Talk to anyone from old codger to young whippersnapper and they’ll tell you tunes are important in the shop. There’s nothing like stone-cold silence to convince you you’re working and not having a good time in the shop. Hate if you want to — the shop stereo made honorable mention.
The first of my four shop rules is, “The music doesn’t stop.” I’m not kidding around about that either. You can suggest other music, you can change it, or even bring music with you to add into the mix, but under no circumstances does anyone cut off the music.
There’s just a completely different vibe to the place when tunes float about. It makes you feel at home, like whatever you’re doing, whether it’s work or not, is actually playtime. I can’t explain it better than that — but folks who get it know what I’m talking about.
Life is better with tunes.