Offtopic: What music do you listen to while you "design"

26 Feb 2008 - 1:38pm
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bminihan
2007

I never think of fun topics to talk about (frequent complaint at work), but
have been wondering what folks like to listen to while they work, if
anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com that's been
able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40
(yuck).

Hope it's not too far off-topic...

Bryan
http://www.bryanminihan.com

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26 Feb 2008 - 1:44pm
david.shaw6@gma...
2004

Depends on my mood... if I need to get in a groove, some kind of
electronic or even metal works. And I'm approaching 40 too. :-)

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Bryan Minihan <bjminihan at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> I never think of fun topics to talk about (frequent complaint at work), but
> have been wondering what folks like to listen to while they work, if
> anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com that's been
> able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40
> (yuck).
>
> Hope it's not too far off-topic...
>
> Bryan
> http://www.bryanminihan.com
>
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26 Feb 2008 - 1:49pm
White, Jeff
2007

Couple of fun off topics today, and it's not even a Friday...I usually throw
the iPod on shuffle and see what happens, and that means anything from
Johnny Cash to Jurassic 5. When lyrics are distracting but I also need to
cancel out background noise in the office, I go for jazz - Miles Davis and
Karl Denson have been favorites lately.

Jeff

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Bryan Minihan <bjminihan at nc.rr.com> wrote:

> I never think of fun topics to talk about (frequent complaint at work),
> but
> have been wondering what folks like to listen to while they work, if
> anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com that's
> been
> able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40
> (yuck).
>
> Hope it's not too far off-topic...
>
> Bryan
> http://www.bryanminihan.com
>
>
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26 Feb 2008 - 1:59pm
DrWex
2006

http://www.pandora.com/people/awexelblat#tbl_track_bookmarks,1

Mostly I listen to the "Wex Eclectic" station.

(Soma.fm is nice, but I found their playlists too limited a couple
years ago when I first listened.)

26 Feb 2008 - 2:25pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

for me it's generally punk and hardcore ... but i also love
experimental music and a good chunk of 20th century classical....

when i get bored i'll throw on last.fm ...

lately i've been listening to Von Sudenfed, and lots of Husker Du/Bob
Mould since i'm going to see him play soon.

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 1:38 PM, Bryan Minihan <bjminihan at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> I never think of fun topics to talk about (frequent complaint at work), but
> have been wondering what folks like to listen to while they work, if
> anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com that's been
> able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40
> (yuck).
>
> Hope it's not too far off-topic...
>
> Bryan
> http://www.bryanminihan.com
>
>
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26 Feb 2008 - 2:25pm
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

On Feb 26, 2008, at 10:38 AM, Bryan Minihan wrote:

> I never think of fun topics to talk about (frequent complaint at
> work), but
> have been wondering what folks like to listen to while they work, if
> anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com
> that's been
> able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40
> (yuck).

Stephane Pompougnac's Hotel Costes series is my favorite as of late.
Out of those ten albums, there's literally not a bad one, although #7
is my current favorite.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B4tel_Costes

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26 Feb 2008 - 2:42pm
Gloria Petron
2007

I like the Buddha-Bar series, Putemayo world music, and classical (mainly
Dvorak).
Before my company blocked it, I was totally into radio.vh1.com - Blue Room
and Brazilia.
I could code all night listening to that stuff. There's something good about
being able to put on SOMETHING in the background that's just...noise, you're
listening to it but at the same time, you're not. It can't interfere with
your front-n-center thinking. I abhor coding in silence.

...does anyone remember when radio.vh1.com used to be SonicNet? I'm (sigh)
getting near 40 too, oyy.

26 Feb 2008 - 2:43pm
Wendy Fischer
2004

NPR, KQED, Yahoo Launchcast, mainly Classical or Classic Rock, 80's music, and when I'm really hunkering down, Rammstein.

Apologies to any cubemates on the list for my singing...:P

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Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Offtopic: What music do you listen to while you "design"

I
never
think
of
fun
topics
to
talk
about
(frequent
complaint
at
work),
but
have
been
wondering
what
folks
like
to
listen
to
while
they
work,
if
anything.
I
recently
found
an
online
station
called
somafm.com
that's
been
able
to
keep
me
working
into
the
wee
hours
even
as
I'm
approaching
40
(yuck).

Hope
it's
not
too
far
off-topic...

