Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Lyrical Inspirations

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I use songs as muses for my writing and as inspiration for certain scenes  within my novels to give them more feeling (at least that's what I hope I'm doing).  I believe that art can feed art.  A dance to a song, for example, is one art feeding off of another.  Paint on a canvas, carefully crafted words on a page and lyrics within a song can and often times do join together to form a sweet synchronizing ballad in another medium.

The following two songs: 9 Crimes by Damie Rice and Pieces by Red are two of my favorite songs.  I've used them as inspiration for a couple of chapters in the final novel in the Enigma Black trilogy tentatively entitled Redemption.  I've included the You Tube videos for these songs below.  Surprisingly, Red appears to not have a music video for Pieces leaving the lyrics to serve the songs purpose alone--which it does very effectively.  The music video for 9 Crimes is not at all what I would have envisioned, but Damien Rice obviously interpreted it differently than the words I've put to page.

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