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December 13, 2007

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Wayne Barr

Brian Eno's ambient music.

Cindy

When I was in college and writing a lot of computer code, I liked to listen to a radio show that was all electronic music. (I know that coding and writing novels are not the same thing but I'm sure they require similar levels of concentration.) The repetitiveness of the music and lack of words helped me to concentrate and stay on task.

Unfortunately, I don't have any artist suggestions... never really knew what I was listening to, but if you haven't tried electronic music, I would suggest it. I'm sure there are some good internet radio stations that could give you a good start.

babelbabe

Radiohead is good. I am also a big fan of - how embarrassing - The Last of the Mohicans movie soundtrack. If you dig classical, anything composed by Michael Hersch is killer.

And I am THRILLED to hear you are writing another book! Yay!

Brando

Rush ;-)

fish

Sort of seconding Wayne, the back side of Bowie's Low.

TLB

Shut yer cake-hole, Brando, this is a serious post for serious posters only.

Thanks for the recs, guys. BB, I am glad SOMEONE cares if I write another book or not.

Kathleen

I always got a lot of work done to Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream. I think the music holds up, and you really cannot understand what Billy is singing, so it's not distracting.

Gypsy Kings - probably one of the world music groups you've exhausted, but thought I would throw it out there.

The soundtrack to The Secret of Roan Inish has great Irish music, and unless you are fluent in Gaelic, won't distract your writing.

Grendel

The Beau Hunks Play the Original Little Rascals Music is great to write (and clean house) to.

Anything by Future Sound of London -- no words, just tasty ambient that drifts in and out of spacey/funky -- perfect for background.

Grendel

The Beau Hunks Play the Original Little Rascals Music is great to write (and clean house) to.

Anything by Future Sound of London -- no words, just tasty ambient that drifts in and out of spacey/funky -- perfect for background.

Grendel

The Beau Hunks Play the Original Little Rascals Music is great to write (and clean house) to.

Anything by Future Sound of London -- no words, just tasty ambient that drifts in and out of spacey/funky -- perfect for background.

Grendel

Sorry - I don't know why that posted three times, and now I'm commenting again to apologize... where will it end?

churlita

I don't know if you like bluegrass at all, but for music without lyrics, Tony Rice's Manzanita is really pretty and not as maniacal as some bluegrass. I also like to listen to Gillian Welch when I'm reading/writing. There are lyrics, but they're haunting and well written.

blue girl

Hey TLB, Blue Kid turned me on to Vitamin String Quartet. Pop and Rock tunes you're familiar with, but done in the Classical style.

Their stuff's available on i-Tunes. Check 'em out!

Good luck.

Adorable Girlfriend

Peter, Bjorn and John

Did I mention also a girl can always use a little Madonna.

I thought from reading B-unit's post we would get to suggest the story of the book. AG had ideas. A single Jewish doctor seeking AG always has ideas...

TLB

Thanks everyone for taking the time to give me your suggestions. I will check them out and see which ones might work. Muchas gracias!

AG, haven't I read that book already?

Wes

You may have never tried them, but Cursive is really good, if not also really depressing, Domestica is my favorite by them, but Happy Hollow and The Ugly Organ are also really good.

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