I was once a working musician, one of my many so-called careers. One of my biggest regrets is setting down that guitar for good. It means nothing of course, since music is very personal and tied to so much within ourselves. I can probably offer a valid opinion on technical aspects of music, but otherwise, it’s just me and my taste. Your mileage may vary. As for what I listen to while I write, the answer is nothing. My brain can’t handle more than the writing at one time, but I can walk and chew bubblegum, so I’ve got that going for me. Maybe I should test it again to be sure.