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Nick from Toronto is reading Adjustment Day December 10, 2014 - 10:47pm

The post a musical gem thread went well. How about some albums you listen, from start to finish, while writing?  Stuff that gets you flowing and maybe sets a good mark for writing time?

Here's mine, very few lyrics/words, incidentallty the first studio album to be composed entirely from samples: 

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Redd Tramp from Los Angeles, CA is reading Mongrels by SGJ; Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk; The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault December 11, 2014 - 9:48am

Album-wise I like to listen to either Pink Floyd or the Beatles. Wish You Were Here and The White Album are two of my favorites. They both have this ambience to them that makes them great to listen to while stoned, but also I've listened to them each about a hundred times and so I can tune the music out to a comfortable level and write without getting distracted by the music. I get distracted even in the best of circumstances, my mind will always end up wandering around before settling on whatever I want to put down next, and in that distracted gap the music is relaxing. Oh, Alice Cooper too. Welcome to my Nightmare is a real gem.

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami December 11, 2014 - 3:00pm

Well I don't really listen to you tube stuff anymore. I'm in this weird in between state in my listening taste:

1. Some nights I'll listen to Thomas Hardy poetry.
2. Other nights I'll listen to Front Line Assembly.
3. I can't stand the music I used to love, like Godsmack and Offspring.

Then of course there is this anime theme that keeps running through my mind, as I used to be a big fan. It's this Japanese anime called Elfen Lied. The song is called Lilium. I'm really into melancholic songs in Latin (as in very early Italian) for some reason. So it's never certain what I'll like at any moment.

With that said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nwRSv7uWjQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWW8DMpfI9U

Oh and please tell me you know I was going to post this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tr0otuiQuU

That one is more to study how he structured his music, to see how it would carry over into the length of paragraphs and overall pacing in storytelling.

There really is a story in everything.

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A. Peal December 11, 2014 - 6:16pm

Lately the newest Sharon Van Etten album has grown on me a lot.  The first time I listened to it I was very meh, but now it's in heavy rotation.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z4OmCci3Oo

Also, for less sullen jags, I listen to Faith No More's Angel Dust at least once a week.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiyvw5AD-C

Finally, I've listened to James's Pleased to Meet You so many times it might as well be instrumental at this point (but I love it).  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOY9PeXU5UUvXOrf1cALz7BlXwjOY9VOm

 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami December 13, 2014 - 12:50pm

Oh and, I had a very short Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd phase.

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big_old_dave from Watford, about 20 miles outside London, Uk December 14, 2014 - 4:15am

on heavy rotation over the year...


Afghan Whigs  do to the beast - seeing them live for the first time in 14 years ib london, best gig I've been to in ages

Beck Moring Phase

and war on drugs