Bryan
http://www.bryanminihan.com

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26 Feb 2008 - 3:01pm
Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

Depends on mood:

Classic Argentine tango (obviously): Juan D'Arienzo is current favorite
Progressive house and techno: Faithless, DJ Tiesto, Scooter
Chill: Delerium, Enigma, Circue du Soleil, Otros Aires; Buddha Bar, Cafe Del
Mar, Ministry of Sound series (some overlap with Hotel Costes series).
Lounge: Pink Martini, Touch n' Go
Trip Hop: Massive Attack
Acid Jazz: St Germain
Jazz: Charlie Parker, Miles Davis etc.
Swing: Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey, Django etc.
Nina Simone, Leonard Cohen, Akvarium, Kino, Lila Downs
Queen
Salsa and merengue
Metal: Marylin Manson
Opera: Caballe, Callas
Acoustic guitar: Williams, Romeros

Oleh

> On Feb 26, 2008, at 10:38 AM, Bryan Minihan wrote:
>
> > I never think of fun topics to talk about (frequent complaint at
> > work), but
> > have been wondering what folks like to listen to while they work, if
> > anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com
> > that's been
> > able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40
> > (yuck).
>
>
>

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26 Feb 2008 - 1:51pm
Jonathan Follett
2008

This is a topic near and dear to my heart, probably because I was a fairly
dedicated musician before joining the ranks of the digital
workers. I think there's a strong connection between music and design ...

I'll throw out a plug for Boston-based finetune.com, a streaming music
service where you can create your own play lists.
It's quite useful when you're on the road or on site at a client
location--provided you have a broadband connection.
When I'm in the office, I plug my laptop into some killer speakers to get
the full effect.

As for genres, I find jazz and electronic music--particularly drum and
bass--to be great for getting in the zone.

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26 Feb 2008 - 1:48pm
Anonymous

of course, I listen to Pandora!

http://www.pandora.com/people/brettingram

On Feb 26, 2008, at 10:38 AM, Bryan Minihan wrote:

> I never think of fun topics to talk about (frequent complaint at
> work), but
> have been wondering what folks like to listen to while they work, if
> anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com
> that's been
> able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40
> (yuck).
>
> Hope it's not too far off-topic...
>

26 Feb 2008 - 2:12pm
Mario Bourque
2008

Rammstein usually gets me going. Works well at the gym too.

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> anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com that's
been
> able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40
> (yuck).
>
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26 Feb 2008 - 3:29pm
Geoff Barnes
2008

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Geoff Barnes <texburgher at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] Offtopic: What music do you listen to while you
"design"
To: David Shaw <david.shaw6 at gmail.com>

Podcasts: TAL, Joe Frank, Car Talk, more and more and more
Radio: Radioio Ambient, Soma, Musicovery, Pandora, Last.fm, Jango
stations...
Playlist: You name it.

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 1:44 PM, David Shaw <david.shaw6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Depends on my mood... if I need to get in a groove, some kind of
> electronic or even metal works. And I'm approaching 40 too. :-)
>
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Bryan Minihan <bjminihan at nc.rr.com>
> wrote:
> > I never think of fun topics to talk about (frequent complaint at work),
> but
> > have been wondering what folks like to listen to while they work, if
> > anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com that's
> been
> > able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40
> > (yuck).
> >
> > Hope it's not too far off-topic...
> >
> > Bryan
> > http://www.bryanminihan.com
> >
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26 Feb 2008 - 3:33pm
jason zietz
2007

I HIGHLY recommend The Mercury Program and Mogwai. Both are especially
good in the morning with coffee.

> I never think of fun topics to talk about (frequent complaint at work), but
> have been wondering what folks like to listen to while they work, if
> anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com that's been
> able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40
> (yuck).
>

26 Feb 2008 - 6:27pm
arielv
2007

www.protonradio.com. Progressive, Breaks. Yum.

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26 Feb 2008 - 5:09pm
Brad Ty Nunnally
2008

Jazz, Bluegrass, and Irish Punk. These three genre's will get the
creative juices flowing like nothing else.

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26 Feb 2008 - 5:13pm
IdoShavit
2004

Great Question!
Depends on my mood and type of work:
Upbeat- http://www.friskyradio.com/ (Progressive House) and
http://www.philosomatika.com/ (excelent Goa Trance)
Downbeat- http://somafm.com/play/groovesalad (Ambient / Lounge)
Eclectic- http://www.radioparadise.com/ (well, all sorts of Rock mostly,
with very sensible editing)

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26 Feb 2008 - 7:33pm
ldebett
2004

awesome. :-)

I can't listen to anything with words when I'm working - it messes with my
thinking. So, I usually turn on XM online (I have a subscription) or iTunes
to a heavy techno/house station that gets me into my Flow state...

