If Music be the Food of Love

The quote “If music be the food of love, play on” from by William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” is ringing in my ears!

I am trying to be inspired today to create!  I have not been having much luck, when all of a sudden it hit me…

I need music!

(picture from http://www.whimsandfancies.com/garden-party-blog-hop-music-notes/)

(picture from http://www.whimsandfancies.com/garden-party-blog-hop-music-notes/)

Now, I have to be careful with music.  As a musician and singer, if anything is too well known to me, I sing along.  Not just the latest ditty on the radio, but also any song from the ’80’s (did I just date myself?), and sometimes even a well loved piece of classical music – yes I CAN sing along to Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons: Spring”!  Sometimes this is fine, like while I am quilting for example.  But when I write a blog post, or something for my novel or whatever it is I am writing, singing along can make things difficult!

But music can certainly bring out the best me creatively.

Many writers now include at the back or front of their novel, music that help inspire a scene or character.  Jay Crownover did it in her book “Rule” and I’ve seen others write about their musical inspiration on their websites!  Laurell K Hamilton writes about it on her blog post “Some Writers  Smoke, I do music”.  Also I believe Dale Partridge wrote about it in his blog The Daily Positive but for the life of me I can not find the post! (Regardless, check his blog out… he is WONDERFUL!)

Music is not a new concept… but one I forget about in the midst of things!

So here is what I am listening to right now… to help inspire me!  It’s the Albinoni: Adagio in G minor perfomed by Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.  I love it!


What music is inspiring you?


What are you thinking?