I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Today’s tip is to listen to a piece of music without doing anything else.
I saw a list of acoustic guitar songs recently and on it was Babe I’m Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin. I listened to a lot of their music as a youth, and I’d forgotten about this song. So, I pulled it up on Spotify, closed my eyes, and just listened.
Like many of their songs, there is some beautiful, peaceful guitar part that moves into a rock opera. An interesting lick that quickly gets buried inside of a heavy bass and drum part. At times, the loud singing is at odds with the guitar.
An interesting piece.
Another one, which I actually heard while swimming recently, was Starship by Kanye West. I was moving along and found myself distracted by this tune, actually hearing the words. I know I’d heard the song before, but I don’t know I had listened to the words, but enjoyed that one, completely distracted from the effort of the monotonous laps.