Saturday, August 27, 2011

Music Inspires Me

We've all heard the saying 'Music soothes the savage beast'. The author of that great line was spot on. I'm not savage (most of the time I'm not - grins), and I'm certainly not a beast (well, unless you count how I look when I first get out of bed), but music calms me straight away when I'm in a funk. It wakes my muse. Rattles the creative gnome living in my brain. And makes me happy.

I love words, so my brain automatically links to the lyrics of a song before it ever hears a note of music. And i find myself trying to figure out if there's an underlying message or meaning to the words. Were they written for someone special? Or just a random gift to us from the artist?

Since I write romance, I navigate to songs about love and relationships. My current jumpstarter song is, 'Thank You For Loving Me' by Bon Jovi. If you haven't listened to it, I highly recommend it. (There are a couple of versions on YouTube, but I listen to the acoustic verson which is also marked as the official video).

What kind of music shifts your imagination into high gear?  


  1. Some of the newer country artists are just so expressive, I use there music to get my words flowing. In fact, I'm putting together a playlist now.

  2. Jeannie, you're right, country artists are very expressive! I like Jerrod Neimann's song, 'Lover, Lover'. :-)


  3. Blues. Nobody leaves here without singing the blues lol. Seriously, I love working to the Blues. It can't be my beloved 60s or 70s music because then I want to sing along. Even if it's instrumental, I want to sing along. But when I found the Blues station on my tv, I knew I had found my music.

    Good blog post Jan!

  4. Thanks, Debra! :-) The blues are cool too!

  5. Bon Jovi! What can I say? I'm a fan.

    This is my first visit to your blog, Jan. Color me impressed :) I'm a fellow blogspotter but I haven't succeeded in making my place look and feel as welcoming as yours.

    I'll be back to visit you here often.

    I hope you're having a wonderful Monday,