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A Rememberance of Things Traumatic: 93...93...WPAT: Parent's Muzak From Childhood
August 24, 2001 4:54 PM   Subscribe

A Rememberance of Things Traumatic: 93...93...WPAT: Parent's Muzak From Childhood Perhaps the Mefi demographic is a bit young for this one, or perhaps there are others out there who were traumatized by elevator music outside elevators in the 1960's and 70's? If this rings familiar, think twice before listening to the links on this site. (via the New York Radio Message Board)
posted by ParisParamus (8 comments total)

 
I guess various drugs, beginning with Valium, signaled the end of elevator music.
posted by ParisParamus at 4:58 PM on August 24, 2001


My hometown didn't have elevators. I do remember kids yelling "Pix!, Pix!, Pix!, Pix" to make the Intellivision console at WPIX do its thing.
posted by machaus at 5:59 PM on August 24, 2001


???
posted by ParisParamus at 6:07 PM on August 24, 2001


scroll a bit
posted by machaus at 6:21 PM on August 24, 2001


Um. before going off on a tangent, you have to start the thread. This one is about unbearable sound (music) forced upon children by parents.
posted by ParisParamus at 6:24 PM on August 24, 2001


PIX! PIX! PIX!
posted by aaron at 10:18 PM on August 24, 2001


*crickets*
posted by machaus at 11:08 PM on August 24, 2001


WOW, that quasi-disco arrangement of "Moonlight Serenade" is just...um, stunning. I got a CD about 3 years ago of Tony Hatch compositions, put out by the Easy Listening Project, now that I look at the label. Tony Hatch, of course, was long-time producer of Petula Clark during her heyday in the 60s.

In L.A., CA, the "Easy Listening" station was KDUO. My parents thought I was nuts, this 4th-grader tuning in rather regularly to those wacked-out weepy-and-pizzicato-string orchestrations. Maybe they were right. But I will know I have officially gotten old when they start playing Cocteau Twins on "Easy Listening" stations to come. Don't laugh - it could happen. Sooner than we think.
posted by Carmen Jonze at 7:09 PM on August 26, 2001


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