I keep wanting to write “Another New Zealand great . . .”, but, that’s kind of the point of the bands that made it onto my list (although, with only a month of posts I’m going to miss a great deal). The Feelers are certainly up there for popularity. They were one of the first local artists that I got excited about seeing live (although, I admit, the last time I saw them, I was actually there to see their supporting act: Opshop). The first time I saw these guys, though, it was them, Stellar and Zed (if I remember correctly). An awesome line-up, anyway.
As great as these guys are, I admit I haven’t really delved into them. I like a few of their singles well enough, but some have impressed me less. That being said, I have also named my WiP novel after one of their songs (which I will include in this post) . . . Basically, I heard it one day when I was in the shower and the lyrics just clicked with what I have planned for my characters, so it will do for now.
Anyway, here’s one:
hmm . . . typing this post is reminding me why I tend to blog via Chrome. For some reason I type a word or two ahead of Firefox (esp if I need to use backspace), rather frustrating.
And, because I consider these guys a rock band (that being said, I really like their dance number “Pull The Strings”), here is a rock number for them:
And my title inspirer (for a live version – i.e. a more exciting video, I have it on my “Weapons of War” page):
I have titled several of my short stories after songs. Are you ever inspired by song lyrics? Or a title? Does music colour your writing?