Can You Listen To Music And Mylot At The Same Time?-Can I?

@Opal26 (17694)
United States
August 19, 2009 5:34pm CST
Hey Opal here! I got an outrageous long awaited Boom Box today and am trying to mylot and listen to music at the same time. But, I am having a problem, I think! I am listening to some "oldies" (old music I just got on CD's) and I can't seem to concentrate and sing at the same time! Does anyone else have this problem or is it just that I can't chew gum and sing at the same time? Oh, you know what I mean!
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@ElicBxn (59922)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I sometimes turn on the TV, but I can't concentrate on mylot and have the TV going, just too distracting!
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hey Elic! I can't do anything when the tv is on! I really can only concentrate on one thing and one thing only at a time!
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@ElicBxn (59922)
• United States
20 Aug 09
me either
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@BarBaraPrz (16324)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Aug 09
I can't concentrate on just watching the TV. I have to be doing something else, usually cross-stitch but have been on the computer, too.
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
21 Aug 09
Lol yes I do as I would type the words I am singing lol I actually prefer peace when I am on my laptop lol but then I have always preferred the quiet which used to be hard years ago when the Kids had Competitions, whose Stereo could play the loudest lol , it used to drive me mad lol
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
22 Aug 09
Hi gabs, Now I'm the only one in the competition and I love to blast my music, just not when I'm mylotting!
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@drannhh (15003)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I know what you mean, and I am one of those old fuddy duddies who believes that music is for one's full attention and not a background to other activities, unless it is soft piano playing at a fine restaurant, or something of that natures. I don't think I can sing and myLot at the same time. I know that I cannot play the piano and myLot at the same time, but how about singing and playing the piano?
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hi drannhh! That's funny! I hope you can do those things! They sure work pretty well together if you can! I can't play the piano or sing!
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
19 Aug 09
If it was music that I really had to sing along with and from the past where I could remember the colour of the dress that I was wearing then a big fat NO. I couldn't respond to mylot and listen at the same time. I would be singing along with the music. I love listening to Oldies in my car and I sing and sing like I was a kid again. It is so much fun. I do keep a radio on in my office but it is usually tuned to a chat show or something. I do like some background noise in the office but I don;t often really listen to it except for a news broadcast etc. Yep, I have that sickness too.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hey cyn! When I started out I was singing to the songs and I just couldn't concentrate on mylotting! I can't sing to the songs that I haven't heard from Crosby, Stills and Nash for a long time and mylot! But, now I have Michael Jackson on so my mood is different and I can mylot because I can dance in my chair and type at the same time! Just can't sing and type~
• United States
20 Aug 09
Quite often for me, what i'm listening to, somehow, "bleeds" into my postings when i do MyLot & listen to music at the same time. I guess you say What can make me feel this way Oopsie - did I just jump-start a song annoyingly playing in your head? If I had started this post around a half a minute sooner, I'd be mentioning something about sunshine on a cloudy day ...
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hey Klingon! My girl, talken' bout my girl! I love that song! I went from listening to Crosby Stills & Nash to Michael Jackson back to the Doors and then to Led Zepplin! I had a blast! (No pun intended) or was there?
• United States
20 Aug 09
Well - speaking of Led Zeppelin, it's Robert Plant's 61st birthday tomorrow (as of this posting), on August 20.
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
20 Aug 09
LOL I know what you mean. When I come to mylot I have trouble at time concentrating not because of music but, I may have the television and children on while mylotting. I can't seem to type and listen to children telling me things at the same time. So I doubt I could sing and mylot either
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hi Zephyr! At least you have important things to pay attention to! Children are alway first! I have no excuse! Good thing I my cats can feed themselves after I put their food in their dishes!
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Oh, how I miss having cats. The dog can't feed himself and if he tried he would eat out of the trash LOL The chickens, ducks and geese don't have arms so they don't feed themselves either. If you use dry cat food you could get those self-feeders and then you wouldn't have to do it as often LOL
@Hatley (152297)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Aug 09
hi opal I use headphones and listen to mozart while I' mylot and have no problems as the music soothes my nerves as I type. I dont sing but I love to listen and 'I love to mylot at the same time. I cannot sneeze and walk at the same time, does that count? he he.
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@AmbiePam (44612)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hey, you're right. I can't sneeze and walk at the same time either. I always have to stop. Hmmm....
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hi Hatley and Ambie! I can't walk and sneeze either! In fact, I can't do anything and walk at the same time! I usually am too busy tripping over my own feet!
@jambi462 (4599)
• United States
22 Aug 09
Yes I would actually prefer to do it like this because I love listening to music because it keeps everything in rhythm. It also keeps my mind going and helps me to stay entertained if I do happen to get bored. It definitely helps typing and doing online work move along smoothly and easily.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
23 Aug 09
Hi jambi! I love to listen to music when I am cleaning and doing stuff that doesn't require my "thinking". For some reason I just get too caugt up in the music to fully concentrate!
