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Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
while doing tax returns?

Tonights listening selection for me includes ABBA, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, some Alan Parsons Project, Nadro John, Barry White, and if I can find it, Gipsy Kings.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
Ah, I found it in my i-tunes library. It wasn't in my Windows Media library.

good thing I have a yellow box

and no, I don't need to go to the clinic for that

oh, and the sugar from my instant cappucino has just kicked in. can you tell?

TexCPA (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
I have seen the Gipsy kings several times in concert great band
  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band, do a google, tell me what you think
  • Pink Floyd
  • ColdPlay
  • George Strait

my list is too long, but the music is load

TexCPA

Joanmcq (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
I've got an iPod with all the Rolling Stones catalogue up to and including 'Tattoo You'. Including British albums. If I go to the other room its usually loud punk rock or Beethoven, depending. But to be kind to the roommates, I'll stick to the iPod, or maybe some This American Life from NPR. Soon I will load more stuff to iPod, I swear...

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
TexCPA, this and that one have a lot of energy.

AEM CPA (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
I don't really "wake up" until 5 pm. I'm good until midnight pretty much every night without music. In fact, I often have the Gregorian chant for the upcoming Sunday Mass playing in the background, since I'm a cantor at my church and that way I can learn by osmosis and do two jobs at once.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
that ozmosis thing sure helped the Tin Man

AEM CPA (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
My 2 1/2 year old son calls him "Oil Can". LOL. "I want to watch Oil Can."

FLAEA (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
Gaelic Storm - Irish music will keep your feet tappin' and your mind whirlin'

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
Too early in tax season, but later I'll put on Astaire-Rogers DVDs....I love the tinny sound of the bands in those 1930s films. Favorites are Gay Divorcee and Flying Down to Rio, especially when they first do the Cariocca....put your mind back to 1932-33 and realize you are seeing two stars created. I almost always stop and watch that segment.

Chris2lane (talk|edits) said:

February 16, 2009
Since my Sirius went down, I've been listening to www.pandora.com. It's a free site and you can design your own stations according to your favorite bands. When clients are sitting in front of me, I usually play the Frank Sinatra station. When it's just me, I'm usually listening to U2, The Smiths, The Cure and other 80s alternative groups.

Pegoo (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
I listen to the TV....

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
You can't do better than a police or fire scanner! Sometimes, I'll see a young lady in a tight mini-dress out my window, and I'll put on some Conway Twitty.

Now, this fellar is pretty good http://video.google.com/videosearch?sourceid=navclient&rls=RNWO,RNWO:2008-39,RNWO:en&q=jake+shimabukuro&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=QI-ZSfjMJ4nYzAWorZH-CQ&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title#

You have to click the play button. His name is Jake Shimabukuro.

PHIL MOODY (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
I usually purchase the tapes at CPE seminars, and I like to hear them again.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
Nothing used to tickle me more than a good late night sermon on the AM dial. But, these modern "fancy pants" ministers can't preach. It's all heaven to them, but it's hell that makes for good drama.

Some of the young ones on here could do no better than to listen to some of the "Unshackled" episodes http://www.unshackled.org/ Click on the Listen Online tab up top. It's free, and a lot cheaper than videos and 8 tracks.

Actionbsns (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2009
I can't stand a lot of noise when I work. I just want silence. Had a client come in one time, kind of turn around and listen, then say "Where's the music?" Last year, my tennant whose office is at the back of mine surrounded by walls and doors, started practicing the air guitar to "Born to be Wild" and nearly drove me nuts. She was so loud and so was the music, she might have been in front of my desk.

AEM - Ah, the Gregorian Chants. My son had a recording from college and when my nephew turned 13 or 14, his parents bought him a nifty CD player, and just so he'd have some CD, we bought him a gift certificate from the Wherehouse and included the Gregorian Chants CD. He looked at the cover and asked if they were a good group. He was less than enthused when he listened to it.

Belle (talk|edits) said:

February 16, 2009
I listen to the phone not ringing...

Rgtaxservice (talk|edits) said:

22 February 2009
I can only work in total silence. That's mainly because I talk to myself alot and I don't want to miss anything important that I might say.

Actionbsns (talk|edits) said:

22 February 2009
RG - I love your comment. Maybe that's why I like the silence, too. I tend to talk to myself alot also, and when things don't work well, some of my thoughts that become words are less than lady-like.