~Lisa

PS. nothing wrong with approaching 40... you're in good company! ;-)

26 Feb 2008 - 7:40pm
Josh Evnin
2005

There are 40 year olds on this list? Weird. ;-)

Lately my team room has been playing a random person's ipod on shuffle. My
best find so far: The Kleptones <http://www.kleptones.com/>. Oooh, and you
can download their music for
free<http://www.kleptones.com/pages/downloads.html>online!

Josh

On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 6:33 PM, Lisa deBettencourt <ldebett at gmail.com>
wrote:

> awesome. :-)
>
> I can't listen to anything with words when I'm working - it messes with my
> thinking. So, I usually turn on XM online (I have a subscription) or
> iTunes
> to a heavy techno/house station that gets me into my Flow state...
>
> ~Lisa
>
> PS. nothing wrong with approaching 40... you're in good company! ;-)
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26 Feb 2008 - 8:12pm
bminihan
2007

LOL...seems jazz, house, techno, and more or less "drone" music have a place
in design. Now I know what I'm going to do as soon as this project ends,
especially check out the irish rock reference =]

It wasn't so much that I'm getting close to 40, it's more that I'm feeling a
little too old to be putting in 80-100 hour weeks.

As for me, I run the gamut...for pure design work, Somafm's Tag's Trip works
perfectly, except when it thumps too much. If I'm writing code or testing
it has to be stuff I recognize and don't pay much attention to (Pink Floyd,
Limp Bizkit, Eagles, Commodores, Eminem, Doobie Brothers, KLF, Linkin Park,
Moby, Barry Manilow...you know..."stuff").

I've noticed lately that you can download 8-10 different remixes for most
songs older than 40 years, so I have 9 different versions of Another Brick
in the Wall - only 3 of which are Pink Floyd (that playlist has Hanz Zimmer
next to Marilyn Manson next to Korn and Keller Williams...whee!).

Bryan
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Cc: IXDA list
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"design"

There are 40 year olds on this list? Weird. ;-)

Lately my team room has been playing a random person's ipod on shuffle. My
best find so far: The Kleptones <http://www.kleptones.com/>. Oooh, and you
can download their music for
free<http://www.kleptones.com/pages/downloads.html>online!

Josh

26 Feb 2008 - 8:18pm
Katie Albers
2005

Yeah. It's hard to believe that someone that young can understand the
intricacies of the field ;)

Incidentally...Morning Becomes Eclectic is often my favorite morning
accompaniment (www.kcrw.com)

Katie

>There are 40 year olds on this list? Weird. ;-)
>
>Lately my team room has been playing a random person's ipod on shuffle. My
>best find so far: The Kleptones <http://www.kleptones.com/>. Oooh, and you
>can download their music for
>free<http://www.kleptones.com/pages/downloads.html>online!
>
>Josh
>
>
>On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 6:33 PM, Lisa deBettencourt <ldebett at gmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>> awesome. :-)
>>
>> I can't listen to anything with words when I'm working - it messes with my
>> thinking. So, I usually turn on XM online (I have a subscription) or
>> iTunes
>> to a heavy techno/house station that gets me into my Flow state...
>>
>> ~Lisa
>>
>> PS. nothing wrong with approaching 40... you're in good company! ;-)
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26 Feb 2008 - 9:39pm
Angel Marquez
2008

iTunes radio: Electronic/dublab

It's also fun when onsite to check out your coworkers playlist(s). It
explains eveything.

26 Feb 2008 - 9:41pm
Angel Marquez
2008

AND

this actually isn't a very 'fun topic' either.

: )

26 Feb 2008 - 8:09pm
Darren Ellis
2007

Depends on my mood and how much concentration is required. If I'm
thinking hard, I prefer music that is more background-like or
atmospheric -- something I won't be distracted by. If I'm pumping
out screens then I like music that entertains and motivates me while
I monkey away. E.g., something I can sing in my head to or tap my leg
to.

I recently merged my laptop and desktop iTunes libraries and squeezed
all of the music onto a 250GB Passport drive. I'm loving life right
now because I have so much music to match my varying moods at my
fingertips.

