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Fake Jukebox

Barkeep / staff gets to hear good music
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The jukebox song labels indicate a mixture of the hits of the day and the classic rock that people can't seem to get enough of. Who wants to hear that junk?

Here, each label actually corresponds to what the staff wants to hear. Since the songs play in order of their selection, people will punch in Bob Marley, and when their choice is up, they'll actually get The Undertones, but (here's the good part) they won't *know* it. They'll just think their song hasn't come around yet. Then they'll probably get drunk and not notice they're listening to glorious noise instead of mindless pap.

(Inspired by the musical snobbery in the anti - cover song thread and hanging out in an insufferably stupid bar last night)

snarfyguy, Aug 02 2003


       This is pure evil.   

DeathNinja, Aug 02 2003

       Well if I was the staff I would want Bangs by They Might Be Giants. +
sartep, Aug 02 2003

       That's okay by me, but let's not let this turn into people listing what music they would put in their fake jukebox.
snarfyguy, Aug 02 2003

       sorry...I go now
sartep, Aug 02 2003

       No, don't feel bad [sartep]. It's just that [jutta] recently tweaked the help page to say something about list-type games, and I didn't want it to go in that direction.
snarfyguy, Aug 02 2003

       I suspect this already exists, but we don't know for *sure*, right?
phoenix, Aug 03 2003

       This is baked in a boozer I was in recently - they'd accidentally somehow mixed up the numbering of the CDs on the jukey, creating some interesting results. I put on a few tracks off a compilation CD and ended up listening to The Corries of all things. It was quite funny, actually.
saker, Aug 04 2003

       The bastards in the Camden Head in Islington do this I'm sure. I suspect they have controls behind the bar that enable them to skip stuff, and to select other stuff. By the way, classic rock - junk? You take that back!
sild, Aug 04 2003

       great one snarf.   

       if everyone says its great does it become a list and thereby become not so great?
po, Aug 04 2003

       [slid]: I just meant stuff like Foreigner, Styx, Kansas, etc., esp. when used for "irony." See my profile for a short list of approved artists.   

       [po]: Thanks. Hope not!
snarfyguy, Aug 04 2003

       couldn't you just not put crappy music into the jukebox to begin with?
thejini, Aug 04 2003

       Very good [jini]. Part of the point is that people like bad music. This makes them think they're getting what they want.
snarfyguy, Aug 04 2003

       you could have the jukebox take your money, spit it back out and say, "why don't you drink up first"
thejini, Aug 04 2003

       "Your request to hear Flipper, I mean Journey, will be honored after you have imbibed sufficiently."
snarfyguy, Aug 04 2003

       Dr Hook, "Levitate" <thump> <thump>
po, Aug 04 2003

       What happens to the hapless drunks money? How about a 'pay as you play' system, whereby the payment for tracks that the barstaff unselect could be transfered to the inebriated ones tab... thus allowing him/her to enjoy the fruits of their poor musical tastes.
Cunninglinguist, Apr 16 2004


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