…Authors, if Music be the tipple of thought, what’s yours?…

…most of the time when I’m writing, be it this ‘ere Blog, or, Heaven forfend, cracking on with my latest crime thriller Work-In-Progress, I’m impervious to whatever’s going on around me… the television can be babbling away with talking heads from the abysmal SKYNews studios… a football match with the mandatory commentating ‘know-NUTHIN’ nutters and attendant baying of assorted crowds may be in full flow… nearby construction works with pile-driving machines going ten-to-the-dozen-gazillion-decibel levels can try their worst… none of that gets through… I know of some scribblers who need absolute solitude… silence (was that butterfly making breathing sounds!) imperative… not so this ol’ Scots Jurassic… but there are times when I consciously listen to sounds that my psyche occasionally invites in while the Muse has me in ‘creative mode’… the choice of music may vary from time to time, but when I sense the desire  to find that wee quiet place in my head, (to use the ‘hippy’ psycho-babble term), Celtic and Gaelic sounds are unbeatable… none more so that the rendition above of An Ubhal As Airde (The Highest Apple), with the great voice of Donnie Munro with Runrig… have a listen and see what yeez think… and let me know, Authors, if Music be the tipple of thought, what’s yours?… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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19 responses to “…Authors, if Music be the tipple of thought, what’s yours?…

  1. Reblogged this on meatdoesntgrowinmygarden and commented:
    And again I’m reblogging something from Scotland, kind of at least. He’s just TOO good…

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  2. I do admit to needing silence when I work 🙂
    The music you work to is beautiful. It has such a haunting quality. Unbelievable that you create your fast-paced thrillers to this.

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  3. Rosa Afe Fénix

    Fantastic… lovely!!!!!!!!! I like Gaelic music!!!!!!

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  4. rohini99

    I like the quiet, but sometimes just before i sit down to it I’ll listen to anything classical, Mozart, Chopin and the like.

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  5. A pleasing voice to be sure and a wonderful song. Good nothing disturbs your writing. 😀
    I require silence myself.

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  6. I love Runrig, too and often listen to them – among others. Like you, I love to write to music and right now have 5,000+ songs on my computer to play – it is a wide-ranging choice. From Runrig to Rhianna, from Philip Glass to Ellie Goulding and everything inbetween. I generally don’t write to classical music – while I love it, I do find the tendency to use crescendo does distract me. And I can’t be having that! Many thanks for your entertaining blog and the opportunity to share my musical tastes in return:)

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  7. That was just beautiful, Seumas. I love Celtic and Gaelic music. It’s a good thing I don’t need absolute quiet to write. People here “love” loudspeakers, the vendors are shouting their wares, construction is going on, and my husband’s caregiver loves the Marathi TV channel and plays it loud. I’ve learned to concentrate by ignoring those sounds. It took a while but I persevered. 😀 — Suzanne

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  8. ..the ‘shutting-out’ mechanism can be handy in more situations than just writing! 🙂

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  9. https://youtu.be/YdJTK4MdAPI?list=RDYdJTK4MdAPI This was the one for me. I did see Runrig live a long time ago In Inverness, it was great, we sat on the floor, drinking out of plastic glasses and we smoked. shock horror shock. lol

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