05 April 2012

Game Set Match: The Music

When I write I'm almost always listening to music. Sometimes I'll  listen to music that will get me in the mood for a particular scene and some are just favorite songs of mine. Check them out if you have a chance, especially if you haven't heard of them. They all rock! I wonder if any of you can guess which characters I associate some of these songs with!

So here are are some of the songs I listened to while writing, Game. Set. Match. 


Up Around the Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival (The Unofficial Theme Song of OBX)

List of Demands (Reparations) - Saul Williams

Written in the Stars - Tinie Tempah feat. Eric Turner

Pacific Street - Hem

Bubble Toes - Jack Johnson

Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead (feat. Cherine Anderson)

Big Enough - Taddy Porter

Cigarettes and Coffee - Otis Redding

Kings and Queens - 30 Seconds to Mars

All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled (feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rich Ross)

Now Comes the Night - Rob Thomas

Delicate - Damien Rice

Let's Go - Trick Daddy (feat. Twista)

Penny & Me - Hanson

I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness

Tom Traubert's Blues (Waltzing Matilda) - Rod Stewart

I Hear the Bells - Mike Doughty


  1. YES. This is a fantastic playlist. So good.

    1. Thanks! So random, but it really did help.

  2. I notice how you put "Penny and Me" (;
    I haven't heard of any of these songs before except for "Written in the Stars," so this is refreshingly new. (:
    Can we hope for any excerpts soon?

    1. Glad to broaden your musical horizons! Probably a no-go on the excerpts. I'm submitting the novel to literary agents and posting too much of your novel online is a big "no-no" for agents. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean there won't be a prequel or two, hopefully coming down the pipe soon!

  3. Yay, prequels!!!

    Okay, sorry, on point... love the playlist. There were a lot of songs I hadn't heard either, but I heart you hard for putting All I Do Is Win on here. I want that to be Indy's song so badly... Then again, it could be Alex too, or Penny (Penny Lane by the Beatles), since they're both winners. It could even be about Teddy and the ladies. ;) Also love Written in the Stars, not only because it's one of the few songs I knew before hand, but because I was obsessed with it when it came out, and it is outrageously perfect for this novel (or, what I know of it). Anyway, love the playlist, and I can't wait to see your novel in print. When (there's no if about it!) it is ready for printing, make sure they send some copies to Miami!

  4. Awesome music choices! I can't wait to read more with this playing in the background :D