Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Soundtrack of Your Lives

What's up guys!
Hard times to come by, my exams are getting closer and closer which means that I have to spent more and more ubelievable ammounts of time on such trivial things like:
  • studying
  • staring on my ceiling
  • 'I have so little time, but playing guitar is so tempting right now! OMG litsten to those sounds, when did I learn to play like that, I should write a songs, no, not one, I should write three songs. Maybe release an album by the end of the month (...)"
  • inner monologues about the educational system
 Apart from that, everything is just fine. I have been skating by in the last few weeks, but now I've got my priorities straighten, so it's time to really start working. And what is the best accompany while doing so? Music. As always.

Unfortunately my weirdo taste wasn't helping, as studying with psychedelic sounds or acoustic songs with strong lyrics really distracts my attention. And there the rescue comes:


stereomood.com
Most of you probably know it, it gained pretty huge popularity thanks to articles in Forbes etc.
It's something like online radio station which suits your mood/your activities. Go to the main site and check by yourself, there are tons of tags to find something that is revelant to your needs. You can really find everything there, from calm, depressive, running, cooking music to saturday night fever, Berlin calling (?) or Lost in Jamaica.

I've been always quite resistant to classical music as an everyday listen, but recently I've found that choosing a 'studying' mood, which is mostly filled by piano pieces, makes me more calm, focused and organised. Just last night, I've done three times more than the previous weekend, because I didn't feel the need to procrastinate, stereomood made my studying time really pleasant.
Not to mention that I've discovered shitloads of new artist to check out later.

It's not flawless, some of the playlists have tracks that don't suit the mood, I think that one person might me forcing them, but you can skip everything you don't like. Try it, if you haven't already.

(sidenote: my adsense was disabled, wtf? not that it's necessary, it was just a nice addition to overall blogging experience, which I'm going to continue, my English skills really need more practice)

Cheers!

23 comments:

  1. Nice website, I have to check it out!

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  2. Wow, I am actually impressed by this find. I will definitely use this, thanks!

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  3. Good luck with the studying and the staring at the ceiling did that a lot too and yeah adsense gets disabled all the time, stupid thing.

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  4. Join the club on the adsense disability train! Don't let it get to you buddy, I raged a couple days and got depressed after that but still I pressed on.

    The site is quite interesting actually, I'm listening to the "dreamy" playlist but some don't really match my mood like you said. Still an awesome site, cheers for the share!

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  5. well, I had never heard of this site.
    Right now i'm listening to the nocturne playlist (though it's midday here :P)
    Thanks for sharing it.

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  6. You English skill is pretty good (compared to me) xDD

    And I recommend you Last.fm radios - they are payable, but I think that this is worth it ;) Standard, you have 30 free songs only.

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  7. sounds interesting. Sucks about that adsense bit.

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  8. Wow that sux, anyways still cool you'll be blogging

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  9. It's nicefor those moments, but I always want a bit of a switch.

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  10. good luck for exams.
    yes music helps in every type of mood

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  11. I can't concentrate on learning while listening to music, so I just turn on some white or brown noise.

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  12. good luck studying, it's hard to get going, i know

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  13. that's why doctors will listen to classical music during surgeries, it helps to focus

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  14. I actually can't study unless I'm in complete silence. The less background noise, the better.

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  15. I always listen to Post-Rock or somehting classical (Liszt or Chopin) while studying :D

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  16. Hi, your blog is great! Followed! ;) Can you check out mine? I recently started it.

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  17. Sorry about that adsense... but this is awesome... please, continue blogging.

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  18. Man, I NEED to find music I can listen to that doesn't interfere with studying.

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