Monday, February 22, 2010

No escape from 'easy listening' curse

As per-usual, British comedian Mark Steel has nailed one of the great crimes of late monopoly capitalism: easy listening music.

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No escape from the curse of 'easy-listening' radio

Mark Steel

In these discussions about the use of torture, everyone seems to have missed the growth of one barbaric practice rapidly on the increase, which is the enforced playing of Magic FM in public places. This hideous fake-soothing, "easy-listening" evil infests a huge number of caf├ęs, minicabs, shopping centres, leisure centres, pubs. It's unstoppable, and unless we reduce its emissions by 90 per cent by 2020 the planet will become uninhabitable.

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1 comment:

  1. I used to work in the mall. and, among other unspeakable horrors, they used to play Groove Is In The Heart, once an hour, every hour. Some days I had to listen to this song twelve (12) times.