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PassiveTheory
11-20-2007, 01:28 PM
Yeah, I just walked into my school's cafe, and they were playing "In The Aeroplane Over The Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel on the boombox. Pretty righteous.

Also, like 2 months ago, they were playing "Fake Empire" by the National at the McDonalds I went to eat at during my job training lunch break... Weird.

Mr.Nipples
11-20-2007, 01:31 PM
take a walk on the wildside by lou reed while at a dress barn...

PassiveTheory
11-20-2007, 01:34 PM
Nice.

EDIT: 2 more till' 3K, Nipples. =D

JustSteve
11-20-2007, 03:08 PM
i once figured out how to make it so our "muzak" style music system at our store would play normal cd's instead of the preprogrammed stuff that was sent. it was nice to walk into work at 6am, throw on dr. dre's "chronic" album and go take a couple tokes in the walk in freezer. we would even try to play it during business hours and just turn it down when customers would come in, but our slow reaction times got us in trouble more than once. oh to be young again...

Boourns
11-20-2007, 03:10 PM
February 2005 I'm in a tux shop in a mall in Jacksonville, FL and hear "Crown of Love". The FYE across from the store was playing Funeral. Badass.

PassiveTheory
11-20-2007, 03:19 PM
Nice. The question I now reflect on is...Why in the world would McDonalds be playing a National song?... Perhaps a mix-up occurred and they thought it was a country western album?... It still boggles my mind to this day.

amyzzz
11-20-2007, 03:43 PM
I heard DCFC at Home Depot once.

betao
11-20-2007, 04:57 PM
my friend who works in what I believe is a Comp USA (not sure) heard, on their radio, "and I was a boy from school" by Hot Chip, a Flaming Lips song, and a Postal Service Song I think

bleep
11-20-2007, 05:04 PM
The Presidents of the United States of America - Lump
while riding in the back of a taxi cab in southeast asia

orbit
11-20-2007, 05:34 PM
Aphex Twin - Avril 14th

While paying my car insurance. The lady in the office was hearing NPR's morning edition. NPR use Aphex tracks quite often.

Courtney
11-20-2007, 06:06 PM
My local Longs Drugs has been playing both Tori Amos and PJ Harvey recently.

samiksha
11-20-2007, 08:51 PM
we played music at the tanning salon where i used to work at and most of the time i worked alone and had control over the stereo. i think i played sigur ros the most.

samiksha
11-20-2007, 09:04 PM
i really liked the job for that reason. it was fun playing DJ.

roberto73
11-20-2007, 09:14 PM
Last week, during my 15-minute supermarket trip, I heard R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)," XTC's "King for a Day," and Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House" back to back to back. The fourth song? "Ice Ice Baby." There has to be an explanation.

Boourns
11-20-2007, 09:31 PM
Was at Golden Corral (basically an east coast Hometown Buffet except not quite as horrible) back in February and while talking about Coachella, "Don't Dream It's Over" started playing.

Benis23
11-20-2007, 10:43 PM
one night at the gym they decided to play only classic rock - bob dylan, zeppelin, creedence clearwater, crosby stills nash, cream, which caught me off guard

SojuGorae
11-20-2007, 11:08 PM
In my case, it's been in reverse since I've lived in Korea.

There's a bar close to where I live, called, ahem, "Rock N' Roll Bar" but the one time I went, they played fucking Celine Dion and Destiny's Child.

ADrunkPoet
11-21-2007, 12:54 AM
Imagine at Dick Cheney's funeral.

All That I Am
11-21-2007, 05:09 AM
At work i've been stupefied lately, I walked in and didn't at first recognize the song but when i realized i was jamming to it i was shocked to realize they were playing Jamie Lidell's The City. They started playing The National's Fake Empire like on the day that album was released. They've also been playing Tori Amos, i don't know the name of the song tho'. They played Drive by R.E.M., Crazy by Gnarls Barkley and Float on by Modest Mouse.
They're getting pretty hip for a grocery store.

Boourns
11-21-2007, 06:36 AM
I heard "Karma Police" at some Japanese-style fast food joint in Universal Citywalk in 2001 and 2005.

sonofhal
11-21-2007, 06:46 AM
I was in a muffin shop in Welwyn Garden City today, and they played Lovers Spit followed by A Movie Script Ending. I nearly spilled my tea.

