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Hi folks, no new QotW in the question pool once again, so . . . . QotW: What is your latest company in the studio/shop while working?

My situation has not changed very much during the pandemic, but the shut in has put me ahead in production. While in the shop, I still watch/listen to a lot of old movies, or some new streaming ones that I do when mindlessly wedging or dong a few other things that take little attention. I find it keeps the rhythm especially with wedging. I wish there were some way to have that when doing the repetition of spraying glazes and other jobs I do outside, but probably better not to. The heat has definitely put a kink in later afternoon activities here as the temps have been i the 90F. with humidity at time as high as 89%! Hydrate, stay happy, stay safe, and watch for Fall.

Once again I'll ask:  QotW: What is your latest company in the studio/shop while working?

best,

Pres

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I got myself an AI smart speaker, and put a ton of music into playlists of all sorts that suit my fancy, with some designed to take up X amount of time, some designed for pacing myself while doing specific things (like mixes for rapid energy, or for low & slow, etc, --not about mood, but more about tickling the brain/body connection to help me move in harmony with the work at hand.  The latest one I've been using a lot in the studio is Midnight Diner. It's an understated, quirky series (requires subtitles) on Netflix and I love the music. There is no commercial soundtrack available so I had to scout around to find the individual pieces and put one together. That, and the commercial soundtrack for the online game June's Journey--great music to work by. 

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About the same as - surround sound a) set to local public radio station, else KPIG (mostly rooock) b) streaming favourite public radio shows "on demand" from old laptop c) playing music from mah extensive library (stored on same old laptop)

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Latest is the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. Urban fantasy around a coyote shapeshifter. Very dry humour, well paced and interesting characters and world building. I burned through the latest Jim Butcher last week, and am now stuck in cliffhanger heck until the end of September when the next one comes out. 

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@Callie Beller Diesel Really have missed James Butcher of late. Just finished the latest. I am now reading the latest Modesit Jr. as I really have loved all of his work. Nothing like a good read.

@liambesaw Spiders. . . . yesterday when loading the kiln, I saw a big one, with a bunch of little ones on its back! In the kiln! I did not take a second thought about firing it in the kiln! Wonder what spider carbon would do to the glazes?

 

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Pres

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