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Writing About Boredom

Trying to write a story about boredom that doesn't end up being Madame Bovary, because afterall I am perpetually bored. Thinking of incorporating some sort of musical journey, Cam's blog got me thinking. Anyhoo, here's 20 songs that are essential to my being. Fads come and go, but these will last forever in my heart. You could say that these are my 20 favourite songs of all time, but that's too temporary.
20Max Richter
On the Nature of Daylight

Oh to lament the ones left off. So many, and yet I feel this is definitive.
19Miles Davis
Flemenco Sketches
18Neutral Milk Hotel
Two-Headed Boy Pt. 2
17Eric Whitacre
Sleep
16Elton John
Curtains
15Frederic Chopin
Raindrops Prelude
14Edward Elgar
Enigma Variations
13Radiohead
The National Anthem
12Red House Painters
Katy Song
11Sufjan Stevens
Come on Feel the Illinoise
10Bright Eyes
Road to Joy
9The Weakerthans
Left & Leaving
8Okkervil River
So Come Back, I am Waiting
7Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Storm
6Oscar Peterson
Hymn to Freedom
5Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody

Temporary Titles: Velvet Waltz, Until Sunshine Scorch the Last Pine Needle, Bronze Statues, Are Running at Roads of Eternity, idk yet, other stuff.
4Dave Holland
What Goes Around

Big Band turned upside down. Play count the melodies interacting and you'll lose your mind, 11/4 basslines running for 18 minutes. Trombone solo with triad chords. Yep.
3Built to Spill
Velvet Waltz

So far my novel is about a small town where one families kid accidently kills another one of the same age. At first it seems like the two fathers dealing with it, but then the one father kills the other because he snaps and the rest is about the two older siblings dealing with that crazy shit in high school, in a really dull, boring town. This is a perfect song as a study in how to create tension and release to awe-striking effect.
2Kayo Dot
The Manifold Curiosity

Best 14 minutes of music ever made? Arguably
1Do Make Say Think
Fredericia

Like a conversation turning into an argument and slowly boiling over into violence.
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