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  • I agree with you, frindley, on at least the volume. I'd prefer no background music at all, but when it drowns out your own thoughts....

    October 29, 2008

  • I might have to join the queue behind Prolagus.

    October 29, 2008

  • When you're browsing in an environment that is all about words, singing generally, and especially operatic singing, can be very off-putting – even to classical music lovers.

    I personally prefer shops and restaurants with no music at all. And I'll avoid going into any shop that has music playing above the level of a musical "whisper", regardless of the style.

    I was recently in a record shop where some very grand-sounding music from Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition was being played at high volume. I basically couldn't concentrate and just wanted to get out of there – a shame since they were having a closing down sale and there was lots more I probably would have bought if I'd been able to concentrate sufficiently to decide to buy it!

    October 29, 2008

  • Last time I visited my father they were playing Pavarotti 24/7 at the local train station. Apparently stopped the youth gangs congregating as they couldn't stand it.

    October 29, 2008

  • Interesting. When I worked in bookstores, we were told never to play opera or hard rock, since those types of music tended to drive customers away. :-)

    October 29, 2008

  • Works for heli pilots too.

    October 29, 2008

  • This music Wagner, the auto club execs allege, can pique a motorist's anger, increasing the likelihood of a "wrathful crackup."

    - Source.

    October 29, 2008