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September 5, 2009

HOUSE FINDS JAZZ NOT PATRIOTIC ENOUGH FOR TELEPHONE HOLD MUSIC

The Hill - The House switched its on-hold telephone music back to patriot tunes after a three-week experiment with smooth jazz and elevator music was judged to be offensive. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) was so outraged that his constituents were subjected to more anodyne jazz selections that he wrote a letter to the office that oversees the music selection asking for the situation to be reversed

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

smooth jazz and elevator music are not really part of the jazz genre, which is america's own classic musical art form.
Its too bad whoever makes choices for the on hold music for the House doesn't know that.
The reason smooth jazz is offensive is because it hasn't any real artistic or social value, it is more like musical pornography or bad candy.

September 5, 2009 10:35 PM  

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