Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Want to know what I'm listening to on 3 11-2010?


I listen to ALOT of music while writing. And since I write every day, I am constantly listening to music. My mind is opened to all different types-I'm not even going to attempt to list the different genres.

I turn on my trusty YOUTUBE and search for a playlist that will help me to write, allowing my mind to soar; the music as the perfect backdrop to my creativity.  Alas, I begin singing the words to the latest SADE song; chanting repeatedly; ...I'm a soldier, I'm a soldier...

Damnit, I can't write if I'm too busy trying to sing along with the artist.  Sorry Robin Thicke and Bobby Caldwell and Erykah Badu...all good songs you have but your awesome lyrics are too much of a distraction when I'm searching for that perfect word that should come after ...the pulse between her thighs quickens; a sensation she hasn't...hasn't...Experienced?  Acknowledged?  Damn, again!!!

Then my friend Alex has come to the rescue.  He is my musical twin because we can sit for hours exchanging sound bites, discussing, music, getting hyped over beats, trying to remember lyrics and artists...  For a young college aged guy that lives in Norway, how in the hell does he know every eighties and nineties rap song, every producer past and present, music from Portishead to Frankie Beverly and Maze?!  When I am blue he will send me a song to bring me up and it is an obscure Curtis Mayfield song that I haven't heard for like...thirty years!

When Alex says I have a beat for you, you're going to like this, my ears perk up and I get happy.  Then he sends me DJ KRUSH.  I'm writing and bobbing my head and begging him to send me more.  This current playlist is all inspired by that first DJ Krush song that my 'musical twin' has sent me.  It might be strange for you if you haven't paid much attention to this type of music before but give it a try.  It is hiphop beats, behind a jazzy/ Asian backdrop including samples from Curtis Mayfield, J Dilla and others. It is music that has a repetitive funky trance beat (people who know me know that I get into the trance beats--it's great for writing!) with no distracting lyrics to try to sing along with.  hehe.

Flying Lotus-I love him!  He has done the music bites on The Cartoon Network's Adult Swim program.  Flying Lotus music is what is playing between each show.  He is not a group, but one young black man with a unique Asian name.

Nujabes-Incredibly Japan.  We Americans know very little about this artist.  Sad that this great talent is almost unheard of here.  If you watch Japanese anime you will recognize him from the show Samurai Champloo along with Tsutchie who also has a place on my playlist with the song Sincerely.

DJ Krush-Real name Hideaki Ishi.  This guy used to be in the Japanese mafia; the Yakuza!!!  He went to the movies back in the eighties (guy is older then me!), saw a hip hop film and knew that he wanted to be a dj and mix artist.  He's one of the first Japanese men to begin this trend of Japanese hiphop artists, though he doesn't like to be categorized because hiphop puts too many boundaries on his music.  I just call him soulful!

Thinks Hoz for the inspiration...still waiting for that invite to Spotifi.  If it's not available in America then I need another playlist.  Haha.  More DJ Krush please!

Enjoy (btw-will change this post. As my mood will the music)

Saturday, December 19, 2009


I was wrong...editors are helpful. Especially when your fan base demands that you write grammatically correct English. I feel you, readers. Before I submitted stories to Lit I saw alot of smart, interesting stories. It was easy for me to get lost in the spirit of the story and disregard mis-spellings and long as the author stayed true. But (and there is always a but) I have read some top notch stories that are better then those I've seen in print! The words flow perfect, and enhance the spirit of the story.

So with that said, I don't want bad grammar to distract you from a pretty good story! I'm going to use a Literotica editor for STRANDED. Her name is Honeybree and she has already received the first installment. I am anxiously awaiting her thoughts.

You guys know that I write alot. So depending on the amount of writing therapy that I need to engage in, I may be utilizing several different Literotica editors, as well as non Lit editors. JG who edited Someone to Love has already accepted my invitation to help me with another project.

I'm looking forward to submitting work that will be even better then what you've previously seen from me.

Thanks for reading!

Re-submitting Go Out and Love Someone

Go out and love someone was a good story, but with the amount of editing errors, it really detracted from it. So a very kind person offered to edit it properly and to see if I like it. Turns out that the re-editing made it 100 times better. So thanks to JG, I am resubmitting the story with a different title. I've mulled it over and decided on Someone to Love. I'll put an author's note in the beginning tipping people off that they aren't have deja vu. Thanks again JG!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Last Post For Urban Vampire

Just submitted the last post for Urban Vampire II...and also added a little surprise at the end. I'm soooo happy to be finished and even more happy to see that the story had a following. Thank you, everyone, especially those expressing a 'team'. There were several on team Paul, but more on team Alexis.

My personal favorite...Alexis.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Urban Vampire final chapters and Go Out and Love Someone

I submitted Go Out and Love Someone BEFORE Urban Vampire II Ch. 07 and it still hasn't appeared on Literotica, so I expect to see it appear very very shortly (not withstanding some editing problems. I SPELL CHECKED IT TWICE, PROMISE!)

So Chapter 7 is up and Chapter 8 of UV II has been submitted, and then 9 will be the last one. I am wiping my brow because posting two novels in such a short amount of time was TEDIOUS! But I'm happy that I did because UV was destined to stay hidden in a drawer somewhere. Now I've developed a new appreciation for it.

Anyways, back to Go Out and Love Someone; please do not fault me for the title. A friend who read the story first was stuck with the task of naming it...none of the ideas she came up with struck home to me, so I chose Go Out and Love Someone because the idea of that has stayed in my head. My friend hates the name but it was either that or IT'S IN THE EYES...which I hate.

This story puts me in the mind of Juicy because it deals with the concept of 'unseen' or 'throwaway' people. It's short, no chapters or epilogues. In this story my characters are a drug addicted ex-criminal and a painfully shy burn victim.

I'm still 'looking' at Emoboy, turning Juicy into a novel, and finishing up STRANDED. I'll tell you about STRANDED later. Talk to you soon!


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