- August 11, 2021
- Keenan Powell
Occasionally I’ll see authors post about their playlists, usually naming bands I’ve never heard of. After some deep Google searching, I discovered that my Amazon app has a feature where you can curate your own lists of songs. Who knew! I have one for Hallowe’en, another for New Orleans, another for San Francisco. Mostly when I write, I listen to classical music because otherwise the words distract me. So here’s the playlist I created for my last book, a domestic suspense/courtroom thriller with lots of bass notes, metaphorically speaking.
Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni.
If you weren’t depressed before you listened to this song, you will be now. https://youtu.be/_eLU5W1vc8Y
Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber.
https://youtu.be/Y4PWdOoOQjI. This performance was broadcasted on BBC in memory of 9/11.
Gymnopedies by Erik Satie.
I read somewhere he made up the words he used for titles. Here’s a nice guitar performance. https://youtu.be/C_BlZpsf6lU
Zadok the Priest.
I first noticed this song on Agatha Christie’s Marple: Body in the Library (2004). It’s a British coronation anthem. Here’s a fun video from The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The crowd goes wild.https://youtu.be/C71oMzDKuO4
Do you have a playlist?
While still in high school, she was one of the illustrators of the original Dungeons and Dragons. Art seemed an impractical pursuit – not an heiress, wouldn’t marry well, hated teaching – so she went to law school instead. When not writing or practicing law, Keenan can be found oil painting, studying the Irish language, or hanging out with her friends at mystery conventions.
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