we scout wednesday :: tunes that get your juices flowing

When you’re getting all fired up to make something – but not makin’ babies! – what kind of music do you listen to? What bands, songwriters, and musical artists inspire you?

I love Jamie Cullum. I first discovered his mix of pop – punk – jazz – power – and soul in college and I was hooked. Check him out covering Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music” above. How can you not be creative when you’re listening to brilliance like this?? Seriously.

Okay, I’m going to let Mr. Cullum’s work stand for itself (eek – you did listen, right?!?!). For this week’s We Scout Wednesday, tell me what music makes you geek out with creativity. Leave your answer on your own blog, your Facebook page, your Twitter stream… and link back to Scoutie Girl in your post so that others can play along. Then come back here and drop your link into the magical Mr Linky below so that we can have a whole new playlist of fantastic making music!

27 thoughts on “we scout wednesday :: tunes that get your juices flowing

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this! I love learning about music that’s new to me. Can’t wait to see what inspires everyone else too.

  2. Oh Oh! This is an awesome post and right up my alley. Good one, Tara! Music is super important in my process–I even name my bags after the names of songs or lady musicians. I don’t normally like to post links to my own blog in a comment on another blog but this so perfect and directly relates to this post. Every Sunday I have a “Song for Sunday” on my blog. I post songs that inspire me to get all I need to get done in my sewing room. Sometimes I literally dance around my studio. (Yes, I have my own dance parties of one 😉 Here’s the songs I’ve posted so far:
    http://www.pansymaiden.com/blog/category/song-for-sunday

    Hope one or two inspires you too!

  3. Great idea! I always love hearing what folks are listening to:)
    BTW I just ordered your new work book and I’m loving the intro – can’t wait to read the rest!
    haley

  4. I listen to all kinds of stuff, but my #1 answer is Parliament Funkadelic. I don’t know if I could go on without my Parliament Pandora station!

  5. Love this week’s topic :)

    I wish I could share all of my favourites, but that would probably take forever, lol.

    And thanks for sharing that Starbucks free playlist!

  6. Love this-so fun!! Laura I also dance around whilst working ALL the time. normally with headphones which is a delight for my husband 😀 I often listen to my ABSOLUTE favorite band, Interpol. Paul Banks voice is reminiscent of Ian Curtis’s voice but the music is more upbeat than Joy Division was…I personally just think there is no band like em. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaDw4CAcXVE

  7. Music is an inspiration in my whole life, dramatic though it sounds, I could not live without it. Great topic, can’t wait to take a look at everyone’s blog posts, please take a look at mine. Thanks.
    Jane : )

  8. Oooooh – I was really able to get into this one! I usually listen to music on my very old radio (there is a drawing of it in my post). My favorite station plays mostly classic rock from the 60’s and 70’s. I cannot create in silence – just can’t – not ever.

    I just got engaged a month ago and have had music on the brain like crazy because I am leaning towards having a mix tape type deal rather than live music at our reception, so for the past month I have been doing nothing but listening to music music music. Thanks for a great topic!

    -Kristen

  9. That was a tough one! I listen to all types of music, and what I listen to depends on what I am working on… fine art is usually accompanied by Pat Metheny, Stanley Clarke, or even classical music! For upbeat projects it’s Dave Matthews or Seal… thanks for letting me participate!

  10. Oh, thank you for reminding me how much I ***need*** music. There is something inherently creative about tunes that gets the creative brain firing. I must remember to make new music and LIVE music a bigger part of my life.

  11. I have a whole playlist with various creative-friendly tunes. My newest addition is Amazon.com’s 2010 Sub Pop Sampler … its free!! 😀

  12. If I had to narrow it down to just one song I would choose ‘Falling Slowly’ from the film Once. This is a beautiful song and the chorus echoes words of encouragement that my late Grandfather wrote to me in a letter over 15 years ago.

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