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    • #7561
      sil
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      There isn’t a miscellaneous forum so I posted this here (sorry Don couldn’t find an alternative). Since many of us cross forums, industries, paths in life, emails and so forth (some of you I have known and corresponded with for years), just curious to know outside of tech… What does everyone listen to. When I work I tend to throw on headphones to listen to music. In fact, when I read, I also listen to music. Personally, I listen to everything under the sun including foreign music (German, Swedish, Russian, Asian, etc)

      I noticed that when listening to music I get a lot of “aha” moments when doing security work. Most tracks I listen to tend to be fast paced and very “lyrical.” Lyrical in the sense that most songs I listen are craftily worded. … So what’s everyone else listening to? Today I’m on a hip hop frame of mind. I don’t mean rap music you will hear on the radio. Current playlist: Immortal Technique, Jedi Mind Tricks, Slaine, Block McCloud

      Funny thing is I can switch it up an hour later and listen to Hall and Oates, Styxx, Ratt, Kenny Rogers, industrial music 😉 …. I’m just curious to know who else out there has as much ADD/ADHD as I do

    • #47220
      RichFalcon
      Participant

      Great topic Sil. I’m also curious what others are listening to.
      Currently listening to Stone Temple Pilots and Nirvana.
      Yesterday was Country, I live out west. Depends on what projects I am working and how much sleep I’ve had the night before.
      Mostly 70’s Rock, 90’s Alternative and Christian music.
      I don’t remember the 80’s  ;D.

    • #47221
      MaXe
      Participant

      I listen to a lot of different music, but here’s some I listen to currently:
      http://youtu.be/d51yo5BgBkY
      http://youtu.be/ZZDWW9yHPq4

      Some of the music I’ve recently listened to:
      http://youtu.be/K_TITmnAQxY
      http://youtu.be/u9X7A0Ws1NE
      http://youtu.be/30TLwNpL5X0
      http://youtu.be/taUIis-SHNI (Danish rap, unlike most rap it’s just about they like living in Denmark and why of course.)
      http://youtu.be/0SLgTq4uUfY (More Danish rap, this is pretty much what’s in the radio at the moment.)
      http://youtu.be/nFtTY2S20mI
      http://youtu.be/b59tJJ-a46c
      http://youtu.be/ECLFQdUMs4M (I know, this is a bit crazy. NSFW)
      http://youtu.be/YVw7eJ0vGfM
      http://youtu.be/IUGzY-ihqWc (I like to work to this sometimes)
      http://youtu.be/SsfrB1o-smI

      Here’s a playlist I made for fun: (It’s rarely I listen to them track by track, and yes it’s aimed at being random.)
      http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD51DEB33A4C2582C

      I know it’s probably not what everyone likes, but sometimes I listen to other styles too, it pretty much depends on what I feel like listening to  🙂

      Edit: After a while I remembered that I’ve worked a lot while listening to Carbon Based Lifeforms, e.g., this track: http://youtu.be/Z_8G0zHMuwg (Often their entire albums which is like one long mix.)

    • #47222
      lorddicranius
      Participant

      I like to have music playing when I do other things, too.  I find that I have a hard time focusing when the music has lyrics though, unless it’s a song I’ve listened to a lot (I think it’s songs I’m satisfied I’ve found “enough” meanings to, which excludes Tool songs haha).  I mostly listen to rock and electronic 🙂

    • #47223
      impelse
      Participant

      When I am working with security stuff, I do not listen anything plus I try to find a very quite office to avoid distraction.

    • #47224
      j0rDy
      Participant

      Now i know i can not be the only one that likes 8bit chiptunes. I do not listen to it all the time, but sometimes it really gets me in the zone, just like watching the movie hackers. At the moment i like wiklund, very good tunes: http://www.myspace.com/alexwiklund Normally i listen to rap/hiphop, even the cheesy kind like souljaboy and nicky minaj. i know this will ruin my rep but so be it.

    • #47225
      dynamik
      Participant

      I prefer Slipknot / Bieber collaborations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kspPE9E1yGM

      I have a Rhapsody subscription, which is great for trying out other artists. It streams flawlessly to mobile devices, even while driving.

