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Calantyr
post Sep 22 2005, 05:32 PM
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4267734.stm


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This cheers me up no end. *giggles like a mhaaad eejit*


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post Sep 22 2005, 05:53 PM
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Good luck for me- We get to listen to Classic Rock radio station biggrin.gif


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post Sep 22 2005, 06:13 PM
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Classic Rock ain't all that great. I've got an old 1950's Robert's radio (one of the first to have transistors rather than valves), which picks up a great foreign radio station (haven't been able to put my finger on what country though) called something like 'Aero classique rock!' on the medium wave. Very hissy and bad quality, but it plays some helluva decent music.

Bruce Sprinsteen is playing on it now...


But anyway, I get driven mad from just walking round a shop only having to listen to a song once... I'd probably be a twitching wreck if I had to work there... *shudders*

EDIT: In light of this post I did some research and found the radio's website. It's 'Arrow Classic Rock', and you can listen the broadcast on the website without having to worry about crap quality and low batteries. Unfortunately, you do have to worry about buffering...


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post Sep 22 2005, 06:17 PM
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Yeah, I have an old radio that appears to pick up police signals.... better than grooving away to the latest Robbie Williams track I tell ya.

There are just some genres of music that I can listen to lot, the same songs repeating.

Others just make me want to rip my skin off and leap into a whole heaping bowl of salt.


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post Sep 22 2005, 09:53 PM
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The thing that turned me off Christmas to the point where I hate the holiday wasn't festive music. I don't like it, but it wasn't quite enough on its own.

No, the clincher was when I took a part-time job in a garden centre in the run-up to Christmas a couple of years ago. The store was half-full of Christmas decorations (that was what they sold) by September, and by October the manager was already informing people that they had to have "big festive smiles" on their faces.

Festive smiles... before you've even reached Halloween...

I also learned that glitter is a creation of evil, and can necessitate up to an hour spent in the shower to scrub it off in extreme cases; that the amount of money people will spend on Christmas decorations can sometimes be described as "obscene"; and I scream at the sight of tinsel.

The music is a relatively minor point in that case. I can, however, fully empathise with the hatred of all the above-listed acts, particularly given my shop experience in other places - but how objective I could be is debatable since I don't like any of them to begin with.
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post Sep 22 2005, 11:42 PM
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QUOTE (JimiJimi @ Sep 22 2005, 07:13 PM)
EDIT: In light of this post I did some research and found the radio's website. It's 'Arrow Classic Rock', and you can listen the broadcast on the website without having to worry about crap quality and low batteries. Unfortunately, you do have to worry about buffering...
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Ah The Arrow. I love that station. *hugs his DAB*

I love the music at my work, but bearing in mind I've only worked two days (at a pub) so far we have some good stuff. Theres a group who are known for hogging the juke box and playing Pixies, Killers, Soundgarden, and the like. Britney isn't even on the box.


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post Sep 23 2005, 11:55 AM
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There is also a station which plays (continuously) the sound of a field- birds, a horse, and sometimes a crow! It's quite funny to watch people look out the window into a busy street and ask where the sounds are comming from...


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post Sep 24 2005, 11:22 PM
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I hate walking around a shop hearing loud music (if I hear "oops I did it again" one more time I'm going to start flaying people with a noodle until it stops) and it is fairly bad around Christmastime. "jingle-Bell Rock" got played six times in one hour on one memorable trip to the mall. It was truly stress-inducing and filled me with wrath. What's far worse, however, is the incessant "biiing-bong" sound of some employee being summoned to a counter. It's like a horrendously loud and piercing doorbell and it makes me want to pour acid into my ears to make it stop. It happens at Sear's a lot, and when the lazy arsebucket employees don't obey the bonging it continues for hours when the manager forgets to shut it off. I only shop there when I absolutely can't find things anywhere else. If I ever find out who programs that stupid little system, I'm setting Samurai Lapin on them. Why can't they just say "Susan, come to counter three" like regular stores?
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post Sep 29 2005, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE (Calantyr @ Sep 22 2005, 06:17 PM)
Yeah, I have an old radio that appears to pick up police signals.... better than grooving away to the latest Robbie Williams track I tell ya.
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Is that even possible anymore? I thought police radio transmissions were scrambled to stop that.

I remember having fun with the music in McDonalds, I don't think it was a CD though, it was streamed from somewhere officey I think. I do remember dancing about and singing while flipping burgers though, just to keep myself from going to mad, I remember singing along to 'Man, I feel like a woman' got me some funny looks once.


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