Tuesday, November 27, 2007

We Wish You a Scary Christmas

Well, the manger scene turned out splendidly; I'll be linking to it on Flickr shortly. The addition of Jar-Jar as little drummer boy was fairly alarming. But frankly, if there's anything more annoying than Jar-Jar, it's that damn carol. Stupid drummer boy, with his incessant rum-pum-pumming. How I hate it. And now I'm working in a job where there is a high statistical likelihood that at any time I might walk out of my department and find it playing on the overhead speakers throughout the museum. GAH.

To be perfectly fair, they do also play reasonably good holiday music on the overhead occasionally; I've heard the Eurythmics version of "Winter Wonderland" and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Wizards in Winter" in years past, when I was working on contract. But there's a lot of hullabaloo about what music museums can or can't play over their public speakers these days, and if we don't have the proper agreements with ASCAP we might find ourselves listening to the Emmett Otter Jug Band all holiday season. Personally I'd love to hear them fire up DaVinci's Notebook's Dreidel Song, but I think the odds are against it.

7 comments:

epiplectic said...

Emmet Otter's Jug Band rocks man. Clearly you haven't heard Pig's Eye Landing's rendition of Barbecue. I'll have to bring that in for you.

The bigger question is, have you decided yet that it might just be easier to go down the yule slide to downstairs?

Carl said...

Since I've only heard DVN's version of the Dreidel Song, I'm not sure I could ever hear a version that wouldn't creep me out.

hhw said...

why have music playing in a museum AT ALL? No music in the museum, unless it's a music museum. and only then with headphones. As a wise one once said, "One thing I can't stand is the noise, noise, noise, noise!"

The Wax Lion said...

Yeah, wait til they get out the wuzzlers and ting-tinglers.

Think of it this way, the Xmas music drowns out the sound of the kiddies!

And I did go down the Yule Slide to get coffee this afternoon. If only I could also slide back up, like Santa going back up the chimney...

kyree said...

But I LIKE the Little Drummer Boy!

I bet Meijer plays worse music than your museum. It's driving me nuts.

erin said...

Los Straitjackets's Christmas album is the best ever. I have some memory of telling you this before....

erin said...

Where's that photo you promised, eh?