Music Mood

Bob Dylan probably didn’t know this when he was writing music, but listening to music can enhance the writing experience. Many writers claim they can have no distractions in the vicinity when they write. Some admit they start to write the lyrics of the song they’re listening to, so they can’t listen to anything. Others […]

Why Rap Doesn’t Work In Movies

You’ve seen the scene with Thor totally conquering hundreds of ugly foes. You heard the Led Zeppelin song “Immigrant Song”. You know why the song was chosen: it conveys emotion, it gives the listener a sense of the action on the screen. Not only that, but the song is about Valhalla and other Viking themes. […]

Silent Lullaby

Depending on where you’re living, the world can be a clamorous place. Ostensibly endless streams of digital diversions try to capture your attention. Cleverly disguised ads masquerade as entertainment. Forever-selling sales channels vie for your dollar. This Christmas, tell the stentorian advertisers you don’t have dollars. Say you only have pesos and watch them run […]

Don’t Mention It.

Breaking from the normal thought processes, I’m going to offer some blogging advice: Don’t Mention It. That’s the gist of it. Keep your mouth shut. My blogging advice is to keep your mouth shut. No not really. Not entirely. I’ll explain. For explanation, I’ll offer up the examples I’ve seen, the first of which is […]