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Music Muse Monday – The Celtic Circle

So Monday has rolled around again and my muse was awfully quiet on the weekend. So even though I am at work I am trying to get her to wake back up. Sending in the cavalry so to speak. To achieve this I have opened one of my writing playlists to listen to as I do the payroll and enter tally sheets. (Honestly you would be as surprised as I am as to how many codes there can possibly be for shearing sheep….)

Now in this playlist are many different kinds of music but today I thought I would focus on The Celtic Circle CD set, and The Celtic Circle 2 CD set. I would not be able to tell you how many times I have listened to the discs, (both are 2 CD sets) and have a range of music on them. I’ve selected two songs that are very much capturing my imagination today. If you like Celtic Music I would urge you to check the CDs out, they have a diverse range of what they call Celtic Music and I think there is something on there for everyone.

First up – “Nocturne” by Secret Garden

And second – “Who wants to live forever” by Dune

Now, hands up who has a sudden urge to watch “Highlander”?


Music Muse Monday – Smashing Pumpkins “1979”

Welcome to another new thing for the blog. As I’ve already blogged about, music is a huge part of my writing and inspiration. So keeping that in mind I thought I could make Monday about sharing the music I’ve been listening to for inspiration, or music that has inspired.

Today’s song, (and the whole album “Melancholy and the infinite sadness”), has been music that has inspired me for a long time. When I knocked out Eiridis in six weeks I listened to the album and song again and again. The muse has been a bit more on the quiet side the last few days, so with that in mind I decided this morning that it was time to turn back to some tried and true music to get me inspired and get the words flowing. (Even if it is Monday and I do have to leave for work in fifteen minutes).

There might be another reason that I adore this song. If you listen to the lyrics you might just be able to work out why. *grins*

So what songs inspire you? What are you listening to at the moment?


Serenading the muse

Music always seems to set a mood for the muse, sometimes it seems the music has nothing at all to do with what the muse wants to write. I can recall writing amazing fantasy scenes to Smashing Pumpkins and fight scenes to Evanescence, death scenes to Disney…it doesn’t always make sense but sometimes it is just the music you need to get the job done. So far today the muse hasn’t written much but she is being very clear on the kind of music she wishes to listen to. We had to go on to youtube and find an old song from my late teenage years “Oceans of Light.” By In Mood feat Juliette. This then lead us to Enya and then through to the Robin of Sherwood soundtrack. I found a couple of songs from it on youtube to give you all a taste if you have never heard the music or seen the show. (Which I highly recommend, absolutely love the show and have plans when I am rich and famous to finish the story of the show as it should have been….am I alone in thinking that Robin would have returned?)

Music plays a huge part in my writing and sometimes I forget that and wonder why the muse is being a brat only to realise that I have no music on and she often prefers music to having a movie or television or silence.

What music is everyone else listening to today, for pleasure or purpose?