Jan 17, 2009

the most unwanted music

I got a chance to catch up on some past episodes of This American Life recently. As usual, the new episodes were full of the best stuff on radio/podcast. Episode 88:Numbers was especially fun and entertaining. One of the acts included the "most unliked song in the world." Vitaly Komar, Alex Melamid and David Soldier went on a quest to create the most annoying song ever. Polling data showed what people hated most in music. Undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children's chorus, Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and more fun. It's over 20-minutes long, and I promise it will make you smile.

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1 comment:

Bruce L. Snell said...

Thanks Doug... that's 20 minutes of my life I'll never get back ;-)

Seriously, though, if this is what you listen to then maybe you've been working too hard. Maybe a little vacation is in order.