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Posted December 08, 2012 - 12:02 PM

I like to listen to older, classic country. Either in my garage, or at the barn shop at dad's. Just a regular radio, no stereo. Country music from the 50's through the 80's. Real milking parlor music. If I can't find that, I play the country station that comes in the best.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 12:21 PM

I like it nice and quiet. I get that so rarely anymore. There is always somebody wanting to talk about something, coworkers, kids, wife, friends etc.... It doesnt matter if I am on the comp, reading a book, watching TV trying to get work done, someone is always talking. Part of that is that I cant do two things at once, i cant have a conversation and work at the same time. Its aggravating but it lets me focus on one thing at a time and try to get it right.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 12:26 PM

Music !! Loud and obnoxious music.

But once in a while I will tone it down and listen to some Frank Sinatra !!
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 12:31 PM

Music !! Loud and obnoxious music.

But once in a while I will tone it down and listen to some Frank Sinatra !!


:ditto: (minus the Frank Sinatra part)

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 12:46 PM

:ditto: (minus the Frank Sinatra part)


You young whipper snappers don't know good music. Who don't like Frank ?
I've got a few Dean Martin CDs too, want a copy ? : )
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 01:10 PM

I go to my garage.Try to always a project. Turn on my boombox old country just loud enough to hear normally .
Because I don't work I start a project and don't quit until its done unless wife has other ideas and of course afternoon coffee shop.
Sometimes I evev tinker on things that don't need tinkering just to be doing something
I even clean my garage and relocate things just to relocate them back .
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 01:57 PM

Music !! Loud and obnoxious music.

But once in a while I will tone it down and listen to some Frank Sinatra !!

LOL I agree with you! I like so many different types of music. it depends on my mood as to what I want to listen to. I could Listen to Country 1 minute, Metallica the next. And I even saw Sinatra in concert.(that was a lot different than the Pink Floyd concert I went to in the 80's) :D
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 02:19 PM

No music or any other distractions for me. Like Britt, I prefer quiet as much as possible. When I'm really into something, I "zone" & try to block out everything else. That's the only way I can get things done in short periods of time.
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 03:52 PM

Thanks for all the feedback guys! Glad to see where we all stand when it comes to the garage/workshop area. I guess im one of the few who has a tv on lol. Usually I have the history channel. Shows like pawn stars or ice road truckers when its on or something along those lines. Not too often we get a project done because me and dad do more watching than working :rolling:
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 09:55 PM

I guess im one of the few who has a tv on lol.

I thought about getting a TV for my shop but then I didn't think I would accomplish anything.lol. I almost always have the radio on in my shop. I think it actually helps me concentrate. Usually old rock and roll(Chuck Berry,Elvis Presley,Eagles,Steve Miller Band,John Mellencamp, etc) or Classic country (Johhny Cash,Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson,Dwight Yoakam, or anything along those lines)
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Posted December 08, 2012 - 11:52 PM

During the season, I have NASCAR on both my TV's out in the shop on the weekends. If there are any good hotrod or car/truck shows, the TV may stay on but if not I listen to the same sort of music that LTD just mentioned above, except I have a thing for female artists from Patsy Cline to Heart. I can't handle complete silence even tho the activities we all do tend to be quite noisy anyway. I still have to have the ipod, CD's, internet radio or TV on at all times. I still play some cassettes now and then even. Radio stations suck so bad around here that I very rarely have one of them on anymore.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 03:26 AM

What in interesting thread, and it sure shows how all of us are different.

When I am out in the tinkertoy shop, there is generally a small radio on near the work area so I can hear whatever show is on NPR. If it is really good, I'll do quiet stuff for that segment, sometimes even just pausing to have a listen. Prairie Home Companion is a fave on the weekends, though invariably the shop compressor will kick in and drown out Garrison on the radio though :-(

We also have a great radio station here, " 88-Nine, Radio Milwaukee" that features local musicians, and has some great content and music, so I listen that quite a bit , but more so when I am out in the "bicycle " shop. That's where the better sound system is.


In your picture, I like your security system pointed at the door.
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Posted December 09, 2012 - 08:55 AM

I find that Occasionally I will have the radio on at a moderate volume, but generally make more noise than will allow me to hear it anyhow. I'm actually one of those guys that will think about stuff to the occlusion of whatever I'm doing. I focus on what I'm doing to the point that is warranted, but will be three steps ahead on the project (or another project) in my head. Running through the details in my head helps me to foresee any hiccups or problems before they happen.
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Posted December 09, 2012 - 07:33 PM

I have the radio on as well. Heck, I can't hear it over my tools and the occasional cussing anyways so it doesn't make a difference.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 07:40 PM

No radio. Never think about it. I usually walk in the door and am soon lost in the project at hand. Distractions don't seem to help me keep focused on what I'm doing. I like the sounds of machinery and work getting done so I'm happy.

Edited by Cvans, December 09, 2012 - 07:40 PM.

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