Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"Show me, show me, show me how you do that trick...the one that makes me scream", she says...

I love music.  All kinds.  Today is New Music Tuesday, and I am always on the hunt for something new to listen to!  Your suggestions are appreciated.

Now on to the real post.   I've found myself lately listening to an 80's New Wave / Alternative + early 90's Alternative / Grunge play list.  New Order, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Echo & the Bunnymen, Siouxie and the Banshees, The Cure, Yaz, Violent Femmes, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, REM, RHCP - I could literally go on all day about music!  It takes me back to high school, and what it was like to have a crush on the boy next door (hint, hint).  It puts me in the proper mind set for my WIP.  I really believe that the music that was at your core in your teen / formative years is the music you tend to revert to in adulthood for comfort and general enjoyment.  I always gave my mom a hard time about her music - Zeppelin, Beatles, The Who, The Stones, Jimi, Janis...but I realize today it's no different than me listening now to the bands from my youth.  Oh my youth, where are you?

So, what music gets you in the mood?
(Get your minds out of the gutter - I'm talking about writing!)


  1. Ha... what's funny is I identify more with the music your mom listens to than what you like. I LOVE the classics, and a lot of 80s music makes me cringe (though I used to LOVE Madonna and Belinda Carlisle...).

    Now I listen to a lot of Switchfoot, Paramore, Muse.... when I'm actually sitting down to write, I have to listen to movie soundtracks--the scores without words, or I'll end up typing what I'm listening to! (or singing) lol.

  2. ooh! i love lots of different types of music! breaking benjamin has helped me get the voice for one of my wips but i usually use not without grace, hammock, christoffer franzen's skyline stuff, aerosmith,and nilsen,holmes,fuentes, and lind... but there are certain songs that defy artist and inspire me!

  3. I like Gucci Mane and my son (11) just bought ac/dc. I ask my daughter (16) what she was going to do when she got older than me. She tuned to me and said "I already am Mother, I have been for a long time"

    I don't think anyone knows what will spark them...I love Harry Belefonte and Louie B Armstrong. who knows what I will love tomorrow