Wednesday, August 19, 2009

So what do YOU listen to?

A friend of mine posted that she has certain music she will listen to when she's in the mood to write. Then there are other songs that for her reasons, are just one big bust.

We all have them.

Another friend gave me nearly her entire playlist (which I love 95%). It's all good for her.

Man, I love variety.

I personally can't write when Shania Twain is on the radio. Sorry, if she's your fave, great, but she's not mine. Another biggie that trips me up is Mariah Carey. Great voice, just not my cup of tea.

What do I listen to? Let me pull up the old playlist on the iPod and I'll tell you.

Sappy stuff? Keith Urban, certain songs by Kenny Chesney, Keith Anderson, and my man, Billy Joel.

Emotional scenes, like fights or violence? Rock music like Oasis, Slipknot, Korn, and Godsmack. (Though I don't warrant violence, I do want to point out that the music doesn't make me do what I do. It's background noise. Even sappy music can make you want to rage... just sayin'.)

Love scenes (yes, those are different from sappy scenes)? One of my faves is Putting My Misery on Display by Gary Allan. It's very sensual and puts me in the mood to let my characters go. yes, I like raunchy guitar licks. Secret Garden by the Boss is another. And yes, I succumb to certain Bryan Adams songs (not Everything I Do... **shudder** reminds me of High School)

But those are my opinions. What do you listen to in order to get in the mood? What's that one song you just can't listen to if you want to write?

Let me know.



Marianne Arkins said...

I can't listen to anything with words when I write. I start singing along, and then will start typing the lyrics.

I prefer absolute silence whenever possible. It's why I love the mornings before anyone is awake.

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

I got caught singing Jessie's Girl last night. Totally ruined my flow...

But I'm the type that needs noise to write... TV, DVD, Music, iPod...

I'm bad. : )