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do JOSers listen to music at work? If so what kind of music do you like? does it help productivity?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Thursday, July 08, 2004

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=30299&ixReplies=49

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=84680&ixReplies=35

I'll be Bach
Thursday, July 08, 2004

Well, since I didn't get a chance to respond to those threads...

I definately listen to music while I am working. Whether doing design or development work, I'm just not in the kind of place where you get your own office. I picked up a pair of Sennheiser noise cancelling headphones and I think those were the best investment (albeit small) that I've made.

As far as music, it depends on the activity. I listen a lot to Live365.com and bounce between downtempo and trance stations to rock to jazz. One of my favorits is Attention Span Radio which plays some good classic funk and jazz.

CF
Thursday, July 08, 2004

The Smiths - the only band that ever mattered!!!!

(Well maybe The Stones Roses too)

Gen'xer
Thursday, July 08, 2004

Stereolab.

Matthew Lock
Thursday, July 08, 2004

The thrum of the fan, the staccato echo of the keys, the rhythmic pumping of my thigh after too many hours sitting with too much caffeine.


Who needs music when the body sings.


Actually though, last night I played Alice's Restaurant.

Simon Lucy
Thursday, July 08, 2004

Simon is such a hippie.  Him and RMS, riding in a VW microbus.

Sarah McLaughlin. Depressing, but I can't stop listening.

hoser
Thursday, July 08, 2004

I brought in a boatload of 80's cd's and put them on my (personal) laptop here.  (Not my company laptop, mind you.)  My office neighbors like 80's music as well, so I'm not annoying anyone.  Yet.  :)

Aaron F Stanton
Thursday, July 08, 2004

I listen to either opera, techno/dance, or warrior metal.

sir_flexalot
Thursday, July 08, 2004


CF,

I've read that noise-cancellation headphones don't do a very good job of cancelling out high frequency noises (like human conversations). That they're generally best only for low-frequency blocking (like airplane engines). Is that incorrect?

Bill Tomlinson
Thursday, July 08, 2004

Alice's Restaurant is a classic.

Love listening to very loud classical music when I am burning the midnight oil in the office.

During the day no music. ... need to hear the phone!

Tapiwa
Thursday, July 08, 2004

Gen'xer,

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/582743.stm

The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead album has been voted the best album of all time by a group of British rock critics - beating perennial favourites the Beatles.
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The Stone Roses came in at #2.

www.MarkTAW.com
Friday, July 09, 2004

earplugs, if there isn't silence already.

Brent
Friday, July 09, 2004

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