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    J.T. Woody Amateur Human Contributor

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    What songs do you associate with setting?

    Discussion in 'Setting Development' started by J.T. Woody, Feb 14, 2020.

    For example, Caravan arrangement by Duke Ellington puts me in mind of the desert (I was a band nerd in middle school and we played this song. We first had to listen to it with our eyes closed and I fell in love with it)
    Suavecito by Malo makes me think of the ocean/beach, from the smell, to the breeze, to the taste.

    What songs do you turn to for inspiration when coming up with your setting?
     
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    Two come to mind.

    Tracy Chapman's She's Got A Ticket is forever attached to the book Dreams of Dawn by Marti Steussy. I bought both the same day and read the whole book while jamming out to Tracy.

    In a more general sense, Zero 7's Give It Away is a road trip in a sweet vintage car across the open midwest, hitting a blunt.

     
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    For a futuristic battle in my third book, this is the music I hear behind it.
     
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    I just found this video, which captures some of the essence of my opening scenes in my novel (with the exception of the stupid dog photos in the videos.) It's a tune I've always liked, especially when played with a fiddle and a banjo. I included it by name in my story, a bit later on.



    This video is more the way I'd envisioned it being played IN my story. But with a much different background (an 1880s ranch house kitchen.) I like the roughness of this version.

     
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    Radiohead - Ful Stop, works for me in the opening titles of my second book which is underway.

    How did you guys post the link to youtube?
     
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    I just copied and pasted the bit at the top that begins with https://

    Not sure what that's technically called. IRL? Maybe....
     
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    Ok thanks!
     
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    IRL that would be called the URL :bigtongue:
     
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    When I interned at my University archives, the archivist used to play Folk Celtic Radio. This reminds me a lot of the type of songs that would come on :)
     
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    It's the kind of music I've loved all my life. Traditional music. It plays a central role in my novel in a few chapters.
     
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    This song is on my gym playlist. This was one of the songs that played on that radio station and I instantly loved it. It reminds me of a "never give up" anthem and there aren't even words in it! It gets my heart racing and makes me try harder at whatever I'm doing.
     
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    I've heard of these guys. They're Scottish, aren't they? I never saw the CD cover before though ...yoiks! Good stuff.
     
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