Tuesday, December 27, 2005

My Muse-ic

Most of my story ideas/dialogue/scenes, etc come while I'm driving down the road, music blasting. Here's a list of music I had going most of the time over the last year that has helped inspire me in my screenplays throughout '05.......

Arcade Fire - Funeral (mind-blowingly awesome album, get it now)
Interpol - Antics (an '04 release but I just can't get enough of it)
Nada Surf - The Weight Is A Gift
Coldplay - X & Y (some great stuff on here, but not as good as A Rush Of Blood To The Head).
Doves - Some Cities
New Order & Depeche Mode - Old School bands that came out with surprisingly good, vital albums.
Moby - Always sounds good in the CD player.

I'l always have a warm place in my heart for U2, but I haven't even got their last album yet. Just haven't got around to it. Love them to death, and live there's nothing quite like them, but their last album or so has gotten pretty generic (although still 1,000,000,000 better than most crap on the radio). Still, love to hear another Joshua Tree form them.


Warren said...

Completely agree with you about the Arcade Fire, X & Y, The Doves, and The Joshua Tree (favorite album). And I love that zone you get into when jogging, driving with music, for me playing the drums - any task that lets your mind be really free to drift. I get my best ideas from that place too.

writergurl said...

I adore Depeche Mode. You've inspired a post, thinking of that song...

oneslackmartian said...

Yeah, I got me one of them Creative Zen mp3 player thingys. It's GREAT. I have a gig of music on it, PLUS it has a voice recorder. So when I'm in the car or the store or where ever, I can record those fleeting thoughts.

I also listen to music when I walk or jog (this is a creative time as well), but I live across from a drug rehab place and a few blocks from a prison where inmates seems to escape weekly, so that always adds a bit of TENSION on my outdoor adventures.

Webs said...

The new New Order was my favourite album of the year.