I was just having a conversation with someone earlier this week about why I don't make reeds at home. I try very hard to only process cane (gouge, shape, and/or profile) at home because I'm easily distracted. A lot of people do homework or clean or do other tasks with TV or music on in the background. I like to do that, too. However, doing it while I'm mindlessly shaping cane is different than when I'm doing fine tip work.
Recently, though, I have started listening to YouTube videos while I do tip work. I still don't do tip work at home very frequently (I like to use Janis McKay's office at UNLV or the UNLV reed room), but now I find listening to a specific kind of YouTube video isn't distracting. I've tried to listen to orchestral performances or watch TV (through Hulu or a similar service)...but this is the only thing I can listen to while I do tip work...
That's right....serial killer documentaries. Today's riveting documentary is "Harold Jones: The Welsh Child Killer". I'm not sure why this doesn't distract me. I think my affinity for murder-mystery anything (as evidenced by my obsession with the board game Clue) makes me focus a bit more.
Before you unfollow me because of that really weird tidbit, tell me what you listen to when you make reeds!