my online page has been empty for quite some time. life has a tendency of getting in the way most days. the excuse train has obviously made several stops between my last post and now.
listening to sonic youth today, i was reminded that my blog is not going to write itself. a few years ago, probably closer to five years now, i read a short story book where sonic youth fans used titles of their favourite songs to inspire fiction. while i am in no way musically gifted, or even remotely able, i enjoyed the idea that creativity can come in such a way.
with that i am hoping i can use my current enthusiasm to draft stories from those artists that have inspired me throughout my life. i have an approaching three week break and i’m hoping to use that stolen time to read and write and think.
some titles i’m working with in my brain include:
- sonic youth – swimsuit issue
- pearl jam – red mosquito
- alice in chains – brother
- stone temple pilots – lounge fly
- 54-40 – friend’s end
- moist – believe me
- the tragically hip – inevitability of death
- bjork – army of me
- radiohead – sulk
- live – white, discussion
- smashing pumpkins – disarm
two or three of them stand out more in my mind and i hope to get them up on here asap. i think i’d better get back to my eight saved drafts to see if any of them are worth finishing today.