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What do you listen to while working?

View Poll Results: What do you listen to while working?
The Boss, anything current 6 20.69%
sports on tv 1 3.45%
classical 12 41.38%
utter silence (your Mom made you turn off the music while studying) 10 34.48%
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Old 10-05-2003, 10:04 AM
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What do you listen to while working?

When I was writing a complicated piece of computer code, I used to listen to Michail Boulton at full volume. distracted my somewhat dysfunctional frontal lobes and allowed what was left of my grey matter to fire the necessary synapses and dredge up the necessary logic.

When I'm working in PS, I haven't found a suitable alternative (the MB was on tape and since I no longer have a tape player......)

I have good luck with the Casablanca dvd, but I've played it so often, I find myself repeating the dialogue and THAT confuses me.

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Old 10-05-2003, 12:34 PM
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I just listen to the fan in the computer run..

I really find music to be somewhat distracting.
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Old 10-05-2003, 04:19 PM
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I'm with Gary in that the computer fan is my source of white noise. The cat makes "Hey XXX, how about feeding me (again)" sounds on occasion.

On rare occasion I'll turn on some talk radio.
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Old 10-05-2003, 04:38 PM
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If I play music, I like to listen and sing along (or pretend to), so I don't listen when I have real work to do.

I sometimes forget that the CD player on my computer works for music as well as software...

Now then, in the CAR, when my attention is only needed for Life and Death decisions -- I play my music LOUD!
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Old 10-05-2003, 06:22 PM
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My cable company provides 20 channels of commercial-free music which I invariably turn on first thing in the morning and turn off just to go to sleep. I normally keep it tuned to the New Age channel when I'm reading or just web-surfing, but I'll put it on the Alternative Rock channel when I'm trying to actually work.
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Old 10-05-2003, 06:59 PM
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I usually have the tv on but sometimes I fire up Rolling Stone Radio. They have quite a few channels to choose from to suit your mood.
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Old 10-06-2003, 03:21 PM
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I have the television on in the other room where I can barely hear it (why? I know not... but I find it difficult to work in complete silence.)
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Old 10-06-2003, 06:16 PM
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Sometimes I play music, sometimes not. When I'm playing, it could be just about anything, depending on my mood. It's usually classic rock, blues, jazz or bluegrass when it's on.

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Old 10-06-2003, 11:35 PM
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I much prefer silence. If I'm reading or writing, I need silence or I can't concentrate. If I'm working on a photo, I don't need the silence, but prefer it until about 5:00pm, at which point I turn on NPR news. I do sometimes put on music (I don't know how to categorize my music tastes ) if I really need to "jam" on a project, but for the most part I prefer silence.

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Old 10-06-2003, 11:51 PM
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I love many kinds of music; but when I've had a difficult day at the office, I jump in my car and play Top Gun loud enough to shake the moon roof!
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