Some of the music that put me in the mood for writing Starforgers are listed below. I generally didn’t listen to anything while I wrote. But these albums set the tone for getting me in the mood to write.
Pink Martini – Hang On Little Tomato, Splendor in the Grass
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hot
Miles Davis – Essential Miles Davis
Various Western Songs.
Saint-Saens Symphonie No 3 “Avec Orgue”
The Black Keys – Brothers
Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown
Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
True Grit – Soundtrack
Johnny Cash – Various Songs
Mostly Jazzy, and Western themed music as I was bridging a Space Western with a Space Opera themed novel. I listened to the True Grit soundtrack and the Zippers the most. Revenge is a big theme in the novel and so that explains some of the tones I listened to like Cash, True Grit and the Black Keys. There was a band playing in an earlier draft and I imagined the Zippers singing Put a Lid On It. But alas, the scene was cut.
What bands and music genres influence your writing?