Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Music that anesthetizes you - on hold or elevator music
Old 03-24-2015, 11:09 AM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
target2019's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,709
Music that anesthetizes you - on hold or elevator music

This is the flip side of "Music that energizes you" thread. Let's say you are on hold with Intuit or Anthem or just about any company nowadays. You're on hold, you're frustrated. What music will settle you down?

Two versions of Meditation (Antonio Carlos Jobim).

instrumental: Laurindo Almeida - Meditation (Meditacáo) (Feat. The Bossa Nova All Stars)


with voice: Joanie Sommers & Laurindo Almeida - Meditation


Any other suggestions?
__________________

__________________
target2019 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-24-2015, 11:22 AM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
ls99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,792
Any all strings orchestrated music. Gotta hear the percussion.
__________________

__________________
There must be moderation in everything, including moderation.
ls99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 01:57 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
steelyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Triangle
Posts: 3,218
Here's a cute commercial from a few years ago that I liked enough to find the music to put on my iPod.

http://youtu.be/7k6xnO1JEAI
__________________

steelyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 02:07 PM   #4
Administrator
Janet H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 4,957


zzzzzz............
__________________
E-R.org Custom Google Search | You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. (Robin Williams)
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2015, 02:13 PM   #5
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Lakewood90712's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,316
Sometimes I think the hold music and interruption message telling you" your call is important" is designed to be annoying so you will hang up and go away
__________________
“The finance industry is 5% rational people and 95% shamans and faith healers.” - Charlie Munger
Lakewood90712 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 09:35 PM   #6
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 188
Gotta be Porcupine Tree-Anethestize: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...KR_8AAK144yQ_g
__________________
Mango1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 01:37 PM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northern IL
Posts: 18,288
Quote:
Originally Posted by target2019 View Post
... You're on hold, you're frustrated. What music will settle you down?

...


Any other suggestions?
Yes, no music at all! Telephones have terrible fidelity, and they just make music sound bad. It is painful to me, just hurts my ears and brain. It's even worse now, since the digitizing of telephone signals use algorithms that favor voice, and music takes a back seat.

At MegaCorp, I actually heard demonstrations of various codecs with both spoken voice and music. And yes, the ones that presented voice most clearly made the music sound terrible. All warble-y and 'splashy'.

Maybe, maybe, maybe some sort of simple electronic music that was really generated to work with the phone codecs? Better to play a voice though, the news or something? Anything but music.

-ERD50
__________________
ERD50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 02:10 PM   #8
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by ERD50 View Post
Better to play a voice though...

-ERD50
"Thank you for holding. Your business is very important to us. Please remain on the line; we'll be disconnecting you shortly..."
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 02:43 PM   #9
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by HFWR View Post
"Thank you for holding. Your business is very important to us."
"But not important enough to answer your call".
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 03:06 PM   #10
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Anything labeled "chakras" or "meditation" music fits the bill. I listen to stuff like this everyday when I'm on the computer. I have the Soundscapes digital music channel on my Time Warner cable service. I keep the volume low, just enough to hear it. If I'm doing something that requires energy expenditure, I put on rock-n- roll or energetic classical symphony music.



Here's an example....not sure how it would transmit over the telephone lines.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 04:03 PM   #11
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
target2019's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
Anything labeled "chakras" or "meditation" music fits the bill. I listen to stuff like this everyday when I'm on the computer. I have the Soundscapes digital music channel on my Time Warner cable service. I keep the volume low, just enough to hear it. If I'm doing something that requires energy expenditure, I put on rock-n- roll or energetic classical symphony music.



Here's an example....not sure how it would transmit over the telephone lines.
Uh-huh. That's great. You can cut me open now, doc.
__________________
target2019 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 05:16 PM   #12
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by target2019 View Post
Uh-huh. That's great. You can cut me open now, doc.
Did the fishies swimming around help ?

Compared to the noise of the office (or the world for that matter), that is very soothing stuff. When I w*rked, I would play the local classical station (WCNY) streaming live on my desktop, using compact headphones so only I could hear it.
People would come into my cube all stressed out about something or other, and see me sitting there with a huge grin on my face and my head bobbing gently along. I conducted with a pencil.
My hair is jet black so they couldn't really see the headphones or connecting wire right away.
I wonder how many of my former co-w*rkers contemplated calling the men in white coats on me.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 07:19 PM   #13
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
target2019's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
Did the fishies swimming around help ?

Compared to the noise of the office (or the world for that matter), that is very soothing stuff. When I w*rked, I would play the local classical station (WCNY) streaming live on my desktop, using compact headphones so only I could hear it.
People would come into my cube all stressed out about something or other, and see me sitting there with a huge grin on my face and my head bobbing gently along. I conducted with a pencil.
My hair is jet black so they couldn't really see the headphones or connecting wire right away.
I wonder how many of my former co-w*rkers contemplated calling the men in white coats on me.
Had to bail on that after awhile. The sound quality was not that great.
So I called up my Spotify tab and found "chakras" -- has been playing for 4 hours and I am flying on my carpet listening to Native American flutes...
__________________
target2019 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 09:20 PM   #14
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 588
What does it for me is instrumentals, quartet chamber, classical guitar, acheppello, jazz, Hearts of Space music and Eric Clapton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Springsteen, and too many other styles, genres, and artists to name.
I am taking classical guitar lessons and humming what I am working on carries me away.
__________________
devans0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 11:24 PM   #15
Full time employment: Posting here.
bjorn2bwild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Western US
Posts: 690
The Ventures - Theme from a summer place
Ry Cooder - Theme from southern comfort
Dire Straits - Why worry
Keiko Matsui -Embrace and surrender
Mark Knopfler -A love idea
Deuter - Meadows and mystics
Eythor Thorlaksson - Camino de felantix
Apocalyptica - Beautiful
Mannheim Steamroller - Classical gas
Enya - Drifting
__________________

__________________
How's it going to end..............
bjorn2bwild is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can I lock the elevator to my new condo? jphripjah Other topics 25 06-19-2010 03:49 PM
Will you still Buy & Hold ? Moemg FIRE and Money 58 11-27-2008 03:37 PM
What % do you hold in international, and why? simple girl FIRE and Money 53 02-17-2008 06:43 AM
How long do you hold an investment position? novaman Stock Picking and Market Strategy 9 08-15-2007 09:30 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:18 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.