Yearly Archives: 2012

2012 music to write by

Yesterday’s YA Highway Holiday Field trip topic was “2012 music to write/be inspired by.”

When I write, I don’t always listen to music…it can be distracting and I like silence. I like silence a lot. But sometimes a song gets imprinted onto a project or a character or a mood of mine, and I’ll listen to it over and over and over. So in that vein, I wanted to share a few musical things that have been special to me this year.

The first is an amazing E-40 mix by the late Berkeley DJ Matthew Africa. Matthew passed away in a car accident a few months ago. He is sorely missed.

I also wanted to share this JazzFM podcast and tribute to the late Dave Brubeck:

Jazz FM Dave Brubeck Tribute by Jazz Fm on Mixcloud

And I can’t end this post without including Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” video. It pretty much sums up the irreverent spirit of my early twenties. I love that. I miss that.