Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Music speaks to my soul



Hey friends. I don’t know if I ever mentioned this little fact about me, but I love music. I can’t live without it. As in my previous post, the lockdown had me fall in love with music all over again. For some time I’ve been so stressed, that during work the thought of playing music to help me cope, didn’t naturally occur to me. I just though it’s a personal pleasure, I can’t possibly listen to it when working, like when we are working on orders, or stocktaking and so forth. I don’t know why I thought that way. I guess it doesn’t matter anymore.

 But like most things, I like various types of music. From rock and metal to classical and non-lyrical music. I will listen to most kinds of music and each moves me in a different way and evokes different kinds of emotions. These days I need the mood of music to match that of the book I am writing. I actually did research on which songs were the saddest, so I could write certain scenes in the book, and it did the trick. I actually created a playlist. On it were songs like Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton, Knocking on Heaven’s door by Bob Dylan, and I’ve always found that most of Johnny Cash’s music is sad, so I listened to a lot of him. Certain scenes are gruesome and I needed music to get me in sort of a frenzy, or should I say made me feel bad-ass and for me there’s nothing like Metallica or Marilyn Manson. So I’ve been enjoying my writing again.

 Do you listen to music when you write? What kind of music do you listen to?


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  1. I'm a musician, so music is indeed my life. I'm a metal and prog guy. Nothing's more energizing than some Pantera or Dream Theater.

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    1. Know of Pantera. Not a big fan, personally. Music is just the best. Rock on🤘

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  2. Johnny Cash music can be very sad. Especially his cover of that Nine Inch Nails song. I don't know the title. It starts "I hurt myself today to see if I still feel." I don't listen to music when I'm writing but sometimes I put in a DVD of a familiar movie and let it play on low volume. I'm so glad that music is helping you write.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Thank you. I do that too. My mom watches movies in the living room, so I will write there sometimes. I love Johnny Cash's music though.

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  3. Music does indeed stir all types of emotions. I can see where Clapton and Dylan's songs could help to write sad scenes. I find as I get older I enjoy more instrumental type music but still enjoy the music of my youth from time to time as well. Good luck with your writing.

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    1. Thank you. I like instrumental too. I guess it all depends on my mood. Wishing you the best Mason😉 Stay safe.

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  4. Hi Murees - I'm not the most musical - but I love listening to it. Probably mostly music for the soul ... often Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, David Gray ... and Johnny Cash ... but am glad you're enjoying your listening ... take care - Hilary

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    1. I love listening to music. It's an amazing feeling when you hear a song you love, and how in an instant it lifts your mood. Stay safe.

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