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May 23, 2016 7:04 AM

Better Ways To Get Inspired tagged “Music”

Need some inspiration? Try this... Read old copies of MAD Magazine (from the late seventies and eighties, preferably). Watch a documentary about something you know nothing about (try Helvetica or Art & Copy). Go for a long walk without music (if... Read more

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May 20, 201611:34 PM

Your Creative Moment Of Zen tagged “Music”

I want my MTV. Yes, I am from that generation. A time when moving images were put to the hottest music, and every musician and band was forced to create a video representation of their audio landscape. Most bands, labels... Read more

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May 14, 2016 6:46 AM

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #308 tagged “Music”

Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? My friends: Alistair Croll (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete... Read more

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May 11, 201611:23 PM

Pure Mastery. Pure Creativity. tagged “Music”

This man is a legend.  You may not know him by name. You have heard hundreds of songs that he has played on. Over a year ago, I decided to start a new podcast (it's called, Groove - The No... Read more

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January 12, 2016 7:28 AM

A Blog Is Like Lemmy From Motorhead... And David Bowie tagged “Music”

On December 28th of last year, Lemmy from Motorhead died. Yesterday, David Bowie passed away. All the young dudes. Amazingly, a diverse as their musical genres were, they were both the kind of rock icon that all respected. They get... Read more

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October 2, 201411:00 PM

Music As Your Therapy And Your Inspiration tagged “Music”

What music is on your iPhone? I often (half-jokingly) tell people that if something should happen to me, I'm worried that my playlists will be discovered on my iPhone, and that I will be made fun of. I love very... Read more

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August 1, 2014 4:21 PM

The Distortion Of Sound tagged “Music”

We have everything that we need at our fingertips. Is that a good thing? Need an article on something? There's a site for that. Need a video tutorial on any topic in the world? These a YouTube channel for that.... Read more

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July 2, 2014 8:09 AM

How To Make Everything You Say A Treasure To Your Audience tagged “Music”

My first time attending the TED conference was a bit of a disaster. In fact, it's a miracle that I ever went back. I was not prepared for the experience and I didn't really know anybody who was attending. That... Read more

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May 2, 2014 9:52 PM

A Punk's Guide To Success tagged “Music”

I used to be an angry young man. Heavy metal. Punk. Street. That's the music that captured my attention. The early days of that music. I would also read. Nothing got me more riled up to be a better writer... Read more

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April 8, 2014 7:58 PM

TED And The Art of Loyalty tagged “Music”

People don't like to admit just how addicted they are to their smartphones. I won't be the first to blog about how many people are quite sensual with their devices. Don't laugh. Think about the way you caress, touch, and... Read more

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January 14, 201411:51 PM

Let's Face The Cold Hard Truth About Talent tagged “Music”

I started taking electric bass lessons. I used to play electric bass quite a bit (even studied it in a post-secondary environment). I worked very hard at it. I had private lessons, would attend jam sessions, played in a couple... Read more

By Mitch Joel


December 30, 201311:28 PM

Finding Your Creative Confidence tagged “Music”

I used to play the bass. Not the fish. The musical instrument. The electric bass, to be exact. It wasn't just a hobby, either. I took it quite seriously. When I was much younger (around 14 years of age), I... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 12, 2013 7:30 PM

If You Have Ever Been Rejected... Be Like Bono tagged “Music”

The letter read... "Thank you for submitting your tape of 'U2' to RSO, we have listened with careful consideration, but feel it is not suitable for us at present. We wish you luck with your future career." They were kind... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 6, 201310:18 PM

Some Of The Best (Non-Marketing) E-Newsletters To Make You A Better Business Leader tagged “Music”

Where do you find the things that inspire you? It should come as no surprise that content about marketing and smart marketers is one of the best places to get inspired about better ways to do your marketing. It's not... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 26, 2013 4:34 PM

Learning How To Jam tagged “Music”

Let the tape roll and see what happens. One of the most important lessons that I learned from my days in the music industry (which was a long, long time ago) is that artists - true artists - don't like... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 28, 201210:39 AM

The Mailbox Re-Invented And Brought To You By Amazon tagged “Music”

"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these courageous couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." About 2500 years ago, Greek historian Herodotus said this during the war between the Greeks and Persians when... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 24, 2012 8:20 PM

Is The Next New Digital Thing Something Physical? tagged “Music”

Virtual goods are one thing. Brands are still stuck on the physical. My mind went wandering. I was reading the Gadgetwise blog on The New York Times and came across the news item, Batman's New Perch Above Gotham: Your iPad.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 27, 201110:20 PM

Unlimited Capacity tagged “Music”

What do you need to turn your ideas and thoughts into a reality? Painting is hard. First, you need the money to buy all of the materials (canvas, brushes, paints, easel, etc...), then you need years of practice to understand... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 25, 2011 8:58 PM

Steve tagged “Music”

Do you remember being in your teens and buying a ticket to a concert? I was (and still am) a huge fan of music. My genre of choice is anything loud, hard and aggressive, but I've mellowed over the years... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 10, 201110:10 PM

Don't Forget About Marketing tagged “Music”

It's commonplace to hear non-Marketers give advice like "forget about marketing" to up and coming businesses. This is a big mistake. This is a stupid mistake. This is advice being given by people who don't even know and/or understand what... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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