• Hello Internet

     

    Just stopping by to say a quick hello. I’ve been busy sitting in my office…working. I’m too driven to go out and enjoy summer, especially when my work is near completion. And really this is only the beginning.

    Right now I’m breaking from re-edits to enjoy some music. My protagonist is very Bohochic-inspired and her music tastes are eclectic. She loves bands like Wolf & Cub, Echo &The Bunnymen, and singer Lana Del Rey. Even underneath all this, she’s still very traditional (Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky).

    When I write scenes, especially with her dialogue, I want my protagonist’s love for music to come out. Why? Because this is what she wants. Music is her escape. It’s a part of her hopes, dreams, goals, and most of all…her way out of the current situation she’s in.

    I shared a few songs from this 80’s British band Echo and the Bunnymen before. I think I’ve said this a thousand times: lead singer Ian McCulloch is a brilliant songwriter. If you don’t believe me, read the lyrics from the song The Killing Moon.

    As for The Cutter, I read the lyrics to this song and couldn’t believe my eyes because the word Mustard is mentioned. To be honest, I will not look at mustard the same way now. Gotta love McCulloch’s use of words in lyrical matters.

    So simple.

    This is Echo and the Bunnymen’s alternate version of their original song. Some people like the original version, some like the alternate. You decide. As for me… I like the alternate.

    Enjoy!

    Lyrics by Echo and the Bunnymen // Image source: UrbanOutfitters Tumblr

    Who’s on the seventh floor
    Brewing alternatives
    What’s in the bottom drawer
    Waiting for things to give

    Spare us the cutter
    Spare us the cutter
    Couldn’t cut the
    Mustard

    [Chorus]
    Conquering myself until
    I see another hurdle approaching
    Say we can, say we will
    Not just another drop in the ocean

    Come to the free for all
    With cello-tape and knives
    Some of us six feet tall
    We will escape our lies

    Spare us the cutter
    Spare us the cutter
    Couldn’t cut the
    M-m-mustard

    [Chorus]

    Am I the happy loss
    Will I still recoil
    When the skin is lost
    Am I the worthy cross
    Will I still be soiled
    When the dirt is off

    [Chorus]
    Ocean

    Watch the fingers close
    When the hands are cold

    Am I the happy loss
    Will I still recoil
    When the skin is lost
    Am I the worthy cross
    Will I still be soiled
    When the dirt is off

    Am I the happy loss
    Will I still be soiled
    When the dirt is off

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  • Burberry Acoustic

     

    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.

    https://youtu.be/oCBSd39e0qo