When working on a Townsend double chest, it is mandatory to listen to
Okay, that was bad....
I listen to everything. I live by Glen Miller's credo: "If it sounds
good, it probably is."
But I do notice a difference in selection when I'm drawing vs
dimensioning boards on the planer. Grieg, Paganinni, Mozart, nothing
like a good fix of baroque to stimulate the creative juices.
But, in the shop, XM 40 (Deep Tracks) is almost always on. They play
the most eclectic old rock: Joe Walsh, Kinks, Who, Zep, Buffalo
Springfield, Neil, 10cc (10cc RULES!!) a lot of 'singable' stuff....
But.. I'll give BARRY's XM 80 a try today... I'll get back to you on
As a life-long music fanatic, I find trance to completely draw me into a
focus when I'm in the right mood. Other times, it totally destroys my
DO NOT listen to XM 80 while driving on wide open roads! DAMHIKT. <G>
After thinking about why I don't like classical in the shop, I realized
that I don't passively listen to it. Listening to classical music
becomes a activity in itself, I can actually get tired doing it.
OH, NO! Why?
All that does is distract and annoy me. Rather like reading the topics
Doug's filters used to clear out of the rec, before I had to reload the
system after a hard disk crash.
I'd rather listen to Utah Phillips.
I also enjoy classical music in the shop. I'm not sure a lengthy list
is in order here but I find Mozart's concertos for clarinet, oboe and
bassoon very satisfying. By the way, the clarinet concerto was used
in the film " Out of Africa". They allow repetition without getting
You have a recording of Bach playing his own concerto? Wow!
Recording technology must be a lot older than anyone ever thought.
When I'm in the mood I have several CDs I've burned with compilations
of 50s & 60s R&R. (Starting in 1956 and nothing older than 1968.)
Sanding in time to "Summertime Blues" or "Devil With The Blue Dress
On" gives me a better surface.
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