Writin' Soundtrack

A number of friends who are writers post about the "soundtrack" they’re listening to while they write. I just can’t listent to most music, because I want to listen. I need near silence to commit my mind to creating or, at the very least, uninterrupted time. No television, no radio, nothing. It occurred to me, however, that there is a soundtrack for my writing. Inspiration comes in flashes of scenes. Often, they’re inspired by music. Here’s the soundtrack that brought Blood for the Sun to life. Looking forward, I’m going to try and keep track of songs that bring All The Dead Men to fruition. I’ll let anyone who’s read the book and is reading this post figure out for themselves which tracks inspired which scenes. At the very least, here’s a list of music for you to check out:

 

  • Yekermo Sew - A Man Of Experience And Wisdom from Ethiopiques 4
  • Not Their Fight by David Holmes on Ocean’s Thirteen (soundtrack)
  • Too Close by Alex Clare from The Lateness of the Hour
  • People Pleaser by Andy Allo from Superconductor
  • A Million Miles by Appolonia 6 from Appolonia 6
  • The Golden Age by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour from Fruit
  • Chicken Chiefly by Baby Mammoth from Swimming
  • Signs by Badmarsh & Shri from Signs
  • Whispering Streets by Barry Adamson from The King of Nothing Hill
  • Beauty Beats by Beats Antique from Collide
  • Forever Heavy by Black Moth Super Rainbow from Dandelion Gum
  • Suck Blood by Khan
  • Supernaut by Black Sabbath
  • Eon by Celldweller and Drivepilot from The Complete Cellout
  • Come With Us by The Chemical Brothers from Come With Us
  • You’ve Been Spiked by Chriss Joss from You’ve Been Spiked
  • Trip Like I Do by The Crystal Method from Las Vegas
  • Freedom Got an AK by Da Lench Mob from Guerillas In Tha Mist?
  • Positive Contact by Dan The Automator from Deltron 3030 - the instrumentals
  • Main Title/End Title by David Shire from The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (soundtrack)
  • A Way to Love by Diedre from One
  • Glider Girl by The Easy Access Orchestra from The Affair
  • You Gots To Chill ’97 by EPMD from Greatest Hits
  • Absurd by Fluke
  • Apache by The Incredible Bongo Band from Bongo Rock
  • Django by Luis Bacalov from Django Unchained (soundtrack)
  • Angel by Massive Attack from Mezzanine
  • Glory Box by Portishead from Dummy
  • Humming by Portishead from Portishead