All Replies on Music in the shop

  • Advertise with us
View Raymond's profile

Music in the shop

by Raymond
posted 02-26-2012 03:58 AM

1 2 next »
65 replies

65 replies so far

View SnowyRiver's profile


51457 posts in 3474 days

#1 posted 02-26-2012 03:59 AM

Pop Rock and Country.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View AKSteve's profile


475 posts in 2297 days

#2 posted 02-26-2012 04:02 AM

I listen to a radio Station out of Houston Alaska. it’s 94.7 on the dial. and they play alot of progressive and alternative music. bands like Foster the People, Fleet Foxes, Red hot chili peppers, Gotye. stuff like that. I like it, it keeps me in the groove for when I am working.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

View David Grimes's profile

David Grimes

2078 posts in 2633 days

#3 posted 02-26-2012 04:24 AM

Rush Radio… free streaming content and no commercials

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

View Danpaddles's profile


573 posts in 2306 days

#4 posted 02-26-2012 04:29 AM

The “how” should be a component of this topic, should it not? I do not want my big stereo in the dusty environment. And I do not want a computer out there, for the same dusty reason. I have an old radio, but if I am out there more than 2 hours a day (as happens this time of year) I get sick of the same songs over and over.

I have a transmitter thingy on this computer, and speakers in the shop receive the signal, thru the house wiring I guess. So I can listen to all the music I have on my hard drive, or just punch up Pandora. The sound quality is fine, until I turn on my Dremel or run my router table (same house circuit as the speakers). Can’t hear squat over the router anyway- and I don’t use a Dremel much.

As to the “what”- well, I’m pretty eclectic, sometimes Hank 1, sometimes Hank 3. They say talent skips a generation; I concur. Some days I like Bob Wills, or Willie, Waylon, Asleep at The Wheel. Have you heard that last stuff Johnny Cash recorded? Awesome, powerful, moving. Guy Clark is great in the shop (Workbench Songs, Boats To Build? That belongs in every wood shop). A little Lyle Lovett. Or maybe some old Little Feat. Lately I’ve been on a Chicago Blues kick, blame my kid for making me watch the Blues Brothers with him. Alvin Bishop. John Lee Hooker. He is cool- he defines cool. And of course, like the graffiti said- Clapton is God. But then, Ricky Skaggs and Doc Watson show up out there every once in a while. And Wayne Hancock is fun, along with Drive By Truckers, the Tractors, and BR549.

Its fun with the computer, I can toss 10 or 15 albums into a play list, and hit the shuffle button.

Not that I like music much…... LOL!

-- Dan V. in Indy

View NiteWalker's profile


2737 posts in 2570 days

#5 posted 02-26-2012 04:35 AM

I listen to anything but country, though some country is cool with me, just in small doses and only select artists.
Rap, rock, pop, dance, alternative, whatever.

I like a lot of video game soundtracks.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

View Danpaddles's profile


573 posts in 2306 days

#6 posted 02-26-2012 04:37 AM

Rush radio- I’ll check that out. For a minute there I thought you were suggesting Limbough had a network….

-- Dan V. in Indy

View WinterSun's profile


163 posts in 2603 days

#7 posted 02-26-2012 04:42 AM

Mostly metal. I’ve been on an early Lacuna Coil kick lately. For the “how”: iPhone plugged into an old set of Logitech powered speakers with subwoofer. The Logitechs are rather anemic, and I’ll replace them as soon as I can find an old hifi for cheap or free.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

View Manitario's profile


2630 posts in 2877 days

#8 posted 02-26-2012 05:17 AM

My latest kick is The Travelling Wilburys and a bit of Bob Dylan. Typically my shop lives in the late 60’s/early 70’s.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

View tom427cid's profile


294 posts in 2464 days

#9 posted 02-26-2012 06:01 AM

Classical,sometimes country,and 60’s surf rock

-- "certified sawdust maker"

View felkadelic's profile


218 posts in 2534 days

#10 posted 02-26-2012 06:05 AM

I get terrible radio reception in my shop, so I usually listen to Pandora or I Heart Radio streamed to my phone. Usually classic rock or sports radio

View doordude's profile


1085 posts in 2977 days

#11 posted 02-26-2012 06:09 AM

pop rock and country, when i get the reception. mostly baseball when in season

View joey bealis's profile

joey bealis

177 posts in 2500 days

#12 posted 02-26-2012 06:16 AM

Mostly whatever my radio picks up. As long as I don’t want to ram my head into a wall.


