There are days I love the peace and quiet. the sound of a neighbor will interrupt my concentration. These days are few and far between and usually end up with me puttering - cleaning. And I hate to clean!
Most days when I write I listen to music. I love all kinds (ok, not hip hop, I admit) but my favorite writing music are soundtracks. Currently, my favorites are from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. That music is some of the best I've heard in a while. For angst try the organ from Davy Jones. For hopeful romantic scenes, try Parlay or One Day. Big fight scenes? What Shall We Die For?
There are other music I write to, but for right now, Pirates is it. Of course, it could be Orlando Bloom, decked out as a pirate, with all that curly hair at the end of At World's End...yum.