Tap My Mind

A Blog by Scott Isaacs

Tag: Music

Work Soundtrack

This happens to me on a regular basis — probably every other month or so.  I get tired of the music I have on my iPod.  So I’m looking for suggestions.  What music helps you get your job done?  Sometimes I need something nice and mellow to get myself into the right frame of mind, and sometimes I need something I can turn the volume up to drown out the background noise.  Sometimes vocals are good, sometimes they are distracting.  Unfortunately, streaming sites don’t work from the office, so things like Pandora are out.  Looking forward to your suggestions.

Music Suggestions

I need some suggestions for some good music that I can listen to while exercising and/or hiking, as well as while coding, so something with a good tempo.  I like rock and alternative.  Guitars are good, but I’m not really into heavy metal — I want to be able to understand the words (if there are any).  I also like some occasional electronic music, but am not very familiar with the genres to know one from the other.  While not required, I’d also like to find a new artist that I might not hear on the radio, iTunes, etc.  No rap.  No country.  I’ll give just about anything else a listen.

If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments or contact me.  Send links to sites/sample clips if you have them.

Thanks.

You know, what I really need is a place to upload a list of my music and get a suggestion based on similarity with other people’s lists.

Stand Up

The Dave Matthews Band is releasing a new studio album, Stand Up, tomorrow and Kelly pre-ordered it for me.

In case you couldn’t tell by the fact that (1) I am blogging about (2) pre-ordering the CD, I am a pretty big fan.  🙂

Last I checked, my copy is somewhere between Louisville and here.  I should see it tomorrow sometime.

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