Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mood Music

To any writers out there, do you listen to music when you write? Does music distract you, or does it get those brain waves hopping? And what if brain waves really did hop around like fuzzy little bunnies? Inquiring minds want to know!

I find that listening to music helps me settle into a more productive groove when I write--especially if I choose music to suit the fictional setting. The book I'm working on right now takes place in a small midwestern town amidst a family of junk collectors. My playlist for this book so far includes the group Mumford & Sons and the soundtrack from O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Yes, I'm channeling a group from London and a movie from the deep south, but somehow it works. Here's hoping the playlist--and the word count--will keep on growing!

1 comment:

Bryce said...

Suggestions from a big fan of yours:

Miles Davis- You probably didn't know this, but he's originally from Chicago (Herbie Hancock too).

Dan Fogelberg- Long live Peoria.

Kansas- Pretty much speaks for itself. Now that you have lived next to a cornfield, you can understand why they were always singing about dust.

Weird Al Yankovic- Polka, polka, polka.

Pink Floyd- If nothing else, it will change your perspective