Daily Coping 11 May 2020

I’ve started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here.

Today’s tip is tell someone about why your favorite music means a lot to you.

You’re the someone today.

I love music. In fact, I avoided Android as a mobile OS for years because my early experiences showed it to be a much worse experience for music than iOS. At one point I had an Android phone and every picture I took interrupted my music. As someone that travels a lot and enjoys music, I switched back a few weeks later to an iPhone.

Even today, I think the iPhone is still much better as a music device than Android, but without a headphone jack, I won’t go back. Of course, I might lose that on Android soon, so maybe I will go back.

In any case, music has been a big part of my life. I fondly remember listening to 45s as a kid, hanging out in record stores, trying to learn songs on my guitar, and spending hours and hours with a single album. Some memorable long sessions:

Music evokes emotion, excitement, inspiration, and escape for me. Even now, I listen to music often while working, constantly while traveling, and usually in the gym.

Music is something that enriches and enhances my life.

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7 Responses to Daily Coping 11 May 2020

  1. David says:

    Listening to 45’s, oh my! Those were the days. Kids today wouldn’t know anything about those. I have a USB plugged into the port in my car with loads of tunes from way back when. Keep listening to the tunes.

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  2. way0utwest says:

    Every day. Every day.

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  3. Emily Asbury says:

    My first exposure to Queen was on a road trip to a gymnastics meet when I was 12. We listened to Queens Greatest Hits over and over for the entire 4 hour trip. I still love them!

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  4. Jason Russell says:

    I’ve got nearly 80 gigs in iTunes, so I’m defintiely an iPhone guy. Steve, one alternative to the headphone jack issue is one of these: https://www.amazon.com/EarStudio-ES100-24bit-High-Resolution-Bluetooth-Unbalanced/dp/B078H4YD2L.

    I am currently (at this very moment) using one with balanced cable output to Sennheiser HD6XX headphones. Radsone amp also had unbalanced 3.5mm output.

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    • way0utwest says:

      I still have like 30gb in iTunes and have copied the files to my android but I rarely listen to them. After not wanting to rent for years, I’ve spent two years mostly on Spotify and it’s fine. I do use a 2gbshuffle for swimming.

      I have a cheaper version of that device but I forget to charge it and misplace it sometimes. It’s why I also hate the audio dongle thing. I’ll lose it

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