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Blog entry by Chip posted 2715 days ago 1544 reads 0 times favorited 63 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok, we all know that we are all grumpy old men and women that hate being talked to or talking while we work. But what do we listen to? I notice radios in many of the “Workshop” pics. What’s usually on?

I know my only limit is I don’t like music on with words in it, personally I find it distracting. Obviuosly the same goes for talk shows. Sometines it depends on the task at hand though I guess. How about the rest of you? Do you find silence “deafening?” Or is silence “golden?” Or doesn’t it really matter?

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!



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WayneC

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#1 posted 2715 days ago

Sometimes I listen to basketball games (Sacramento Kings), although it has been a little more painful than usual this year. Other times it is on the local alternative rock station.

Matt’s pod casts in my iPod also work.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Chip

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#2 posted 2715 days ago

Hey, I live outside Philly with the Sixers and the Flyers… don’t tell me about painful… lol.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Bill

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#3 posted 2715 days ago

I usually have on the “new oldies” station which is 70s-80’s rock and roll. Of course I wear hearing protection and the shop tools can be loud at times, so I do not always hear it. But, it is nice to have some good music in the background for the times between the noise. It is strange, because I usually like quiet when I am working on the computer now a days. I my corporate life, many times I wore headphones and listened to a CD on my PC while working.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 2715 days ago

C & W

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Splinters

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#5 posted 2715 days ago

I used to think there was only two types of music..Country and Western. Now days having three great grown kids with a wide variety of music tastes I listen to everything from oldies to country to new age..from Jimmy Buffet to Nora Jones, Limbaugh to O’Reilly and everything in between.

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - http://www.splinterswoodworks.com/ - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5220040

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Max

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#6 posted 2715 days ago

I’m with Karson Country & Western!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Karson

34870 posts in 3035 days


#7 posted 2715 days ago

Well Jazz is also good.

But lets not have Marching Music in the shop.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bill

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#8 posted 2715 days ago

I am all for a variety of music, but not Rap.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Corey

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#9 posted 2715 days ago

Classic Rock, Classic Country Rock ( Eagles, Poco, Pure Prairie league etc.) and sometimes the new country if I am in the mood)

Corey

-- http://woodshop51503.tripod.com/index.html

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DrSawdust

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#10 posted 2715 days ago

New Country. I can’t quite handle the Twang from the old Country & Western :-)

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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scottb

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#11 posted 2715 days ago

I like having the radio going, just for some ambiance and usually to just “ignore”. I used to hate it on while at the computer (designing, reading or writing – to distracting), but if it helps drown out the background “white noise and chatter” then I’m good.

Working with Dad these past months, I really notice the quiet of my shop, so I got a belt clip speaker for my ipod… can hear exactly what I like… and it follows me around (without any dangerous cords)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#12 posted 2715 days ago

I got 12” speakers hung from 12’ up so that I can overpower the noisy tools. But I also ignore the music usually.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Chip

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#13 posted 2715 days ago

<<< is glad his house isn’t right next to Karson’s workshop. lordy.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 2715 days ago

silence… please… sh!!!
(my brain has too much to think about without being distracted by music playing in the background). I love to think.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dennis mitchell

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#15 posted 2715 days ago

One day I’ll be playing the blues and the next I might bring up a swing from the 40’s. Love my bluegrass as much as I love to rock and roll. If I start getting short tempered I’ll put on some comedy. I enjoy my XM radio…and I hate commercials…even when I sound like one!

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