Q: Do you use music for inspiration? If so what do you listen to?

A: I don’t typically use music for inspiration directly. I’ve certainly tried having a playlist for a specific project, with the idea of getting back into the right frame of mine for that project, but I dropped that after I created a ton of playlists in a service that didn’t survive the first big internet company implosion, and I haven’t gone back to the practice since then.

On the other hand, I love song lyrics, especially ones that involve wordplay. In general, I usually take inspiration from wordplay and permutations. I love to see where a prompt will take me, and I enjoy it just as much when the final result is so far from the original prompt no other eyes can see the path.


Aaron DaMommio’s story “Vacation Gnomes
in Metaphorosis Friday, 5 February 2021.
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