Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I'm So Excited, I Can't Wait to Meet You There

When I work, I need music. Usually, I just pop in the iPod and go to town. But, today, I felt like something different. So, I turned on the television. I know it sounds counter intuitive, but my television has a special feature. XM satellite radio. Scanning through, I found a station that sounded good. 90's alternative and Grunge. The station was called Lithium. Fitting, I thought.

As I typed, song after song from my youth came through the speakers. Better Than Ezra, Hole, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins. It was as if the station had been made for me. It just kept getting better. When I heard Tomorrow by Silverchair, I was hooked. While I wrote, the songs just kind of seeped into my subconscious. It was a good day.

Now that the story is finished and whisking its way through the inter-webs, I'm still listening to Lithium. There are just so many good songs. It really takes me back. Hey, wait. That just gave me another idea for a story.



Craig Sorensen said...

Funny, but right now I have my TV trained on XM's "Classic Vinyl" station, which has been playing some very familiar songs, but also songs I haven't heard in years. I usually put on a CD in my computer when I write, but once in a while I'll pick out one of XM's stations and jsut see what comes!

Oh, and I'm a big Pumpkins and Foo Fighter's fan too!

Heidi Champa said...

XM is great. I'll have to check out the Classic Vinyl.

Sometimes, my iPod just needs a break.