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Forum topic by Raymond posted 02-26-2012 03:58 AM 2580 views 0 times favorited 65 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2012 03:58 AM

What do you listen to in your shop. I listen to Christian music, right now it’s Robin Mark, here is a sample

I know he is watching over me, I still have all my fingers.

-- Ray

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

Pop Rock and Country.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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.

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#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

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#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

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#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

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

Classical,sometimes country,and 60’s surf rock

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#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

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

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

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#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.


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

talk radio and 80’s .

-- Jon, California

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#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.

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#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

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