Thursday, June 13, 2013

Guest Post: T.M. Goeglein's Playlist



Playlist Guest Post by T.M. Goeglein
 
Author of Cold Fury and Flicker and Burn (due out August 20th)

Music is an essential element of the writing process for me. Working without it feels like being at a party without any other guests.

But like a good party, the musical guest list should be eclectic, capable of evoking all sorts of emotions. Nothing’s worse, or more boring, than a room full of the very same thing. That’s why my soundtrack varies from book to book. Sometimes I’m all about Top 40 pop, sometimes good jazz (yes, there is bad jazz,) and other times classic rock. Right now, while editing the third and final book (untitled) in the COLD FURY trilogy, I’m listening to a lot of everything, but here are five songs in rotation –

1.) Bob Marley – Three Little Birds

2.) Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks

3.) Frank Sinatra – Come Dance with Me

4.) Kings of Leon – Use Somebody

5.) Demi Lovato – Heart Attack

15 comments:

Kindlemom said...

It is always fun to see what music gave the author inspiration while writing and which songs remind them of their characters and scenes. :)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh love these kind of lists. I also need to read that second book!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I love having music with the books I'm reading!

Liviania said...

Definitely an eclectic selection.

Eileen said...

Ahh I love playlists so much they're like getting to experience what the author was thinking when they were writing their books and it's just so fun to listen to the songs! I also love Heart Attack I think it's such a techy yet emotional song :)

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Nice playlist. I love "Use Somebody ". Thanks for sharing!

Candace said...

Oh great list! I'm not a big fan of Kings of Leon (I got burnt out on them) but the rest are GREAT!

Erika said...

Yes to Grizzly Bear's 'Two Weeks' - it's one of my favorites! :)

....Petty Witter said...

Strange how some prefer peace and quiet in which to write and yet others are inspired by music.

Interesting and thought provoking post though I'm ashamed to say I know only one song on that list.

Giselle said...

Fun guest post! Music is a big part of my day too I HAVE to have it on while working if I want to be productive lol. I like country (country girl through and through) most but I really love everything from pop to rock, too!

Lauren Elizabeth said...

I absolutely love getting playlists from authors, and this is such a cool one. I especially love Two Weeks, what a fab song!

Molli Moran said...

I adore seeing how music inspires authors. I have playlists for all my various little projects, especially for the emotional scenes!

Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

I love these songs! I used to have Three Little Birds as my phone ringer. And I LOVE Kings of Leon. Thanks for sharing!

elena said...

Grizzly Bear is one of my bands and Two Weeks is SO GOOD.

Medeia Sharif said...

I love Kings of Leon. I'd like to check out the other songs.

I enjoy looking at authors' playlists.