Douglas Adams once did it, and I think it's a great idea as well. For the next few weeks I want to list all the tracks I listen(ed) to during this crazy novel-writing experience. Since this is an inter-genre experience, you'll find everything from J-pop to alternative metal. I'm updating and adding stuff on the fly, so visit my playlist from time to time.
Scott Matthews - Elusive
Something old and something new. Scott Matthews knows how to put it into a song. After all, he is Jeff Buckley, reincarnated. Nuff said.
Deftones - Street Carp
Action, lots of action, Teenage Angst and swishing cloaks. The line "It's not that I care" pretty much sums it up.
Radiohead - House Of Cards
Insight, lots of insight.
I Blame Coco - Turn Your Back On Love
Love is in the air.
Yoko Kanno - Power Of Light
Its vibrancy and joyfulness is unique, and I admire Yoko for her fearlessness to approach stale genres like classical and pop and her ability to make them her own => J-pop neo-classical score! I need some of Yoko's moxy. :)
Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - Johnny (Sentimental Fool)
Optimism! Kaley is packing her bags, and so do I. Every word forms a sentence, every sentence leads to a new page. Maps, books, and a picture frame. She's on her way, and so am I.
Hybrid - Finished Symphony (Deadmau5 Remix)
Big journey ahead, those guys from Hybrid really know how to spin "progressive" like it was 10 years ago. And Deadmou5 is a legend to some. :)
Marcel Legane & Cass Lowe - Friendly Fire
Cass captures the essence of melancholy in this Downbeat R'n'B song. Exactly what I needed for crack-opening chapter 10.
Fenomenon - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Speaking of momentous lyrics, magically, the line There's a room where the light won't find you also applies to the heart of Chaper 14.