Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What's Playing?

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I've decided to use today's post as a means of sharing some of my favorite websites for music/ambient sound.

(You know how I love online resources.)

Are you pressed for time and need help figuring out which link to try? Choose the listening profile that best describes your working preference:


GROUP 1: You can't listen to anything with prominent lyrics.
GROUP 2: You look for specific songs that get you in the writing "mood."
GROUP 3: You need absolute silence.
  • Hmm... well, you could always encourage your spouse/roommate to take an alcohol-induced napthough, that's a bit extreme. How about ear plugs? :)

What do you listen to when you're writing, reading, editing, etc.?

P.S. Ever write/type a word so many times that it looks wrong? "Group" is messing with me today!

[Update] Oops! I forgot a few...

Thanks, guys!

14 comments:

Linda said...

Great links! I'm group 2 and I usually use Pandora.

Carrie said...

D'oh! I forgot about Pandora. I'll have to add it to the list. Thanks, Linda! :)

Leah said...

I'm all about music that puts in me in the right mood. I used to just make playlists, but I stumbled upon stereomood.com recently, and I love it.

Carrie said...

I'd never heard of that one before, Leah. I really like it! (It's been added to the post now.) Thanks for sharing. :)

Laila Knight said...

Ditto on the ear plugs. I use those a lot. I know a lot of writers use background music, but for me it's peace and quiet. :)

Carrie said...

You're the first person I've known that can stand the silence, Laila. Do the plugs block out things like ticking clocks? Thanks for commenting! :)

Cheryl said...

Yes you have to have mood music - good idea to put together some links for we slightly older bloggers who may not be as into downloading music!

Carrie said...

Thanks, Cheryl! I'm glad you liked it. :)

Angela Ackerman said...

Oh my BACON. Rain? Music searchable by topic? Seriously, I love you.

This totally made my millennium. :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

JeffO said...

Coming in late to the party. As a Deadhead from way back, I love to go to the Grateful Dead page at the Live music archive (archive.org) and check out one of thousands of concerts that have been uploaded over the years (Lots of bands allow their shows to be uploaded there, worth a look). When I'm in a good groove, the music doesn't distract at all. If it does, I turn it off.

Carrie said...

@Angela - Thanks! I'm glad you found it useful. Oh, and I really appreciate the Twitter shout-out. Thank you! :)

@Jeff - Better late than never. I shall add your link to the post. Thank you! :)

Bryce Daniels said...

I only play things that will fit into my 8-track. That limits me.

Seriously, though, I'm a-gunna check out some of these. Thanks for the pointers!

Carrie said...

@Bryce - You're very welcome! Hopefully you'll find something to complement that 8-track taste of yours. ;)

Patrick said...

I would say I am an absolute silence kind of guy. I think I have some kind of ADD because music causes me to daydream. I can't write and listen at the same time. :(