Writing and Music

thAnybody else out there put on the headphones and listen to music when they write? Sometimes I write in silence, but oftentimes I like to kick out the jams when I’m typing away. I guess it depends on the flow. Anyway, sometimes I try and match the music with the theme of the scene I’m writing, other times I just have the music on to keep me motivated. Depends on the mood, and all that. Anyway, this is what I’ve been listening to lately while I write:

Brothers in Arms, Fury Road soundtrack (freaking epic!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-kvudqE4RE

Sisters of Mercy, Temple of Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evu3I0ZoERc

Ennio Morricone, On Earth As It Is In Heaven: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqVUw9Ngm4c

Angelo Badalamenti, Twin Peaks theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXrjMaVoTy0

Billy Idol, Prodigal Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnxitvSKBwE

Steve Earle, Copperhead Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvaEJzoaYZk

Led Zeppelin, Kashmir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzVJPgCn-Z8

The Eagles, Journey of the Sorcerer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJjd_sZcMYw

Lady Gaga, Poker Face (yes, yes, I know): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESGLojNYSo

Ministry, Worm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vSAPId4IiM

Anyway, that’s just a sample of what I’ve been cycling through while I write. Anybody else? Any thoughts?

Bye for now.



6 Comments on “Writing and Music

  1. I often do the same. I seem to have a much more creative flow when I write while listening to music and it has a profound effect on what I do end up writing. I listen to absolutely anything and everything! Lol…

  2. I sort of always have music playing, usually within the domain of rap. Nice selection though. I do enjoy instrumentals/themes when I’m about to compose super seriously!

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