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My Murky Middle Needs Music

The middle of any book is hard, right?

Or is it just me?

When I'm neck-deep in the featureless desert of a first draft, the desire to abandon it and start working on a new project seems way more fun.

I think a playlist would help!

Please give me suggestions for songs that evoke:

being the new kid

trying to fit in

a crush

uh ...

any songs you're especially liking!

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anywherebeyond
Jun. 3rd, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
Love Will Come Through - Travis
Ice Box - There For Tomorrow
I'm With You - Avril Lavigne
Make Me Believe - Angel Taylor
Show Me What I'm Looking For - Carolina Liar
Fallen - Vib Gyor
lkmadigan
Jun. 3rd, 2009 08:08 pm (UTC)
Ah, there's my girl.

xo
tracyworld
Jun. 3rd, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC)
Ack - not the Muddle in the Middle!?

Here's a good crush song:
http://tracyworld.livejournal.com/57868.html
lkmadigan
Jun. 4th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
AWESOME!! Thanks.
crissachappell
Jun. 3rd, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
The new Phoenix is yummy stuff
lkmadigan
Jun. 4th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
Thanks, Crissa!!!
robinellen
Jun. 3rd, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Um...John Denver? (Can you tell I don't listen to music while I write?) Good luck, Lisa!
lkmadigan
Jun. 4th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
I listen to it before I start writing. :)
frenchroast
Jun. 3rd, 2009 09:46 pm (UTC)
Some of my favorites...
"November Starlings"--Trembling Blue Stars-Really good, and will definitely work for a crush.
"Make the World Safe"--the Whitlams-Another good crush-type song.
"Tonight"--the Whitlams-Good for a fitting in song or a crush song.
"Momentary Thing" from the Veronica Mars soundtrack is good.
"Anyway"--Eliot Morris is an excellent crush song.
"Nicest Thing"--Kate Nash is also great.

If you have trouble finding them, I can probably find a way to email them to you.


lkmadigan
Jun. 4th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Re: Some of my favorites...
Thank you so much! I can't wait to check these out.
susanwrites
Jun. 3rd, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Wow, I was just thinking about the ages of various bloggers (okay, of myself in relation to some of the blogs I follow) and this would be one of those instances when it rears its head. (age, that is.)

I got nothing, sorry. For me I would have to go back to songs I listened to when "I" had a crush and that would be stepping into the way back machine.

Good luck.
cmfletcher
Jun. 3rd, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Oh lordy, the middle...my heart goes out to you.

Going way, waaaaay back: "New Kid in Town", Eagles
"On the Edge of Seventeen" Stevie Nicks
"Poetry Man" Phoebe Snow
"At Seventeen" Janis Ian
"The Fat Girl" Lyle Lovett
"Moon on My Shoulder" Lyle Lovett
"Skinny Legs" Lyle Lovett (oh, Lyle...he's great for this stuff)
"Cold" Annie Lennox
"Legend in My Living Room" Annie Lennox
lkmadigan
Jun. 4th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Thank you, Chris!

We need a June date, since we missed May.
finding_further
Jun. 4th, 2009 04:20 am (UTC)
Here are some of my favorites when I'm writing YA:
The Weepies: Nobody Knows Me at All
Death Cab for Cutie: I will Follow You Into the Dark
Kimya Dawson: The Competition
Eisley: One Day I Slowly Floated Away
Eisley: I Wasn’t Prepared
Fiona Apple: Across the Universe
Rufus Wainright: Natasha
Gary Jules: Mad World
The Like: Waves that Never Break

If you haven't already discovered Blip.fm or last.fm, they are great resources for finding new music online.

ENJOY, and let me know what you think!

lkmadigan
Jun. 4th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
Oh yay! Thank you!! I can't wait to check these out.


slayground
Jun. 17th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Crush by Mandy Moore
Orange Crush by Stefy
Untouched by The Veronicas
If You Could Only See by Tonic
lkmadigan
Jun. 18th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
THANK YOU!!
slayground
Jun. 18th, 2009 05:03 am (UTC)
De nada. Let me know if you'd like additional recommendations. There's always more where that came from! :)
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