Music to Write By
So … what music do you write to? Read by? Or simply enjoy?
I often wonder what other writers pen their stories to, and imagine they must have classical music on their iPods … or perhaps the soundtrack to a romantic movie humming along as background music, if not inspiration. Those selections never quite worked for me, I’m afraid, and I’ve always needed more “high energy” tunes to drive me. For instance, I wrote much of the last third of The Beloved One with Brit-band Oasis’ magnificent “All Around The World,” repeating over and over on my stereo … I still ADORE that piece (and that band!) after so long, with the sweeping orchestra mated to the pulsing electric guitar and Gallagher’s Lennonesque voice … for the e-book version and its subtle revisions, it was the Bee Gees, especially “I Can’t See Nobody.” I wrote Master Of My Dreams with the soundtrack of Granuaile — with Irishwoman Rita Connolly’s haunting voice standing in as the legendary Irish pirate queen, Grace O’ Malley — in the background, Captain Of My Heart to Amy Grant’s Baby Baby and a bunch of 18th century colonial fife and drum music, and Madonna and yes, even Britney Spears to so much else.
How about you? What music do you enjoy? Write to? Read to?
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