Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mood Music

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

As I type this I'm listening to The Cure's Friday I'm In Love. Before that (to wake up), I listened to Ramones' Rock N' Roll Radio (which is really good when you want to rock out, toss your hair around, and get dizzy from doing that LOL).

I think I've talked about this before...but there's something interesting about music. It can affect your mood. Sometimes a song can make you really happy (AH-HA's Take On Me) or it can make you sad (the hymn, How Great Thou Art or The Old Rugged Cross both played at my Grandfather's Memorial Service), or it can remind  you of falling in love (Toby Keith's Rock You Baby--first dance at my wedding reception).

One of the novels I've written I listened to a lot of Chris De Burgh's music because it was very romantic (you can see it in the margin of this blog). It put me in the right mindset to create the "prince charming" for my heroine (he's not actually Prince Charming, and he's not actually a prince either, but he is like Prince Charming in a lot of ways).

Some songs give me flashbacks (Fastball's The Way)--they take me back to a time and place where I can make out the outline of what was going on when I heard a particular song.

I don't know what it is about music, but it elicits emotions much like a story will.

What songs affect you? (Can be positive or negative).

Have A Tune-full Tuesday!


Ryan Vukmanovic said...

Since I am a Metal music fan, I tend to listen to dark stuff. So there isn't really one song that makes me happy or sad. I often use music from my favorite bands to inspire scenes for writing. I guess rocking out in general makes me happy when I'm sad.

Bethany said...


Yeah...music can inspire one's writing and there's nothing wrong with that. Writers get inspiration from most everywhere.

Thank you for dropping by :-)

Roni said...

Recently I bought two cd's that are the 'best of' Queen. Another One Bites the Dust and Under Pressure are my favorites and people can hear me coming a mile away. Gets the blood pumping. And if it's loud enough it seems to wash away a bad mood.

Bethany said...


Queen has some good music--UNDER PRESSURE is a good one--is the version you got the one with David Bowie?

Have a great day!

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