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Forum topic by MedicKen posted 02-09-2009 07:12 PM 1592 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2009 07:12 PM

I was wondering what others are listening to while working in the shop? As for me its a mix, mostly “classic rock” I dont know how they can call it classic rock as its the stuff I grew up listening to. The mix also includes some country, christian rock and some comedy every now and again.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#1 posted 02-09-2009 07:54 PM

I listen to country with a basketball game mixed in when there on.

-- Dustmaker, Kansas

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#2 posted 02-09-2009 08:07 PM

I have a real mix of rock to classical but bluegrass and old time music seem to ‘fit’ when I’m there.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 08:08 PM

classical…and the Red Sox!

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#4 posted 02-09-2009 08:44 PM

I also grew up listening classic rock, but at some point of life I got tired of that. When I had my garage (lost my job,so I am now in an small apartment) I tuned the radio station of a close District College, Oldies from 30’s and 40’s and big bands, it was great working with that classic music, specially when working with planes and hand tools

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#5 posted 02-09-2009 10:32 PM

I put the ipod on shuffle and listen (4 days worth) to alot of Christian Rock, country, and what is called classic rock that from the 70’s-80’s.

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#6 posted 02-09-2009 10:57 PM

The sound of silence. The only music I need to hear is the sound of wood being cut.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 02-10-2009 04:24 AM

I listen to Pandora internet radio, some of the stations I have are Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Junior Brown, Jimmy buffet, John Prine, Lyle Lovett, Coco Montoya, Elvin Bishop, Jorma Kaukonen, Railroad Earth to name a few. When I’m feeling particularly hillbilly I tune into Hay98, if I’m lucky they will doing swap shop-it’s a hoot!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#8 posted 02-10-2009 04:36 AM

I listen to classic rock and some new rock

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 02-10-2009 04:42 AM

The rock radio station, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, The Killers, Face to Face, Sublime and sometimes to mix it up I’ll play a little Frank (Sinatra).

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#10 posted 02-10-2009 04:45 AM

no music…talk radio.

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#11 posted 02-10-2009 04:56 AM

I’m with Gary. When I’m getting into designing, laying out, and cutting I listen to my inter thoughts and they don’t need any competition at that point. Maybe I’m to easily distracted but then again, I’ve still got all my fingers and my scrap bin doesn’t overflow.

-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.

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#12 posted 02-10-2009 05:06 AM


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#13 posted 02-10-2009 05:30 AM

Country, Talk and 50’s and 60’s oldies.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#14 posted 02-10-2009 05:39 AM

I’m one of the queit ones. This way I ‘m startled by family when they come in to see what I’m up to.
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#15 posted 02-10-2009 06:07 AM

Depends on what I’m doing. Sometimes, silence, and sometimes, some hard driving rock and roll. Nothing too drastic, but nothing too lame either. I don’t mind the occasional baseball game here or there either, except when I don’t want to be distracted and get involved in who’s on first or what’s on second…

I can go from listening to John Denver to Journey, The Eagles to Dream Theater, The Baby’s to Ozzy Osbourne. As long as it keeps me in the right frame of mind to get the job(s) done.

I listen to a lot of different styles, though there are those (some mentioned here) that I definitely don’t care for at all.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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