similar to the music that we do. It sounds magical, the beat drives it. I’ve always been drawn to percussion.
- Laura Mvula – Green Garden
This has more advanced percussive interests, like a glockenspiel. I like to experiment when I can. This song has light percussion, plus voices and a happy melody. It makes me want to both dance and pick up a drum and join in.
- Rage Against The Machine – Killing In the Name
And now for something different. But it’s hard not to get angry, to feel the drums marching forward, the musical intensity builds. Seamless.
- Nine Inch Nails – March Of The Pigs (Unclean Live)
It’s fun to see a drummer really going for it. A guy in fishnet sleeves doesn’t hurt. I’ve always loved NIN. Trent Reznor was a percussionist, we seem to have similar sensibilities.
- Soundgarden – Jesus Christ Pose
Fast beat, grinding guitars, hard to beat.
- Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm
The Arctic Monkeys are probably exhausted after all of this dancing and action. I’m tired after listening!
- Foo Fighters – The Pretender
Starts so slow and sweet and then the drum kicks in and you know something is about to go down.
- The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Drums front and center, great beat, great riffs.
- Led Zeppelin- When the Levee Breaks
It always starts with Led Zepplin, some original rockers. This song has a very solid beat. You have to air drum when you hear it.
- Divine Fits – Would That Not Be Nice
Always loved Wolf Parade and Spoon. This is some of the best of both.
An expanded list is on Spotify where I’ve included a few extra tracks that I love as well.
If you love food and rock stars, keep an eye out at Dreamspinner Press on April 20 for Wyatt’s Recipes for Wooing Rock Stars by Clancy Nacht and Thursday Euclid.
Wyatt Parker has a good life—he owns his own construction company, his own house, and he eats home-cooked meals every day. But cooking for one while watching the foodie network is more than lonely. When he learns about an upcoming reality show centered on becoming the personal chef for his favorite rock star, Wyatt leaps at the chance to audition. Tully Randolph is the drummer for the band Unusual Potatoes. With a chef for a mom, love of good food runs in the family. When he’s asked to host a cooking competition, he’s all in—especially after he meets Wyatt, who is just the kind of big, hairy guy who gets Tully’s juices flowing. With a heart as big as he is, Wyatt wows Tully with his skills in the kitchen… and in the bedroom. But if their relationship is found out, Wyatt could be drummed out of the competition—and out of Tully’s life. All the ingredients for a happy future are in front of them, and they just need to figure out how to bring everything together.
Review by Janice Birnie
Wyatt’s Recipes for Wooing Rock Stars is the first book I’ve read from these authors but it certainly won’t be the last. What can I say; delicious food, reality TV, an utterly adorable bear and a rock star. What’s not to love!
Wyatt Parker is a hulking bear of a man who works construction by day and cooks delicious meals at night. The fact that he’s cooking only for himself is a travesty, as his beautiful home style cooking is restaurant quality. Using his grandma’s recipes Wyatt’s is a self taught master of simple, yet utterly, delicious food. Seeing an ad for a new reality cooking show, where contestants compete to be the personal chef of rock star, Tully Randolph, Wyatt grabs the opportunity to audition. Winning would mean working at his dream job, cooking for the drummer from his favourite group, Unusual Potatoes. In fact, simply meeting Tully would be a dream come true.
Tully Randolph is a gorgeous, lean, decidedly hot, rock star. The object of many a fantasy for both women and men. This out and proud drummer hides his sensitive side, however, along with the loneliness that can come with life in the spotlight and on the road. Still mourning his famous chef mother’s death, Tully’s friends watch him lose weight from not eating properly, and living an isolated existence. A reality cooking show to find him, not only a chef, but also a possible companion in his home, and on the road, sounds like an ideal solution. Nobody is quite prepared, however, for the ego’s and drama that come with pitting chefs against each other in the close confines of Tully’s house.
An eclectic group of people arrive at Tully’s house to begin filming, but he only has eyes for one particular chef. Sweet, gentle Wyatt ticks all Tully’s boxes. He loves bears in general, but this bear in particular causes him to react in unexpected, sometimes embarrassing ways. After all, rock stars aren’t meant to blush and lose concentration, particularly in front of television cameras, crews, judges and other contestants. Keeping his growing attraction to Wyatt hidden might be harder than he thinks. When Tully notices Wyatt reacting to him in a similar way there may be nowhere to hide.
Wyatt’s Recipes for Wooing Rock Stars is a heartwarming, funny, original read. Tully and Wyatt’s connection begins with sweet and tender, beautifully develops into a sizzling hot relationship, and has the potential to achieve a fabulous HEA. If they can survive the heat in the reality show kitchen, band mates interference, television producers with hidden agendas and aggressively competitive chefs, they may find just what they need in each others arms.
I loved these MC’s and their journey. I was utterly engrossed in this novella from page one, and read it in one sitting. If you are looking for something fun, light, and very well written, then this is the book for you. A novella that reads like a book and translates into a movie in your mind. A perfect weekend read.
Rating: 5 Stars
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Clancy Nacht is a bisexual genderqueer person who lives in Austin with a husband and three feral rescue cats. Clancy has published several ARe bestselling contemporary romantic thriller m/m and m/f stories. Three of her books have been honored with Rainbow Awards; Le Jazz Hot won for #1 Best Bisexual/Transgender Romance & Erotic Romance. In 2013, Black Gold: Double Black was a runner up for a Rainbow Award and in 2015, Gemini won an Honorable Mention for Gay Erotic Romance at the Rainbow Awards. Her books have been nominated for several Goodreads M/M Readers Choice Awards.
Thursday Euclid is a 30-something queer trans man from Houston, Texas, who spends most of his time writing, playing computer games, or watching films and television of questionable quality. Two facts about Thursday: he spent the happiest night of his life in the pit at a Radiohead concert, and hot and sour soup is the easiest way to his heart. He is a rebel with many causes and a Rainbow Award winner.
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