Music is fairly big part of a writer’s life I think; or least it is mine. We use it to set moods, bring out emotions, and stabilize our own, so we get our minds into a specific place while we are writing a particular scene or story. For my first novel Running Northwest, I relied heavily on playlists while I wrote the whole thing. I was tedious and damn near methodical while I created them with different genres and songs for individual chapters and scenes. It was complicated to say the least. I dare say I spent far too much time on the playlists than I should have.
With my soon to be released novel All the Roads Home, I relied less on multiple playlists covering many genres and instead more specific genre lists with random songs thrown in. For instance, one list was Jazz and included over a 100 years of various Jazz music.
So for this late edition of #Mondayblogs I thought I would share a few of the songs that were on my playlist. I suppose you could call this the All the Roads Home playlist because in some way these songs could define the story.
- Backwater Blue – Dinah Washington
- Georgia on my Mind – Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis
- It Never Entered my Mind – Miles Davis Quintet (Workin)
- Unsquare Dance – Dave Brubeck
- Bye Bye BlackBird- Joe Cocker
- The Way you Look Tonight – Tony Bennett
- Against the Wind – Bob Segar
- With You Without You – Brad Paisley
- Best of Me – Michael Buble
- To Love Somebody – Michael Buble
And Promentory Promontory by Trevor Jones Last of the Mohicans by Trevor Jones Last of the Mohicans because that is a writing staple for me.