I love all types of music, except country. I’m not real crazy about it, though there are a few good songs. My favorite music to listen to is rock and I can’t express in words what the sound of an electric guitar does to me. It’s almost like an aphrodisiac. My belly flutters, my heart pounds, and my skin gets prickly. If I had the time or patience, I would take lessons but who am I kidding. I’ve barely got time to write.
Instead of learning to play, I get lost in a song. Music truly speaks to me. It calms me when I feel stressed, makes me happy when I feel depressed, and most importantly, it gives me ideas for my stories. I love to slip away, tune into a good song, and let my imagination run away.
Since I draw on music for my inspiration, I’ve ran into a slight problem. I’ve been crazy busy with edits and writing in general, which explains my lack of blog posts, tweets, and Facebook updates. Needless to say, I haven’t had a chance to check out any new music. This is where I’m counting on you. I need some suggestions. #prettyplease
Just so you get an idea of what I like, I listen to a lot of hard rock. #duh #guitar fanatic. Some of my most recent iTunes purchases have been:
- Country Song by Seether
- Killing Me Inside by Crossfade
- Rope by Foo Fighters
- Been to Hell by Hollywood Undead
I’m open to any and all suggestions. I like songs I can move my body to, or ones that get my mind rolling, but slow songs are great too. So what do you have for me?
I know my age will be showing but talk about getting lost in music and becoming inspired on a whole new level go for anything Hendrix especially his version of “The Star Spangled Banner” from Woodstock. That song is a drug. Really!
I also recommend almost anything my Emmerson, Lake and Palmer. The guitar work by that group is awesome.
Again, I know I am showing my age but hey, I grew up on acid rock and the electric guitars were awe inspiring.
If inspiration, body movements, and meaning is your cup of tea; I always recommend U2. The Edge created his trademark riffs and sounds. Larry can snare and roll with the best. Adam has always and still drives the sounds that leads the band. Oh, and of course, Bono just touches the soul with his passion for lyrics and meaning. In my opinion, the greatest rock band of all time 🙂
Hey Kelli, I love Pink Floyd’s ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ album. ‘On the turning away’ is one of the best songs ever imho. Also love Mark Knopfler’s ‘Screenplaying’, selections of the soundtracks he has worked on like ‘Princess Bride’ and ‘Local Hero’. I love atmospheric music to get my muse going, the soundtrack to the 80s television series Robin Hood, ‘Legend’ by Clannad. And Duran Duran’s ‘Seven and the Ragged Tiger’ album. Plus when they split up and some of them formed the band Arcadia they made an album called ‘So Red the Rose’, which gives me goosebumps, especially the track El Diablo.
Kings of Leon I LOVE, also the Killers, and Muse. Smashing Pumpkins (Siamese Dream), and Suede.
I never new that seether is a country singer. Now, I can say that country songs are best because my favorite singers are now in country songs genre.