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26 Feb 2008 - 9:43pm
timoni
2008

I actually use Peel (http://www.getpeel.com/) to download music from my
favorite MP3 blogs straight to iTunes. Then I quickly go through and rate
everything. Ones & twos are deleted immediately, threes stay in the mix,
and four & five stars are what I listen to when I really need to concentrate
(the Best Songs IMHO).

Having said that, no matter what music you listen to, I highly recommend
http://www.moteldemoka.com/ for all sorts of great new/old/new-to-you songs.

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Timoni

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26 Feb 2008 - 10:23pm
Angel Marquez
2008

Lately I've been playing a lot of spaceDisco, shoegazer, and minimalist techno

glassCandy is a pretty smooth ride, the Italians Do It Better | After
Dark album has been given a few whirls lately.

iLiKETRAiNS is also good band, their's lyrics but they are not intrusive.

Check out Serena Maneesh...Blonde Redhead, M Ward

But I think the all time built for digital work domination is
Radiohead...Kid A...

Whoever said Huey Lewis, that made me laugh and think of Back To The Future.

26 Feb 2008 - 10:50pm
regnard
2006

Hmmm...Right now I'll go with 80's powerpop! Like Bon Jovi and Survivor. :)

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 11:23 AM, Angel Marquez <angel.marquez at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Lately I've been playing a lot of spaceDisco, shoegazer, and minimalist
> techno
>
> glassCandy is a pretty smooth ride, the Italians Do It Better | After
> Dark album has been given a few whirls lately.
>
> iLiKETRAiNS is also good band, their's lyrics but they are not intrusive.
>
> Check out Serena Maneesh...Blonde Redhead, M Ward
>
> But I think the all time built for digital work domination is
> Radiohead...Kid A...
>
> Whoever said Huey Lewis, that made me laugh and think of Back To The
> Future.
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26 Feb 2008 - 11:18pm
Michael Micheletti
2006

I have trouble working and listening to music with understandable words.
Some favorites that seem to get me going: Rachid Taha, Ekova, Alex di
Grassi, late Beethoven quartets, Miles Davis (my son named after), Altan,
Cocteau Twins, Afro-Celts, Mory Konte, Terje Rypdal, sacred choral music by
Palestrina.

I typically blast trip-hop in the car on the way home, and play quiet music
on the piano once I get there.

Michael Micheletti

27 Feb 2008 - 9:20am
Patricia Garcia
2007

I keep forgetting to charge up my mp3 player.

But if I did have access to music, it will vary. Mozart or anything
classical is good when I need to focus. When I need to wake up, a
strong latin beat helps get me moving, although this can be dangerous
as I might get up and start dancing and when my dancing legs get
going, there is no stopping me.

And so alternative rock or metal helps me with energy as well as the
worst that can happen is I start bopping my head, rarely will I get
up and start slamming into people.

I won't do hip hop or dance because of the lyrics being too
repetitive and therefore catchy. Possibly house music (origins in
Chicago), but that also has the danger of the lyrics catching me off
guard and I start singing them or I start dancing. So anything
dance-able or sing-able is out for work. After work, another story
altogether.

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27 Feb 2008 - 9:34am
Scott McDaniel
2007

I'm finding that chaotic experimental music works great for working
through an especially
difficult problem or coming up with a new approach. I
non-scientifically declare that it helps
my electroencephalographic impulses jump neurons and reach conclusions
I'd otherwise not reach.
Aphex Twin, UNKLE, Skinny Puppy, Swans and The Legendary Pink Dots -
to name drop (behold my
obscurity!) - all feed the musical brain-monkey.

Scott

--
'Life' plus 'significance' = magic. ~ Grant Morrison

27 Feb 2008 - 10:08am
Bill DeRouchey
2010

I agree with Lisa. I can't listen to anything with recognizable words
when I'm trying to focus. In other moods I love to listen to Johnny
Cash, but I can't work to the man.

Or it could be something so familiar like a warm blanket that I don't
register the words, like the Minutemen or the Clash.

But lately, it's radio via iTunes. Either 1.FM Reggae Trade or African
Music Radio. Going for the happy. Or dublab, Orbital Grooves, Proton
Radio.

With bursts of Brian Eno and Radiohead.

27 Feb 2008 - 1:12pm
Kel Smith
2007

Minimalist, quiet, ambient, repetitive music. Steve Reich, Shuttle358,
Sakamoto, Oval, Harold Budd, etc. Something to fill the air without
being annoying or sappy.

Scott McD- I saw LPD live while in college. Weird show.

