Grocery stores, passing cars, bars, whatever. Most of the music is predictable, terrible, or both. But sometimes it's a pleasant surprise. (Or a surprise, anyway.) This would be the place for that.
My neighborhood liquor store usually has classic rock going, either of the typical 60s-70s variety or 70s-80s AOR type stuff. Today I walked in to hear in progress Jimi Hendrix "Can You See Me." Nothing unusual about that.
But by the time I checked out, it had moved on to Twisted Sister's "Don't Let Me Down." I can't recall having ever heard that one in public before.
Mine was a Weis grocery store, which often played classic rock, sometimes loudly for a grocery store, when their new location opened in my area. But, that was sadly short lived.
I go to the local Weis grocery store about five times a week! Do the individual stores choose their own music? I'm just asking, I don't expect you to know.
That's a good question. Maybe they offer a couple different stations to chose from. But, a few months after our store opened, the playlist became far more generic and repetitive. I'll bet some customers complained about the loud guitar rock. Squares.
There’s a grocery store down the street from me that plays rock n roll, but wildly diverse stuff and deep cuts. (It’s one of a 2-store local independent company so maybe that has something to do with freedom/ eclecticism?)
Once I heard Surfs Up, the 1971 album version. I’ve heard Squeeze’s “In Quintessence” (my favorite Squeeze song!) in there. Etc.
I actually have a working hypothesis on this. The cashier when I was there is a guy I remember having previous been gushing about the Queen movie a year or so ago, and Freddie Mercury more generally. (I remember thinking, "should I butt in to this conversation?" But I didn't.)
So maybe in getting into Queen, he came across the Mercury tribute show, saw Extreme as an obvious highlight, and presto!
That or some random person just put on some hair band focused station on Sirius or something and it popped up. Less rewarding, but equally plausible.
Sorry to Christmasify this thread but the other day I was listening to a Jimi Hendrix Christmas medley on my headphones when I walked into the grocery store. I turned off my headphones and what was playing on the grocery store speakers? The same Jimi Hendrix Christmas medley. That was a surprise because I’m pretty sure my grocery store’s Christmas mix is Wonderful Christmas Time on repeat.
Kapitan: You're lookin' good there, SJS! Not how I pictured you at all!
Apr 7, 2020 20:33:50 GMT
jk: ::6u4fTpzXa2LTelP6mu21:: That used to be elora's avatar somewhere or other--here, I think. I just checked--it was here.
Apr 7, 2020 20:48:23 GMT
jk: I'd like to think one reason we're getting good viewing figures is that the "Power Mower" link I have in my signature at Smiley and Hoffman takes you to the "Power Mower" topic at this forum.
Apr 7, 2020 21:36:16 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: I'm not making excuses, well, I guess I am, but I'm having a hard time reading the board. This background collage is not working for me, and, if you're quoted or a post is liked, just above Profile is Brian's head on the Sunflower album cover and
Apr 8, 2020 18:09:19 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: it's being obscured. Also, some of the buttons are white and hard to see to click on them. Sorry for the rant but just being honest.
Apr 8, 2020 18:09:51 GMT
The Cincinnati Kid: I'm working on getting the buttons fixed, but I'm not sure what you're talking about with notifications. It should pop up in its own little notification box with the number of notifications. Is anyone else having an issue?
Apr 8, 2020 18:53:30 GMT
B.E.: No issues here, either. I have noticed the color of the notification box has changed. Perhaps a different color would help SJS?
Apr 8, 2020 19:02:15 GMT
The Cincinnati Kid: Although I will say, I'm using a different computer right now and I don't see "The Beach Boys Today!" at the top of the page like I do on my other computer. So I guess I'll have to rework that again...
Apr 8, 2020 19:03:20 GMT
Kapitan: I hadn't noticed that, but I guess the top banner is cut roughly in half for me (15" macbook laptop)
Apr 8, 2020 19:09:03 GMT
Kapitan: But then again it's not an issue from my perspective.
Apr 8, 2020 19:09:17 GMT
jk: No issues here, either.
Apr 8, 2020 21:57:42 GMT