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gpc78
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Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:40 pm Post

My playlist:
I'm still standing - Elton John
Twist and shout - The Beatles
Blame it on the boogie - the Jacksons
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Patience - Take that
California Dreamin' - The mamas and the papas
Rewrite the stars - Zac Efron, Zendaya
Common ground - Anthony Ramos
Killer Queen - Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Bellbottoms - the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Taxman - the Beatles
Big In Japan - Alphaville
The greatest show - Hugh Jackman
Superheroes - the script
Believer - Imagine dragons
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Beat It - Michael Jackson
Mia and Sebastian's Theme - Justin Hurwitz
Unsquare Dance - Dave Brubeck
This is me - Keala Settle
I am the walrus - the Beatles
A Million Dreams - Zif Zaifman, Hugh Jackman
Enjoy!

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Fri May 11, 2018 9:25 pm Post

Update on some more stuff I've discovered since the original posting:

Soundtrack to Altamira (a wonderful movie BTW) -- great instrumental from Mark Knopfler
Soundtrack to Valerian -- some tracks with vocals, some without
Dance with the Dead -- a programmer friend put me on to this group, high-energy lyricless electronica
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Tanith
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Sat May 12, 2018 12:38 pm Post

If I have music while writing, it's going to have to be film soundtracks or classical music. Vocalizations tend to distract me or worse...find their way into whatever I'm writing.

I miss the good old days when NPR had music shows through the day, but thank goodness for online streaming.

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ZackFerrum
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Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:10 pm Post

When I'm writing, coding or doing anything remotely intellectual, I prefer Mozart. Tchaikovsky's nice sometimes, but I start to sing along after about half an hour. Same with Grieg.
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Lightflame
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:05 pm Post

I have my own playlist and mostly It consists of classical compositions. Such music is inspiring and help me to concentrate on writing assignments. The Four Seasons by Vivaldi is my favourite especially it comes in handy when I work on academic papers

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Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:56 am Post

devinganger wrote:
The soundtrack to Altamira (a wonderful movie BTW) -- great instrumental from Mark Knopfler


Many thanks for this suggestion, Devin - very conducive of an almost-dream state. Now I must get the movie!
'Listen, some quiet night, when you've shirked your work that day. Do you hear
that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
competitors, working away in the night in
Paris or London or Erie, PA.'

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Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:55 am Post

For me it is Oldies Goldies from 60's, 70's, 80's. We have actually one radio channel that plays with non stop so there's no commercial's to interrupt. Oldies Goldies are easy to "not" listen. Even I'm writing I found my self tapping my foot or humming and somehow it doesn't disturb writing but sometimes even helps.
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devinganger
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:42 am Post

A friend just hooked me up with a group named Lost Years -- retro wave synth. No lyrics, just wave synth goodness. Combine with the Tron Legacy soundtrack and Dance With the Dead and you have hours of futuristic writing joy.
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Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:24 pm Post

I can't write with anything rhythmical playing. For me, when necessary, it's either straight noise-cancelling headphones or SomaFM's Drone Zone. For doodling, a bit of Nils Frahm does the job.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:30 am Post

No Man's Sky Soundtrack
Hyper Light Drifter Soundtrack
Machinarium Soundtrack
Transistor Soundtrack