As you may recall, I was complaining about the holiday music at work about a month ago. By the 24th, Santa Baby had put me on the verge of nervous breakdown. I'm not the only one who had a hard time with it -- matchstyx was suffering through it, too.
Returning to work on Friday, the 26th, I found that the syrupy, saccharine Lawrence Welk holiday music had been replaced by even worse stuff -- you know, that festive holiday crap that tries its damnedest to sound like something you'd hear on Top 40 radio, but still manages to fail miserably. With the help of my headphones, I suffered through the day.
On Monday morning, I was logging into my PC when it dawned on me that I was no longer listening to holiday schlock. Still, it wasn't the generic psuedo-classical music they usually pipe in. In fact, I was pretty sure I was listening to a muzak rendition of Freebird. As I strained to hear, the song suddenly broke into Baby, I Love Your Way. I checked my e-mail, and the song went back into Freebird. Unsure about my own ears, I checked online, and my God, somebody (Will to Power) thought that it would be a good idea to combine a great song with a Peter Frampton song.* And it's gone downhill from there. We just listened to Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid. That song works within the context of the movie, but it's hard for me to listen to by itself. Can You Feel The Love Tonight was on when I came in. Every once in awhile they play something I actually know and quite like, but it's hard to appreciate Judy Collins when she's surrounded by all this deliberately inane falderal. It's worse than the holiday music, because the holiday music only lasts for a month. I've no idea when this is going to stop.
* I actually like Peter Frampton, but I have to consciously remind myself since my first reaction is always "oh, yeah. Peter Frampton. He's the guy who thought that I'm In You would be a subtly subversive album title."