What about you? What/who do you listen to as you write?
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Just returned from a 12-day trip to the East Coast. It was a whirlwind.
We drove from North Dakota to North Carolina in less than 30 hours (we did spend one night at a hotel near the border of West Virginia). We went on to spend three days with my mother (NC), and then three days with hubby’s aunt and uncle in MD (just outside of Annapolis), and then two days with hubby’s side of family in western New York before driving back home.
Home sweet home.
Will take today to recuperate before diving back into writing/blogging tomorrow. For now, here’s one of my favorite quotes by Hans Zimmer:
One of my fave musicians is a violinist, Taylor Davis. I love, LOVE her music and have already included them in several of the videos I’ve created for my written work. She performed many music for well-known TV shows, featured movies, popular games as well as anime. The Game of Thrones’ theme is her music as shown above.
She also has released a number of her own original works which are beautiful! “Morning Star” below is one of my favorites:
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I am continuing the “YouTube Tuesday” theme that I saw from the Martians Attack blog last week 🙂
This week I’m picking a track from one of the Skyrim video game soundtracks that I absolutely fell in love with. The title of the song (score only-no lyrics) is From Past to Present. I love the mood this particular track sets for me as I prepare to write. It puts me in the “zone” almost instantaneously.
A little info behind this game in case you’ve never heard of it 🙂 This particular one (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) is an open world role-playing fantasy video game and here is the synopsis that I pulled from Wikipedia:
“Skyrim is set around 200 years after the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, although it is not a direct sequel. The game takes place in Skyrim, a province of the Empire on the continent of Tamriel, amid a civil war between two factions: the Stormcloaks and the Imperial Legion.“
All the music for the entire Skyrim video game collection is written and composed by Jeremy Soule. Many of his music have won awards including Global Music Awards (Award of Excellence),BAFTA Game Awards (Best Score, Game Music Category) and MTV Music Video Awards (Best Video Game Score).
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We can’t visit the 1970s without looking at the movie that shaped the decade: Saturday Night Fever.
This movie did several things. It propelled disco music and dancing to great popularity as well as made actor John Travolta a house-hold name for the upcoming decades. The soundtrack of the movie featured several songs by the Bees Gees which quickly became one of the top soundtracks of all time. This did wonders for their singing careers with Staying Alive as one of their most recognized songs.
(A side note: In case you didn’t know, Saturday Night Fever has a sequel, Staying Alive which interestingly enough was co-written and co-produced by none other than-Sylvester Stallone)
As a writer, I am also a lover of music and movies. I will run an Iconic Series featuring various musicians/songs/films that I love, and which ones I deemed as being iconic of the times. To start off I like to focus on the 1970s and one of the most iconic songs of that decade has to be “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
It’s a legendary and tragic tale, second most known of all shipwrecks behind the Titanic. “The Edmund Fitzgerald was lost with her entire crew of 29 men on Lake Superior November 10, 1975, 17 miles north-northwest of Whitefish Point, Michigan.” (Reference taken from the Shipwreck Museum website) Gordon Lightfoot, a Canadian singer, wrote and performed this ballad which created an even more (world-wide) interest in this iconic ship.