I tried an iPod once but felt distracted/tuned out. Of course the best solution is someplace new & fantastic -- and too far away:-).
Same thing at the gym. Just about everyone else has a music player or phone or whatever. I've tried it but I like the simplicity of nothing.
This comes to mind: "I got plenty o' nothing and nothing's plenty for me".
Perhaps time for Porgy & Bess to enter our presently silent house. Off to find the CD.
Simplicity and felicity are hard to find.