The Song Meme

So, Brett tagged me but it’s taken me this long to deal with it.

So here is your assignment for today, dear readers. Find a song that inspires you to write something, whether it gives you an idea for a script or just puts you into a better frame of mind. AND/OR (don’t you love choices) peek into the lyrics and find a stanza that sums up the theme of whatever script you’re working on. It’s quite uncanny how the two circumstances go together.

If possible, post a video of the song to really get people into the mood. (Yep, I’m aware of the irony of using Internet clips during the pissing contest. I like irony as much as bitchiness.)

Then, send the assignment (by e-mail or posting to one of their blog entries) to 5 other writers to do.

Music has pretty much always done that for me. The Eagles’ “Desperado” pretty much played nonstop when I was writing my western.

And Miss Dolly’s wonderful, “Here You Come Again” was the inspiration for the hero of a book I wrote called Razzmatazz, and the script I adapted from it. A guy who was a charming scoundrel and the practical, no-nonsense Texas girl who fell in love with him was putty in his hands.

Right now I’m totally into angst, and this frothy little ditty by Evanescence is one of the songs that’s haunting me and my writing.


So I’m going to tag some people. I don’t know if any of you are inspired by music in this way, but here goes — I’m hoping to hear from Kitty, Max, Candace, Mystery Man, and Nic.

I hope y’all have fun with it!

And by the way, who has an iPod that doesn’t mind getting tagged for a fun meme?


Filed under Meme, Music, Screenwriting, Writers, Writing

13 responses to “The Song Meme

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  2. iPod? Or will iTunes suffice?

    I might need an iPod if ever I went anywhere. I do not. I tend to sit and stew.

    Except when I’m elsewhere.

  3. Anything that you have lots of music on that shuffles.

    Yay! I have a victim — I mean, somebody to tag!

  4. nic

    I need to get an ipod before this year’s trek to Fresno, but I want mucho gigs for not mucho moneys and sadly that just does not appear to be an option.

  5. Thanks, Pooks – I have one meme ahead of yours that I need to answer first, but I’ll get to this one, I promise. Hm, maybe this is timely because I’ve just decided to try writing a play. 🙂 I’ll need some inspiration.

  6. Now that I’ve done the meme before the meme you tagged me with, I have to tag someone because you know, that’s how memes work, so I tag, um, you.

  7. Zounds, you fiend!

    (Squee! I got to use Nic’s line!)

  8. nic

    Dang, don’t steal my dialogue, that’s the only thing I got going!

  9. Hey, nic — I attributed it!

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