I have to share this story because it's the first time I uttered the truly and ultimately WORD out loud to someone. I was having an issue upgrading Peachtree, I had purchased the upgrade off the shelf at the local Best Buy or somewhere, downloaded it and it wouldn't quite work, or register or something. Anyway, I had to get involved with tech support who told me my program had already been registered to someone else and their address was in the general area of where I lived. We had some serious and nasty discussions about the whole thing and they refused to help me because they felt I had a bootlegged program since I couldn't find my receipt. Bear in mind that at this point I had been using this program for about 15 years!! After several days of growing frustration and no help, I called back, got a voice mail and told them exactly what I thought of them in no uncertain or guarded terms. The next morning when I came into my office, I opened my check book to the back for some reason, and there in a very safe place was the receipt for the program I had purchased. Someone else had purchased my program, carefully opened it without disturbing the seal they put on them, downloaded and registered it, then returned it to Best Buy. So lessoned learned, always check the over the counter box for any possibiity of it having been opened.

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

23 February 2009
Metallica. Pandora is awesome btw. Usually have that on.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

28 February 2009
OK, when I get tired of the music I own, I listen to Live365.com (live radio/music over the internet) Today it is Dancing Queen station (search "80's dance") Taylor Dane, Whitney Houston, Erasure, Janet Jackson, the Go Go's, et al. It is a free site but if you 'buy' a subscription you don't have to listen to commercials. I just turn it down during the commercials.

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

March 1, 2009
Crow, just clicked on the like to Jake Shimabukur. He is good. Thanx for giving me a new artist to listen to.

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

March 1, 2009
I also talk to myself and sometimes even infront of the client. I tell them it helps me organize my thoughts which it does.

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

1 March 2009
Genskitty, it should be all these Hawaiian Islanders we have running around on here that help plug Mr. Shimabukuro, but no, they leave it up to a Southern colonel like me, 5000 miles away! He is a genius.

There's a lot of sinners here that need to listen to that Unshackled program also, but not you, since you like Jake.

Genskitty (talk|edits) said:

March 1, 2009
Crow, I also went to unshackled and added that along with Jake to my bookmars. I'm planning to go those sites quite often.

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

2 March 2009
Try Simon Shaheen and Qantara: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nWdiQdOD-U

or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdNsleEr0LQ

Wwtaxes (talk|edits) said:

2 March 2009
I've got a DJ's music library on my iTunes, so I'm never quite sure what I'm going to get, but it makes it more interesting that way. Tonight I'm listening to some old Jimmy Buffett (before he sold out), and practicing his version of escapism...go Parottheads!

Deback (talk|edits) said:

March 23, 2009
Actionbsns - Interesting story about the copy of Peachtree you bought. I'm curious. Did you return it to Best Buy to get a good copy?

At night, I listen to Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Greta Van Susteren.  :) When I listen to music (which could be constantly for several weeks in a row, when there's no good news on TV), the latest was Amy Winehouse and Etta James. Before that, Dinah Washington, and before that, Brenda Lee. Before that, it was an oldies station on radio.

TexCPA (talk|edits) said:

23 March 2009
[Niko case]

trying to keep up with the youngsters

TexCPA 12:48, 23 March 2009 (CDT)

Deback (talk|edits) said:

March 23, 2009
Since we're now posting YouTube links, here's the song I listened to over and over (and over) for weeks (during the day and all night) while taking Chantix in the last half of 2007, while I was in la-la land (aka the Chantix fog).

['Round Midnight]

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

23 March 2009
John and Kate Plus 8. I don't know how I'm going to handle it if they get a divorce.

Actionbsns (talk|edits) said:

24 March 2009
No Deb, I didn't return the product. With the receipt in hand and faxed over, Peachtree was willing to solve whatever issue I had going on and we moved on. However, I did write a scathing letter to the CEO, but polite - kind of a toned down version of the voice mail. I now check the seals on OTC software. In fact I just bought QB 2009 at Costco. When I insisted on checking the seals for disturbance, the kid behind the counter looked at me like I was a real nutty old lady. Told him about Best Buy, he just rolled his eyes.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2010
Feb 16th, time to fire this up again


I now listen to Live365.com internet radio

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2010
ouuuhhh, instant cappucino, I've still got some in the cupboard from last year. Time to fire that up also.

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

February 16, 2010
And the expiration date on that cappucino is . . . ?

