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A little less than a happy high
To arms!
MBTA officials have deemed nonacoustic music a hazard in T stations. Beginning Dec. 1, they are banning electric keyboards and guitars, microphones, and amplifiers, saying they drown out important messages on the public address system. Saxophones, trumpets, and horns of any kind also will be forbidden.

I can't even begin to say how disappointed and angry I am about this.

Current Mood: pessimistic pessimistic
Current Music: Mary Lou Lord, "Camden Town Rain"

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mittenstein From: mittenstein Date: November 17th, 2003 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
the ride my pony guy at harvard square is a goner.
komos From: komos Date: November 17th, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
The guy with the faulty voicebox and the Alf doll is going to be forced out onto the street, too.
quislibet From: quislibet Date: November 17th, 2003 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's not as though you can even hear those announcements anyway over conversation or even the squeaking of rats, or understand them if you could.
quislibet From: quislibet Date: November 17th, 2003 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, and

"A subway station is a transit center first, and a concert venue probably last."

I would be a happier man if this were true of North Station.
komos From: komos Date: November 18th, 2003 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I read today that it has something to do with security precautions meant to protect us from terrorists. There have been complaints, it seems, from riders concerned that they could not hear the very important messages about the nerve gas that's seeping down the tunnels.

I'm so very tired of hearing about terrorists.
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komos From: komos Date: November 19th, 2003 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'd say it would be surreal but...

...my world would make so much more sense with King Diamond sung in four part harmony backed by screams over the intercom.

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