Blogging 101 Assignment #9
I am building a post from a comment I made yesterday. The strange thing is, it’s a comment that I made to a blogger who commented on the post I created to show the sites I had commented on for homework. Did you get all that? Good, because there is a test at the end.
The comment was about a song lyric she had posted on her about page. It got me thinking about how music can spark memory and also, as a writer, how I use it to fuel moments of my writing.
So I thought I would share a short list of songs and soundtracks that I listen to while writing and why I use them.
Most of the music I listen to comes from soundtracks. Songs with lyrics tend to distract me while composed music from orchestras gets me into the moods and moments of the films they were created for and I find that can help stoke the fire.
For intense battle scenes with buildup: Battlestar Galactica – Kara Remembers
Galactica is awesome for several reasons. I love taiko drums, bagpipes, and the piano. The combination of these things is more amazing than I could ever have imagined.
For betrayal, anguish, and death scenes: Braveheart – Betrayal and Desolation
This whole score is amazing, but the use of drums is also what gets me. Awesome.
For going on a mission or traveling and revelation scenes: Lost – Hollywood and Vines
I love Michael Giacchino’s work. Again, he makes great use of the piano and strings. Locke’d Out Again is another one of my favourites of his:
My list of favourite soundtracks to write to are:
Lord of the Rings
The Last Samurai
Avatar: The Last Airbender (again, the taiko drums are awesome)
So, what music do you use when you are writing? What inspires you? What helps get you into different moods or moments?