The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48555   Message #729666
Posted By: Helen
13-Jun-02 - 10:51 PM
Thread Name: What is Muzak?
Subject: RE: What is Muzak?
Don't get me wrong - I hate Muzak as much as the next musician. My idea of hell was epitomised in that cult tv series The Prisoner, in the scene where the Patrick McGoohan character finally cracked under the pressure of non-stop non-music and ripped out the speaker wires for the Muzak and a little robot came in immediately and fixed it all again.

Anyway, just to put a slightly different slant on the conversation, I heard an interesting radio discussion about the creator of Muzak, who had been a data cabling expert in WWII (I think) and after the war he started experimenting with cabling (and charging for) music (if you can call it that) into corporate buildings. Interesting historical info.