Don Henley Overturns Creativity Myth

by Lynn S. Schwebach A pernicious, low-level anxiety has settled like pond scum on my creative impulse, and it stems from growing up with the depressing axiom that creativity diminishes with age. Those front and center in middle age—namely baby boomers—heard the age and low- creativity toxin so many times that many of us took it as …

Infringement Case of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke Offers Inspirational Insights

by Lynn S. Schwebach The recent “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement case offers insights into the never-ending debate on how to separate artistic inspiration from stealing. A Los Angeles federal court ruled in March 2015 that the song “Blurred Lines” copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.” The suit ordered Pharrell Williams and …

Pasquin’s Creative Drumming Transcends the Ordinary and Gets Him a Spot at Berklee

by Lynn S. Schwebach Sitting late one afternoon at a coffee shop with Northern Colorado drummer Jordan Pasquin, I asked him what inspires his passion for drumming. Without hesitation, he said creativity. I smiled. “That’s what I blog about,” I told Pasquin. He didn’t pause, continuing to discuss what drives his passion for drumming and …