Our lab environment is polluted by not only cancer inducing chemicals like ethidium bromide and the neurotoxic polyacrylamide. Even more disturbing is the frequent usuage of the radio. Or, to be more precise, the lack of a radio station that does not suck. Here in Norway we have a couple of commercial nation wide channels in addition to some channels provided by the public broadcasting institution. I can’t stand commercial channels, with the non stoppable annoying advertisements. But, even worse: The channels we listen to (we switch a lot) have one thing in common that annoys me the most. The repetition rate of some of the music. I mean, I don’t want to listen to the same tune 9 times during just a few hours.
Lately I have started wearing my trusty old DAP, which luckily carries an endless number of hours of music. After a few weeks I have come to the conclusion that I prefer some kind of jazz inspired music while doing lab work. Even tho my favourite band this week has been Gotan Project, which is a fusion of tango and electronica.
(Yup, Nat King Cole works pretty darn good for me.)