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Saturday, 21 June 2008

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Blowing through the jasmine in my mind...

The 1970s Seals and Crofts pop standard, "Summer Breeze," is now, thanks to piped in music, the song most people are trying to "get out of their heads."

No doubt anyone who has been in a bank, elevator or department store in the last 5 years has heard the song numerous times, but the problem seems to have reached a critical level in the past 6 months.

"I used to like Seals and Crofts' brand of easy pop, but now I fill my clothes dryer with rocks and run it on high just to drown out their light tenor harmonies" stated Doug Hashmen of Topeka, KS. Doug works in a men's clothing store and says he hears the song at least 4 times a day every work day, and many times later, in his head, once he leaves work. "I mean," he continued "we used to make fun of "Mandy" but I'd rather wash Barry Manilow's car with my weiner than hear that "Summer Breeze" again."

Sally Carrile of Chicago agrees. "I was making out with some guy in the copier room and that song came on. We both were so turned off that we just went back to work. That's one degrading meaningless affair I won't be having. Thanks a lot, Jimmy Seals and Dash Crofts!"

Packaged music executive Al Pindergast explained that the music played at most offices comes prepackaged, and the companies playing it have no control over what songs get played. His company tries to use a collection of songs that are both appealing and forgettable, but sometimes they make mistakes "like with "Big Yellow Taxi."

He explained: "We played that one so much that we were getting way more death threats than usual. Lets hope that the people that used to like Seals and Crofts are less violent than the people that used to like Joni Mitchell."

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