[LINK] all the music in the world

Craig Sanders cas at taz.net.au
Wed Jun 3 12:35:17 EST 2009

On Tue, Jun 02, 2009 at 09:10:10AM +1000, Stilgherrian wrote:
> As it happens, I've been lucky and my hearing stays good (so far).  
> However, and this is WAY off topic, I've found that I now listen to  
> very little music, finding it to be a rather passive and isolating  
> experience. I much prefer to hear the actual sounds of the world  
> happening around me.

hear! hear!

OTOH, while i've always been very good at filtering out my awareness
of the world around me when i'm concentrating on something (reading,
programming, "in the zone" geeking, or anything else requiring intense
focus), i quite enjoy having some good ambient or psytrance or similar
music playing while i'm in that state. it helps to either get me in to
that useful state or keep me there. that's about the only time i really
want music playing, though. otherwise i either don't care or find it
distracting and annoying.

on a related note: IMO, radios etc in cars should be banned, at any
volume. they distract the driver from their environment when they should
be paying full attention to the dangerous activity they are performing.


craig sanders <cas at taz.net.au>

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