Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A writing soundtrack

I know I've posted on the topic of music before, but well, I'm a massive consumer of music so I'm going to talk about it again. I'm not a fan silence (unless I'm trying to sleep) so if you run into me, you'll probably find I have wires running from my ipod to my brain ears.

Now, as a musicwhore consumer of music, it is a bit of an understatement to say I have a large music library. My tastes are diverse and I can get a little itunes happy once in a while, so I'm pretty sure if you hit shuffle on my library the auditory experience will be the equivalent of living inside a schizophrenic's brain. (Side rant: Shake to shuffle is NOT a feature on the ipod nano--it's a menace. Anyone know how to turn it off? /rant)

Recently I've been on a Darkwave/Industrial kick. I have a manuscript due, uh, tomorrow, and I have a good power mix playing that has been great for this last push of revisions. Here are a list of the bands in the mix:

The Cruxshadows (of course)
The Birthday Massacre
Ayria
Emilie Autumn
I:Scintilla
One-eyed Doll

So what are you listening to? Do you have a 'soundtrack' for certain activities?

1 comment:

NL Berger said...

I usually end up listening to the same couple of random albums over and over while I'm working on a project. They very rarely have any connection to the story, but somehow my crazy Muse latches onto them. With Aundroma, it was Matchbox Twenty and the Ting Tings. While I roughed out the first draft of Familiar, I listened almost exclusively to the soundtracks for Wicked and Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog.