Do you listen to music whilst programming? I'm only asking because I stopped that quite a while ago. I think it was after reading this short paragraph in Richard Williams' The Animator's Survival Kit: as a young man he asked animation genius Milt Kahl: "Milt, do you ever listen to classical music while you're working?" And Milt explodes: "Of all the stupid goddamned questions I've ever heard I never heard such a stupid question! I am not smart enough to think of more than one thing at a time!".
And that guy is an animator, not a programmer who doesn't have to keep ten different variables, methods or classes in mind at the same time.
Anyway - actually I wrote this article because I wanted you to know that in the time between programming I'm listening to my new favorite internet radio Luxuria Music - strangely they play exactly the mixture that I love, let me simply quote their homepage (and I'm not getting paid for that): "Latin Jazz, Groovy 60's Go-Go Soundtracks, 70's Bollywood bleep-bleep Funk, misguided Celebrity Vocals & MORE. The breezy, swingin' sounds make you feel glad to be alive - however fleetingly. With the accent on the disposable, the marginal, the overlooked and the forgotten. LuxuriaMusic mines the quirky oddities and novelties of yesteryear, spinning frothy retro pop, groovy soundtrack music, outré lounge jazz, and other trebly delights served up brimming with cheese. A trippy pop culture muzakal education, brought to you IN TECHNICOLOR. Just how you like it. The perfect soundtrack for your sophisticated lifestyle, whether you're relaxing at home or trapped inside an office cube."Posted at September 07, 2003 11:39 PM | Further reading