To say that I love music is a bit of an understatement. It’s already obvious that I love to share it with others. It goes further than that. I can’t be alone as someone who wanders the street with a playlist forming their head. Perhaps you also analyze the soundtrack of a film or show as you view it. Can you read High Fidelity without nodding along as Rob lists the art of a perfect mix tape? If you understood all of that, we might be soulmates. Music shapes are world in more ways than many seem to realize. I think that Irving Berlin expressed it so well when he said “Music is so important. It changes thinking, it influences everybody, whether they know it or not. Music knows no boundary lines.” Does that last line inspire anyone else? Does it give you butterflies?
The right album or playlist can be found for any mood, and I am admittedly picky about this when it comes to time spent in the office. It all comes together: the weather, the amount of time I have, the nature of the work, the product I hope to deliver, the manner in which I hope to express myself. I feel that my work is truly better when I let the music influence my creative brain. Within arms length I have my cd, cassettes, records, and of course iTunes at my disposal. There are times that only the old school will do (nostalgia clearly plays its part), but digital files have obviously taken over my life.. and sometimes my bank account. Thankfully, I was recently exposed to a new service that has revolutionized the first important step in my workflow!
Helllloooooo Spotify! Welcome to the US!
Also, how cute is this informational video? I’ll sit back and let Spotify sell itself
I think Spotify could use some work as far as helping people find new artists, but if you already know of albums you love but simply can’t/won’t buy yet, look no further. If owning/building your collection is top priority, this really is not the program for you! However, if you want constant variety, or to check out a song (or 300) for longer than the usual 30 second preview, come take a spin! Once you test drive the music at home long enough, you may realize that you just can’t live without moving it off your computer/phone and into the rest of your life.. and then you can head back to iTunes… or your local music store. While I could music search on my own, to my hearts content, I am particularly fond of the option to connect with friends. Sharing is caring. I just love sharing. Come find me & we can connect over music… which is a great way to becoming my BFF.
Here’s hoping everyone who finds themselves in front of a desk for much of their life can enjoy it a bit more now, with a great soundtrack!