Saturday, April 17, 2010

Help! It's a music emergency!

I'm stuck indoors again today, and it's looking GLORIOUS outside. No giant ash cloud or nuffink. (What does that bloody volcano have against London Book Fair anyway? More on LBF next week...)

Today is the day I conquer the copy-edit. I WILL be finished by midnight. This is a promise to myself, and to you. Please hold me to it. But I can't do this alone, I need help. I need music. And that's where you come in.

Please please please recommend me a song or two. A song that inspires you to write. A moody, atmospheric song. A song that breaks your heart. Any song whatsoever really. Having said that, I probably don't need mega-cheery songs - Walkin' on Sunshine does that job for me.

As soon as I've got a recommendation or two, I'm going to find them on and hopefully add them to my playlist. Blip is a wonderful discovery (thanks to Nova for that one). In case you haven't heard of it, it's a site where you can effectively create our own radio station. You can find gazillions of songs on there, and add them to your playlist for FREE. Oh, and you can listen to other people's playlists too. I am hearting it lots.

So please help me get through my copy-edit: recommend a song (or ten!) in the comments section. Thanks lovelies.

Here's my recommendation for you:


  1. I wish I could help but I am not really a music person. I guess I could ask Alan next door for you. He is singing today but without his mic.

    I only really do happy music. Sad songs really effect my mood. Truthfully I'm a bit of a reggae girl.

  2. Becky- I bet Alan would have a few recommendations up his sleeve! Glad to hear he's singing sans mic on this byootiful day.

    I love writing to depressing music - I find it helps a lot!

  3. If I need lovey sadness, I go for Hallelujah (you know, the awesome Leonard Cohen one?).

    But atmospheric? Um...I dunno. But everyone knows Hallelujah.

    But I personally adore Haven't Met You Yet, which is really happy. Sorry...:)

  4. Liam- Hallelujah is a great track! Got that one one of my playlists. I'm going to check out Haven't Met You Yet (I'm sure there will be SOME happy scenes in my book...). Thanks!

  5. I can't help, I'm afraid. I am a write-in-total-silence-except-for-the-annoying-traffic-noise-outside kind of gal!

    Good luck with the edits!