Sax in the City is stuck at the computer today so I thought I’d throw a question out to those of you who find yourselves in the same situations. I’m working on the last four chapters of a book project I’ve been writing for a client for the past several years (chapter 19 is coming along nicely and chapter 20 should be finished by the end of the day). The book is an intense one, about an American family captured and tortured in Nicaragua in the 1970s during the insurgency there. I find I need some music to get me through the tough material but when I write, it’s tough for me to listen to music with lyrics (or at least English lyrics that I can understand) because they distract my mind from the words I need to be putting on the page. This means I’ve cultivated a number of instrumental playlists that whisk me along during the process, one of which is Dead Can Dance. I especially like their album “Spiritchaser,” but “Toward the Within” is also an excellent one. Below is their “Rakim,” a song from the latter album. I hope it brightens your weekend a bit. I’d love to know your favorite playlists for weekends stuck at your desk (or weekdays for that matter). If you’re lucky enough to be out roaming, what’s blasting through your earphones right now?
The Name on the Itinerary?Saxon Henry has been a journalist for fifteen years, and has written for an array of publications, including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Robb Report. In her niche as a design/architecture journalist, she is a former contributing editor to Interiors Magazine and MIAMI Magazine, and a former regular contributor to Luxe, Modernism and Manhattan. As a design-related travel writer, she is a former regular contributor to Delta Sky, Latitudes, Cayman Airways and Aishti. Henry’s book Four Florida Moderns was published by W.W. Norton & Company in early 2010. She publishes a number of blogs, including Roaming By Design and The Road To Promise, and her new Social Media consultancy firm, Adroyt, founded with Richard Holschuh, is now in full swing. After years of writing for a variety of publications, Henry considers capturing a client's most authentic and marketable voice a skill she has honed with great effort, making the process of identifying that voice seem effortless, though nothing could be further from the truth!
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