Musical Top Ten – What’s In Your Bag?
Musical Top Ten- What’s in Your Bag? : What do you authors listen to for inspiration?
Music is, well, a muse for any artist and writers are not immune to this agent. So, with that, I wonder what you writers listen to before or while writing. Please post the video if you can find it.
1) Recorded well before Blade Runner hit the screens, AB/7A (ABBA) by Throbbing Gristle is an effervescent cascade of electronic dreams that psyches me up before any writing session. There are no real words, so I can concentrate on my own while I tap out my romances.
2) BBC sound engineer Chris Carter’s Beat from The Space Between (1980) is proto-electro sickness. Pure sexxx.
3) NON – Venus and Mars. Boyd Rice is hated by many but loved by those who count. Remember: We live on a rock between Venus and Mars. Live and die in this waterfall of noise. Love is lovely. Hate is great!
4) Ruslana – Dyka Energia. I am learning Ukie just so I can read the novels this song is promoting! Apparently they regard a transhumanist future where a young clone escapes bondage and kicks the Illuminati’s ass. You go, girl! Very uplifting – and addictive.
5) New Order – Movement 1981- Chosen Time. “I’ve got a friend in here somewhere who can help me out.” This is beautiful music that soundtracks early-morning gloaming. Drink with hot cocoa, please.
6) Stereolab – Noise of Carpet. Ah, collegiate memories. I hate your state of hopelessness. Motorik justice! This world WILL give you anything! (RIP Mary Hansen).
7) Spectrum – Owsley. A tribute to the godfather of LSD. Lovely drone that blends senses into synesthesia.
8) Crystal Castles – Air War. The only popsong I can find sung in ancient Atlantean. Elves are go!
9) Kaskade – Move for Me. Reminiscent of driving home down Lake Shore Drive at 4 a.m. and everything is amazing under the sci-fi, milky-violet dome of our pollution. Gods bless industry. Gods bless Chicago.
10) Three Dog Night – The Road to Shamba’la. I sometimes wake up with this song in my head. Sometimes I’m happy, sometimes I cry. When I finally find this place, I can go on.
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