Thursday, August 15, 2013

Music for Writing

It's nearly moving-back-to-college time (where these blog partners shall be reunited!  Huzzah!), and Tyler-Rose and I are cramming in a LOT of revising/re-envisioning into these last days of summer... 

So I thought I'd share a great writing song I came across recently.  Seriously--it's PERFECT for writing.  Especially if you're having trouble getting something down on the page. 


The whole album, in fact, is about getting reconnected with art that you've left alone for a while or become disillusioned with.  Or, as the wonderful Missy herself says in this interview:

Missy Higgins hat[This album is]...kind of a diary about my experience over the past few years about where I’ve been emotionally with trying to find my love again of music, trying to find inspiration again. I kind of got burnt out with music a little bit, and I thought I would quit music forever. I kind of had an existential crisis and wanted to find out who I was without music in my life. There are a lot of songs that try and reconcile the performance and the entertainment side of my personality with the personal.  (The Daily Nebraskan, 12 Sept. 2012)




Happy writing, reading, and listening!  And watch out for those existential crises. ;) 

5 comments:

  1. That is awesome. I can't deal with words in my writing music though. I really love the "Music for Classic Books" series. There is an album for Pride and Prejudice, one for Emma, and one for Wuthering Heights. First you get to pretend you're awesome like Miss Austen and Miss Bronte, but the music is also wonderfully soothing. For something a bit more epic, I love the Robin Hood soundtrack :)

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    1. I'm still in the throws of an existential crisis though. Hopefully it will pass. Like the flu.

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  2. This is a beautiful piece of music, although not my kind of writing music. But I do most often listen to music when writing, it's kind of hard to write without it for me. But different kinds of writing require different music.

    Thanks for sharing. I hope your existential crisis passes quickly.

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    1. Whoa! *I* was not having an existential crisis. Missy Higgins was.

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    2. Oh, and I guess Tyler-Rose. That must be what you were referring to.

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