I’m in the process of updating the music on my iPod. I listen to it at work, because when you work in finance the silence can be deafening, and it’s better than a radio because I can listen to stuff that’s not exactly appropriate for work and no one is the wiser.
With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to put some Christmas music on my iPod and take off the Halloween music. I started by going through my Holiday playlist and adding the songs I wanted to my list.
(For those who are wondering, I have a playlist in iTunes called “Upload this list” and I have it set to automatically sync to that list only, which makes it easy to manage what I’m listening to at work. Then I just put the iPod on shuffle for some mindless listening.)
I ended up with a playlist that was over the memory size of my iPod, so I needed to weed some things out. Shouldn’t be too big a deal, because I have a habit of downloading free stuff. Amazon.com has a huge selection of free MP3′s (check back often for new stuff!), and if you Like iTunes on Facebook, once in awhile they will have codes for free sampler albums. I download most of this stuff without giving it a second thought, because it’s free and legal and the RIAA won’t come after me for it. Anyway, once I download new stuff, I add it to my playlist to check it out.
Problem is, when I’m at work and I come across a song that doesn’t really do it for me, I don’t have time to write it down so that I can easily remove it from my playlist. Instead I wait until 11pm when I’m furiously trying to update my playlist by sampling every single song and deciding what goes and what stays.
I forgot to update this during the 4 day holiday weekend, so I had to listen to the voices in my head all day yesterday at work. Since it’s very late on Monday night as I’m writing this, Tuesday will be much of the same. By bedtime (or way past bedtime, since I tend to stay up way too late) I wasn’t even through the C’s. I guess I know what I’m doing after work today if I want to listen to music at work ever again.
Do you listen to music at work? What do you listen to?