I know I can't be the only one here who listens to music when they write. I use it to either set the tone for a scene I'm working on or just to block out other distractions. I can't write very well when the TV's on. Anyway, here's a sample of what I usually put in the CD player: Just about anything by John Williams Classics like Orff's "Carmina Burana" or Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries". The soundtracks to both "Fantasia" movies also help a lot. Punk. Lots of it for fast paced scenes like fights. Rancid, Black Flag, the Ramones. They've all helped considerably. Some mainstream stuff like Creed, 3 Doors Down, Staind for intense scenes. Interchangeable with the Punk selections. Iron Maiden has also been party to a lot of my writing binges. What about the rest of you? What helps you write or gets you in the mood to write? What music inspires you to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard?