Ambient/drone music and Moodstar incense are the fuel of The Commons. When I hear and breathe those things, I know it’s time to get on the word count.
Kyle Bobby Dunn is one of my mainstays when writing, and I can’t say enough about his work. Enjoy.
I’ve been asked what I listen to when writing. It’s pretty much all ambient all the time, with a heavy emphasis on one of my favorite acts, Stars of the Lid. I discovered them years ago when living in L.A., and they’ve fueled my creativity ever since.
I plan on highlighting works from them and other favorites as I bump along with this blog—all of it perfect for getting your think on. And I’m starting with the phenomenal Tired Sounds since the first track on it, “Requiem for Dying Mothers,” is what Annie hears through one of the hallway doors when she first starts her quest to figure out where Zach has gone.
Enjoy (and for an alternate take on “Requiem,” SOTL did a wonderful live version in a show put together by WQXR).