I’m taking a different approach this time. I wanted to talk about something Lily and I don’t see eye to eye on.
The first time I heard “Breathe Me” by Sia was most likely on a commercial for something, maybe a movie trailer. Her voice is weird and I still don’t know if I even like it. But I do like this song.
Hey. Tyler here. So I was asked to write a blog. Not sure what a blog is, but I’ll do my best. Thought I’d talk about my music idol, the man, Bob Dylan. The greatest songwriter of all time. No debate necessary. Dylan helped me through some trying times. His lyrics are pure poetry, man. Totally deserved that noble prize. Best way to get into Dylan for those who aren’t is to start with his more commercial songs. It seems my favorite Dylan song has already been posted, so enjoy this one instead:
Don’t know if I linked all that right. Not much into this sort of technology, online journals, or whatever this thing is. I’m on my phone a lot, but I swear I’m not on Facebook or Twitter. Not taking pictures of my lunch for some pathetic reason. And dear god, I’m not about to talk politics with strangers on a screen, you know?
Back to Dylan. I like being me. Comfortable in my own skin and all that. But if I could be another person, I’d pick Dylan. Life doesn’t get any better than sitting on the train tracks with Dylan singing in your ears. Think I’ll go do that when I’m done with this. Been a few days since I’ve been out there…
Speaking of that, find that thing, whatever it is. That thing that makes you feel alive. Makes you want to get out of bed. Find that thing and do it. Don’t let go. Screw anyone who tries to stop you. Best advice I can give you.
The next song from my book’s soundtrack I’d like to spotlight is “All the Same” by Sick Puppies. This is one of the worst named bands in music history, but they make awesome music. Here’s a lyric video for the song:
I’ve shared the music I listen to while I write, but what about the music that accompanies the chapters themselves?
Whatever I write, I see in my head like a movie. I know what all my characters look and sound like, and the layouts of their apartments and town. I can see every scene as it happens.
While I was writing I’m Only Me, it got to a point where I couldn’t hear a song without being reminded of at least one character or scene. Honestly, it still happens. So I made a playlist.
“Don’t like Bob Dylan, huh?” -Tyler
I was never a Bob Dylan fan.
Until I made Tyler a Bob Dylan fan.
Well, I’m not a fan, per say, but I have a newfound appreciaton for him. All because of this fictional character of mine…who was in my head all along. Yeah, explain that one. In trying to convince Lily how awesome Bob Dylan is, Tyler ended up convincing me. Sorta.
Tyler Stone is Lily’s neighbor and object of her affection. Not a fan of pronouns.
What do you look like?
Curly hair, blue eyes. You know, the usual. Doesn’t matter.
What do you like to wear?
Converse. Lots of plaid and band shirts. Jeans. Simple.
How do you like to socialize?
Don’t like it much. But I like the other person to be comfortable and relaxed. Put some Dylan on. Does the trick.