I love this kind of creative domino effect
Thanks to the kind and gracious Colby Keller (NSFW because he is a performer in cinema sans culottes, but I write smut so you shouldn’t be reading my blog at work anyway), I now have a soundtrack for the Olympic Cove series. Some time ago Mr. Keller had posted a picture of a handsome young blond walking on a beach and invited his readers to respond to the picture in song, with the idea of using any responses in a music video he was calling “Hookers on the Beach” (the man is nothing if not puckish).
In response, Andrew Klaus of the band Mattachine Social contributed a lovely composition to the project, and wound up releasing it as an track for his new project Boarding School. He even dedicated the track to Colby, which prompted Colby to write a blog post about the album (yes, I still call them albums. I’m old, moving on now…).
I saw the post, thought, “Hm, might as well give it a try,” popped over to the BandCamp site and started listening to the Colby-dedicated track. Then went back to the beginning and started skipping through all the songs. Then bought the entire album because Mute Songs vol. 01 by Boarding School is not only the exact type of music I like to listen to while writing, but also fits my mental theme of the Olympic Cove series like they were made for each other. The album is in “pay what you think it’s worth” mode, but chuck in at least $12 if you’ve got it — that’s the average price of similar works on iTunes, and it’s well worth it to help support people who can make music like this.
Which just goes to demonstrate the cause and effect nature of inspiration — what you put out there can inspire others to do the same. Gotta love it!