Saturday, July 11, 2015

This Post Is Not About Sex

"Tell me what you're listening to, baby."

but it's just as selfish of an interest of mine...Music. I need some new music, yall.

Music helps me edit. Music helps walk the dog. Music helps me think through my writing concerns. And if I ever get off my ass, music helps me run (and think about writing concerns).

The problem is, I have no way of telling you what songs will tickle my fancy. My taste is generally considered bad by most people who are really up-to-date in their music-listening. I don't listen to the radio really and I don't care if the song is popular or unpopular or highly-produced pop or country or instrumental or full of lyrics or a good bass line or whatever.

The only things I don't like? Ska and reggae and showtunes. Keep that stuff away from me.

So here is a vain plea for you to tell me what you're listening to now. What's moving you? What are you listening to on repeat while you work? While you drive around doing errands? What lyrics are just KILLING you?

So give me some songs. Your Spotify playlist, your current Pandora station, your favorite band of the moment. Tell me what I'm missing so I can see if it might lead somewhere good with my writing...or just accompany on a walk in the park with my dog.


  1. I'm always on the hunt for great music. Macklemore, Eminem, Hozier, Florence and the Machine's brand-new album-- that album is what's killing me lately. I've been listening to a lot of Death Cab for Cutie lately, as well as The National (love love love), and Nate Ruess's (lead singer from Fun) new album. Emeli Sande is a favorite of mine for writing-- great lyrics, very soulful. Lighter but incredibly talented-- Birdy, and also The Civil Wars and Passenger. Some of my stand-bys are Al Green, P!NK, Regina Spektor, Lana Del Rey, Lily Allen, and The Killers.

  2. I'm a new age girl, personally. My favorites are Enya and Blackmill - great for buckling down to work and feeling inspired. I've also fallen in love with the How To Train Your Dragon album. Epic music totally does it for me.

    Speaking of which, Pirates of the Caribbean makes the awesomest Pandora station for editing tense scenes!