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Welcome to The Hotel John Coltrane

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I listen to a lot of radio, BBC R4 being one of my favourite stations, but every so often a track is played that fills me with total teeth clenching rage. That has just happened, as the loathsome Eagles track "Welcome to the Hotel California" has been played (again).

I could make a list of hated tracks that I never want to hear again. I suspect most people could. Cockney Rebel would feature at the top of that list along with The Dubliners, and many more.... "Come On Eileen" - Dexys Midnight Runners grrrrrrrrrrrrr that one is like audio waterboarding for me.

Now for the solution. A piece of extra circuitry containing some kind of digital signature of all of my most hated tracks, pre-loaded via the internet, so that I don't have to listen to them as they are installed on the chip.

Through this circuit would pass every radio signal prior to being allowed to emerge from the actual speaker. A slight delay would allow them to be analysed.

If the signatures of any of my hated songs were detected and matched up, they would be instantly supplanted with other music of identical length from a library of my desired choices. Welcome to The Hotel John Coltrane.

xenzag, Apr 20 2013

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       Would work fine, except due to a software malfunction, it would only play the songs you can't stand,
not_morrison_rm, Apr 20 2013
  

       Each piece of software would be accompanied by a small hammer on a chain, to be attached to the radio and used in the case of a total failure to pound the offending audio device into a pile of smithereens.
xenzag, Apr 20 2013
  

       Not just one smithereen?
sqeaketh the wheel, Apr 20 2013
  

       Listening to hated songs builds character...   

       Wonder if torture does as well...
RayfordSteele, Apr 22 2013
  

       Yikes, rage and hate...get a gun.
xandram, Apr 24 2013
  

       This seems like it could be done. [mfd] the tracks that is, not the idea...
4whom, Apr 25 2013
  

       of course if it can be done for "The Eagles" it could be done for Eezi-Off Bang on the telly...
4whom, Apr 25 2013
  
      
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