My Affair With Fall Out Boy

Last fall, I was taking a walk through the neighborhood. I had my Imagine Dragons station on Pandora, the weather was a cool 68 degrees. Pretty much a perfect day. I’d even chosen a alternate route for the day; I turned right out of my drive, instead of left. Maybe that’s what made the difference. Usually, when I walk with music, I don’t pay as much attention to the words as I do to the cadence. But that day. I heard the words of “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy.

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“Some legends are told

Some turn to dust or to gold

But you will remember me,

Remember me for centuries”

I remember getting chills as the idea for a new series gripped me and wouldn’t let go. I increased my pace to a jog, my mind racing more quickly (I’m not a fast runner. Well, really I’m not a runner at all). I had to get home and put the thoughts on paper. Because this series, about finding inspiration, was going to be great. I also spent an hour or so on You Tube listening to all their music, looking for whatever other inspiration FOB could lend.

And all because of one song I have four books written in this new series. That’s all it takes really, to find inspiration. Simple words, or pictures (We won’t discuss my idea based on an album cover from the late 70s). And now, any time I hear anything by FOB the volume goes up and I dance with a wide smile on my face. And I always listen to words now when I’m walking or driving, or just sitting on my deck enjoying sunshine.

What song inspires you?

Mood Music for a Heavy Soul

Mood Music for a Heavy Soul

There’s been a few posts about how music inspires us.  I love that I’m part of a group that shares that inspiration with me. I can be stuck on a chapter for days (sometimes weeks, okay?). Frustration builds while I struggle for time or ideas and then, unexpectedly, I’ll hear a song that fits my scene perfectly, and I’m back in the game immediately.

The Black Keys have been there through some tough times, to give me some much needed boosts in times of need – and this song is no exception.


This is The Black Keys: “Heavy Soul”

Short but sweet this week. I bid you happy music searching!

Jo xoxo 6