Music that inspires me to write:
My kid, of course – STORIES (from Spoken Without Words).
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)
I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW – Jonny Nash
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.