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@bunnybon7 (31006)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Aug 09
I know exactly what you mean. im also one that cant seem to multi task. i have a boom box i've had for 15yrs or so that i got plenty of use out of when i was sick 2 yrs ago at my daughters house. i layed in bed for hours and listened to books on cd and music.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hey bunny! After trying it last night I'm leaving it off while I'm mylotting tonight! But, I'm getting ready to turn it on now! Going to take a break! It has such an incredible sound! Think I'll bug some neighbors I don't like!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Heyya Opal! It's not just you..lol..I have a hard time concentrating sometimes when I'm playing music and myLotting too. I like to sing along too.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hi Jen! I gave up turning it on today! I purposely bought the box to listen to music while on the lot, but I see that just isn't going to work! But, I'm keeping it anyway!
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@Jul14nch0 (1414)
• Argentina
20 Aug 09
I think i can write on MyLot and hear music at the same time since I am hearing "Stairway to heaven", great song, while i write this reponce. But I can't be concentrated at both things. I think i could not sing and write here at the same time. Also i don't think i can sing and chew gum at the same time, since it would sound horrible, haha. I think it would be impossible to hear to the music with headphones and write here at the same time. Have a nice day!
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hi Jul! I was going to listen to Led Zepplin next, but I knew I would never be able to mylot with that one on! That would totally be too distracting! I love to sing to Stairway to Heaven! I saved that one for tomorrow!
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@littleowl (7157)
20 Aug 09
Hi Opal! it is so lovely to see you around again...I like to listen to music whilst mylotting it relaxes me and even helps me to answer discussions, guess it is much like having the TV on as background noise when mylotting a lot of people have that on too. I wouldn't say it is the fact you cant do two things at once it is you just get wrapped up with one of them at a certain time and it is your music with you especially if one of your favourite songs come on! lol hugs LoLo
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hi littleowl! Great to see you too! That's the problem! I am an avid music lover and these were CD's that I just bought that were from groups that I had vinyl records of years ago! So I was so enjoying them because I hadn't heard them for so long that I just couldn't mylot! Now it's late so I had to turn them off! I'll listen again tomorrow when I'm not mylotting!
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@GardenGerty (87736)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Aug 09
I can sing or listen to music and mylot, but I get distracted when my son is playing games on the next computer or listening to something I have not chosen. Make it really interesting, and put my hubby watching television in the next room. Aargh!!
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hi Gerty! I can't even concentrate sometimes if the tv is on in the livingroom and it's something that I want to hear! I have to totally block out everything if I am doing something like mylotting! I really take it seriously when I respond! Even if it is a silly discussion!
@katsmeow1213 (28715)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I have that problem once in awhile. It depends on which I'm paying more attention to. Sometimes my mind is more on the music, other times it's on something else and my favorite song will have played and ended and I didn't notice!
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hi kats! I finally just finished listening to the music and came back here! I can only enjoy the music or mylot! The two things just weren't working out for me!
• United States
20 Aug 09
Usually when I mylot, I'll like to play a video or listen to some music but it makes it hard to concentrate on the topic I'm posting to. Sometimes when I watch a movie, I get so engrossed into the story that I have no idea what I'm writing about on mylot anymore. Even if it's only music, I lose focus on mylot when I listen to the lyrics.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hi anime! That's what my problem was! I just couldn't get myself focused in the responding! So I finished listening and turned off the music! I have proved that I just can't do those two things at the same time! It really is sad!
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
20 Aug 09
I often listen to music or tv while mylotting...especially when dancing with the stars is on. I have it on in the other bedroom and listen for when the dance begins as I don't need to listen to all the other crap inbetween dancers! LOL....and I do listen to music and sing sometimes while I am here....woo hoo! The best of both worlds!
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hey jill! It's great if your brain works well that way! I was having trouble singing and mylotting! I was so busy singing that I couldn't type my responses correctly! Now I finally decided it was late and I'd better give the neighbors a break! So you have my undivided attention!
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hiya Opal...well I do listen to my radio while mylotting and usually rock, and then when I'm writing articles have classical music on, but I always have the volume on kind of low otherwise it is a distraction...right now I don't even have the radio on and am typing in blissful silence save for the rattling of the keys as I type....
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hey pye! I changed the music so that I could dance in my seat instead of singing and now it is working out better! Except that I am hotter than hell! But, I'm getting a great workout at the same time! So this might just work out better for me! Sweating, typing and dancing and mylotting at the same time! Maybe I might lose a quarter of a pound? Maybe if I keep it up for a few hours!
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@srpkinja (375)
• Canada
19 Aug 09
I love to listen to music on my laptop no matter what I'm doing, except studying. I find it more exciting when I am listening to music while doing anything. It pumps me up. I usually listen to music when I'm playing games on the computer, getting ready to go out, or doing research. Otherwise, it's just boring sitting here on the computer by myself. It's like extra company and sometimes I even find myself singing along like I'm in Hollywood, or even just out of it, listening.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
20 Aug 09
Hey srpkinja! It depends what I'm listening to! When I am listening to something and I want to sing then I can't concentrate! Now I want to dance so I can dance in my chair and post and I'm pumped and having a great time!
• Malaysia
21 Aug 09
I don't think it's a problem for me. in fact, i listen to music all the time during whatever I am doing at that time. I realy love music.
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@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
21 Aug 09
Yes I can listen to music and do mylot at the same time. I have problems with watching TV and doing mylot but I using still have the TV on while I am mylotting.
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