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More Inspiration – Going to California by Led Zeppelin

Can’t say why this one does it for me either. I find the song haunting and I love some of the lines:

“Made up my mind to make a new start,
Going to california with an aching in my heart.
Someone told me theres a girl out there
With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.”

I particularly like:

The sea was red and the sky was grey,
“Wondered how tomorrow could ever follow today.
The mountains and the canyons started to tremble and shake
As the children of the sun began to awake.”

One day I’ll use these images in a story.



There a few songs that get my creative juices flowing EVERY time I them. The one song that never fails me is “Street Fighting Man’ by the Rolling Stones.

The words create such vibrant images, my brain just lights up.

“Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy,
‘Cause summer’s here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy”


“Hey, said my name is called Disturbance;
I’ll shout and scream, I’ll kill the King, I’ll rail at all his servants”

Can’t quite explain it. Is it the way Jagger wails “street fighting maaaaaaan?

Or maybe its the haunting sitar that lurks in the background?

This is one song that just does it for me.

Back to Class

Back to Brookdale for another round of Creative Fiction Workshop. I just finished a childrens/young adult dark story that I am excited about.

I also have have another idea rattling around in my head that I cant wait to get on paper. It involves a prison and zombies. This one ain’t for kids.