Do you follow your favorite artists and/or authors? Are you waiting for their next work?
I admit to be a loyal fan of my favorite artists. In music and in books. I will pre-order their work and wait for them to visit my part of the world. I’m no stalker, but I subscribe to their newsletter, website, You Tube streams, Ping, Twitter and/or Facebook.
I care enough about their work to spend the money on their album/book, and I will brave the crowds alone to see them in person.
MY CURRENT FAVORITES
I’ve taken a liking to Linkin Park in the last few years and I was thrilled when they released their album, A Thousand Suns in 2010. LP does not produce a ton of albums, in fact, since the band started in 1996 they offered seven albums. Seven albums in 16 years. One could accuse them of being teases. But they came out with two in short succession, their latest effort, Living Things, launched last June, is spectacular.
One band I love is Nighwish. Not very well known in the US, they are from Finland and their sound is symphonic metal. Grandiose music, perfect to write with, as the feature film of any story can be seen through their anthems.
A few of my favorite authors just came out with books: Kelley Armstrong with The Calling, Charlaine Harris with Deadlocked, Steve Berry with The Columbus Affair. Summer with news books, a drink and a pool, the perfect combination. The only problem is that I read too fast. I can finish a book before Apple sends me the invoice.
On Pre-Order, I have The Black Box by Michael Connelly and Archangel’s Storm by Nalini Singh. I’m waiting for Within Temptation to announce their American tour. I’d love to see their new show, based on their latest album, The Unforgiving.
Are you waiting too? Let me know!
I’m leaving you with Linkin Park’s Powerless, which was used in the movie, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Love it!