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Don't try this in the pub . . . oh alright then, do try this in the pub

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Shackley, 10 Jul 2006.

  1. Shackley


    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 3,054

    "The 21st-century has caught up with the jukebox. There are now nearly 2,000 internet-connected jukeboxes in the UK, each of which can access as many as 2m tracks - and with this development has come Wyatting, which is either a fearless act of situationist cultural warfare or a nauseatingly snobbish prank, depending on who you ask." - http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1816709,00.html#article_continue

    Suggestions for music that will empty a pub - I nominate "An Electric Storm" by "The White Noise".
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I'm not sure if this is actually a thread for Speakers Corner, I don't see much to discuss in a topical sense or debate beyond the best suggestions to clear a bar so it might be better in GD or Music?

    I'd suggest probably the Spice Girls to clear a bar or Slipknot as both come under different but equally annoying standards of suck(well it would get me to leave at least).
  3. eStu

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,171

    Location: Surrey

    Heh thats a novel idea for annoying people quite easily. It'll never catch on though, I've been at pubs where the landlords skip the tracks you paid for because they don't like them, so I'm sure they wont hesistate to skip something awful thats bothering their patrons!

    What I'd like is a master remote for these jukeboxs! Now that'd be annoying, changing tracks and volume!
  4. calnen


    Joined: 5 Jan 2004

    Posts: 4,063

    Location: Chester

    A couple of the union bars have had these since I got to Uni (2 years), its hardly breaking news...

    They are good, but tend to be pretty expensive (50p a track, as opposed to 20 in the normal ones).
  5. anarchist


    Joined: 2 Dec 2004

    Posts: 9,702

    Location: Midlands

    That reminds me of a news item I heard a few weeks ago, about councils piping Barry Manilow type music into car parks etc. late at night in order to disperse yobs. Not sure if it has been a success or not though!
  6. Vonhelmet


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 48,107

    Location: On the hoods

    Eh. We used to do that even with the old style jukeboxes. Put a couple of quid in and select some junk to play 6 times in a row, then leave the bar.
  7. badgermonkey


    Joined: 4 Mar 2006

    Posts: 3,712

    Location: Wales

    I make sure i get my moneys worth as those download ones are ridiculously overpriced. £2 for 3 tracks, so i stick on such greats as Dragonforce to get a good long play from my £3 :)
  8. Thing


    Joined: 7 Oct 2005

    Posts: 204

    Genesis :p

    Actuallly i'd be tempted to put Motion City Soundtrack or something else I like on and see the reactions...
  9. BigRoger


    Joined: 28 Dec 2005

    Posts: 461

    Location: Stoke

    ymca in a rocker bar always goes down well ;)
  10. Tommy B


    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 8,027

    Location: The Place To Be

    Personally I say we get these nerds out of the pubs.

    What a way to ruin the culture and character of pubs.

    Burn these machines :(
  11. Dolph

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

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    Location: Plymouth

    They do that near where I work, it works quite well, at least in terms of moving the trouble elsewhere...
  12. robmiller


    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 16,522

    Location: London

    As if a. national chains haven't done that already and b. one of these is ever going to get installed in a pub that has a modicum of "culture and character".