Welcome to the ongoing but slow-moving playlist series in which we create a list of songs inspired by your favourite characters from the hit Showtime television series, The L Word.
It’s time for Alice Pieszecki.
When we created a playlist for Shane McCutcheon, we chose songs that reminded us of Shane or had been written about people who shared similar traits. Much like Shane, it wasn’t complicated. Songs about broody troubled heartbreakers are the bread and butter of rock ‘n roll. Songs about characters like Alice Pieszecki, though? Not so easy. As far as I know, there are no songs about funny, sassy, sarcastic, opinionated bisexual journalists who have an admirable ability to cut down Jenny Schecter like a total champ. There’s no genre for that.
So! With the exception of a few tracks that were used in the show, this playlist is not so much a musical interpretation of Alice Pieszecki, but rather just a bunch of songs that we think would probably be her jam. Many were suggested by Riese, who knows The L Word characters better than anyone else knows any other fictional character on this planet, probably.
Deceptacon – Le Tigre
Talk to Me – Peaches
Love Is A Battlefield – Pat Benetar
Genius – Murmurs
Fuck Was I – Jenny Owen Youngs
(Where Do I Begin) Love Story – Shirley Bassey
Crying – k.d. lang
Both Hands – Ani DiFranco
California – Joni Mitchell
Stay – Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Portions for Foxes – Rilo Kiley
Electric Band – Wild Flag
Cannonball – The Breeders
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
Sweet ’69 – Babes in Toyland
Blister In The Sun – Violent Femmes
Supernova – Liz Phair
Closer To Fine – Indigo Girls
What songs and artists do you think Alice Pieszecki listens to? Which The L Word character do you think we should make a playlist for next? It’s Jenny Schecter, isn’t it. That’s okay, I want it to be Jenny too.
Want to suggest a playlist theme? Hit me up on Formspring and someone of the team might make it for you.