My mom’s favorite band is Fleetwood Mac. As much as I try to rebel against my upbringing, one thing I couldn’t escape is that Fleetwood Mac RULES! I love them and their most famous member, Stevie Nicks who went solo in the eighties. So when the present season of ‘American Horror Story’ kicked off with its witchy themed ‘Coven’ story line by including songs from Stevie and Fleetwood Mac, I was delighted. On the show, the character of swamp goddess Misty Day (portrayed by Lily Rabe) worships Stevie and plays her music for younger character Zoe (played by Taissa Farmiga). (I have to note that this show is produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who also produce ‘Glee’ which did an entire Fleetwood Mac-themed episode covering songs from the band’s smash hit ‘Rumors’ album including the hit “Go Your Own Way” and “Dreams”)
So imagine my delight to discover that the “white wing dove” herself, Stevie Nicks is winging her way onto the supernatural anthology series. Ryan Murphy tweeted “Guess who’s visiting the Coven? The legendary Stevie Nicks!” He pointed out that the character Misty has never known any other witch, which is why she gravitates so much to Nicks. He also publicly thanked Nicks for allowing them to use her music on the show and he estimated that they would probably utilize around eight of her songs on the series
Alas there are no further details. She may wind up playing herself, since Misty worships her so much. I’m not sure how they could work in a fictional character that so closely resembles the real deal.
‘American Horror Story’ continues to increase in popularity, with this season topping the previous two in ratings. While I’m looking forward to Stevie Nicks making an appearance, I just hope it doesn’t take away from all the incest and beastiality. (Because let’s face it, we’re all still watching it despite those things!) But then again, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Miss Stevie try and mount zombie teen Kyle (Evan Peters). I mean everyone else does. Even his mom. Tasteful. (See previous parentheses-ed quote.)
I’m always happy to see Stevie Nicks in modern media. I don’t think I’ve seen her since she was in Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious” video. What about you? Are you looking forward to seeing this witchy woman on ‘AHS’?