As many of you know, Fodder has been collecting and refinishing some 70s-80s-era stereo compenents. Last week, this sweet Sansui setup moved into my office.
We aren’t complete troglodytes. We hooked up a bluetooth hub, which means I can stream my iTunes playlists through my awesome receiver. Say what you want about the new compact speakers, but there’s nothing as resonant as good, old-fashioned woofers and tweeters.
I have to have music on to write. Probably because I grew up in a house that was never quiet. I have a playlist I put on as I write. Some of these songs provide inspiration for certain characters/story lines, others I simply like. Of course, being a romance writer, I named it Sexytimes. He’s a sampling on the songs on the list and some of the books they helped me write:
All I Want Is You U2 (Play Dates)
All of the Stars Ed Sheeran (Love & Rockets)
The Blower’s Daughter Damien Rice (Flip This Love)
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol (Long Distance Love)
Falling Slowly Kris Allen (Double Play – WIP)
Just Breathe Pearl Jam (Easy Bake Lovin’ – 2018)
More Than This Roxy Music (A Bolt From the Blue)
Songbird Eva Cassidy (A Will and A Way)
Turn Me On Norah Jones (Going Deep)
Secret Garden Bruce Springsteen (Love Game – 2018)
Long Long Time Linda Ronstadt (A Ring for Rosie – 2018)
Lilac Wine Miley Cyrus (Feel My Love-WIP)
How about you? Can music trigger memories or spark creativity in you?