Okay, this is probably interesting to no-one (except for you, Bertha. Always for you), but I thought I'd share some of the music I like to write to. I always make playlists on the Greatest Invention The World Has Ever Seen, and certain songs become kind of almost like the theme songs to my work. These songs are pissed, that they have to be attached to so much absolute nonsense.
But ha, song, I have you now! You have to be my theme songs, if I tell you to.
Anyway, theme songs from various random garbage, from me:
Control: A Kiss Is Not A Contract, Flight of the Conchords/Halo, Beyonce
The Things That Make Me Give In: I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked, Ida Maria
The Horizon: Waiting For My Real Life To Begin, The Cast of Scrubs/As If By Magic, La Roux/Armour Love, La Roux
Waiting In Vain: Uh, I think you can guess this one.
Tigerlily: Tigerlily, La Roux
Lust Dazed: Sweet Ballad, Munchausen By Proxy
Past Pleasures: Armour Love, La Roux/Hello (Turn Your Radio On), Shakespears Sister
Things I'm working on at the moment:
Alpha Male: Bust Your Windows, Jazmine Sullivan/Transformation, My Demon Lover Soundtrack
Electric Dreams: Bulletproof, La Roux/The Oh of Pleasure, Ray Lynch
As you can see, there's a lot of La Roux. Because they wreck all. They just wreck it. I could listen to her haunting, yearning voice all the live long day, and especially when she's singing lines like:
"And you, you're the only home I've ever known."
"You seem to believe you belong to somebody else."
When I was going through a very bad time, writing-wise, La Roux helped me through. Armour Love helped me through. And I won't ever forget how powerfully writing The Horizon and listening to Armour Love/As If By Magic (and Waiting For My Real Life To Begin) affected me.
I poured everything I had into that story, and that music made me pour everything I had into that story, and I couldn't have let go and stopped panicking and thinking my career was over, if it had not been for those songs. They pushed me, and I pushed me, and I owe that little weird red-headed lady a lot.
Maybe one day I'll write her a letter. A mad one, like this blog post.