Well this is awkward, I wanted to post about my new writing playlist. In the past, I used Spotify and it wasn’t too bad export the list to make it postable, (words not the music itself – though sharing that on Spotify was easy too if someone had Spotify). Now I’ve switched to Amazon Cloud Player – all my tracks stored within easy reach of my phone and my laptop without the chaos of thousands of MP3’s loitering, in many cases with duplicates of duplicates.
However, Amazon don’t make it particularly easy to export the text of a playlist – so to show you mine it has to be a cut and paste job via Excel – took two copies and pastes to get the whole thing out. This is how dedicated I am to sharing.
This is actually my longest list thus far, and it’s just under half what it started off as. However I’m happy with it.
Music is, and always has been important to my writing process, for three reasons:
- It gaves me pacing and rhythm
- It focuses the mind, and it can distract the mind from over focusing
- It’s inspirational
For me to add it to a writing playlist it usually has to conform to three out of these four criteria:
- It requires no effort to ignore
- It doesn’t jar with the worlds I’m trying to create
- It fits with world’s I’m trying to create
- It eggs me on, exercise music for the brain
Of course there are always exceptions, and it’s entirely subjective, which it’s my list, and probably in it’s entirety only works for me. However, I share to compare and discuss, so feel free to comment with any suggestions.
My playist for Writing, Summer 2013