Monday, November 19, 2007

NO MUSIC DAY - NOVEMBER 21ST



Yeah, this is so not going to happen for me...

It's also really unspecific. What do they consider "music"? Just commercially produced works? Do the natural rhythms of nature count as music? Or is this just an exercise in futility, to make us aware that music is a ubiquitous force in our lives that is constantly by our sides, a not-so-silent stalker who we refuse to press charges against.

Whatever. It's more likely that I'll give up breathing on the 21st than not listen to music all day. You'll have to pry my iPod out of my cold, dead hands you crazy hippie ideologues!

6 comments:

casey said...

I'd try it just for fun, but I'm sure I'd accidentally blow it. Probably by singing The Carpenters in the shower.

Flatlander said...

What's the purpose of the day of absence?

Regardless, there is no way in hell I'm driving five hours to my in-laws without any music.

josh said...

Oh CRAP. I just totally ruined no music day by accidentally playing some Ash Ra Tempel! Now if I play it backwards, does that cancel it out? But what happens when I play the parts that were already backwards backwards? Do I need to go back and play those forwards again!? I'm so confused! AHHHHHIHATENOMUSICDAY!!!

ben said...

I was really planning on observing today just cause we'll be traveling with family anyway and it's an interesting idea, and a good way to get people to think. I mean music in public spaces is an issue/topic I consider a great deal and I think the point is that people really should notice/think about the sounds: birds singing, train rumble, hobo stench...sure beats the Decemberists.

But alas, I fucked up accidentally as well this morning when I got up, ironically (I absolutely swear to god there was no conscious thoughts involved, especially fresh out of bed) double clicking my new 192kbps mp3 of Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy the Silence' as I had soulseeked Violator last night. Completely blew my mind when I opened up igoogle and was reading about it being No Music Day, so I finished up the track since that song doesn't count.

I like the way that NYT article about it on Sunday mentioned that some militants would be severing the strings of buskers or something of the sort, which sounds like a fantastic idea for a holiday. Hey someone in Burlington please smash the Birdman's radio for me.

Tanner M. said...

shred some accordian while your at it. you know the one.

jay said...

I'm pretty sure I blew it as soon as my alarm clock went off.

BE-BE-BE-BEEP! BE-BE-BE-BEEP!

It's like the world's most annoying techno song. Well, at least it has more sonic diversity than a DJ Frankie Bones track...

What, too soon?