Music you are exposed to involuntarily.

luka

Well-known member
Staff member
the builder i worked for over here used to only listen to heart or magic, despite being in his late 20s. those stations have a lot of music to choose from, they give themselves a time frame of about 30 years to choose from and yet still play the same 5 songs on a loop. there are slight readjustments to the 5 songs every month or so. that was fairly harrowing. the djsare all failed childrens television presenters, fallen from fame, toby anstis, pat sharpe etc.

when i worked in pret a manger i used to have to listen to eurohouse remixes of boney m, there was a spanish boy who loved tracey chapman too. on the plus side the algerian mob used to play that rai stuff, thats alright as it goes.

now i impose my horrible music on my workmates (90.oo fm) all night long. revengi!
 

mms

sometimes
luka said:
the builder i worked for over here used to only listen to heart or magic, despite being in his late 20s. those stations have a lot of music to choose from, they give themselves a time frame of about 30 years to choose from and yet still play the same 5 songs on a loop. there are slight readjustments to the 5 songs every month or so. that was fairly harrowing. the djsare all failed childrens television presenters, fallen from fame, toby anstis, pat sharpe etc.

when i worked in pret a manger i used to have to listen to eurohouse remixes of boney m, there was a spanish boy who loved tracey chapman too. on the plus side the algerian mob used to play that rai stuff, thats alright as it goes.

now i impose my horrible music on my workmates (90.oo fm) all night long. revengi!
my girlfriends mum always plays heart, i think pamela anderson has a prearranged show on it now or that might be virgin, they always play that freaky song "dance with my father" by luther vandross.

i worked in kfc for 3 years as a student, they have these weird demographic mood cds that rotate for 3 hours in special players , you buy them from catalogues where you can chose your required outlet, and specify your audience, they always glitch.
 
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Kuma

The Konspirator
working professionally in radio means that for as much I'm able to toss in some faves here and there..there's also alot of shit I wouldn't be caught dead listening to otherwise..

Not a bad thing though, I will admit it has broadened my horizions..
 

MolexRoots

switch!
She gave me one of those teenage signals of disgust that's halfway between a sigh and a sneeze
^ This kept me laughing for about 40 seconds straight, nicely.

I've yet to turn on the radio but I bet the moment I step into HMV, I'll be wanting to leave after bring pounded with loud Idon'tcare music. Does anyone actually buy pop?! >.>
 

Pearsall

Prodigal Son
Reggaeton from Latin guys driving by playing it so loud it makes the couch shake (I live on the third floor).
 

gff

Active member
semi-involuntary: i do most of my work in a coffeeshop in my old neighborhood in mpls near the art school. they have about 6 records and that's IT, it's like a timewarp into 1997: dj shadow, palace, blonde redhead, one of those johnny cash/rick rubin deals, etc. at this point i don't think i could be productive with anything else, there are no surprises and it's very calming.
 

nick.K

gabba survivor
I can't speak for anyone else but I'm mostly involuntarily exposed to music in my head. Once I get a song stuck, that's it, it's on the playlist with the sound of emails arriving, the boiler droning, the neighbours, Extractor Fans, car alarms, stolen scooters, the fridge, the hoodies playing basketball outside my window.
 
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nomos

Administrator
nick.K said:
I can't speak for anyone else but I'm mostly involuntarily exposed to music in my head.
Don't get me started. Do you get the one where you realise that you've had the same loop stuck in your head all day - possibly since before waking? And then you notice another one. And maybe snippets of conversation? Then you explain it to people they look at you like yr.., nevermind.
 
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fldsfslmn

excremental futurism
Twice weekly I am the "music section guy" in a big-box book store (like a Barnes & Noble or a Borders). All the music played in the store is corporately playlisted by a deaf marmoset in Toronto, so I suffer the indignity of being the proxy/effigy for the ire of anyone with remotely decent taste who comes into the store. (The marmoset, it seems, has developed an ambiguous and open-ended friendship with Josh bloody Groban. How do marmosets express love, anyway?)
 

jenks

thread death
Music you are exposed to involuntarily

courtesy of my kids - the tweenies christmas album. truly the devil's work
 
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