Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Creative Motivation.

We all have those little things that motivate us. Whether it's a thought, poem, lyric, movie, article. When we see, read, hear these things we can't help be get inspired. 

For me, it tends to be music. See, I have a very active imagination. I've found that when I listen to music, especially loud music and almost especially in the dark, it allows my imagination to go completely wild and I come up with the best material!

Today I have the unfortunate luck of beginning my work week. A 2 day work week. Woe is me. But even the very, very short week is draining me of all motivation. I feel drained and uninspired. Granted, I'm trying to be creative in a very small field here...I mean trying to come up with original content on Jewish wedding and bar/bat mitzvahs on the daily is hard

But today, music seems to be helping me along. I've been into reading lyrics and really understanding what the artist is trying to tell me. Here are some lyrics and some videos that have really helped me today.

some nights
by fun

This is it, boys, this is war - what are we waiting for?
Why don't we break the rules already?
I was never one to believe the hype - save that for the black and white
I try twice as hard and I'm half as liked, but here they come again to jack my style

video games
by lana del rey

It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby, now you do

too close
by alex clare

And it feels like I am just too close to love you,
There's nothing I can really say.
I can't lie no more, I can't hide no more,
Got to be true to myself.

What inspires you when you're feeling stuck??


  1. Music for sure....a good workout always helps as well. sometimes you just need to get all the noise out and relax or focus on something else and then your ideas will start flowing --Kristi B

  2. I was JUST LISTENING to the Fun. song! Great minds think alike :)

  3. Luke Bryan and Eli Young Band do it for me everytime. If one of their songs comes on the radio I'm usually instantly in a better mood.