I’ve just returned to the Rock from the City of Dreaming Spires, and besides being several thousand words behind in CampNaNo (having previously been on track for the full 50k, for the first time *disgruntled face*), I have mock exams tomorrow. Post upcoming about my impressions of the various universities I’ve visited.
In the meantime, here’s my writing ‘playlist’. Since January 2013 I’ve been progressively working my way through my dad’s music collection. That’s an average of perhaps twenty albums a week, no repeats, no skips (except maybe some opera). I’m in the N section!
Here’s a [highly condensed] selection of the tracks I’ve enjoyed thus far.
|Jessica||Allman Brothers Band|
|Life is for Living||Barclay James Harvest|
|Love Burns||Black Rebel Motorcycle Club|
|More Than A Feeling||Boston|
|Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor||Chopin|
|Where Eagles Dare||Ron Goodwin (played by Cambridge University Brass Band)|
|Call to the Dance||Dan Ar Braz|
|Layla||Derek and the Dominoes|
|New World Symphony||Dvorak|
|Disenchanted Lullaby||Foo Fighters|
|The Dark of the Matinee||Franz Ferdinand|
|One in a Million||Giles, Giles and Fripp|
|Eliza Blue||Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson|
|Monkey Chant||Jade Warrior|
|My God||Jethro Tull|
|Pictures of a City||King Crimson|
|Everybody Knows||Leonard Cohen|
|Ommadawn Part One||Mike Oldfield|
|Change Your Mind||Neil Young|
Mike Oldfield’s music is the best I’ve found when it comes to novelling. No distracting lyrics, but so many instruments, styles and moods. You don’t have to keep changing track. And because sections are repetitive you can hum-jam (that’s now a thing).