Jubilee Tube line ticket barrier sings Blur's 'Song 2'
January 29, 2014 11:04 AM   Subscribe

Hee! Up there with the squeaky door that sounds like Miles Davis.
posted by Phatty Lumpkin at 11:16 AM on January 29, 2014 [11 favorites]

Somehow I was hoping for more.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:21 AM on January 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

That cover was slammin'.
posted by kinnakeet at 11:23 AM on January 29, 2014 [1 favorite]


And what a nice reminder of how handsome Damon Albarn was in those days. Not that he isn't still a looker now, I just haven't seen any pictures of him lately.
posted by droplet at 11:28 AM on January 29, 2014 [3 favorites]

What Damon Albarn is up to recently...spoiler: still pretty hot.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:41 AM on January 29, 2014 [2 favorites]

That ticket barrier's heart isn't in it, is it?

On the other hand, this made me grin, so there is that.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:42 AM on January 29, 2014

(woo hoo)
When I feel heavy-metal
And I'm pins and I'm needles
Well, I lie and I'm easy
All the time but I am never sure
Why I need you
Pleased to meet you
(woo hoo)

The lyrics are kind of fitting in this instance.
posted by 0 answers at 12:10 PM on January 29, 2014

That was great. In DC we have escalators that sound like whalesong, birds, and jazz.
posted by oneironaut at 12:57 PM on January 29, 2014

My brother always said, in typical jest, that the BART station doodle was his favorite song. Great video!
posted by breadbox at 2:04 PM on January 29, 2014

This reminds me of the door that sounds like Miles Davis.
posted by cacophony at 7:04 PM on January 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

That. Was. AWESOME!
posted by ZenMasterThis at 8:07 PM on January 29, 2014

...spoiler: still pretty hot.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 2:41 PM on January 29

Wow, yeah, he is! Woohoo!
posted by droplet at 8:20 PM on January 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

This clip was cute, but I love Song 2 so freaking much that the frequent interruptions to go back to the little barrier machine were kind of upsetting. If every song on the radio sounded like Song 2, we'd be doing fine.

Years ago I worked an election night at the place that tallies up the votes in LA. It was kind of Brazil; we were schlepping crates of ballots in this great big room, from one long row of tables to another, while these big machines all around us whirred and spun, all night long, loud as you can imagine.

But the thing was, they kept whirring the exact opening guitar riff of U2's Even Better Than the Real Thing. You know, that guitar part the Edge plays: Whiiiiiir-dee-whoo-whooo! Whiiiiiir-dee-whoo-whooo! Whiiiiiir-dee-whoo-whooo!

I like U2 a lot. (Still. I ain't ashamed, haters.) But the opening riff of Even Better Than the Real Thing really loses its charm after the 6,000th repetition. I spent all night waiting for Bono to start singing: "Give me one more chance, and you'll be satisfied..." And he never did! I was never satisfied!
posted by Ursula Hitler at 9:45 PM on January 29, 2014

In 1997 I went to the Texas Motor Speedway Blockbuster Rock Fest in Ft. Worth (not as bad as it sounds; there were some good acts, and I got free tickets). There were something like 375,000 people there--it was, at the time at least, one of the largest concerts ever. It lasted from early morning to late at night.

Between acts, they showed various music videos on these big video screens scattered around. Mostly people ignored them...until Blur's "Song 2" came on, and 375,000 people all, completely spontaneously, screamed the chorus "Whoo-hooo!" It cracked everyone up. I guess the concert people thought it amusing so throughout the day they kept playing Blur's "Song 2," and the audience kept up with screaming the chorus, "Whoo-hooo!" every single time.
posted by zardoz at 11:09 PM on January 29, 2014

When I first heard this song some years ago, I misunderstood some of the lyrics, which led me to believe the song was a critique of the American mental health care system. No, I'm serious:

"I got my head checked"
I needed to see a psychologist/psychiatrist.
"My HMO checked"
My HMO wouldn't pay for it, so I got them "checked" (investigated) by the government.
"It wasn't easy"
It wouldn't be, would it?
Anyway, I was kind of disappointed when I found out what those lyrics really said.
posted by Juffo-Wup at 10:24 AM on January 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

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