In a Quiet Park
What I Wore to Work Today: May 28, 2015
Jacket: probably Goodwill, $1 Thursday or 50% off Saturday
Tank top: Target
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Songza is my favorite music source, both at home and at work. At home I often plug my laptop into speakers in my kitchen or in my sewing room (I’m pretty sure both sets of speakers were gifts/hand-me-downs from my brother over the years when he upgraded his own) if I’m not on the couch with my laptop on my actual lap. At work I regularly use headphones and the Songza app for music when I’m looking to focus or drown out the sounds of nearby cubicle-dwellers on conference calls.
I’ve explained Songza before, and I’m doing it again now. Songza opens with the Concierge, a page of 5 activities based on the time of day. Each activity shows 5 categories, and there are 3 playlists within each category. I’m pretty sure the system adjusts over time based on the user’s selections, showing more of the activities, categories, playlists that they select more often and based on songs they thumbs up.
This afternoon I chose activity Focusing (No Lyrics), then Focus-Enhancing Soundscapes category, then In a Quiet Park playlist. I haven’t tried any of their ambient sound non-music lists before. This one was mostly bird sounds and there might have been a stream in the distance. At first it seemed excessive (“my god there are so many birds!”) and within a few minutes it faded into the background as I adjusted and I did feel like I was relaxing outside on a lovely day.