View rotorwash's profile


20 posts in 2675 days

#13 posted 02-26-2012 06:34 AM

talk radio and 80’s .

-- Jon, California

View David Craig's profile

David Craig

2137 posts in 3102 days

#14 posted 02-26-2012 06:38 AM

I have an eclectic mix. I have an old, expendable boombox with some halfway decent speakers. I try to shield it from flying dust but one can only do so much. I burn CDs of my music so that I don’t expose the original disks or the MP3 collection to the hazzards of the shop environment. Classic rocks from the 60s, 70s, and 90s alternative. It has taken me a bit to accept the fact that 90 music is now classic rock. Johnny Cash appeals to me and I will mix that with some folk, new age, and classical. On nights off from work, a 3am jam session with a hand plane in my hand has become as close to heaven as I can get to.


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

View ellen35's profile


2738 posts in 3426 days

#15 posted 02-26-2012 08:34 AM

all classical…all the time ;-)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

View HalDougherty's profile


1820 posts in 3231 days

#16 posted 02-26-2012 11:26 AM

To keep my hearing, I always use ear muffs and that rules out a stereo, computer, radio, etc. What does work is a little MP3 player with ear buds. They fit under the muffs and the player I bought also includes an FM radio. It’s tiny and fits in my shirt pocket. Only one big problem… It’s distracting and when I run any equipment that might have any danger, I turn it off. The only accidents I’ve ever had were when I was distracted and not paying attention to what I was doing or when I was in a hurry. Not just injury type accidents, but accidents where I measured twice and cut wrong once… Or where I cut the wrong part or where I made two left side parts instead of one right & one left…

The distraction I like best is to put audio books on my MP3 player and listen to novels… Right now I’m on book 5 of the “Ice & Fire” series by George R. R. Martin. I got hooked last Spring when HBO had a series made from the first book in the series, “Game of Thrones”. This year’s series is based on “A Clash Of Kings”, the second book. 10 episodes will start April 1st!

-- Hal, Tennessee

View Howie's profile


2656 posts in 2917 days

#17 posted 02-26-2012 11:48 AM


-- Life is good.

View Charlie's profile


1100 posts in 2280 days

#18 posted 02-26-2012 11:53 AM

I have my retired Sony receiver out in the shop. I blow it out with air every once in a while. It’s been fine for years. I listen to mostly rock when I’m using power tools and classical when I’m carving. I also take my ipod out there and plug it into the stereo once in a while.

View kizerpea's profile


774 posts in 2361 days

#19 posted 02-26-2012 12:30 PM

I,m wid charlie 70s an 80s rock…an then some classical.


View ldl's profile


1135 posts in 2359 days

#20 posted 02-26-2012 12:35 PM

There is a station in Quincey, Fl that plays mostly classic country. The good kind of country. I have an old boombox sitting high on a shelf that does a pretty good job. Only problem is that the station is weak way up here in Bainbridge GA so if fades sometimes in my house. Don’t care much for the quote new country. Guess I’m gettin old.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

View millzit's profile


111 posts in 2296 days

#21 posted 02-26-2012 12:36 PM

newgrass…’s the new bluegrass…..

-- cut that out!

View HamS's profile


1829 posts in 2383 days

#22 posted 02-26-2012 12:51 PM

PBS. In fact I usually clean my shop on SAt night(as much as it ever gets cleaned) so I can listen to “A Prairie Home Companion” That has become a significant ritual.

I have a small MP3 player that I use with earbuds when the machines are running and it has Southern Gospel, Beethoven and Mendolhson Symphonies, Mozart and Haydn String quartets, Willie Nelson, Bob Wills Waylon Jennings, Patsy CLine and Crystal Gayle (Anative of Wabash), and a little of Guess Who, Doors, The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. A fairly eclectic mix.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

View hydrohillbilly's profile


132 posts in 2304 days

#23 posted 02-26-2012 12:56 PM

I listen to the local country station 95 country out of Natchez Mississippi

-- Russel C

View Gabe C.'s profile

Gabe C.

288 posts in 2335 days

#24 posted 02-26-2012 02:15 PM

I mostly listen to NPR, when they aren’t talking about something excruciatingly uninteresting, which isn’t that often. Otherwise, it’s probably the local classic rock station KSHE 95, or whatever I can actually get in on my little radio.

