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  • Ire
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    maybe this belongs in a Tweet, but the thread's here...

    I'm "stupid hooked" on writing with/to Muse's Knights of Cydonia.

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  • WordTrekker
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  • WordTrekker
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    I generally find music distracting, but one of my scripts was set in Mexico and I listened to a lot of latin guitar while writing and editing. That really put me in the right mood at the time.

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  • OtisLovesUs
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    I like to fool myself into thinking I can write with music, but I can't. Good to get in the mood, then I have to turn it off.

    But I live in an urban setting so there's never any true silence. In fact, the building next door is being demolished as I write this--has been for weeks--and I've been in one of my best writing grooves ever lately. Coincidence?

    But I'm moving out of the downtown area soon and will have a real backyard. I'm going to get my first laptop and try writing outside with the birds chirping. I think what I need is some random fill noise in the background.

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  • 1mper1um
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  • 1mper1um
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    Thanks.

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  • Paradis
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    Originally posted by 1mper1um View Post
    You're welcome Paradis. I didn't see your link, could you repost it please?

    Here's a couple examples of stuff i need to get my groove on.

    they're a little thick, but depending on the scene - they produce gold.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfqDE9V-t1U
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrQWoi5nr08
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzyRGaNjCRQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1_e5UlanNE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXBBS0uHRi0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exaKrVFO1WA

    I could go on, but you get the idea.

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  • SkyPolynomial
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    Originally posted by 1mper1um View Post
    This worked out for me btw. Rain mostly does the trick.

    Thanks!

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  • SkyPolynomial
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    Originally posted by Fortean View Post
    Focus. That's why I play some distracting music, (like my transcription of ), while writing, to keep my thoughts from wandering and to keep up my typing rhythm.
    Rofl.

    Heart rate up.

    I think this is like snorting a line of coke.

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  • 1mper1um
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  • 1mper1um
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    Originally posted by Paradis View Post
    Holy effin sweet! Thanks for that link!

    Did you check out the one i posted the page back?
    You're welcome Paradis. I didn't see your link, could you repost it please?

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  • Patrick Sweeney
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  • Patrick Sweeney
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    Originally posted by wcmartell View Post
    I always write with music. I create a temp score for the "movie" from existing scores, so that when I write it's like watching the film. Different types of music for different scenes. Gets me in the mood.
    I do this, too. (A lot easier now that I use iTunes). I don't tend to use songs with words, they distract me. Just soundtracks.

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  • Ire
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    Originally posted by NoirDigits View Post
    Anyone else have a similar experience? I think it's from listening to music while I write and then hitting that one song that seems to encapsulate the whole story/tone...
    Yep. Florence and the Machine "Kiss With A Fist" was the song that I associated with and encapsulate a script two scripts ago.

    One last thing that works for me when it comes to music is including songs in my soundtrack list that contrast the tone of the scene I'm writing. Flipping the mood. It works more with action sequences. I'll mix in Beach Boys "God Only Knows" or The Carpenters "Superstar" in a soundtrack heacy with NIN, Audioslave and the Pixies just to flip that mood.

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  • NoirDigits
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  • NoirDigits
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    An odd thing I've noticed is by the time I've finished my scripts, I tend to have a specific song associated with them.

    I'm still really, really, new, having only finished two scripts. But I'll forever associate Chris Isaak's Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing with one script and Change (In the House of Flies) by Deftones with the other one.

    With the current project I'm working on it looks like Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) by Johnny Cash will probably the "song" I associate with it.

    Anyone else have a similar experience? I think it's from listening to music while I write and then hitting that one song that seems to encapsulate the whole story/tone...

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  • wcmartell
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  • wcmartell
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    I always write with music. I create a temp score for the "movie" from existing scores, so that when I write it's like watching the film. Different types of music for different scenes. Gets me in the mood.

    - Bill

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  • Fortean
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    Focus. That's why I play some distracting music, (like my transcription of ), while writing, to keep my thoughts from wandering and to keep up my typing rhythm.

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  • sbbn
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    Originally posted by Joe Unidos View Post
    Racist.
    I think you mean xenophobe, not racist.

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  • Paradis
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    Originally posted by 1mper1um View Post
    Holy effin sweet! Thanks for that link!

    Did you check out the one i posted the page back?

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