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What music do you listen to (if you're able to) when you work with clay? 

For my part it's usually the new age genre. I make my own mix tapes when possible when I can catch a radio show, but since there don't seem to be any around since I moved, and I get sick of my vast collection of cassettes, these days I mostly type an artist into Youtube and let it roll with minor adjustments. Here's a link I use repeatedly for Brian Eno: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPOLT2veHNE&list=RDWPOLT2veHNE&t=2

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I usually listen to a bit of techno or trance music with very little words. However lately I have been listening to Fantastic Negrito.  

You have to really be in the mood to make the pots that you make with this stuff playing. It definitely alters the forms you make if you really let it get to you.

https://youtu.be/PH-G8vBpG9o

https://youtu.be/3B4FSeeXUaE

just a bonus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ws-GZVAj20 - no one knows who wrote this though.

 

Edited by Joseph F

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Fantastic Negrito plays a good bit on BluesVille on Sirius/XM.

BluesVille is my goto channel. But when throwing or glazing, same as Joseph F, I like listening to the techno or trance, which is Electric Area on Sirius/XM - they really get cranked up on Friday nights.

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Hmm, I have hearing aids, and usually use a TV for company in the studio. It is turned up to 99, and I still really can't hear it all that well,  but it is the combination of sight and sound that keeps me company, and the fact that most of the shows are old friends. However, recently, I got new hearing aids with custom ear pieces, and they are rechargeable, so that means they are pretty much dust free (the old ones would get built up dust on inside filters). So maybe I'll listen to some music in the future, I can always turn to the tv music channels.

best,

Pres

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Birds, wind sheep way distant but must say my hearing switches off when working so much so that I get shocked when my partner materializes from the gloom of his side of the she'. Gloom is my interpretation of his v. Neat side:_)))

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My boom box has been with me for about 20 years and has clay all over it. Late at night it is whatever clear channel stations I can pick up. During the day, it depends if I can find the classic rock FM station or an AM talk station. Sometimes I just want to be quiet.

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I listen to a wide variety of music while working at the wheel. Lately it's been a lot of First Aid Kit. But when I just need to crank out a bunch of pots for an hour, nothing beats Paul Simon's Graceland. It's old school, and it's the prefect energy level for throwing.

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Native american wood flute music played via my ipad. I prefer something without words and the wood flutes lets me hear the clay sing tho some days it merely mumbles.

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Your music selection makes mine feel a little juvenile -- I normally listen to AC/DC and a whole bunch of other rock music. But lately, I've only been listening to a Portuguese language podcast since I'm trying to learn the language.

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25 minutes ago, Tam U. said:

Your music selection makes mine feel a little juvenile -- I normally listen to AC/DC and a whole bunch of other rock music. But lately, I've only been listening to a Portuguese language podcast since I'm trying to learn the language.

There's nothing wrong with Angus!

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