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For the last year I am listening to the large and loud construction site right outside the office. This while trying to decipher the totally weird and convoluted inter-process frameworky error messages in this Python application. If you think that's negative, wait till I get to the negative bits!
"If we don't change direction, we'll end up where we're going"
Pink Martini and Hot Club of San Francisco, with random inserts of Devil Doll (Queen of Pain)
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
I'm no fan of country music and normally won't listen to it, except when working (concentrating) ... in the background it doesn't annoy, distract or make me turn up/down songs I like/don't like, it's just there to kill the silence, and it's proper music by artists with talent & ability.
In terms of music I listen to when I just want music then it's 70's - 90's rock.
long winded draggy tunes annoy me and rapping always give me the sh*ts (can't stand crap that takes forever to go anywhere and/or requires little talent.)
This internet thing is amazing! Letting people use it: worst idea ever!
Generally on random play when working which makes for some nice diversity.
My current Walkman selection has albums by Iggy Pop, Air, Astor Piazzolla, Alison Krauss, Beach Boys, Boards of Canada, Chopin, Miles Davis, Lee Scratch Perry, The Adverts, Rodriguez, Hawkwind, Manic Street Preachers, The Clash, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Dexter Gordon, The Durutti Column, Brian Eno, Roots Manuva, Menasseh, Messaien and LFO.
Sometimes auto-shuffles get things so right you think that they're sentient - other times they get things so wrong that they must be trying to upset you (which also implies a level of sentience, come to think of it). Uh oh! Technofear!
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain
Online streaming of a version (no talk and only one advertisement each 30 minutes) of the main radio in my region.
They cover a lot of songs in low tempo electronic / chillout. Pretty nice and calm enough to concentrate, but not too quiet to get asleep.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
This post got me thinking about how awesome it is these days to be able to pick some obscure track and have it played instantly...at no cost. So my pick from the past (one I haven't heard in the last 2 decades) was 'Highway Song' by Blackfoot from the album 'Strikes'...the second album I ever bought. The first was Judas Priest, 'Screaming for Vengeance'. So much music and so little time!
As a side note, youtube does a pretty good job with finding related stuff...The Outlaws/Green Grass and High Tides is now playing...I saw them with Styx last fall. Great show! Old guys can still rock!