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57 Post author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 01:38AM

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Comment author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 02:42:56AM *  14 points [-]

In case anybody asks how I was able to research and write two posts from scratch today:

It's largely because I've had Ray Lynch's 'The Oh of Pleasure' on continuous repeat ever since 7am, without a break.

(I'm so not kidding. Ask Jasen Murray.)

Comment author: bentarm 07 May 2011 11:09:53AM 14 points [-]

If this actually works reliably, I think it is much more important than anything in either of the posts you used it to write - why bury it in a comment?

Comment author: Larks 07 May 2011 06:38:07PM 4 points [-]

I don't know if it's the song or the placebo effect, but it's just written my thesis proposal for me.

Comment author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 08:50:35PM 2 points [-]

Congrats!

Comment author: Miller 07 May 2011 03:01:04AM 2 points [-]

Well there's a piece of music easy to date to circa Blade Runner.

Comment author: lukeprog 07 May 2011 03:17:34AM *  4 points [-]

Maybe tomorrow I will try the Chariots of Fire theme, see what it does for me. :)

Hmmm. I wonder what else I've spent an entire day listening to over and over again while writing. Maybe Music for 18 Musicians, Tarot Sport, Masses, and Third Ear Band.

Comment author: curiousepic 07 May 2011 05:15:49PM 0 points [-]

I just came across Tarot Sport; it's the most insomnia-inducing trance I've ever heard.

Comment author: Cayenne 07 May 2011 04:00:16AM *  1 point [-]

How do we know that it's you writing, and not the music?

(Just kidding, really.)

Edit - please disregard this post

Comment author: Louie 08 May 2011 03:56:38PM 1 point [-]

I liked that song but then ended up listening to the #2 most popular song on that site instead. It provided me with decidedly less motivation. ;)

Comment author: lukeprog 08 May 2011 04:25:35PM *  1 point [-]

I just listened to four seconds of that song and then hit 'back' in my browser to write this comment. 'Ugh' to that song.

Comment author: wedrifid 07 May 2011 05:37:20AM 1 point [-]

It's largely because I've had Ray Lynch's 'The Oh of Pleasure' on continuous repeat ever since 7am, without a break.

Just listened to it. The first minute or so especially gave an effect about as much as a strong coffee. A little agitating but motivating.

Comment author: jmed 18 May 2011 03:09:49PM *  0 points [-]

That is strange. I like the song though, thanks for passing it along. Like one of the other commenters, I will be testing out its effects.

Do you think if you listened to the song every day, or 3 days a week, or something, the effect on your productivity or peace of mind would dwindle? If not, do you plan to continue listening to it a disproportionate amount relative to other music?

ETA random comment: Something about it reminds me of the movie Legend.

Comment author: jimrandomh 08 May 2011 04:48:01PM 0 points [-]

In case anybody asks how I was able to research and write two posts from scratch today:

It's largely because I've had Ray Lynch's 'The Oh of Pleasure' on continuous repeat ever since 7am, without a break.

I don't believe this is really the cause, but I'm going to listen to it at work tomorrow just in case.