From Imagination To Publication

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Writing Music

Music really inspires me to write.  I remember (way back when sometime) reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  I don't know who gave me the book or really what it was about.  What I do remember was a reference to a song by The Smiths called Asleep (which is sort of a depressing song) but it was so out of the box and so new for me.  It made me want to find more secret songs like that.  Ever since then I have been on a search for secret songs that inspire.  Here is a small list of the songs that helped me write The Descendants, a few of which are actually mentioned in the book. 

Saves The Day - Hold
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight
Annie Stela - It's You
Andy Davis - Please Turn Red, Spontaneous
Cat Power - The Greatest
Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over

Right now, as I am writing my second book, I have Des'ree - Kissing You on the loop.  I need new songs though.  Feel free to share your favorites.  I'd love to know.

1 comment:

  1. I love that song by Des'ree. And Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight" is one of my all time favorite repeat songs! You should also try Tori Amos-Sorta will love it!