Music is such an important part of the creative process for me - it not only relaxes and inspires, but can sometimes even change the direction of a piece in progress, taking it in a soothing, mystical direction, infusing it with playfulness and whimsy, adding gypsy-like elements, vivid colors, or sometimes a darker theme...
I like to think my musical taste is pretty eclectic, but the truth is I'm not really big on anything loud - no heavy metal or rap to be found in the collection here (although John's taste runs a little more toward the noisy stuff).
So without having it play automatically (kind of tricky for those reading in the workplace, eh?) I thought I'd share a few personal favorites. Just scroll down to the purple playlist on the right, and click the arrow to begin the tunes. There are, of course, many favorites which are more obscure, but I had to go with what was available on the playlist website.
I hope you enjoy it, and would also LOVE to hear recommendations!
(Did I mention I'm a bit of a CD junkie?)