Monday, August 17, 2015

#MicroblogMondays: Creative Help?

Hey Humble Readers...

I'm looking for some input from you all today. 

I'm working on a creative piece set in the late 1970s/early 80s.  To help with my focus and get further into my characters' heads, I'm putting together a playlist to listen to while I'm writing.  I have a few tracks already, like a few Elvis songs for one of my main characters, and I can't help but include Elvira by the Oak Ridge Boys (it was my favourite song when I was 6 or 7 years old).

But I'm stuck for music for a middle-aged mom.  She's an ultra-conservative, type-A, very rigid person.  I think she likes more country music than pop, certainly not disco or 70s rock. 

What do you think she might listen to? 

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12 comments :

  1. Late 70s early 80s? My era - so I just listed a whole lot, then noticed that you said she probably likes country music. Oops. Delete! Country music was not big in NZ in the 70s/80s ... actually, it still isn't. Sorry, can't help there!!

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    1. LOL, I thought that might cause a little stumble. I kind of think she might like Patsy Cline, but with another character already identifying with older/out of date music (Elvis) I didn't want to push that too much. I'm probably putting too much thought into this.

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  2. The classics like The Carpenters, John Denver, Captain and Tennille, Bread, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, some Frank Sinatra, Tony Orlando.

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    1. Ooo... the Carpenters and John Denver. I like that. That totally suits her. Thanks!

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  3. Anne Murray? The Carpenters? Kenny Rogers, George Jones, Dolly Parton.

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    1. How did I forget Anne Murray??? She's perfect! Thanks

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  4. Johnny Cash? Was he too early? Can you tell how little I know about country music? June Carter Cash?

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    1. I think Johnny will work more for her husband (the Elvis fan), and I may need to listen to some of June's solo stuff. Hmmmm....

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  5. I listened to "Swingin" during this time period: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07_rnlBezQg (that's not the original version but it's close).

    How about Islands in the Stream? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQW7I62TNOw


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    1. Islands in the Stream... excellent choice :)

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  6. When I first read this I thought it meant you were restoring a piece of furniture from the 70s or 80s. Lol! I clearly need more sleep!

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  7. Late to this, but what abour Dolly Parton? Definitely country and I think she had some big hits in the late 70's/early 80's along with singing quite a bit of gospel at different times in her career.

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