My Whole Expanse I Cannot See…

I formulate infinity stored deep inside of me…

May 27


Category: Life

A few people have noted to me that I often give off the vibe of a song-writer. It’s interesting when I think about it, music does play a big role in my writing. I never write in the quiet, I’m listening to Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie right now. I really don’t like writing long pieces, I don’t think I’ve ever put more than twenty-five hundred words into a single subject. I like saying a lot without too many words. I like impact without length.

My favorite song-writers, Elliott Smith, Aimee Mann, Alanis Morissette, they tell gorgeous, honest stories in under five minutes of lyrics. So, I definitely think that music is so much a part of why I’m able to write the way I like to write.


4 Comments so far

  1. josh May 27th, 2009 10:26 pm

    I can definitely see that. Music is an amazing influence, especially (for me, anyhow) more abstract music. Seems to open the floodgates sometimes.

  2. Jeff J. May 29th, 2009 1:05 am

    As a musician (bad really) that is why I was attracted to you. I was hoping to find enough poetry in your writing to steal and compose with.

    “Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief
    All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief”

    So make it east for me bud, write a poem and I’ll compose the music. I’m on and we could collaborate.

  3. swartzfeger May 29th, 2009 6:44 am

    You raise a great point, I think a lot of ‘cross-pollination’ happens, ie, one of our favorite writers, Jeff Vandermeer talks a lot about The Church… I think they even worked on a project together.

  4. frances May 29th, 2009 11:06 pm

    Jagged Little Pill. That album got me threw my breakup with my ex. The ultimate, “fuck you motherfucker!” heartbreak album.