Cold. So frigid where I live, that at times—even my imagination, which is usually hyper crazy and difficult to contain, was stopped dead during creative rages due to being iced. Yes, I layered my clothes, walked around carrying steaming hot tea, and became seriously attached to my portable heater, yet my bones and brain remained as numb as a corpse. Not fun, this I do realize!
Now, don’t get me wrong…there is much beauty found when the white fluff surrounds e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. I do believe while the earth sleeps beneath its natural blankets of white, many who are outdoor adventurists are thrilled, but this year, with all too frequent -20 degrees below zero stints, I wished February away.
On the bright side, thanks to my son being a musician (violin & guitar) and constantly listening to music on his phone, I discovered some inspiring tunes that overtook the chill in the air. Some of the music he replayed quite a bit, sounded faintly familiar, yet other tracks were completely new to me. As you’ll see, his tastes run the gamut from melodic sounds that are peaceful to full blown, epic arrangements which helped spark some fresh ideas for a few of my characters. Ah, well…the music also led me to charge ahead like a bat out of the bottomless pits and “do away” with a particularly horrible character who had it coming. Nasty fellow… For example, one of my favorite finds is Heart of Courage from the masterminds at Two Steps from Hell. It’s from their outstanding album Invincible.
If your creative flare, expressed by writing, painting, composing music, or any other outlet is in need of a lift, a reason to soar into unexplored territory, then visit the links below and discover how awesome imagination can be…
You Tube: TWO STEPS FROM HELL
Website: TWO STEPS FROM HELL
You Tube: AUDIOMACHINE
You Tube: The Piano Guys
Website: The Piano Guys
You Tube: Lindsey Stirling
Website: Lindsey Stirling
You Tube: Luca Stricagnoli
Website: Luca Stricagnoli
Have you listened to some awesome music you’d like to share? Feel free to comment. Thank you for visitng the Noracast!