Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Just pop it in and you're on hold!

Have you ever been on the telephone waiting to speak to a customer service representative or sitting in a doctors office waiting to be seen and said, you know, the problem with this boring, pacifying, ridiculous piped-in music is that it isn't Jewish enough? thinks that's the problem and is ready with the solution, "Jewish 'Hold Button' Music. Now you too can have a disc of 15 classic "Ambient Professional Office Jewish Music" tracks "played on Xylophone." The CD, we're told, "plays on standard CD player or computer. Just Pop it in and You're On Hold!"

Whew. Crisis averted.

I'd suggest you don't press play on clip below, only you know you have to. Sort of like picking a scab.

I'd be curious to know if anyone has actually heard this CD in the wild. At your favorite Judaica shop? At a dentist office in Crown Heights? The events line for your local JCC?

By the way, I just checked the official Muzak website to see if the kings of elevator music have also gone Yid. Maybe this CD is just the tip of the iceberg. Maybe there's 100's of hours or Jewish xylophone music running loose? Unfortunately, no such luck. While Muzak offers watered-down ethnic mixes including "Little Italy," "Quebecois" and "Viva Mariachi," not to mention "Roadhouse" "Breathe" and "Varsity" (Varsity?), sadly there is no Jewish themed mix.

As a unicorn chaser go listen to Y-Love and Describe's new "Make It" video.

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