I guess I always resented Muzak for cheapening music. Not because of
the arrangements or the squashed dynamics but for the pervasiveness
of it. I think that it made folks take something for granted that
I've always considered to be something special.
I suppose it may have evolved from the old piano bars that drew like
minded people to sing together. I never see those anymore and I
think it's a great loss. Of course there's Karaoke and maybe it's a
sign of the times. The piano bar always seemed to be about "us" and
belonging, while Karaoke is all about me.
Enough with the soapbox?
On Feb 11, 2009, at 6:31 PM, Steven C. Barr wrote:
> Serves 'em right...eh?
> OTOH, this saves them from trying to assemble supermarket-friendly
> collections of "rap" and hip-hop hits of the last decade or two...?!
> I used to totally confuse other folks in supermarkets...since Muzak
> "old" songs(back then, often from the teens and twenties...?!) I often
> started "singing along" to the music...?!
> Steven C. Barr