@HamS, my ritual is Saturday mornings, doing something quiet so I can listen to CarTalk. I’m usually listening to A Prairie Home Companion during dinner prep. I get mad at myself when I miss either of those.

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

View Danpaddles's profile


573 posts in 2306 days

#25 posted 02-26-2012 02:22 PM

Gabe, you can always catch Car Talk online. Wouldn’t be surprised to find PHC out there also.

HamS- you got the eclectic prize, for sure.

-- Dan V. in Indy

View muleskinner's profile


896 posts in 2430 days

#26 posted 02-26-2012 02:29 PM

Woodie Guthrie of course.

-- Visualize whirled peas

View NBeener's profile


4816 posts in 3168 days

#27 posted 02-26-2012 03:27 PM

I either listen to myself mumble and curse, or … my iPod w/powered computer speakers, playing classic rock, Grateful Dead, some classical, and some weird stuff like Deep Forest.

Oh, yeah. Somehow, a couple recordings I made for our grand-babies—me reading children’s books—are on there, too. I usually skip over those, when they come up ;-)

-- -- Neil

View muleskinner's profile


896 posts in 2430 days

#28 posted 02-26-2012 04:23 PM

Actually, I’m with Neil and HamS here. An Ipod playing through a Pioneer reciever and Sansui speakers that are souvenirs from SE Asia (do they even make equipment that lasts 40 years anymore?). Everything from Billie Holiday to the Beastie Boys. Throw in a huge swath of 60’s and 70’s rock. Sprinkle heavily with jam bands, Cajun/zydeco, delta blues, do-wop, Celtic, symphony, folk … well you get the picture. My taste in music is like my taste in women – indiscriminate.

-- Visualize whirled peas

View Ben's profile


302 posts in 2324 days

#29 posted 02-26-2012 04:29 PM

I listen to a little bit of everything really. Classic rock, country, bluegrass, classical on occasion even. When I really want to get down to it and motivate, it’s punk rock and metal all the way. Heavy, fast and angry seems to put me in a good work mode and I get a LOT more done.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

View NBeener's profile


4816 posts in 3168 days

#30 posted 02-26-2012 04:32 PM

Ben: doesn’t metal make you want to forget about the tools, and just CHEW the wood into shape, though ?


-- -- Neil

View Ben's profile


302 posts in 2324 days

#31 posted 02-26-2012 04:39 PM

Neil, it”s been helping me learn to carve without tools….

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

View Vincent Nocito's profile

Vincent Nocito

485 posts in 3358 days

#32 posted 02-26-2012 04:58 PM

Grateful Dead, southern rock (Allman, Lynyrd, Credence, Janice, Stevie Ray), classic rock (Band, Who, Zeppelin, Floyd, Mountain), classical and more Grateful Dead (and their assorted spin-offs). Did I mention Grateful Dead?

View richgreer's profile


4541 posts in 3068 days

#33 posted 02-26-2012 07:00 PM

Tigers baseball if it is on or public radio otherwise.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

View chrisstef's profile


17377 posts in 3000 days

#34 posted 02-26-2012 07:18 PM

i just finished up with Metallica’s “And Justice for All” cover to cover still a great album. As i was shutting down Frank Sinatra chimed in to help me sweep up. Kinda fitting .. “The Last Dance”.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

View Raymond's profile


676 posts in 3721 days

#35 posted 02-26-2012 10:53 PM

Nice to see the contrast in music. I find that Christian music speakes to me while I am building projects. Actually it speaks to me all the time.

-- Ray

View KCoombs's profile


46 posts in 2276 days

#36 posted 02-26-2012 11:03 PM

On a Milwaukee radio with my MP3 player tucked in to it: U2, Radiohead, REM, Coldplay and the like.

-- Kevin

View quartrsawn's profile


146 posts in 3207 days

#37 posted 02-26-2012 11:05 PM

American song book, Frank, Lady Ella,Tony, Louie, 40s Big band ,Jazz and Blues.

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

View doninvegas's profile


334 posts in 2901 days

#38 posted 02-27-2012 12:06 AM

I have a radio in the shop tuned to a country station and the same station on my worktunes.

-- "Courage is being scared to death -- but saddling up anyway."

View PatPollin's profile


11 posts in 2275 days

#39 posted 02-27-2012 12:36 AM

I set up Pandora and blast funk/soul, reggae and dub
I love how it plays new artists tuned to my selected style or bands.

Sometimes I crank up an episode my favorite news programs like Alternative Radio.