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28 Feb 2008 - 8:38am
Bryan J Busch
2006

A couple of people already mentioned last.fm as one resource, and it
occurred to me that one other idea might be for people on this list to tag
appropriate, design-friendly music with something like "ixd" or even just
"design".

It looks like the "design" tag has been used at least a few times, already.

28 Feb 2008 - 9:18am
cybrdr
2008

No "music"... Just the purring of my cat. I find that music
continues, but always changes or stops. My cat purrs then goes to
sleep. Both her purring and her sleeping are more soothing than any
style of music to me. Now, get me out of the office and I'm ready
for live jazz...

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28 Feb 2008 - 10:05am
John Gibbard
2008

Consider it done: http://www.last.fm/group/IxDA

On 28/02/2008, Bryan J Busch <bryanjbusch at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> A couple of people already mentioned last.fm as one resource, and it
> occurred to me that one other idea might be for people on this list to tag
> appropriate, design-friendly music with something like "ixd" or even just
> "design".
>
> It looks like the "design" tag has been used at least a few times,
> already.
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28 Feb 2008 - 1:17pm
Shaun Bergmann
2007

what a great idea!
I'm on it!

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 7:05 AM, John Gibbard <john at smorgasbord-design.co.uk>
wrote:

> Consider it done: http://www.last.fm/group/IxDA
>
> On 28/02/2008, Bryan J Busch <bryanjbusch at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > A couple of people already mentioned last.fm as one resource, and it
> > occurred to me that one other idea might be for people on this list to
> tag
> > appropriate, design-friendly music with something like "ixd" or even
> just
> > "design".
> >
> > It looks like the "design" tag has been used at least a few times,
> > already.
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28 Feb 2008 - 4:35pm
uxdesign
2008

Glad you asked. I created this station on pandora.com specifically to
share what I listen to while working, hoping others will enjoy it
too:
http://www.pandora.com/stations/975a6d3136879cceedf8dffe5cc6faa4425ba2910f7abf8b

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28 Feb 2008 - 8:38pm
louie1
2007

Wow! I am feeling like the gate keeper for the almost 40 crowd.

Like the others on this list, my musical tastes run the gamut too.
When I design or code, I really like anything that keeps my mind
chilled, my mood light and my focus on the task at hand. That could
be classical, jazz, blues, world, ambient, acoustical or eclectic...

Some artists on my ipod...Miles Davis, Coltrane, Air, Imogen Heap,
Calexico, Zero 7, Remy Zero, Mazy Starr, MOS, Buddah Bar, Cafe del
Mar, Putumayo: Brazilian Lounge, Armik, Beck, Bright Eyes, Feist,
Frou frou, Belle & Sebastian, Blond Redhead, Carbon Leaf, Iron &
Wine, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Depeche Mode, Echo
& The Bunnymen, The Cure...and the list goes on.

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28 Feb 2008 - 10:41pm
Gaurav Mathur
2008

Mosly jazz, or anything soft.
I usually have my Radion <http://www.trennova.com/radion.html> with World
music or Jazz channel turned on.

Gaurav

On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 06:18:59, John Dailey <cybrdr at gmail.com> wrote:

> No "music"... Just the purring of my cat. I find that music
> continues, but always changes or stops. My cat purrs then goes to
> sleep. Both her purring and her sleeping are more soothing than any
> style of music to me. Now, get me out of the office and I'm ready
> for live jazz...
>
>
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5 Mar 2008 - 8:41am
John Gibbard
2008

The first view of what a small, but growing, sample of us listen-to
has been generated this week by our Last.fm IxDA group. So for those
of you that are interested:

http://www.last.fm/group/IxDA/charts

Sigur Ross, Portishead, Air, Bjork ... I'm sensing an electronic
downtempo theme...

"Not representative"? then add your taste to the blend by joining
the Last.fm group which then provides us all with an IxDA radio
station of 'music to design interactions to'.

*Probably* the last post on the topic ;)

With best wishes,
John.

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5 Mar 2008 - 10:15am
Warren Puckett
2008

For the last two days, I have been working to the new Nine In Nails
album: ghosts I-IV, 36 tracks, no vocals and they are
self-distributing it for $10 on their site.
http://ghosts.nin.com/main/home

I was checking off tasks like a mad man yesterday!

Best regards,
Warren

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5 Mar 2008 - 11:14am
Lucy Buykx
2007

Great thread and reminder that I would get more work done if I turned
off Radio 4!

I've lined up Shostakovich, Arvo Part and Dead can Dance. Not sure
which will be most productive :D

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