The great WC Marchese has inspired me once again to get out of my nerd cave and jump back onto the page with his reflection 'The Fog'. So much talk about being down, how about we take the high route? How do you pick yourself up? As a writer. A human. Anything. My blues never last long and don't come around often. But when it does, all I need is coffee, doughnuts and beats.
I can spend hours looking for the right track to set up the mood for a story. Or just to brighten up my day. Music is positive energy that flows right through me. I sing aloud, I dance in public, I am an absolute embarassament. The music where I work is bloody brilliant and you can find me up and down the store between 5 and 10 am snapping my fingers and bouncing around with not a care in the world.
Below you will find a list of links to my all time favourites in no particular order. I have colourful musical tastes, you cannot possibly do worst than me. So please don't be shy and share your own. Let's tap our feet as we commute to the office, feed the kiddies, or try to stay up even if we're not supposed to. There is no time like the present.
What's your jam? I wanna hear all about it!
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DROPKICK MURPHY'S | SPIRITS ALIVE
Intense and to the point. Just how I like it. Mix with Warrior's Code
EMINEM | LOSE YOURSELF
'If you had one shot, one opportunity.' It gets to me every time. Makes me want to start writing, to be the best writer I can be. Enough said
MANU CHAO | RUMBA DE BARCELONA
Rumba is our sound, Barcelona is my city. What can I say?
SHAKIRA | RABIOSA
That beat is something I really miss from home. That and food
The last two clips remind me not to take life SO seriously. To laugh at myself and my problems. At how dramatic life seems sometimes. Until you take a step back and realise its not so bad. It's not everyone's cup of tea so if you lack a sense of humour or are easily offended, please skip them. You've been warned. Thanks!
TIM MINCHIN | INFLATABLE YOU
Brace yourself and watch his face when he makes cheeky remarks. He is inappropriate, ridiculous, and makes me laugh. Bloody genius
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS | YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A...
Those guys from NZ are mad. Irreverent, silly and very inappropriate. If you haven't seen their show. Please watch it. Bloody brilliant