I found a great web site and saw the above comic (click on the comic to visit the Will Write for Chocolate web site). I can totally relate to this post because I've been listening to a LOT of Nickelback lately. I wonder if that's why I've been having trouble writing my love scenes? Trouble is I totally love Nickelback - so I'll just have to figure out how to make the band work with my novels.
I've posted about music before - talking about how I had a playlist for a work in progress. Lately, I've been bouncing from project to project as I try to find inspiration. Revisiting Nickelback has me revisiting the shapeshifter story with the rock musician as the hero. Yeah, Joe keeps calling me. I had set him aside because my editor wasn't really into a geriatric rock band (my heroine's parents are the founders of the rock band my hero joins).
I kind of like the idea of a geriatric rock band. I don't know if it's because I'm forty-something myself or because most of the rock bands I grew up listening to are getting older. Joe Perry still looks good...doesn't he? Am I the only person out here that thinks he's hot? And he's almost 60. I mean really.
Mick Jagger still struts the stage like a rooster on drugs. Granted he looks a bit like a desiccated mummy, but he rocks a stadium. Even Brett Michaels manages to get siliconed twenty-something chicks to fight over him.
Younger rockers are hot too and they definitely provide tons of inspiration for my writing. Rockers like the members of Nickelback. Chad Kroeger has a killer voice and stunning eyes.
Even though I should probably listen to less Nickelback and more Kenny G, I don't think I will. There's just something appealing about those bad boy rockers - even if the music makes your writing veer off the planned path. Sometimes altering the plan makes for an even more interesting story.
So what do you think? Do rock musicians inspire you? Do they have to be young or can older rockers still make you scream? Should I listen to less Nickelback and more Kenny G or stick to my current playlist?