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AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH - music in the office (Read 917 times)

Offline g_s_223

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AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH - music in the office
« on: January 31, 2014, 10:31:43 PM »
I work in IT, and recently the team leader has decided to provide a Sonos system where team members can play whatever music they like through the system.

This seems to be in aid of developing a more hip/Shoredich/start-up/ad-agency sort of with-it culture: the net result is a barrage of infantile pop/hip-hop/rock/aural-poison etc.

Unfortunately headphones either for those who do or don't want to listen aren't an option due to the way we work (pairing).

TRULY: HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE'S MUSIC (apologies JPS)

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Re: AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH - music in the office
«Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 05:10:22 AM »


TRULY: HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE'S MUSIC


I couldn't agree more...musical pollution is a real problem these days...

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Re: AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH - music in the office
«Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 01:25:12 PM »
Is it possible to get the music switched to something more bland, like a MIDI drum track that loops around?  Something where someone else is going to realize (eventually) that there's not much to what they're listening to. 


I suppose it would be unfortunate if the speakers near you broke too.  Or if they got covered with tape or something, esp covered with tape and then had a cover over it so it wasn't noticeable.  Something like that.
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Re: AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH - music in the office
«Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 11:57:17 PM »
TRULY: HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE'S MUSIC (apologies JPS)

Methinks JPS would have regarded music as merely one manifestation of the total problem.

If anyone can put what they like on, why don't you exact revenge and put some of your own choices up.  A complete cycle of Wagner's Ring, some Stockhausen or a range of longer atonal pieces should put an end to the entire experiment and restore your peace and quiet.
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