Saturday, 12 January 2013

Playlist

One question I see on interviews a lot is - Do you listen to music while you write? And what do you listen to? I happen to be one of those authors that create playlists. I pull together a collection of twenty five songs that I play on repeat while I am trying to write. Songs that I feel portray a certain mood, the mood of the book or songs I could imagine playing in the background of certain scenes.



A friend of mine suggested that I post my play list so that people could see what it is I'm listening to as I write the next Cassandra Farbanks Book - Maternal Bones (working title). Choosing the songs for this play list took me a long time because the mood of this book is going to be a little revealing with a touch of melancholy. Sometimes I tear up listening to it which helps when writing some sad scenes.

1.Little Big Town - Bones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiDgsqYM_84

2.Tonight Alive - Breaking and Entering
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epg20LMyF8U

3.Ross Copperman - Holding on and letting go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebNDJF-LhUI

4.Little Dragon - Twice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yedD4JsZyT0

5.Ella Mae Bowen - Holding out for a hero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoWSf_QFfi8

6.Florence + the machine - Breath of life
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROtBbOcdFxo

7.Abney Park - This dark & twisty road
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0upbJLWBD5Y

8.Mansun - Wide open space
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af_jSfsKLSI

9.Foo Fighters - Best of You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_L4Rixya64

10.Bon Iver & St Vincent - Rosyln
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKbYhEwUoE

11.Default - Sick and tired
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLsfXTnKOfA

12.Madison Avenue - Don't call me Baby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S5jv7X14oQ

13.NIN - Dead Souls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWs8kdGUgDg

14.Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - The girl is mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHp0s2wKajw

15.Cee Lo Green - Cry Baby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I34cljQQ7YA

16.Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWdGIbZKtmg

17.Kelly Clarkson - Miss Independant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS1ZW0FdoIU

18.Pink - Who Knew
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJWIbIe0N90

19.Avril Lavinge - Nobody's Home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGFSNE18Ywc

20.Christina Aguilera - Hurt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwCykGDEp7M

21.Poet's of the fall - Where do we draw the line
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj2p_v_FfJ8

22.Tarja - My Little Phoenix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niWEDh6gCpU

23.Morning Parade - speechless
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiA6Xlg_dgU

24.Poets of the fall - sleep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndPEQqqURXU

25 . Train - When I look to the sky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KipSEcE6gGM

Try not to read to much into the songs themselves. Sometimes its just the title of a song, a single phrase in the song or just the beat that stuck in my mind as belonging in this play list. I included the you-tube links because I listen to an eclectic selection of music and some of these bands certain peoples may never have heard of, so it gives you the opportunity to hear what I'm listening to.

Off to write.

xoxo

1 comment:

  1. Always love to see other authors' playlists! Kelly Clarkson usually makes it onto mine. Serena Ryder and Québecoise singer Stephanie Bédard are also regulars. I've been a Bon Jovi fan for over 24 years, but that's different. Their music is so much woven into my biography and growing up that I don't use them for writing inspiration.

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