Writing and Music

My writing space involves a desk and a laptop and I usually write in the early afternoon. Usually, I just free write and later edit to check for grammatical and spelling errors. The one thing I need is a little disturbance and music is just what it means.

By music, I mean foreign music as well as instrumental music from RPGs and MMORPGs I used to play. I have a tendency to listen and sometimes sing out Indonesian and Malaysian songs. I am not sure why I enjoy it so much but the lyrics and beat are true in their meanings and evoke some powerful emotions which we all need to be accustomed to at least a few times in our life. The music is usually sad or about losing someone, but I believe it helps us understand someone’s pain and emotions. It is like a story that we just listen to even though we may not understand the actual words.

The RPG and MMORPG BGM (background music) bring back beautiful memories and I can never forget their simple, childish charm. I like sweet and soft music, even though it may seem like it is meant for kids. Sometimes, we need a little motivation to get us going and that is just what game music does.

As for future topics, I am wondering what you all would like to see. Feel free to choose from the following and/or add your own topics. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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  1. Do you listen to Indonesian pop or classical? I love Gamelan music, but I’ve heard some pop in passing, and I liked it. What are your recommendations?

    Your writing habits sound very interesting — early afternoon seems like a sleepy time for me, but there were a couple of times when I DID get some good writing done at that time.

    Looking forward to more posts about music, or learning classical Greek (are you learning it?) — keep us posted.

    Thanks!
    ~Dreamer of Dreams

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    1. I listen to pop, soft, and rock types. I haven’t heard of Gamelan but it sounds interesting. It will be nice exploring new styles. I mainly listen to D’Masiv, Repvblik, NOAH, Geisha, Judika, and Zivilia – I recommend those since they are quite soothing and the lyrics are nice. There are also some Malaysian singers like Sleeq and Zizan Razak who are on the hip hop side.

      Ah, yes. I chose early afternoon mainly because of lunch and other activities like job hunting and Greek – just want to get all the ideas set for the day beforehand.

      I took 1 year of Classical Greek and am continuing to practice translating historical stories. It’s just that they are simplified for beginners so I can’t wait to practice intermediate texts soon.

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      1. You’re welcome! The second one, especially, is magical. I’m listening now, as I type. I have several CDs of gamelan music from various parts of Indonesia (but I can never remember all the details of them), and Sundanese is my favorite.

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      2. Oh, I see. So each area has its own distinctive style like dialects for language.

        I listened to the Sunda Javanese music first and I imagined some village in the old times. This is perfect for when translating Greek stories – the music sounds beautiful and ancient and is fitting for the time period!

        The Balinese one is very different and it reminds me of a ritual. The instruments are unique as well – I like how each one has its own method and rhythm. It certainly is cool how all the people master their own styles and create distinct sounds. At 3:43 when everything kicks in, is my favorite. I love those moments when everything comes together!

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