Da Realist 1
When I am working, I prefer complete silence–no distractions from the television, no music, just quiet. Of course, complete silence is pretty hard to come by unless you happen to be up at 1:00 am (as I am right now).
When I decide to go to the library or to Starbucks and write, I listen to music help me concentrate. No rap, hip-hop, R&B or even jazz for me though. I’d never get any work done because I’d be singing, bobbing my head, and dancing in my seat. The perfect music for me is classical. In the seventh grade, I had this very eccentric math teacher who always said, “Mozart and math go together.” Students made fun of him then, but now I think he had a point. Mozart goes well with writing also. Although I could hardly be considered an aficionado, Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” is probably my favorite. Rock Me Amadeus!
Da Hype 1
So, I guess my readers are going to think that I am obsessed with Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill . . . yep, I am. This is one of the most creative works I have ever listened to, and her work makes me want to be a better writer. The lyrics in her songs are chock-full of metaphors and other types of figurative language and it reminds listeners of the value of well thought out lyrics. I think L-Boogie is an amazing writer, artist, and singer, and I am never tired of hearing this CD.