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2010
I don't ask, it doesn't tell. Do caffeine and suger have expiration dates?

MWPXYZ (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2010
another vote for Live365 free version (mostly bluegrass; mostly at night)

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

February 16, 2010
Probably not, but the milk might. Personally, I don't pay much attention to expiration dates, unless the item in question is moving or has a funny green color to it.

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2010
Green just means penicillin, and that can't be bad. Right?

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

February 16, 2010
Well, grass is green, too, but I wouldn't want to eat it either.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2010
unless it was baked in a batch of brownies?

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2010
When busy time is really bad, I put my Astaire & Rogers DVDs on the player in the family room about 25 feet away and listen. I know most of the stories by heart so I am not missing anything, but when I hear the start of the Cariocca in Flying Down to Rio, I have to get up and watch. Imagine, this was Astaire's first film.....no Susan Boyle Internet, no TV.....he made it one movie theater at a time, and he brought Ginger, with all her talent, along with him. They made each other.

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2010
do you dance along?

Natalie (talk|edits) said:

February 16, 2010
Very nice footwork.

No grass in my brownies, Kevin.

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

16 February 2010
The other Ginger & Fred that stops my work is the last minutes of Gay Divorcee, when they leave the room dancing over the furniture.

Here's another favorite I listen to, imo the best Hollywood musical. And this song is what we deal with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkRIbUT6u7Q

CrowJD (talk|edits) said:

17 February 2010
Try the old radio series (Superman, Detective Stories etc), a lot of them are on the internet now.

I was listening to an old detective story today, Charlie Chan Detective Story.

http://www.radiolovers.com/pages/charlie_chan.htm

If you go to the home page, there are some others you may be more interested in. Try some of the commedies. "A Date with Judy" etc.

Also, you can't beat "Unshackled" radio programs on the internet. Just do a search.

Fsteincpa (talk|edits) said:

17 February 2010
Brownies. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Kevinh5 (talk|edits) said:

20 February 2010
one of my clients broadcasts a show from 4 to 6 PM EST at a local radio station. You can listen in here. Vintage Vinyl. Plays his own stuff. I guess he should get a write off for all those vinyl albums he digs out of his basement, huh?

Davidcpa (talk|edits) said:

21 February 2010
Belle - "I listen to the phone not ringing..."

During the brunt of the tax season I shift my hours completely around. I am an extreme night owl so it does not bother me. But we are in a pretty small town. My office is located in a very visible location. Until it gets to be 8:30ish(pm), people will drive by & see I am here...and then call me or stop in. "Hey, I hate to bug you while you are working late, but...."

By 9:30 they have finished rolling up the sidewalks and the phones finally go quiet. I enjoy the peace for a little while then get the itunes/live365 going on some classic rock.

Belle (talk|edits) said:

February 21, 2010
David - sounds like you are my long-lost twin :-)

I'm a night owl and always have been. When my contractor clients "complain" when I'm not in the office until 9:00, I politely ask if I may call them at 2:00 a.m. when I'm working on their return & have questions. Shuts them up every time.

I have the same issues - small town, visible location, everyone knows my car. I've been know to hide my car just for some peace. I had to drive my husband's truck for several days; clients even called the office to see if I was out sick. Small towns can be both a blessing and a curse. But I wouldn't live anywhere else.

Davidcpa (talk|edits) said:

21 February 2010
Belle - I have lived in Chicago and spent a lot of time in Manhattan. I love my sleepy little town! Everybody waves and says "hey!" The sherriff deputies know my car and when I am driving home pre-dawn, they know I am not a drunk driver and leave me alone.

I have the car parked down the street and around the corner today. A) so clients won't know for sure if I am in the office until dusk, but just as importantly B) since I am in the bible belt, my devout church going clients get upset that I am working on a Sunday. They will call to remind me that since I missed the service in the morning I can still make the various gatherings for lunch/dinner/coffee.

I ask my clients for email addresses so I can send them questions when I am working on their returns. Some do not like email, don't check it very often and will complain. "Look, if you don't give me an email address, I will call you with questions when I am working on your return...likely between 1:30am & 4:00am. So, just for these next couple of weeks, keep an eye on your email."

Uncle Sam (talk|edits) said:

21 February 2010
Late at night - a cable station has reruns of Judge Judy.

That's my comedy for the night. I love how she really insults these really stupid, dumb, ignorant thick idiots.

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