“This Train Is Bound for Glory”

Need a fun pick-me-up? Here’s a great performance by Mumford and Sons, The Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes of the gospel song “This Train”, first recorded in 1922. “This Train Is Bound For Glory”- Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe – The Old Crow Medicine Show

More for Your Muse: You Are Listening To

This is absolutely cool. This website plays ambient music alongside police scanners from major cities, the NASA control room, JFK airport’s air traffic control, and so much more. Depending on what ambient track is playing sets the whole mood for what you are hearing. They even have a Deep Thoughts selection that plays clips of great […]

More for Your Muse: Ambient Playlists

I found a three-part ambient playlist on Youtube that I’ve become a bit taken to, a playlist built by Youtuber MrSuicideSheep. Part 3 is possibly my favorite, but this music is great for the ambient music lover. Check it out! ‘Dawn’ Part 3 ‘Dawn’ Pt. 3 (An Ambient Mix)   ‘Dawn’ Part 2 ‘Dawn’ Pt. […]

We’re now on Twitter!

We are now on Twitter. Check us out at @MusicToWriteTo for any and all updates to the site for the music you love to write to. -Steve

Instrumental hip-hop

A talented group of young writers and poets at a high school in Wellington, FL write to and have performed slam poetry along with instrumental hip-hop. A fan of this genre myself (see my post about Blue Sky Black Death’s Noir), I listened to some of their suggestions and it has inspired me to do a […]

Happy New Year!

I am looking forward to my plans for 2017, and being more active with Music to Write to is one of them. Thanks to all of you who visit the site. It’s why I do it. Happy New Year! -Steve

Kids’ books done, back to MtWt

I’ve been absent! It’s for a good reason, though: since my first son was born, I have been making a book of memories and pictures for him which I give as a Christmas gift. The first book was for his first two years, the second book when he was two, and his third when he […]

Cubs win!

This is pretty wild: the year the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series, Gustav Mahler had been the conductor for the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Woah. To read more about his debut in January of 1908, read here.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to all those who celebrate it. I enjoyed doing a seasonal highlight with the October Horror list. I may continue this type of seasonal focus as writers may be drafting stories around the holidays as they’re in our present lives. If that would be helpful for you, let me know at

October Horror List

If you aren’t following Music to Write to on Facebook yet, you should. There you will find updates when a new album or blog post goes up. This month MtWt has focused on film scores for horror films in celebration of Halloween and all the wonderfully macabre stories it inspires us to write. Be sure […]