Thursday, April 28, 2011

Music and all it's wonderful power

For me music has always been a source of inspiration. My mother is a wonderful singer and I once hoped to excel in the art as well. Unfortunately, I didn't get those genes. I once fancied myself a bit of a dancer, but I never really did well. So today, I use music to help me get inspiration to write. I don't have a favorite band. As they say in Ever After "I could no sooner pick a favorite star from the sky." Plus my tastes are constantly changing.

Today I thought I would share a few songs that seem to be impacting me the most right now. The ones that make me really feel, so that I can convey that emotion to the page.

1. Love scenes - Joe Gillette "You and I"

No, you haven't ever heard of him, why, you ask? Well he is friend of a friend that is extremely talented, but not yet recorded. Let's get him there by watching his You Tube video! It's worth the watch -trust me - although half the views are probably mine. I choose this song because it bring to rememberance the sweet things about love.

2. Action/adventure - Adele "Rolling in the deep"

I know, everyone likes this song right now, but it really gets my blood pumping for those "I can't hardly breath" action scenes.

3. Sad scenes - Jose Gonzalez "Down the line"

His soulful guitar and rough voice lend to the perfect tear jerking atmosphere. Sometimes I can hardly write when this song comes on, but I take a moment to listen and soak up the feeling so I can transfer that to the page.

4. Traveling scenes - The paper raincoat "Brooklyn Blurs"

This song came from the same soundtrack as the previous one, but it has such a feeling of motion that you can roll right a long with the sound.

5. Celebration scene - Lee DeWyze "Sweet Serendipity"

This song mirrors the feeling of just scraping by, and yet being elated. some of the lyrics will do the writing for me "I'm always landing on my feet, in the nick of time, and by the skin of my teeth." Well, you get the gist.

There you have it, five songs that are my muse. Look them up if you haven't heard them. Maybe it will get your motor running.

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