Excerpts from James Morris's message of 2010-09-22 12:17:01 +0200:
I don't listen to music much now, because of
neighbours (most of my music collection is best loud) and different
music tastes to my partner.
Anyway, I'm just listening to The Prodigy's "Invaders Must Die" which
reminded me of many a time staying up all night with mates playing on
Xbox/Playstation listening to electronic IDM/DANCE/ETC music - which
is conducive to shooting people, hijacking cars, racing anti-gravity
craft, beating people up, etc. But I find it a bit too distracting
while trying to program.
Anyone have any recommendations for music good for getting them into
the frame of mind for programming?
After hearing a little jazz concert today, I think jazz might be quite
motivational. It was the public part of the final exams of two jazz
guitar students who played with a 3/4 piece band each. It took place in
a little jazz club, a former small cinema, quite a nice place. The four
piece band (guitar, bass, drums, trumpet) played songs by Coltrane,
Golson, Thielemans and Jobim. The Jobim piece ("How Insensitive") was
really sweet, but probably not what I'd use for programming. For that
I'd rather listen to faster paced stuff. The five piece band played
(guitar, bass, drums, piano, altosax) songs by Parker,
Waldron, Stern, Young, Wonder, Corea and a self composed piece
(Mičetič). It was a quite enjoyable evening I have to say.
I think I haven't tried jazz for programing yet, but I certainly will.