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If you're doing a spot of home decorating, do you listen to some loud music as you work?

Asked by ucme (46013points) May 12th, 2011

I know I always do, why just today the wife & I were busy in the bedroom…..it was our sons & we were painting together. Sheesh, get your mind out of the gutter XD Anyway, we both like to crank up the volume, all the way to 11, & rock our arses off as we brush. A particular fave of mine is Since You’ve Been Gone by Rainbow. Trouble is though I tend to forget i’m holding a paintbrush & not a microphone. Paint don’t taste too good :¬( So, how about you?

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marinelife's avatar

I love loud rock while I am working around the house (decorating too).

Jude's avatar

I do!!

flutherother's avatar

Absolutely, I decorated the lounge to Ingenue by K D Lang.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I always listen to music while I am doing tasks.Outside chores too.I love my MP3.
:)

Kardamom's avatar

I’m just the opposite. I don’t usually go in for lite jazz or elevator music, but when I’m doing home improvement stuff, or even house work, it works for me.

tedibear's avatar

Nope, I listen to the television instead. The problem I have when trying to work to music is that I get to involved with it. I want to sing along, or occasionally, dance. If I’m painting or cleaning, the television provides the background noise I want without the distraction.

ucme's avatar

I also like to perform this little number just before I run the vacuum around. The wife kindly lets me wear one of her skirts XD
Cheers folks, I gotta run, very late here in England Town. Look forward to reading any additions to this thread in the am :¬)

Plucky's avatar

Always ..I always have music on when doing tasks. And I usually dance to some of it :)

BarnacleBill's avatar

Lately Mike Doughty has been good for getting me going. I crank it up!

Bellatrix's avatar

Music always helps the manual labour end faster. Louder the better. I don’t have a favourite piece of music though. Depends on my mood. Energetic and loud are the main criteria though.

I expected to see this when you said you wore a skirt while listening to a particular music track Link

jrpowell's avatar

I bought a iPod so I could rock out while I do dishes. I kinda go nuts in silence, I sleep with my TV on.

Blueroses's avatar

Absolutely! Loud, high energy music gets me motivated to start a project. I prefer old school punk like The Gits Second Skin. That song is responsible for most of the housework getting done here.

augustlan's avatar

Not so much decorating, but any kind of physical labor (including painting) is way better with rock and roll (and beer). If I have a tool in my hand, you can be pretty sure there’s a Rolling Rock nearby. :)

blueiiznh's avatar

when doing manual labor, HELL YES.
I have speakers mounted outside for the same reason.
When I am doing something that needs more focus on the artistic side of decorating, a bit softer so I can think it through.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Yep, but usually the Original Dixieland Jazz Band pandora station, and I dance around.

dxs's avatar

Not loud, but not soft background music either.

plethora's avatar

Never….but then, I don’t do manual labor. I love silence under most circumstances.

Haleth's avatar

Well, I don’t really “clean,” or do “home improvement,” per se, but I love to rock out while I’m cooking. My favorite cooking music is oldies, like Peter Frampton and Steely Dan. The wooden spoon makes a great microphone.

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