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    Entertainment in the Shop

    I'm curious, who listens to music/radio/TV etc. in their shop while they're working?
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    I used to but find that I spend my time listening to the machines and not paying attention to the music. Some do though. If I am doing finishing I may turn on some music.
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    Music All Of The Time

    Hi,

    I have a CD player and a fairly decent sounding music system in the shop (shop was our garage in the past 30 x 26).

    My music tastes are eclectic. I have Symphonies, Big Band, Western, Instrumentals, Male Singers (pop, rock, Popular, Big Band era, light opera), Female Singers (ditto),

    I only play it loud enough to be heard (when Glenn was a kid you could hear his music on the freeway---his group, his: pianos, organs, guitar, etc.). When wearing hearing protection for machinery I cannot hear my music.

    I guess you learned more than you wanted to didn't you?

    Oh yes, I love music, I cannot carry a tune or play an instrument.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
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    I know Brent will respond, but I'm only responding because he constantly leaves the TV on out there and I end up hearing ghosts at night. He listens to either TV (mainly NASCAR, which I do too) or radio (Car Talk).

    Do yourself and your hubby a favor and get an automatic shut-off after x-hours of non use. It's kind of freaky, hearing strange noises at night. And even freakier when you walk all the way to the garage at 2am and the TV is off

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    Have the old house stereo and speakers out there hooked up to the MP3 player and listen to all kinds of music but mostly up beat stuff. Things that don't upset the neighbors too much I have had a couple come over and compliment me on my choices when the beach boys, the Cars or some of the more modern country that I play.

    Oh yea but I am half deaf so when the tools are on I wear hearing protection so I can't hear much of anythiung at that point and end up missing half the songs tha play.
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    I have an old Dell Laptop that is just barely running, it is my iPod in the dungeon, I have something like 50G of MP3s on it, I let it play in the background. It does not in anyway distract me from the machines, as my machines are all hooked up to the Cyclone and when that puppy gets the go switch, and I'm wearing hearing protection, well the quad stereo I have down there gets kind of quiet in comparison. On Sunday's I listen to AFRTS on the AM radio, I like the American Country Countdown with Kixs Brookes and then after that I get to listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" which I've been enjoying for about 20 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Korn View Post
    I know Brent will respond, but I'm only responding because he constantly leaves the TV on out there and I end up hearing ghosts at night. He listens to either TV (mainly NASCAR, which I do too) or radio (Car Talk).

    Do yourself and your hubby a favor and get an automatic shut-off after x-hours of non use. It's kind of freaky, hearing strange noises at night. And even freakier when you walk all the way to the garage at 2am and the TV is off
    hahahhahahaa Sharon, we both leave the TV on all night anyway neither of us sleep very well and we're up and down all night so might as well leave it on....I kind of like the background noise. I think I got used to it when the kids left the nest and I was home alone. In the shop, I'm going to put a little cd player/all-in-stereo once I get organized, even if I can't hear it most of the time.
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    I have a CD player/boombox, and I can also hook my iPhone up to it for an extended music library. If I'm doing quiet work and not running any machines, it's turned up to 10. If the DC, compressor, air cleaner, and pneumatic sander are going, I turn it up to 20. I listen to all sorts of things...from Nickel Creek and Shania Twain to Yes and Pink Floyd, from Linkin Park and Evanescence to The Killers and The New Pornographers.
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    I've had a old radio in the shop for 15 years, and the only time it is off is if the power goes out. I listen to classic rock, country, and the oldies station,though the oldies station is playing music from my youth now a days.
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    I have a CD player in the basement that my daughter gave me a few years ago. My taste in music is a little different than most. I have a bunch of CD's that I put together that include barbershop, gospel, and patriotic songs. Statler Brothers, Mills Brothers, Patti Page, and a few others.
    I seldom listen to music while driving. Usually talk radio. Unless my granddaughter is in the car then it's Disney songs
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