I like to write to music, especially when I start a new project and I am free-handing. That's my term for being kicked back in the recliner with a sketch pad in hand. I jot down names, descriptions, plot ideas, snippets of dialogue. I need music to accompany the little movie in my mind.
So, last night, I was thinking about Laid To Rest and wondering what kind of music would go with Richie and Tommy Ray, two small-time crooks. What music would suit them and this story? Creedence Clearwater Revival. The big plus to having Rhapsody Music Service is all the playlists you can create. I usually make several for one story. So, I picked out a bunch of CCR's old hits. Some of them I hadn't heard in years but they are still as good ever and the perfect music for this dark comedy. Especially Bad Moon Rising and Graveyard Train.
As Looking Out My Back Door played, the words flowed. Page after page of notes and discoveries. Still no true plot. Yet. But, I'm sure with Born on the Bayou, Run Through the Jungle, and, my all time favorite, Lodi, the plot will come to light.