Friday, September 03, 2010
Some 70's Music
We have a place down the street we really like to eat at, in fact, we ate there three times this week. They have a killer Cobb Salad which I ordered all three times we went there in the last few days. I've posted pictures of Glenn's Diner here before. click on the hypertext to see visiting with my daughter and one of her friends from Toronto. Glenn's Diner isn't really a diner but has some of the best and freshest seafood in the city. Which makes it kind of mental I always order Cobb Salad. I don't know if it's me or what but we've run into a number of places that are playing super cloying 70's music. The cafe I worked at was also playing it all the time but I figured that's because my boss really liked that era and style of music as it was popular with the U.S. invasion of Vietnam when she left to move here. Most restauarants and bars have to deal with how to play music and pay royalties so often they subscribe to a satelite music venue that they pay for which covers the royalties on songs. Maybe playing the top 40 70's tunes is some kind of cultural backlash against all the classic rock stations out there. Well, you can't really have a dinner restaurant and play classic rock unless you're the Hardrock. Most people don't want to hear The Killers, U2 or Dylan while they are eating or visiting friends in public eating establishments. (that's why i go to the Hardrock...they aren't playing Terry and Susan Jacks or the equivalent Britney Spears). Anyways, this era of pop music has been on in a lot of places lately. I don't mind it. I don't even hate it. Sometimes it even gives Stagg and I a good laugh, some Neil Diamond, Edward Bear, Al Stewart, Jackson Brown...sometimes a little cocaine-fueled overproduction makes for some humourous easy-listening. The thing is...what does put me on edge...I keep thinking my parents are about to start fighting.