My office is a No Kanye Zone

The Best Programming Music

I listen to a lot of music at work. All day, every day.

It helps smooth frustrations, keeps me awake, and provides “color” for my day. I want my office to feel like a 1960’s Sci-Fi movie!

Most importantly, the music helps me “flow” by drowning out the regular office clatter and bang-clangery.

and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels

I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels...

Admittedly, I tend to “burn out” early on music, but 2,000+ hours of work/year will eventually tire even the most stalwart listener and extensive collection. Especially since a lot of the music I like “in real life” doesn’t mesh well with concentrating. I usually find lyrics to be too distracting.

Since audiobooks and podcasts have taken over my ipod, I do almost all of my music listening at work. This has introduced a strange and large gap between the music that I used to like and the music I actually listen to.

Although I love it, my office is a no Kanye zone!

My office is a No Kanye Zone

My office is a No Kanye Zone

Since I require so much “background” music, services like and Pandora are perfect fit for me. I’m constantly tweaking my stations, but here’s my current fave for work:

My favorite Pandora Station:
Programming Music: Boards of Mercury Circles

And here’s a few links and youtubes of songs you might hear on that station: