(Long) Weekend Reading List: Songwriting Tips, Pop Culture Gifts, and More

The Viral Success of The Beatles, The Color Project, and More [Weekend Reading List]

We take the weekends off from posting to FullSailBlog.com, so in our absence – which is a bit longer this week because of Thanksgiving Break – we’re leaving you with a few great reads to check out over the long weekend. Below are our favorite stories from this week. Share your favorites in the comments below.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Quint’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013, Part 1
Ain’t It Cool News puts together an annual holiday gift guide that’s always my go-to when shopping for friends and family. It’s a thoughtfully chosen collection of film/video game/geek culture ideas outside of the obvious picks. This is the first entry in their guide, just in time for Black Friday. I’ll take Repo Man and Knightriders, please. –James

A Tune With a View
Where do songwriters get their inspiration? And how do they form those thoughts into songs? Writer David Hepworth asks 11 songwriters about their process to find out “what’s going through their heads when they write and what they’re looking at as they wait for that inspiration to strike.”–Christine

15 Underrated Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use
Mashable went to 15 successful young entrepreneurs to find out their favorite, underrated apps for business. Any business-minded student (including those in the new Innovation & Entrepreneurship program) may be interested in some of these, if you haven’t heard of them already. –Amy

The Big Picture Strikes Back
Movies are dead. Long live movies. –Jason

Seven Essential Thanksgiving Movies
Get in the Thanksgiving mood with one of these classics. –Amy

17 Pictures of Instagram’s Goofiest Best Friends
Puppy BFF’s. I am slightly jealous. –Liz



One thought on “(Long) Weekend Reading List: Songwriting Tips, Pop Culture Gifts, and More

  1. Avatar aterrencealexander says:

    Keep a list of prospective song titles on your wall. Whenever you hear a good word or an evocative phrase, add it to your list to use when you’re trying to come up with new material. Listen to as many of other peoples’ songs as you can. Focus especially on those songwriters whose works are considered classics, and don’t neglect the best of what’s happening now. Always be thinking about what makes a classic song so good while you’re listening to it.


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