I've recently stumbled upon a piece of classical music written by Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead fame. Oh how those thumb-sucker teeth and beclouding bangs used to drive me wild! Guitar aside (which he plays like a cello from time to time), Jonny is also known to rock out on the harmonica, banjo and whatever the hell the glockenspiel and ondes Martenot are. And I swear, I swear that at a concert back in the mid 2000s, the man was making sweet, sweet love to a computer. Sigh.
Um, where was I?
Oh yes. If you know classical music at all, then you'll probably recognize Penderecki in this song. Since I know nothing about classical music, all I recognize is the literary imagery for book #2 that this brain-spinning piece uploads into my skull. More specifically, scenes of a sprawling underground world that'll make for one heck of a good read.
So thank you Jonny G. and Mr. Penderecki. You two whacked-out dudes inspired my writing this week.
For more of Jonny, check out his new album here or, for some older stuff, watch the brilliant film There Will Be Blood. The music that gave you nightmares back in 2007? The stuff that sounded like violin-on-violin violence? Yeah, that was Jonny.
So that's me. What's inspiring you these days?