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October 23, 2008

musical thoughts

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 10:44 am
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I’ve had music on the brain the last 24 hours or so.  My wip involves a musician and I’m on day 2 of digging through my iTunes library looking for writing music.   Today I’m looking for the hero’s music, he’s the musician, the hard part is narrowing down the list as I could easily just dump an entire artist’s catalog into the playlist. 

The other musical thought in my head is this.  I wonder if music effects other people the way it does me.  Okay, I know it has to, I’m not that singularly special.  Music has never been just something to fill the quiet in a room.  I’ve never been a passive listener of music.  I use music as mood therapy.   I can tell by the aggitation whether I’ve listened to any music in a couple days.  With my previous mp3 player (the cute little silver brick) I would spend at least 30 minutes before bed cycling through music.  I’d be tucked warmly into bed, the lights out, the room lit only by the blue glow of the digital display cycling through whatever music I was in the mood for that night.  

There is some music I feel in my soul, some I feel in my bones, and other still I feel in my blood. 

Music is a mystery to me.  It’s about the one real creative art I am at a loss to create myself.  I’ve taken enough art classes, spent time with enough artists to understand the techniques.  But music, to make sound from silence, it’s alchemy to me.  

I think I was going someplace with this but I no longer remember.



  1. Okay–first I have to comment that I’m so jealous about your snow.

    Second–I am 100% with you on music. My iPod is one of my 3 things on a desert island and that’s non-negotiable. Music sometimes ranks higher than air or water. And for my books? Oh, absolutely. My current WIP came completely through music and just amazes me by how fully it tells the story I want to write.

    Comment by pamwritesromance — October 23, 2008 @ 11:39 am

  2. You want the snow? Seriously. You are more than welcome to it. Blissfully it was just in the air yesterday as the ground is still too warm for accumulation. For now.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — October 23, 2008 @ 11:41 am

  3. I am a Doc who writes a physician bluegrass fiction blog. I could not get by without my music.

    Comment by Dr. Tom Bibey — October 23, 2008 @ 9:01 pm

  4. I can’t write until I have the right music. Ie first hour of writing is making the proper playlist. My playlist can change over the course of a novel too.

    Comment by Amanda — November 3, 2008 @ 9:43 pm

  5. My playlist is definitely a work in progress. One day this week I’m going to have to fill it out some but it’s working which is the magic part. Now I just have to work on it without ruining the magic of it, which I’ve also done. I’ve learned not to start writing until you’ve listened to the playlist once all the way through.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — November 3, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

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