Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tunes to Write by- What Do You Use?

Personally, I find most loud music distracting, regardless of what I'm working on. Assuming it's a task that requires concentration, I mean--so Red Hot Chili Peppers doesn't get in the way of vacuuming, doing laundry, etc. Softer music is another story--a little John Mayer and Frank Sinatra calm me down and get me in a creative mood.

I never said I had good taste in music.

However, that's just me. Some people can listen to Metallica and max volume and write a romance piece or blare some Rolling Stones while they finish their business articles. Then there are others who can listen to X while writing Y, or can write as long as the volume is Z.

My question is "What about you?" Let me know what you listen to while you write, if anything. As for myself, the following come in handy:

  • Passion Pit
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Josh Kelley
  • John Mayer
  • Coldplay
  • Rolling Stones


  1. Mostly prog metal or hard rock if i want to sing along :D

  2. I like what you did with your blog. Followin !

  3. RHCP, Namie Amuro, Metallica, piano solos... And lately I'm getting into hip hop, gotta love Nas.

  4. random shit haha. usually rap and screamo. :)

  5. I just listen to whatever's on the radio

  6. I usually listen to music that features non-english (usually German, Swedish, or Japanese) lyrics when I'm working on something.

  7. Red Hot Chili Peppers is a favorite of mine, as well.

  8. I have a bad habit of choosing one track at a time. Which means that when I'm writing, I have to pick a new track every 3-4 minutes. I mostly listen to some power/speed metal like Rhapsody and Dream Evil, but everything goes, really.

  9. Half my posts come after hours or at work. So normally no music for me. And Im just too lazy :D