I almost always listen to music while I blog. I am honored to be asked to share three of my favorite songs to listen to.
Given that my blog is a humor blog, you might think that I listen to humorous or upbeat music while I write. While that is often the case, I am also often inspired by darker, more intense tunes. Either way, here are three that have helped me the last couple of years.
1. The Temper Trap - Love Lost
I love this Australian band's sound. It is upbeat and haunting at the same time. While you may have heard their hit single "Sweet Disposition" on various movies and commercials, it is this song that is their best so far. It's sweeping melody and perfectly timed pauses are perfect for inspiring great writing.
2. The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
If you like heavy baritone vocals and tense, drawn out lyrics, The National is for you. Their entire album last year, "High Violet" was insanely good, but it was this song that I would put on repeat while trying to capture the perfect post. The driving beat and drawn-out-build always put me in the right frame of mind for writing.
3. Vampire Weekend - White Sky
Writing comedy is often very difficult and occasionally I need to be put in a light, airy frame of mind. No band does this better than Vampire Weekend. My sons love to sing along to this song and its unusual chorus. When I need to feel goofy and carefree to inspire a post, no song does it better than White Sky.