Melanie.Dawn
11-21-2007, 07:04 AM
I went to Moxies for supper not to long ago, and they played yeah yeah yeahs, Broken Social Scene, Nirvana, Meligrove band and Queens. Just one song may have been nothing, but they were all in a row. I was so surpirsed.

luckyface
11-21-2007, 07:33 AM
I heard "Karma Police" at some Japanese-style fast food joint in Universal Citywalk in 2001 and 2005.

That must have had a serious impact on your life... To remember where a Radiohead song was playing back in 2001?

Boourns
11-21-2007, 07:39 AM
Well that was the summer I started really getting into Radiohead. We were in California on vacation and I was playing a poorly burned cd in the rental car nonstop.

Alchemy
11-21-2007, 09:12 AM
When I worked at Marble Slab, I would put on a playlist of pure Coachella artists playing the festival the month before Coachella.

J~$$$
11-21-2007, 09:37 AM
Driving down the street and seeing bugonurlips mom on the corner and hearing " feel like makin love" by bad company.

BoardsofCoachella
11-21-2007, 04:20 PM
Iron Maidens "run to the hills" at the Indian gaming casino.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
11-21-2007, 06:50 PM
Was at Golden Corral (basically an east coast Hometown Buffet except not quite as horrible) back in February and while talking about Coachella, "Don't Dream It's Over" started playing.

Did some asshole throw a bottle at the cashier to complete the effect?

betao
11-21-2007, 07:33 PM
Was at Golden Corral (basically an east coast Hometown Buffet except not quite as horrible) back in February and while talking about Coachella, "Don't Dream It's Over" started playing.

golden corral's are all over here on the east coast. its funny, you explained it to people as if they dont know what it is... haha cuz here where I live, everyone knows that they are (and actually quite enjoy them as well)

betao
11-21-2007, 07:33 PM
oh and I heard "Porcelain" by Moby in an Outback Steakhouse once

fasttrack
11-21-2007, 08:46 PM
i heard porcelain by thursday on the radio at work the other day.

superfiction
11-22-2007, 02:00 PM
everything in its right place by radiohead over the PA while i was walkingaround at the mall i used to work at

Boourns
11-22-2007, 02:25 PM
I heard Pulp (Joyriders, I think) in an empty Mojave tent at Coachella on Saturday this year on my way out of the venue. I dunno what time it was, I guess 10ish since LCD Soundsystem wasn't finished yet.

RotationSlimWang
11-22-2007, 02:39 PM
"Make Yourself" in The Gap.

rage patton
11-22-2007, 02:50 PM
They're getting pretty hip for a grocery store.

On my first shift at Safeway I heard Sugar by System of a Down...

All around me old ladies started getting into fights. It was intense.

PassiveTheory
11-22-2007, 03:27 PM
Rage, you poor bastard, you work at Safeway?... You've got my empathy, man.

shotglass75
11-22-2007, 05:36 PM
Groove Is In The Heart at a funeral

RotationSlimWang
11-22-2007, 05:36 PM
Groove Is In The Heart at a funeral

I'm so adding that to the playlist for my party funeral.

Neutral Milk Hotel
11-22-2007, 05:46 PM
This isn't really a story about a good song, but I remember being amused a few years ago at this Fourth of July neighborhood extravaganza that brought out all the kids and families to hear the unedited version of You're Beautiful. The 5th grade in me internally snickered at hearing "so fucking high" with a bunch of five-year-olds around. Now that I think about it, I was kind of pleasantly surprised to hear them ease off on the patriotic country flag waving bullshit music and play "Blowin' the Wind". But when it's unexpected to hear Blowin' in the Wind on a day that supposedly honors a lot of what that song is about, it says more about the country than the song. Or something.

rage patton
11-22-2007, 06:48 PM
Rage, you poor bastard, you work at Safeway?... You've got my empathy, man.

Nah... Its been almost a year since I worked there. The people were great... but the job sucks. 5:30am shifts while going to school? No thank you.
Why? Do you work/did you work at Safeway?