Random Factoid #481

21 11 2010

This is totally random, out there, and will probably be discarded as one of those “too personal” posts that probably have no use to the average reader.  But if you made it past that first long sentence, then clearly you give some sort of a care about what I’m writing, so I’ll write it anyways.

For all those in need of a productivity boost, I have a tip that has been working for me a lot recently.  Simply play the track “In Motion” from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ prodigious score for “The Social Network” and feel your fingers get in rhythm with the pulsating beat.  Then curl them up into a fist one a finger at a time, beginning with the pinky, a la Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg hacking into the Harvard network to create Facebook.  And then attack whatever task you need to do.

You may not feel like you are sewing the seeds for a multi-billion dollar company, but it sure feels a lot better than just diving into the task with a frown.

Just my advice.


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23 11 2010
Whiffer

Phenomenal.

Also Terry Scott Taylor’s “Imaginarium: Songs from the Neverhood.”

And Alexandre Desplat’s soundtrack from “The Ghost Writer” or “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One” is great for slow, rainy days.

Finally, I have to say that as far as music manipulating people, Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” makes me want to invade Poland.

Just sayin’.

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