Saturday, July 23, 2005

Packs a Punch

Last summer, my friend PJ introduced me to the classically trained string quartet that does a techno/rock/pop/classical fusion, Bond. I'm sure there's a better or at least more concise way of describing their music, but suffice to say it's awesome. I've been listening to a homemade mix of my faves on the way to and from work for the past month or so. The music is aboslutely great for thinking about my writing, especially SoD. In fact, there are two songs in particular that have scenes playing out everytime I listen. For a while, it was just one song, Oceanic from the Born album, that did this. It's become the theme for two of my main characters. And then last night I heard Explosive from their Classified album and darn near burst into tears. It hit me with such force that this song represents the finale of my seven-book Velorin saga. I'm getting goosebumps just thinking writing about it now. It's really nice to have music inspire and provide a soundtrack for your writing. Now, everytime I hear Oceanic and Explosive, I'll have images of what I'm writing towards, and how it's going to feel when I get there. Magic.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love writing? :)


Doris said...

Hey, I listened to the short clips they have on their website. Very cool. But you missed one genre that definately has an influence on their music - latin. Love it, love it, love it.

Kellie said...

*smacks forehead* Latin! Of course.

I highly recommend picking up all their albums. Really good stuff.