      My recent history shows:

      • Pendulum
      • Daft Punk
      • Deftones
      • Five Finger Death Punch
      • Within Temptation
      • Plumb
      • Paul Oakenfold
      • Tool
      • Rise Against
      • KMFDM
      • Avenged Sevenfold
      • Stone Sour

      I have a collection of soundtracks and opening/closing themes from various anime that I mix in as well. I also love the ambient experience of the Mass Effect 3 soundtrack, which I’ve been looping non-stop lately.

    • #47226
      MaXe
      Participant

      @lorddicranius wrote:

      I like to have music playing when I do other things, too.  I find that I have a hard time focusing when the music has lyrics though, unless it’s a song I’ve listened to a lot (I think it’s songs I’m satisfied I’ve found “enough” meanings to, which excludes Tool songs haha).  I mostly listen to rock and electronic 🙂

      Same here, except I don’t listen to Tool but I have heard some of their songs  🙂

    • #47227
      sil
      Participant

      Maxe +1 at the Snowflake remix. As far as the rap is concerned, reminded me of when I lived in Sweden and would listen to Petter 😉

      K since dynamik named names here is a brief list of whats on my laptop:

      Assembage 23
      VNV Nation
      KMFDM
      Vinny Paz
      Jedi Mind Tricks
      Immortal Technique
      Slaine
      DJ Kentaro
      Beborn Beton
      Dismantled
      Sevendust
      Godsmack
      Mindless Self Indulgence
      Seize

      Then there are a couple of tracks I made: http://www.tormenting.net/dr8/

    • #47228
      rattis
      Participant

      I’m all over the map. Mostly “hard stuff”:
      Devo
      System of a Down
      Ale Storm
      Flogging Molly
      Drop Kick Murphys
      Evil Dead the Musical
      Dr. Horrible Sing a long Blog
      Ramones
      Misfits
      The Stooges
      Anti-flag
      Judist Priest.
      Some techno
      etc.

    • #47229
      Triban
      Participant

      hard rock/metal, certainly more fast pace stuff when I am working in the lab.  If I am working on a course or reading, I tend to listen to more instrumental, electronic stuff.  Daft Punk seems to work and lately their Tron Legacy soundtrack really puts me in the zone.  I need something in the background to drown out other noises in the house or office.

    • #47230
      jason
      Participant

      I’ve been listening to alot of these guys lately:

    • #47231
      sil
      Participant

      @jason wrote:

      I’ve been listening to alot of these guys lately:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

      Man… I use Gunther 😉 Tra-la-la

    • #47232
      lorddicranius
      Participant

      @sil wrote:

      @jason wrote:

      I’ve been listening to alot of these guys lately:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

      Man… I use Gunther 😉 Tra-la-la

      That’s one song that gets stuck in my head every time… lol

    • #47233
      jason
      Participant

      Ahh the good old ding dong song  ;D On the same theme:

    • #47234
      rattis
      Participant

      @3xban wrote:

      I need something in the background to drown out other noises in the house or office.

      For the background stuff, if I just want to focus, I load up Simply Noise, either pink sound on ossolate, or the thunderstorm. If I do the thunderstorm right I hack myself into thinking there really is a storm going.

      http://simplynoise.com/

    • #47235
      dynamik
      Participant

      @chrisj wrote:

      @3xban wrote:

      I need something in the background to drown out other noises in the house or office.

      For the background stuff, if I just want to focus, I load up Simply Noise, either pink sound on ossolate, or the thunderstorm. If I do the thunderstorm right I hack myself into thinking there really is a storm going.

      http://simplynoise.com/

      +1

      I have the TMSoft WhiteNoise app on my iPhone, and thunderstorms + noise-canceling headphones are a great combination when traveling, studying in public areas, etc.

    • #47236
      Joshsevo
      Participant

      Techno all the way. I only listen to Trance and I have a playlist with high tempo songs that also gets me in the zone. I will be typing, then stop think and then FIST PUMP for a few minutes.

      Another thing I do is tune into iTunes radio ah.fm again techno. Good stuff. Leads to more fist pumping and clicking repeat.

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