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The Hills Are Alive

We have a pretty rad AirTunes setup in the Pixelworthy office, and we all take turns sending selections from our MP3 libraries to the speakers hooked up to it. Amidst the variety of tastes on display, some of us have taken to choosing a theme for the music we play on a given day. If yours is a musical office like ours, you might want to give it a try. Here are a few theme ideas to get you started.

Frighten the Neighbors

We lease some office space to a couple of other companies, and their employees can often be seen walking through our office en route to the kitchen or restroom. Cue the cacophony! Some artists recommended to make your tenants second-guess their rental decision:

  • Deicide
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Merzbow
  • Naked City

“Whose Turn Is It?”

Sometimes people get wrapped up in what they’re working on and don’t realize it’s their turn to rock the mic, resulting in an extended period of dreaded dead air, and eliciting angered cries of, “Whose turn is it??” If you’re one of these people continually dropping the ball, hush the critics by getting into the habit of playing music that is by its nature barely audible. So when you are responsible for dead air, everyone will just assume you’re playing one of your favorite artists:

  • Ingram Marshall
  • Low
  • Tone Language
  • Windy and Carl

Jukebox Hero

Have you ever been in a bar that had the full 15-hour version of “Ina Gadda Da Vida” available on the jukebox, just begging for some jerk to anonymously torment the place by playing it? Now you can be that jerk in the comfort of your own workplace!

  • Godspeed You Black Emperor!
  • Kronos Quartet
  • Sleep
  • Yes

Fade to Black

Face it, the fact that we’re web professionals pretty much precludes us from being the supersexy celebrity icons we fancy ourselves to be. But we can pretend, right? A good film score can convince you that sitting in front of a computer all day is tantamount to triumphantly slaying hordes of Orcs.

  • Cape Fear
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Rushmore
  • Superfly

The Floor Is Open

These themes are just a few to get you started. Let’s hear your ideas!