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The most annoying car park music in Canberra?

johnboy 8 September 2008 24

In the Canberra Centre this morning the car park was enhanced by a truly objectionable hammond organ recording.

Shopping centres for a few years now have played music in their hinterlands intended to drive away scruffy teenagers without being too objectionable to grown-ups with money.

So what are the stand outs for you in the different shopping precincts of Canberra?


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Overheard Overheard 8:56 am 10 Sep 08

Some carparks used to do a lot of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, but then ‘Mack the Knife’ would come on and it all get rather messy.

cranky cranky 11:18 pm 09 Sep 08

If they played the Strauss’ I would probably not leave the carpark. That would bugger their plan right u.

peterh peterh 2:40 pm 09 Sep 08

do they play music in car parks??

I thought they parked cars….

strange to say, that is what I do. then wrestle with 2 little boys who love to squirm whilst i bolt them in their stroller, strap on the child leash for my daughter and get in the mall post haste.

don’t really listen to music….

Whatsup Whatsup 2:06 pm 09 Sep 08

AngryHenry: I reckon a good dose of Barry Manilow or Nana Mouskouri will give the Hammond Organ a run for its money as far as “Teen Pest Control” goes.

PM PM 1:39 pm 09 Sep 08

I’m waiting for the Beethoven music to attract types looking for the ol’ ultraviolence…

AngryHenry AngryHenry 1:35 pm 09 Sep 08

Aw c’mon I was having fun with this one.

JB it’s no slant on you or the stuff you bring to RiotACT, indeed without you I’d probably be looking at a blank page right now and you should probably get a bit more recognition for that.

It’s a funny story mate. I picture you standing in the middle of the car-park amidst all the parking straining to hear a tune. That’s funny, if I had seen you doing it I probably would have come up and asked if you were okay or alerted security…

johnboy johnboy 1:25 pm 09 Sep 08

If you live your life inert to your surroundings and are upset by discussion of them then feel free to scan down the page to the next thing.

AngryHenry AngryHenry 1:23 pm 09 Sep 08

Whatsup said :

AngryHenry: And you have just spent time on the internet commenting on people that hang around car-parks critiquing muzak. What was your point again ?

Haha! I was waiting for that…

I’m doing the same thing as you mate, reading, commenting, occaisonally feeding my mind, sometimes having it crapped on (like right here)but I’m certainly not standing around in a car-park listening to tunes!!!

So what’s YOUR point? You’re gonna have to spell it out for me.

Are you a car park muzak critic writing in defense of your colleagues? If so I would love to hear your opinion on the Hammond Organ version of MC Hammer’s ‘U Can’t Touch This’.

Granny Granny 12:58 pm 09 Sep 08

Hammond organ recordings have ways of making you hear ….

Whatsup Whatsup 12:49 pm 09 Sep 08

AngryHenry: And you have just spent time on the internet commenting on people that hang around car-parks critiquing muzak. What was your point again ?

AngryHenry AngryHenry 12:36 pm 09 Sep 08

Hanging out in car-parks listening to muzak is one thing but writing and posting an article?

C’mon man!

I know not every posting can’t be a bona-fide hit with the masses but jeez!

This is your life, it’s ending one-minute at a time and you’re hanging around car-parks critiquing muzak… What a waste!

la mente torbida la mente torbida 11:23 am 09 Sep 08

I’m sure it was a mistake, but I remember Woden Plaza eons ago, were playing Frank Zappa over the music system…had to laugh at the line booming out “Don’t F@ck around with Billy the Mountain”.

pointe pointe 2:37 am 09 Sep 08

Today I was serenaded with the joyous sounds of jazz in Woden Interchange on my way to work. Makes it all the more magical when you have a bus roaring past every few minutes.

ant ant 9:34 pm 08 Sep 08

I think that’s quite a nice idea, playing weird, quirky music. they could rent pensioners to sit and play their casio organs (or Hammonds, if they were rich). They coud do “when the saints go marching in” and “roll out the barrel” and all kinds of great stuff.

Whatsup Whatsup 4:40 pm 08 Sep 08

Barry Manilow will get the young ‘uns running for cover !

Hero Hero 3:48 pm 08 Sep 08

i always get 80’s pop in woden underground, which makes me inexplicably happy…
a few weeks ago in woolies coolamon court they were playing all this nostalgic 30’s style crooning….which was bizarre, then i realised that it was pension day!

Granny Granny 3:29 pm 08 Sep 08

Or Steve Irwin:

“Crikey! What have we here?”

Overheard Overheard 3:19 pm 08 Sep 08

“Looks like a job for the crack Riot 501st!”

Or David Attenborough.

In plum English accent and safari suit: “We’ve ventured deep, deep into the Tuggeranong Delta, emerging from the murky wetlands, amidst the shopping trolleys and assorted smoking parapehrnalia discarded from the nearby shores, and make our way further into the impenetrable heart, towards the Hyperdome wastelands. On the air comes the unmistakable sound of the mating call of ‘Homospien Deep Soutius’: Barry White’s classic hits, as interpreted by the 101 Strings Orchestra, rearranged and remixed especially for ‘Muze-blech’ (TM, registered)…. and we know at last, our journey is nearing its end.”

Or something.

Granny Granny 3:05 pm 08 Sep 08

Looks like a job for the crack Riot 501st!

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 2:26 pm 08 Sep 08

I use carparks to park my car and dodge nearsighted women driving 4WDs, and don’t spend enough time loitering in them to be able to review their music.

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