Every now and then I post a link to twitter that takes clickers to “Gravity” by A Perfect Circle on Youtube, and I always write something to the effect that it was the song I listened to most while I was writing the climax of Anomaly. For a while, I would tweet and Facebook a variety of songs, often labelling the tweets as Anomaly writing soundtack song # Youtube link.
I stopped doing it a while ago because I just figured I was the only one remotely interested, but recently, I’ve been I’ve been seeing tweets about Jodi Picoult’s novel Sing You Home, and from what I gather, it has a soundtrack in it (or listed in it).
I realized I wasn’t the only one that connected life events (and plot events) to music after all.
That kind of excited me in a weird way. It made me start to think again about the processes involved in any artform and how they are connected. As visual artists use terms like composition and cliché all the time, so do writers. Musicians use words like rhythm and voice. So do writers. Photographers talk about story; so do writers.
Perhaps some day I’ll write about how I think all of these things connect for me (I’m a major music fan and avid hobbyist music photographer) but for now, I’ll settle for listing a few songs from the Anomaly soundtrack that moved me in some way and in the end become the composite anthem for poor J, who was really the most touching character to grace my writer’s psyche. There’s a soft cuddly place in my heart for J, and I imagine if you got to know the complex character, there’d be an equally comfortable spot in yours.
Gravity by A Perfect Circle
Pet by A Perfect Circle
- One more Addictionby Natalie Imbruglia
- Right in Two by A Perfect Circle
- The Noose by A Perfect Circle
- Talks to Angels by Black Crowes
- Hurt by Johnny Cash
- Bartender by Dave Matthews Band
- Big Eyed Fish by Dave Matthews Band
- Sober by Tool
- Madman Across the Water by Elton John
- Anna Molly by Incubus
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