Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Shore Tunes

Writing of The Jersey Shore: Atlantic City to Cape May, Edition 2 is in full swing. I'm pulling apart the first edition of the book and shuffling the order of things, rewriting entries, cutting out places that have closed or I don't think are worth mentioning anymore, updating and revising the history portions and marking where I'll need to take photos.

Even though it's technically a revision, this is a lot of work, and I usually can't do this kind of work without some kind of musical background. In the last month of writing the first edition, I listened to Guster On Ice - Live From Portland, Maine 25 times. Yes, 25. In fact, I'm listening to it right now, and turned it on as soon as I set in on revising Atlantic City History, which was my project for the morning.

What tunes do you use to get you through the day? I've used Pandora a few times for a mix, but I'm more of an album person. matt pond PA and Pete Yorn also work for me. What suggestions do you have?

P.S. to Guster. Could you rush that new album along so I can have it by my writing side this summer? K, thanks.

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6 comments:

Ben said...

I like last.fm better than Pandora. It seems to find new music for me much faster than Pandora does.

Steve said...

For writing, mellow music usually works best for me. This includes Ray LaMontagne, Josh Ritter, & Lisa Hannigan's Sea Sew is an incredible album. For film stuff, I need more action as pictures are going through my head. This would be the Black Keys, the Teddybears & LCD Soundsystem.

BTW - for edition 2 - can we get some places not covered in ed. 1? Downbeach Absecon Island and maybe Diamond Beach? There is a great place in Wildwood Crest on the Bay too that technically is in "Lower Twp" and thus able to have a liquor license.

Jen A. Miller said...

Steve, I'm going to try, but this edition is going to be shorter than the first one, so we'll see...thanks for the recommendations!

whipkep1 said...

The soundtrack to rudy!

Matt said...

Check out The J Band, especially their album Wayward. They're pretty obscure, but I think a Guster fan will appreciate them.

Justin Gaynor said...

Along the lines of MPPA/Guster, you'd probably be into The Avett Brothers, Blitzen Trapper, Joshua Radin, Josh Pyke, The Weepies. I could go on.