Power to Inspire…
Creativity can come from many sources and everyone has their own particular way of finding inspiration. If you’re having difficulty igniting those creative flames sometimes it can be incredibly helpful to simply switch on the radio.
Some people drink strong coffee, some meditate and some find that listening to music is all that’s required to get those creative juices flowing.
Many creatives use a combination of different methods to get the ideas flowing and there’s no rule to help you come up with ideas – in most cases ‘whatever works’ is the only rule.
Music, whether from a state-of-the-art dab radio or a much loved traditional radio model that you’ve had for years can be all that’s required to ignite the imagination. Listening to music, a talk show or simply the daily news can spark the imagination and bring up a host of new ideas.
Music and creativity
If you’ve hit a wall when faced with that empty canvas, blank worksheet or lump of clay waiting to be moulded into something spectacular then try turning on the radio. It’s true to say that music, whether used as background noise or as a means of tapping emotions, can be a huge aid to the creative individual’s inspiration.
That little device in the corner of your room can be one of your most important tools and it’s there anytime you need it. The major bonus with a radio is that you have a huge diversity of music to suit your mood and taste 24 hours per day.
Choose your radio station
Most people will have their tried and tested favourite radio stations, whether it’s BBC Radio 6 for the latest music or Radio 3 for opera, classical and culture shows. Jazz is often cited as one of the most creative musical influences and there are plenty of radio stations dedicated solely to jazz and the blues.
Of course it’s not just all about music, you can listen to talk shows, plays, sporting events, travel shows and the latest news shows to get the inspiration and ideas flowing.
Broaden your range of radio choices
One of the many innovative DAB radio features on certain models is the ability to receive radio shows via the internet through wireless connectivity. This means you can pick up shows from around the world via internet broadcasts.
You can not only listen to your city’s radio show but local radio shows across the globe from South America to New York to Iceland. With internet radio you can easily find some inspirational music to match your mood.
Radio is still an extremely popular and important part of everyday life for many people, even with the huge amount of entertainment sources now available. This little device is invaluable as a way to boost creativity and its power to inspire the imagination via music shouldn’t be underestimated.
Lovely post! I agree, a radio can entertain, lift the spirits and raise a smile on so many levels.
I love this post Happy! I am living in Portland, Oregon and am obsessed with the BBC iPlayer. I listen to lots of dramas (the Archers!!!) and am in love with the charming Radio Orkney. There is so much to explore. Thanks for championing the wonders of radio broadcast in all its delightful, inspiring forms!
So true! I couldn't have said it better myself! 🙂 My choice is Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Sinata, Dean Martin….love rosie