There's many ways you can use music to help you write your essay. Sometimes you want something that will set a conducive environment for FLOW - other times you want something that evokes a certain emotion or memory - but every now and then - like this week - you want something to give you energy and get you going.
I'm digging this track for a couple of reasons - first and most importantly because it has this underlying percussion that kicks off and doesn't let you go - it seems to gain in intensity as the track continues and while the overall melodic figure is almost too repetitive - very quickly I've lost awareness of the track but I'm typing away like a dervish.
Second though is that I didn't have to go looking for it - I completely ripped it from the amazing Music to Satisfy Your Inner Jellyfish playlist. Mr. AK Rockerfeller has one of the widest genre spanning lists I know and occasionally he'll come up with some awesomely obscure instrumental track that is just perfect to write to.
So - if you're looking for something a little off the wall - def take this out for a spin.
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About the Curator: Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.