I listen to instrumental music mainly when I write because other words influence my words. DevotchKa have that special tragi-comic thing going on which makes perferct mood music to heighten the Balloon Animals experience. Tom Hagerman of DeVotchKa will swop words with me.
A few people have asked me if I listen to music when I write.
I normally listen to instrumental music. Lyrics tend to jarr with my own words on the page. However, DeVotchKa have got a special quality. Their music has got that special tragi-comic thing going on and ties nicely with Balloon Animals apart from being laregely instrumental. If you read Balloon Animals then why not switch on DeVotchka as background music as I did when writing.
sly sarcastic wit with wonderful turns and twists and giggles. If you liked Confederacy of Dunces, Balloon Animals would certainly hit your giggle bone.
I really enjoyed his characters who so often say things I must remember to say myself one day so people will think me clever and witty.