View hairy's profile


2701 posts in 3526 days

#40 posted 02-27-2012 12:54 AM

-- My reality check bounced...

View Kenny 's profile


260 posts in 2442 days

#41 posted 02-27-2012 01:03 AM

I have I-Heart radio on my Android phone, which is plugged into an adapter that turns into a set of RCA plugs, which I plug into a shelf radio I have that actually gets pretty loud.

In the morning, I listen to “The Morning Buzz” on WHEB (local station and an awesome morning show), then I switch to metal. Been a lot of “Lamb of God”, “As I Lay Dying” and some old school Pantera lately , but I listen to a pretty big variety of music, though metal is my favorite.

I do occasionally listen to some classic rock and some newer rock, but mostly metal.

Little tip: get yourself a tupperware container your phone, Ipod or MP3 player will fit in, drill a hole in the side the cord will fit through and you don’t need to worry about it getting ruined by dust and stuff. Works great.
I keep my radio in a really fine mesh bag I got at the dollar store. About once a month, I pull it off the radio and wash it out. Radio stays super clean and the bag doesn’t interfere with anything. Much better than my radio getting ruined by dust and dirt!

And I-Heart radio is AWESOME! If you have a smartphone and you don’t have it, GET IT NOW!!!
You just type in whatever you want to hear and it plays, couldn’t be better!

-- Kenny

View Dedvw's profile


174 posts in 2875 days

#42 posted 02-27-2012 01:08 AM

Katy Perry!! Then more Katy Perry. Ohhhhhh, Katy Perry.

Sometimes I’ll toss it up and play some more Katy Perry :)

View willie's profile


533 posts in 2448 days

#43 posted 02-27-2012 02:38 AM

Classic rock on an AM/FM, turntable, 8-track player from the ‘70s with 4 speakers. Still works, still kicks!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

View oxyoke's profile


57 posts in 2348 days

#44 posted 02-27-2012 02:43 AM

christian music

-- Bill Byron Center MI

View paratrooper34's profile


915 posts in 2945 days

#45 posted 02-27-2012 02:59 AM

I listen to old time radio podcasts mostly. Very entertaining. I also listen to sports talk radio. I have an Ipod player that makes the noise. No dust to worry about, so no big deal for that set up.

When I want music, classic rock and 80s tunes compliments of Pandora internet radio.

-- Mike

View Planeman40's profile


1175 posts in 2755 days

#46 posted 02-27-2012 04:03 AM

I am having a ball in my shop listening to old time radio mysteries, comedy, drama, sci-fi, etc. Today I listened to a 1954 British drama program called “Dam Busters” which was about Barnes Wallace and the bomb he made to blow up the Rhur dams in WW-2. Yesterday it was Edgar Bergan and Charlie McCarthy with Charlie and W.C. Fields trading jibes. Great stuff!

You can download all of this FREE at:

You really should look around the Internet Archive at all of the FREE audio recordings, records, programs, video, movies, etc.

I put this on a little MP3 player (COBY 8 mb MP3 player – $29) with ear buds. Sound is great and it plays forever on a charge. To keep the ear bud wire from catching on machines I run the wire up under my shirt and out my collar.


-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

View Zboom's profile


72 posts in 2348 days

#47 posted 02-27-2012 04:13 AM

Classic rock and metal!

-- Michael,

View rlrobinhood's profile


80 posts in 2640 days

#48 posted 02-27-2012 04:34 AM

I stumbled across something totally awesome the other day. I have an Iphone with an unlimited data package. My wife always listens to “Pandora” through the TV during the day. You can download a Pandora app on your iPhone and I highly reccomend it.

For those of you who don’t know what Pandora is, its a computerized radio station. You put in whatever you like to listen to (christian, rock, country, classical, whatever) and it plays music only to that. It great. Country one day, rock the next, what ever. Also, you can put in artists and it will play music from that artist or other like them.

See ya.

View Bagtown's profile


1739 posts in 3724 days

#49 posted 02-27-2012 04:46 AM

And whatever is on my iPad.
I got this for Christmas. It works really well. It turns whatever you put it on into a speaker.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

View Martyroc's profile


2712 posts in 2300 days

#50 posted 02-27-2012 04:51 AM

Who could hear anything over my tools, & the heater blowing on me? When I do get to actually hear something besides that its usually just the local radio station 95.5 WPLJ. My wife says she can faintly hear the radio in the house but she can hear me swearing loud & clear. ;-)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

1 2 next »
65 replies

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics