For the ask meme: Goodnight/Billy, superhero or Star Wars AU? :D
You know what this is a really difficult one because on the one hand I fucking love star wars but on the other nothing is as delightful to me as Goodnight playing the part of Lois Lane.
So Goodnight Robicheaux is just a poor reporter with a love of words trying to make a living in a world that is increasingly becoming bigger than anyone ever thought it would be. When he was young, before she passed, his grandmother would tell him stories of old gods and monsters and those brave and foolish enough to speak to both. It was, probably, meant as a warning, but Goodnight always took it as a prophecy of the self-fulfilling kind.
Which is to say that as soon as the unknown hero broke the chains binding his hands Goodnight pulled out his notebook and says, “Did you choose a name yet or do I have to make one up for you?”
The hero wears a full mask, and Goodnight can only make out his eyes, which he has the good manners not to roll. He does not, however, possess enough good manners to hide the sense of eye rolling he is currently projecting at Goodnight’s person.
“Do you do this on purpose?” the hero asks suspiciously, which is just hurtful to Goodnight’s good nature.
“Absolutely not,” he says. “I just have an unerring good sense of where a story is unfolding.”
The hero looks to the dozen men he had laid out while Goodnight looked on in appreciation. “One day I might not be here to save you.”
“But that day is not today.” He put on his most charming smile and adds, “Now about that interview.”
The mask is blank, but Goodnight gets the sense there may be a smile tucked away. “Ask me next time I save you from your unfolding story.”
And then he leaps up through a high window and is gone, leaving Goodnight behind with an article bound to make the front page above the fold and a soft wonder winding through him.
(“Christ, Goody,” Sam says later when’s done reading Goodnight’s draft, “stop getting yourself kidnapped and just ask him out like a normal person.”
“Now, Sam,” Goodnight answers, glass of whiskey in one hand and feet up on Sam’s desk, “you know you can’t rush romance.”)
On this day in music history: July 27, 1981 - “Bella Donna”, the debut solo album by Stevie Nicks is released. Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Tom Petty, it is recorded at Goodnight L.A. Studios in Van Nuys, CA, Record One and Studio 55 in Hollywood, CA from Autumn 1980 - Spring 1981. The first solo album by the Fleetwood Mac singer and songwriter, it features guest appearances by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Don Henley. Nicks actually begins writing and demoing material for the album as early as the sessions for Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” in 1979. Over the next year, Nicks writes more than two dozen songs before it is pared down to the final ten tracks included on the finished album. Some of the songs later surface on other projects (“Gypsy” on FM’s “Mirage”, “Sleeping Angel” on the “Fast Times At Ridgemont High” soundtrack in 1982, and “I Sing For The Things” on Nicks’ “Rock A Little” in 1985). Three other songs from the recording sessions including “The Dealer (aka Mistress Of My Fate)”, and “If You Were My Love” are released on the compilation “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault” in September of 2014. The album spins off four hit singles including “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” (#3 Pop), “Edge Of Seventeen (Just Like The White Winged Dove)” (#11 Pop), and “Leather And Lace” (#6 Pop). To commemorate the thirty fifth anniversary of its original release, “Bella Donna” is remastered and reissued as a three disc expanded deluxe edition in November of 2016. The first CD contains the original ten song album, with disc two including eleven bonus tracks, with previously issued outtakes from the recording sessions, including ones that not been included on the 2014 box set. Disc three features a full live concert performance recorded at the Fox Wilshire Theater (now the Saban Theatre) in Beverly Hills, CA on December 13, 1981, with Nicks performing much of the “Bella Donna” album along with a handful of her Fleetwood Mac songs. Out of print on vinyl since a limited pressing by Simply Vinyl in 2000, it is remastered and reissued as a 180 gram LP by Rhino Records in tandem with the CD release, replicating the original album packaging including the custom labels and inner sleeve. “Bella Donna” spends one week at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 4x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
On this day in music history: November 18, 1985 - “Rock A Little”, the third solo album by Stevie Nicks is released. Produced by Rick Nowels, Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Iovine and Keith Olsen, it is recorded at Goodnight Studios in Dallas, TX, Westlake Audio, Sunset Sound, Studio 55, United/Western Recorders, Image Recorders in Hollywood, CA, The Record Plant, Village Recorders, The Music Grinder, Art Department Sound in Los Angeles, CA, Record One in Sherman Oaks, CA and Super Bear Studios in Nice, France from Summer 1984 - Fall 1985. Nicks begins recording her third solo album in 1984 with long time producer Iovine (whom she is also romantically with involved at the time), but ends up scrapping most of what is recorded when they break up during the sessions. The singers’ substance abuse problems also reach a crisis point during this time, further delaying completion of the project. It spins off three singles including “Talk To Me” (#4 Pop) and “I Can’t Wait” (#16 Pop). “Rock A Little” peaks at number twelve on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.