Saxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2142 times:
I need to have music on to think. I'm also self-employed (yeah!), which makes it all the more necessary since it gets REALLY quiet here. Sometimes I just leave a rock station on the radio, though I'm going to hunt down a jazz station on web radio when I can figure out how to configure the %*@&! sound card in this computer I built a couple weeks ago (can't find a linux driver that works--argh).
Klaus, what kind of tea are you drinking? I gotta lay off the Dr. Pepper.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21592 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2132 times:
I´ve found that green tea is very mch compatible with any kind of work that requires creativity and concentration. I can drink it all day and never get a problem (as I would if I drank even half the amount in coffee!).
My favourite kinds of tea at the moment:
- a very high-quality jasmin tea
- a good earl grey (also green)
- a fine "gunpowder" variant ("temple of heaven")
And a few others..
All without chemical flavouring. But the sort or blend of tea is actually not as important as the quality. The cheap supermarket stuff is a real turn-off, but a good tea shop can offer you vastly superior quality.
Many people think it´s an abomination, but I´ve found that milk makes green tea even more pleasant and supports the flavour quite well, but it´s certainly a matter of taste.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2130 times:
I need music/radio to get anything done. Silence, or listening to my co-workers bitch just doesn't work. I spend my mornings listening to Howard Stern, then the Rock they play afterwards, and in the afternoon, I listen to Jim Rome and that takes me up until its time to go home.
Andrej From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
I do listen to music when at work. When I work on campus for OIT I listen to iTunes. Pretty much EuroDance. When home, studying I like to listen anything from classical music to Neil Damond.
During summer I work as an EMT for Rural/Metro. Being in NJ, I listen to radios, 100.3, 106.7, 95.6 (I believe that is right freq. for Phily area) and 101.1 for Phily area. And when volunteering, it is Z100 again. You would not believe it, but even patients like to listen to music, if they are not dying.... .
Also, sometimes I listen to www.liveatc.net -> NY APP/DEP
Jasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 37
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2071 times:
All the time... But it's got to be trance, techno, instrumental or something without words (including crap hold music which sounds like porn music!). Anything with words makes me sing along and then I end up typing what I'm singing...
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2062 times:
If I remember to charge up my MP3 player, then yes (that reminds me, I need to do that). At first, I brought it so to try to drown out the hip hop music that everyone else in the warehouse would listen to on the boombox we used to have (someone pulled the cord on that, literally). On the one day a week that I'd have the place to myself for a few hours, I'd change the station on the boombox. I don't listen to my MP3 player as much now because I got tired of having my headphone wires getting snagged on stuff in the warehouse.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8395 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
I listen to music FOR work, and when we're not ploughing through thousands of appalling demos by deluded nitwits, on the office hifi at the moment it's King's X (best of), Aaliyah (I Care 4 U), Unkle (Never Never Land), Avril Lavigne (Under My Skin), Our Lady Peace (Spiritual Machines), Claudine Longet (Colours), Fiona Apple (Tidal and When The Pawn), John Martyn (One World), Mansun (Kleptomania and Little Kix), Mark Kozelek (What's Next To The Moon) - that's a selection from the pile on my desk. The Unkle album is phenomenal, the new version of John Martyn's masterpiece One World is great cos it's got a tonne of live material and outtakes, Avril's latest is the pop album of the year, although Fiona Apple must be pretty pissed off about it, she does stroppy waif better than anyone.
Kaz: yeah yeah, but the live experience is so much better than their records, the show made me go out and buy everything they've done but I never play it cos it's so underwhelming compared to their gigs. See also: Coldplay.
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