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#1 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

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