Just a quick note to say that my music ‘du jour’ to write to is a freebie from the Observer; a collection 10 of of Laura Marling’s best recordings from the last three years. She’s a bright young thing and the music is perfect for my purposes. Evocative and emotive, but not so much that you can’t concentrate or lose yourself in the task at hand. That would never do. So if (when) I do pause for thought because the writing flow has ebbed, I can drift back to the music that’s playing (or it can drift back to me) and be lost. It’s not long before inspiration strikes again, and then I’ll likely miss the next few tracks while immersed, frantically trying to get my thoughts down before they escape (…”behind me like a scarf”……(thank you Michael Cunningham for writing so beautifully)).
I almost did forget – here’s a link to a sample of my musical muse. Incidentally I do listen to her when I’m not writing too.