Friday, June 24, 2011

It's Friday, Friday...

Have you ever thought about the word "Friday"? Oh no? Well I'm in a weird mood today and so I just realized that it's a funny looking word. Huh.

Anyhoo...since I am slowly losing my mind from all of this query nonsense, I thought I would have a little fun and talk music today. I generally don't listen to music while I write, mostly because my tastes in music trend to neo-alternative with a side of synth (because I'm an 80s music freak!) and that's not conducive to writing historical fiction. But in general, I get super excited to see a great song that has a great video (which seems almost impossible these days...), especially when it features people dressed up in historical costumes. And so I present to you my favorite historically themed music no particular order. Drum roll please...

"Walking on Broken Glass" by Annie Lennox

What more can I say? It has John Malkovich in it--when he was still hot and less creepy! Of course, as you might have guessed, this video was made about the same time as "Dangerous Liasions", which is one of my all-time favorite movies. Fun trivia fact--Annie Lennox was pregnant while this video was being shot. The director about had a nervous breakdown when they were filming the final scene. Oh, and yes, that is Hugh Laurie playing Annie Lennox's date.

"All the Right Moves" by One Republic

Yeah, so on occasion, my tastes in music go south, which results in me liking a Top 40 band. One Republic is a particular favorite because they use strings in their music and that makes me happy.

"Mr. Brightside" by The Killers

Ok, so the Killers are my favorite band EVER. One of the things that I love about their music (besides the synth) is that they tell stories. How apropo! Their music videos generally do the same, and this Moulin Rouge themed video is no exception.

"We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel

Did I mention I love the 80s? Sure I can barely remember them since I was born in '82. But for some reason, about the time I hit college, I started indulging in a major 80s obsession. I pretty much know all the lyrics to every major song, which would make me a blast to do karaoke with!

"Buddy Holly" by Weezer

I may be an 80s freak, but I am a child of the 90s. Thus, I had to put Weezer on this list. This video is a bit of a stretch but I felt like I had to have a fifth video, and I love this song.

So did I miss any? What is your favorite type of music (either for writing or listening)?


  1. I love Weezer's Buddy Holly! It makes me smile every time :)

  2. Ahh... the Killers. They're so freaking awesome!! :) And I agree with you about the great stories they tell. I find their lyrics to be a lot more engaging than a lot of other stuff that's popular right now.