April 16, 2010

Me and the Gaga





When I write, I often listen to music. Sometimes for the background noise. Sometimes to achieve the right mindset for what I hope to accomplish. And, depending on how the day job went, sometimes to strangle the morning in it's cradle before it matures and ruins my night.

So, here is a list of some of the specific things I remember listening to while writing-

"The Double D"
A lot of Tom Waits; especially, Small Change. Bits and pieces of Bite Your Tongue by The Sex Slaves.

"Lord Knows"
A lot of Tupac; including, the entirety of Me Against the World. Some Geto Boys.

"Six Bullets For John Carter"
The soundtrack to Blade Runner. A mix of Eurotrash techno.

"Not A Single Penny For Your Eyes"
A mix of my favorite Springsteen songs. Some Neko Case; especially "Thrice All-American". And a little Iris Dement.

"Mascara Contra Mascara"
Los Lobos. Chingon (Robert Rodriguez's band and the name of my luchador). Latin Playboys. Some Cesar Rosas solo stuff. Big Sandy's Latino Doowop album, Dedicated to You. And some Marty Robbins.

"The Day The Music Died"
Buddy Holly. Bob Dylan. Tom Waits. Leonard Cohen. Led Zepplin. The Band. Basically, a mix of everything I could think of that I'd want someone to hear if they'd never been able to listen to music.

"The Method"
This story hasn't been published yet, but it will soon. When I wrote it, I listened to a lot of Lady Gaga. Especially,Paparazzi.

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