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What music gets you in a writing mood?





I do most of my new writing at the local McDonalds. Too many distractions, and the constant temptation to check emails and facebook make it hard to focus on coming up with a first draft at home.

Usually, I spend the ten minute journey working through what I want to get written on that particular session, but every now and then, I just play loud and lairy music to get me in a writing mood. Lately, I've been listening to the Sex Pistols at volume eleven, two of there songs in particular, Anarchy in the UK and Holidays in the Sun (you can watch the videos on their official website) have me raring to go by the time I pull up in the parking lot.

Most tracks on Thin Lizzy's, Johnny the Fox also do the trick, as does Raise that Body, by the Guttersnipes.



How about you?

What music gets you in a writing mood?


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knittingknots
Jun. 28th, 2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
I have entire playlists for this purpose...when all else fails, I usually can count on Alasdair Frazer's instrumental version of "Are You Sleeping, Maggie?" Another is a good version of "Carolan's Ramble to Cashel."

Celtic music, usually, is the bedrock, especially instrumentals. My favorite play list starts with this, mixed with a carefully chosen assembly of soundtrack music (Hans Zimmerman and John Williams in particular), two pieces of music from the Tudors, some stuff by Vangelis and Brian Eno, and for contrast, some mellow vocals, like Sting's version of Windmills of Your Mind, a piece or two by Enya, and a splattering of Coldplay, Lifehouse, two pieces from the Who's Quadrophenia, and Emerson Lake and Palmer's Take a Pebble...Eclectic, but it works...
jongibbs
Jun. 28th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you have it all sorted Sue :)
knittingknots
Jun. 28th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
At least some days...LOL.

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