by Jonathan 1 Comment

I currently reside under an avalanche of travel, sickness and work. And it’s all good. For this lovely Sunday, I thought I’d share my writing playlist, a list I’ve cultivated and refined over the last two years. Here goes:

Tom Waits – Orphans, Real Gone, Frank’s Wild Years, Alice, Mule Variations and Bone Machine

Bonnie Prince Billy – Master and Everyone

Hans Zimmer – Black Hawk Down, Gladiator and Inception soundtracks

Jeff Beal – Rome (HBO) Soundtrack

Howard Shore – The Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack

Mark Mothersbaugh – Rushmore

Ali Farka Toure – World

Ernest Ranglin – Below the Bassline

Ibrahim Ferrer – The Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer

John Jorgenson – Franco-American Swing


Leo Kottke – 6- and 12-String Guitar

St. Germain – Tourist

Wes Montgomery –¬†April 2, 1965-Vara Radio Studio 7-Hilversum, Holland

Los Super 7 – Canto

Marc Ribot and Los Cubanos Postizos – The Prosthetic Cubans

Ray LaMontagne – Till the Sun Turns Black

Bill Frisell – The Intercontinentals

Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli – Souvenirs

David Grisman and Tony Rice – Tone Poems

Chris Thile – Not All Who Wander Are Lost

I’ve got these spread over three or four playlists, using them depending on my mood and the mood of the scene I’m writing at the time.

Thank God for music.


Comment ( 1 )

  1. ReplySarah
    Yes, music is essential. :)

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