Saturday, April 9, 2022

The ultimate background radio station

I love baroque music. I like to keep it playing very softly on my computer speakers, more as background music than anything else.

A few years ago, I subscribed to Pandora, where I could tweak and fine-tune the kind of music I liked. I've had that subscription for years. The trouble, however, is they tend to play the same pieces over and over and over and over and over and over........

And frankly I was getting tired of it, to the point where I thought about just giving up the subscription.

Well Older Daughter is up for a visit, and she introduced me to a really neat YouTube channel called Nemo's Dreamscapes, which specializes in background music. For example, the one I'm listening to right now now is "It's 1940s you're listening to adults party downstairs."

And that's all it is: background music, with chatter and laughter over the music, just as if you were a kid sitting at the top of the stairs watching the adult's party. Nearly 12 hours of it!

I'm hooked.

There are lots of other YouTube stations along these same lines: Oldies Music Play in a Coffee Shot When It's Raining; Dreamy Oldies Music Playing on an Airplane; 1910s Fall asleep while Grandma's reading a bedtime story; that kind of thing.

Seriously, if you're looking for some novel background music, check it out.


  1. Thanks Patrice. Awesome channel. Just what I was looking for.

  2. Patrice, if individuals are fans of The Lord of The Rings movies, someone has extracted the soundtracks of "places" like Moria, Rohan, Hobbiton, etc. They do make for great background as well.

  3. I love those channels! When I can't sleep at night (which is often) I like to put those channels on softly so as not to disturb SwampMan and sometimes I can drift back off to sleep.

  4. I don't typically watch a lot of TV/Movies, but one I love to put on as background is Pride and Prejudice (the 2005). For some reason it never gets old.


  5. Thank you! I didn't know that channels like that existed.