Music playing on MusicBox -- Get This Party Started, By: Pink.
Why am I mentioning that? Because it jogged my mind into thinking about why I can't seem to get a post started here.
Okay, I've been busy. I'm winding down to the last few chapters of edits on a cool thriller entitled: Treasure Hunt, by Jose Bogran, and I'm in the middle of an odyssey editing Terry Vinson's, American Oddities, but surely I could take a few minutes to type some words on here.
(Laugh, go ahead, because that's exactly what I'm doing... typing a few words on here.)
How many of you, though, not only use music to inspire you while you work, but gain inspiration directly from the music you've chosen?
Ideas pop in my head all the time while listening to songs--not from the actual story of the song, but a word, a line... I once wrote an entire novel from a single seed that a line of the song Kryptonite sprouted: "I took a walk around the dark side of the moon..." (Also the title of my novel. Most think of Pink Floyd--another of my favorite's--when they see the title, but it wasn't P.F.'s album that was the inspiration, rather the Three Doors Down song.)
Music plays such a huge part in my life. A song can trigger not only memories of past times, but the exact sights, smells, and sounds that accompanied the time when that song was huge in my life.
Although my musical taste is eclectic, most usually it will be 70's and 80's rock with some later work thrown in for good measure, or 80's to current country blasting away on my computer while I work.
What types of music inspire you ... and just how much of that inspiration turns into concrete themes in your work?