For many of us, certain pieces of music sink into our souls, deeply and tenaciously. The one album that's most influenced my fiction has been Tom Waits' Closing Time. I don't mean I've spun stories literally from the songs' lyrics. But the feel, the spirits of certain ones have definitely served as the inspiration for specific works. (There've been others, of course, but Closing Time has been tightly coiled around something inside me since the early Eighties.)
This song, for example, influenced Electric Melty Tingles.
Every time I write a Jackson Spey / Adin Swift story, I listen at least once to this:
My next DSP release, A Hole in God's Pocket, came a little from this:
Recently, I've been harried by the idea of writing a story titled Nelly Queen, maybe without a HEA, spurred on by this:
Have any of you had similarly "clingy" music in your lives, the kind that's insinuated itself into your psyches?