The Zen List was created because, when trying to focus past the static, as Rev. Jack put it, the full silence had me distracted and unable to focus.
The Saturday before last, I tried the Bach Experiment, which worked well... except for a tiny snafu at the end, which I'll explain.
I started with Yo Yo Ma playing The Cello Suite 1 in G Major. This one is pretty basic, most of us have heard of it. I use the longer version.
Unfortunately, when I became calm, this popped up on shuffle. Mind you, this is based on a drug induced nightmare where a man kills his girlfriend, is executed, goes to hell, and attends a black mass. Knowing that and hearing the weird notes, I jumped a mile before I could correct myself! So that I didn't run the risk of having something inappropriate pop up from 600+ songs, I made a special list.
The list I made, which is set up to change order depending on my needs for the day, contains some songs with Hindu influences (Song For The Divine Mother of The Universe) one that is really for dancing, but is calming for me played softly, and some classical throughout.
Fire With Fire-The Scissor Sisters
Pachebel's Canon in D Major-Gee Trax (Almost 7 minutes of bliss.)
The Older I Get-(Acoustic)-Skillet (Quite soft.)
The Cello Suites in G Major-Yo Yo Ma
Three Little Birds-Bob Marley
Redemption Song-Bob Marley
Dear Prudence-The Beatles
Song For the Divine Mother of the Universe- Ben Lee