I’m very fortunate to work at home. It’s one of the perks of being a freelance writer. I’m able to plan my own schedule, eat what I want, when I want, and entertain myself while I work. It’s a really interesting lifestyle, but if I’m not careful I can get lazy and then I won’t be able to meet deadlines and produce quality work.
It’s definitely similar to running your own business. You’re an entrepreneur running a creative business. I’ll admit that being a freelance writer is not easy. Writing is a lonely profession.
That’s where music comes in. I need music in my office. I don’t write with music playing, I need silence for that, but after I finish my work, I’ll reward myself with some music.
I’m constantly looking for old and new music to listen to. This week I rediscovered the British band, The Smiths. One of my favorite song in particular is How Soon is Now.
Youtube had many variations of this song. One that stood out was from Johnny Marr, the composer of How Soon Is Now. The video I’m sharing with you below is Marr playing the original song himself.
Here are some song facts I thought were interesting:
Johnny Marr, the guitarist for British 80’s band, The Smiths, composed this song and stated it was about their frontman, Morrissey and his crippling shyness.
Marr wanted the beginning of the song to be memorable so that when it was played in clubs, people would immediately recognize it. He was right.
This song was featured in the 1998 film, The Wedding Singer, starring Adam Sandler. Love Split Love’s cover provided the theme tune for the supernatural drama, Charmed.
Ever since I first discovered Burberry Acoustic, I’ve been going back to search for musical inspiration. This is because my writing is heavily influenced by music. The British band, Keane, was the first to be featured on Burberry Acoustic and their song, Somewhere Only We Know, fits perfectly with my Young Adult work in progress.
Now that we’re already diving into 2016, I find myself still returning to this song. It gives me some solace, even after the hustle and bustle of the holidays are now over.