Wednesday, December 03, 2008

'Uneasy Listening'

According to Monocle magazine - which I buy to convince people I am a suave man-of-the-world, the Hamilton (New Zealand) city council play's Andy Williams' signature tune Moon River (and 'other classics') over loud speakers to convince revelers to leave the city center after bars close.

I am left with a couple of serious questions - what constitutes a 'classic'? and are there lasting mental health issues for victims?

The piece reminds me of the Martian antidote in Tim Burton's ridiculous Sci-Fi pastiche Mars Attacks! where the invading Martians are thwarted by a Slim Whitman song "Indian Love Call" ("When I'm Calling You").

Personally I think anything by André Rieu might well have the same explosive effect on my brain.

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