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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Please Hold…

posted by on March 20 at 14:49 PM

Calling the city of Seattle any time soon? When they put you on hold, you’ll be able to hear a mix of Seattle artists because, as the mayor says between songs “Seattle enjoys an amazing and diverse music scene.”

For those of you with no business to tend to, though, you can still hear their stream of hold music via www.seattle.gov/OnHold/.

I just checked it out for a few minutes. The first song I heard—a world music dance track—was a mystery to me. After that, they played an operatic number. Also a mystery. Sadly, they don’t identify the artists. But if you like what you hear, you can visit the website, where they list the songs included in the current mix. Right now there’s KJ Sawka featuring Blake Lewis, Joshua Morrison, Bill Anschell, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, Son Jack Jr., Matt Weiner and Del Rey, and more.

Weird, huh?

(Thank to John C. for the tip.)

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1

Yeah, that's been around for a while . . . I keep meaning to send them music and then forgetting. Thanks for the reminder!

Posted by Levislade | March 20, 2008 2:54 PM
2

this "news" or information was reported on slog more than a year ago i think. right after that wonderful cover story the Weekly did about Mayor Nickels + Jazz.

Posted by observer | March 20, 2008 5:04 PM
3

thank god for the opera chaser, that world beat-off shit hella sucked.

there is not nearly enough paul rucker on this compilation.

Posted by john | March 21, 2008 4:00 PM

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