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Sep 05, 2009

Erasure - Chains of Love, Acoustic/Live

Old enough to buy liquor, Erasure's Chains of Love*:

I recently read that Matt Mullenweg -- chief of Automattic/WordPress -- swears by music as a productivity enhancer.**  And not long ago, a business colleague said the same thing about students with ADHD whose brains need something extra to chew on while they're studying.

So I'm trying it this weekend -- looking for music that helps me work. Some artists definitely don't help (e.g., Dave Brubeck), but Enrico Caruso's Italian Songs did the trick for helping me focus this afternoon. Enrico Caruso rolled alphabetically into Erasure on my media player, so I got to hear a few tracks of Pop! The First Twenty Hits*** while I finished a task I've been struggling through for weeks. Now, of course, I'm blogging instead of working. But hey, didn't you read? I finished my task!

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*Enjoy the video.  A little different from the synth-pop version, eh?

**"Music helps me when I'm coding, which is still my priority. When you're coding, you really have to be in the zone. I'll listen to a single song, over and over on repeat, like a hundred times." -- The Way I Work: Matt MullenwegInc. Magazine.

***"The First Twenty Hits."  Hyperbole aside, can you imagine having twenty hits at all, never mind a first set?

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Comments

This is one of my favorite songs EVER. Thanks for posting. And I'm going to think about your "work music" idea this week, as I'll be immersed in writing a brief.

Posted by: Lisa | Sep 14, 2009 2:26:20 AM