Music & Me

I’m a guest blogger today at Hardcovers and Heroines!  To read my thoughts on the incredible value of a local writing group, click here!

Random 5 Friday is a weekly meme over at A Rural Journal.

Today I want to tell you about my relationship with music.

1. I was voted “Most Musical” of my senior class because I was a hardcore band nerd and played trumpet from 5th grade till graduation.  I wanted to play the drums but wasn’t allowed because I am missing the very tips of two of my fingers on my left hand.  (Surprise!)  But I think all along I had more of a brass heart. 🙂

I knew everyone would want to see, so I'm posting this pic of my left hand.  I took about one million shots, but no matter what my hand looked chubby.  I am, indeed, that pale, however. :-)

I knew everyone would want to see, so I’m posting this pic of my left hand. I took about one million shots, but no matter what, my hand looked chubby. I am, indeed, that pale, however. 🙂

2. I get wildly addicted songs and can listen to them on repeat for months.

3. Jazz band was my favorite to play in, but I was always terrified of improv jazz solos.  (We OCs don’t like uncertainty, ha!)

4. When I’m writing a particular scene, I often create a playlist to match the mood of the scene.  Creating the playlist usually takes longer than the writing.  Doh!

playlist

5. I really like to write to lyrics-less soundtrack music since it’s not as distracting.  I particularly enjoy Nicholas Hooper, Alexandre Desplat, and Harry Gregson-Williams.

One thought on “Music & Me

  1. Thanks for sharing your relationship with music. Music is very important to me, too. I don’t usually listen while I write, but if I do, it really needs to be lyric-less, too. Oddly, years ago when I was writing a lot of poetry, I listened to a particular tape by Nanci Griffith (love her–check her out!) where she sang folk songs. It put me in the mood to write.

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