Writing to music

Music that inspires me to write:

My kid, of course – STORIES (from Spoken Without Words).

Plus these:

SUZANNE – Leonard Cohen (Songs of Leonard Cohen) – but I don’t write so much as get carried away.

HALLELUJAH – Leonard Cohen (Various Positions) – one of my favourite songs

HALLELUJAH – kd lang (Recollection)

DANSE MACABRE IN G MINOR – Camille Saint-Saëns (Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 3 / Piano Concerto No 2)

WALTZINBLACK – The Stranglers (Friday the Thirteenth, Live)

MOORLOUGH SHORE – Caroline Lavelle (Spirit)

GRACE AND PRIDE – Capercaillie (Secret People)

AMAZING GRACE – Nana Mouskouri (love Arethra Franklin but can’t write to hers)


YOU – The Stranglers (Here and There, the Epic B-sides 1983-1991)

BREATHE ME – Sia (Colour the Small One)

GOOD TRADITION – Tanita Tikaram (Ancient Heart)

TO BE ALONE WITH YOU – Bob Dylan (Travelling Thru) – or any of his, pretty much.

CLOCKS by Coldplay

 THE BALLAD OF LUCY JORDAN by Marianne Faithfull.

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