I’m interested in how providers and hobbyists see the role of music in the hobby. I’ve experienced the full spectrum in my sessions, I think: silence (i.e., no music), New Age-y waterfall music, smooth jazz, funky R&B, lush Barry-White type stuff, and commercial, Top 40 radio (complete with commercials!!) at high decibel levels!
My likes? For massage: quiet, New-Age-y stuff. Lets me float away in the experience.
For FS sessions, I’m more open to a variety of stuff. Though I prefer it as background noise, not amped up at full volume (a couple of sessions I’ve had, it’s been the latter). The worst experience I had was in another city in my hotel: I had some nice Enya music on through my iPod, and the young lady, after a few minutes, pulls out a boom box, hooks it up, and ramps up some funky R&B at a very loud volume, right over my music, without so much as any comment (!!).
So, I’m curious: How do you providers decide on what kind of music to have on (if any) for a session? And, do you ever inquire as to what the gent might like? (I’ve never had anyone inquire; just wondering.) Do you put on music that you like (I assume you do!)? Do you ever try to anticipate what the guy might like? What about having the guy bring over some music of his?
And guys? Any thoughts? I realize that usually that decision is out of our control. Just wondered about any hobbyists’ thoughts.