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Midnight City

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Mj Rains

My playlist fave for the past week, Midnight City by M83. Love the 80s vibe to this song.  Cool video too! Enjoy a little music on Monday!


ps: MY 700th POST!


The song I can’t get out of my head…

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on August 29, 2011 by Mj Rains


Been listening to this song, Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People, heard it a few times this weekend and added it to my playlist. My girls tell me it’s not about shoes, well, it sort of is, but that there’s something else going on here.  Despite it’s upbeat sound, the lyrics have me wondering…definitely darker than the song sounds, which makes it even more cleaver…and utterly unforgettable. Maybe not for everyone.

What do you think?

From this week’s playlist…

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2011 by Mj Rains

Novel Writing Update…

Posted in NaNoWriMo with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by Mj Rains

bignanowrimo1Yes, I am still going full force with the novel for National Novel Writing Month. Have written about 19,000 words so far and am pushing forward. It has been a blast I must say. This story brewed in me since the summer, when I jotted out a few notes and did some character profiling. Now I am outlining a bit ahead as I go along, with a very, extremely general outline on my story board, and outline that can go any which way with the story or the character’s choice…we all know what those characters with minds of their own can do…or not do. This is fantastic for me in that sometimes when I completely work out a story the thrill of it just goes flat, like a deflated balloon. Then I loose the desire to sit down and type anything out. Tell me if this sounds familiar to you writers out there.

In any case, as part of my story board process that I mentioned earlier, I’ve created a soundtrack for my novel–like if it was a movie, what songs would I love to see in it. Except for a few songs, I haven’t picked scenes for them yet, but I just know from the feel and emotion of the songs, and from some of the lyrics, that they enhance the story line. Thought I’d share my soundtrack, a sort of playlist, if you will…

My Immortal  by Evanescence
Nothing Like Tomorrow  by Supreme Beings of Leisure
How Soon is Now?  by The Smiths
Good Enough  by Evanescence
Bring Me to Life   by Evanescence
Never Let me Down Again  by Depeche Mode
Stand or Fall   by The Fixx
Enjoy the Silence  by Depeche Mode
Goodnight   by Evanescence

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