Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Music To Make Write To Starring Matthew Rush

This week to pick our MTMWT participant I went back to the process of using super computers to choose the best looking bloggers. 
How could the computers deny that face?


Amirite?  Anyway, here are his picks:


Kid Koala:


So it probably has a lot to do with the fact that my novel features a lot of Asian culture, but I just love the traditional Chinese folk song that forms the background for this track. Plus there's scratching.

Bassbin Twins:


I can practically guarantee that no one has ever heard of this guy, but he gets my head nodding like no one else. He actually produced a track for a record label I used to be part of: Butterbeat Records, but that was before I joined up. This one gets me in the mood for writing any kind of scene, because the music is so varied.

Joni Mitchell:


This is one of the saddest songs I know, even though the music is beautiful, especially Joni's voice. The line 'don't it always seem to go, you don't know what you've got til it's gone' is a bit of a mantra for my life. Unfortunately, for me, it's always related to lost loved ones, which can be a tough thing to write about, so it's great to have a song that can help you through. Writing can be theraputic too.

Thanks Chris!

29 comments:

  1. Wow. I didn't think of you as a Joni fan, Matt! Now we have even more music tastes in common! Love the Bassbin Twins! Nope. Never heard of them, but listening now and I like!

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  2. Awesome, thanks Jess! I own a couple of Joni Mitchell albums, yes on 12" vinyl. No, I don't pull them out that often, but I do have them.

    Thanks so much for having me Chris, this has been awesome!

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  3. Hey Chris! Came over from Matthew's blog. Your Applebee's blog post made me giggle, so I am your newest follower.

    Also digging on the music. Happy writing!

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  4. I always enjoy me some good new music. Thanks for the picks.
    It Just Got Interesting

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  5. Been a Bassbin Twins fan for a while, and glad to see them get a lil more recognition. Beatnik snaps for you, my friend. Beatnik snaps!

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  6. Yeah, Joni is one of my wife's favorites. Me? I've got to get the blues going in to get the blues going out.

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  7. Joni Mitchell has all the saddest songs. Little Green anyone?

    And, sorry Stephanie, I AM the newest follower.

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  8. Cool picks, Matthew. Very diverse. I can see how the Bassbin Twins song gets the head nodding!

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  9. He looks good with pink hair too!!

    Yay for Joni Mitchell!!! I've heard of her!!

    Take care
    x

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  10. I played the songs for my son (10yrold) bcz he likes rap. He got really into Kid Koala. Cool, thanks.

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  11. None of this is really rap, but that's okay, thanks Paula!

    I would call Kid Koala Turntablism/Trip-Hop. Bassbin Twins Breakbeat/Electro. Joni Mitchell Folk. But then I'm a details nerd.

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  12. I now (this is the first time I've heard them) love the Bassbin Twins. Fellow Joni Mitchell fan, I see. That's good to know.

    Love your best looking blogger pics. Can't go denying it. :-)

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  13. All I have to say is Joni Mitchell. :)

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  14. Nice! And argh. They cut down a lovely forested area just down the road from me and put in a Bass Pro Shops, JC Penny, Circuit City, BAM, etc... already an empty box.

    Joni Mitchell all around~ ;p

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  15. Maybe it's the hormones, but I suddenly feel so sad bc of Joni'. I know that mantra all too well. Nice picks:)

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  16. You just made me cry a little CBGB.

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  17. Thanks for sharing. I'm always trying to figure out what cool, well informed people with good taste are listening too music wise. Seriously, I'm a total music nincompoop.

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  18. Did you just call me cool and well informed? Take it back!

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  19. Hey, Matt! Whoa, on the music front. I feel so grown up or young and hip - not sure. But, I'm loving it. Thanks for sharing your picks.

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  20. This is really cool. I hadn't heard of those first two songs, so thanks for introducing me!

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  21. Good stuff. I know Joni's music but not the other two. It was all listenable, but for writing I don't think it could replace classical music for me.

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  22. Great post! Thank you Chris and Matthew!

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  23. Very cool pics. Hadn't heard Joni in a while...so fun!

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  24. Great songs - the last one was sad...but cool

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  25. I really dig Matt's blog, and I it doesn't surprise me to see/hear he has chosen some great tunes!

    EJ

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  26. Love the Joni Mitchell song. And I agree; writing is most definitely therapeutic.

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  27. Nice tunes! It's fun to see what gets your toes tapping!

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