Tagged: Daily Inspiration


Daily Inspiration: Donna Summer

Long before every lady in pop culture got called a Diva, before the word became so perverted that somehow Paramore was invited to a recent VH1 Diva’s Special, there were just a few towering figures … read more »


Daily Inspiration: Levon Helm

Levon Helm died today after a long battle with cancer. It’s not unexpected, but it’s a bummer anyway. In addition to being a completely legendary drummer with The Band, Helm was also great for what … read more »

POSTED April 19, 2012 5:45PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (3) TAGS: ,

Daily Inspiration: Lil Wayne f. Jazze Pha, “Earthquake”

You never feel more like a New Yorker than when an earthquake tremor shakes the office floor and you all run in all your spastic glory towards the elevator—after stopping to tweet—like the apocalypse came … read more »

POSTED August 23, 2011 6:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,

Daily Inspiration: We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite Live

“Driva Man/”Tears for Johannesburg” Penned by Roach and singer/songwriter Oscar Brown Jr. and recorded in 1960, We Insist! stands as one of the most forceful politically charged jazz records of its time, blurring Afrocentricity and … read more »

POSTED August 19, 2011 4:31PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (9) TAGS:

Daily Inspiration: Summer Is Half Over

We woke up, slumped into a subway seat and groggily stared into space until we noticed, on the cover of The New York Post, that today is July 15. Summer is officially half over. We … read more »

POSTED July 15, 2011 4:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Daily Inspiration: Walk a Mile in My Shoes

In 1969, Joe South had a hit with “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” a peppy track he wrote about racial discrimination. Before you abuse, criticize and accuse/ Walk a mile in my shoes, he … read more »

POSTED July 1, 2011 3:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS:

Daily Inspiration: Destiny’s Child feat. T.I. and Lil Wayne, “Soldier”

This morning I put my best friend in a Lincoln Towncar to LaGuardia Airport, an early morning goodbye that didn’t process as profoundly as it should have since we were so tired. She went back … read more »

POSTED April 4, 2011 7:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Daily Inspiration: Fugazi, “Waiting Room” Live in D.C.

We spent the better part of our awkward teenage years living five minutes away from Wilson High School in Washington, DC where this video takes place. Sadly, we arrived about 10 years too late to … read more »

POSTED March 17, 2011 6:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (4) TAGS: ,

Daily Inspiration: B.O.B., “Cloud 9″

Lunch today was on another level: the first no-jacket day of the year, Mario Batali lunch sighting, sunshine vibes all around. If it felt like anything it felt prematurely like summer ’06, Corolla windows rolled … read more »

POSTED February 18, 2011 6:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (3) TAGS: , ,

Daily Inspiration: Juelz Santana and Cam’ron, “Dipset Anthem”

Hey did you guys hear that Juelz Santana got arrested and then let out on bail? Probably! A lot of people were talking about it—including us. In fact, the amount of talk was not very … read more »

POSTED February 4, 2011 6:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,