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What music do you turn to for inspiration?

Friday, February 21, 2014

Jason Poole, Accidental Hawaiian Crooner, Molokai, Hawaii, NYC, urban strummer, ukulele, record player, music, musical inspriration

Does music inspire YOU?

When I need some inspiration to help me to create something new, I turn to music.

When I need some inspiration to get up and move, I turn to music.

When I need some inspiration to quiet down and turn inward, I turn to music.

Music is medicine to me.  It reaches down inside me and touches me like nothing else can.

And I know I’m not alone in this.

So here’s my question for you:  What music do YOU turn to for inspiration?

Not just Hawaiian music.  Any music.  What helps you/motivates you/inspires you?

I’d love to hear from you.  Please leave your thoughts in a comment below.

Happy Aloha Friday, Gang!

Much Aloha,


8 Responses to “What music do you turn to for inspiration?”

  1. rose says:

    Gregorian chant!

  2. Jason Poole says:

    Rose! Yes! Is there a particular recording that you like? We listened to (& sang) a lot of Gregorian chant when I was in school. That mainstream mega-hit album, CHANT, by the Benedictine Monks is a favorite in my collection.

  3. Susan says:

    The Beatles

  4. Michael B. says:

    classic country. jukebox-style.

  5. kalena says:

    Jason, you beautiful spirit — love your postings, your soul, and your perspectives :-)
    Besides Hawaiian music….…When I want to stop everything, breathe for a moment, and get into my heart – I listen to a piece of music by Morten Lauridsen titled O Magnum Mysterium (as song by my daughters high school Choir… – skip in to 2:10 and give a listen) itʻll stop you in your tracks! After listening to such an exquisite piece of music, I feel ready to take on anything!

  6. Jason Poole says:

    Aloha mai e Kalena! I am so glad to be connected with you. Mahalo for your kind words–wow! Sometimes I wonder if anyone can hear me out there in the blogosphere. You’ve made my day. Mahalo for that!

    I LOVED listening to the music in the video you’d suggested! Wow… Heavenly, indeed.

    May you have an awesome and Aloha-filled week.
    **And a giant CONGRATS to your daughter and her high school choir–such beautifully talented musicians. Right on!

  7. Jason Poole says:

    Aloha mai e Michael! I love classic country, too! Do you have a favorite song and/or artist? Hank Williams’ songs take me on a sonic journey. Mahalo for sharing that!

  8. Jason Poole says:

    Aloha mai e Susan! The Beatles! Yes! Masters of song! Which is your favorite? (Can anyone have just ONE favorite song by the Beatles?)