Listening habits

My musical tastes are ridiculously eclectic and there are few things I love more than discovering good new music. Thanks to Last.fm and Amazon MP3, finding new music is easy. The hard part is finding time to listen to it.

I don’t really like listening to music while programming. It fragments my concentration; I can concentrate on the code or the music, but not both at once. I like listening to music while driving, but the acoustics at highway speeds are terrible and my music selection in the car is necessarily limited. As a result, my music-listening time ends up being limited. To get my music fix, I’ll flop on the couch for an hour or so maybe once a week, crank up the sound system, and just focus on the music.

When’s your favorite time to listen to music? What’s your favorite place? Do you listen while working? Let’s see some comments.