While You Work

A Spotify playlist for your workweek

If you count yourself among the many who find music to be an integral part of your workday, there’s a good way to ensure you get your daily dose: playlists, and lots of them. Or you could just listen to one massive playlist that’s long enough to take you through the entire week. And if […]

Little Richard and Jimi Hendrix

It Happened In Music: Jimi Hendrix’s inspiration

It’s easy to picture our greatest musical minds as utter geniuses, creating their own ideas and styles simply by drawing from some inexplicable inner wellspring. But like the rest of us, even the brightest have to take inspiration from somewhere–or someone else.  On March 1, 1964  Jimi Hendrix began recording and performing with Little Richard, […]

Pecha Kucha

Art and music inspire Japan

Back in March, the world could only look on in horror as Japan was rocked by major earthquakes and then nearly swept away in the ensuing tsunamis. However, the solidarity and generosity that the disaster evoked from across continents and cultures is nothing less than inspiring. It is just this emotion that Pecha Kucha, a […]