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Airport Muzak Log
By Half-Handed Cloud
Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

Sometimes when i’m flying to a distant location for business, pleasure, or funeral, it’s fun to play a little Name-that-Tune game, and catalog the results in a notebook. A lot of the time, the instruments they choose to act out the melodies are hilarious—that’s kind of the best part. The Oakland Airport is very good for Muzak, especially around California’s Bay Area. Not sure if these are the right answers or not, but here’s what i’ve got:

Date: Song: Original Artist: Lead Inst:
Nov. 2004
"Mountain" Donovan ???
"Lowdown" Boz Scaggs ???
"When a Man Loves a Woman" Percy Sledge saxophone
"Dancing Queen" ABBA classical gtr
"Will You Still Love me Tomorrow" Carole King saxophone
"The Warmth of the Sun" Beach Boys vibes/sax
Mar. 2005
"Here, There & Everywhere" The Beatles electric gtr
"Don’t Worry Baby" Beach Boys flute/sax
July 2005
"Baby It’s You" Motown guitar
"My Guy" Motown saxophone
"It’s a Beautiful Morning" ??? guitar
"One on One" Hall & Oates vibraphone
Aug. 2005
"Feel the Earth Move…" Carole King saxophone
"Give Me One Reason" Tracy Chapman organ
Same Old Song" Motown saxophone
Sep. 2005
"Sugar Sugar" Archies electric gtr
"Holiday" The Bee Gees strings
Jan. 2006
Watching the Detectives" Elvis Costello elec.gtr/piano
May 2006
"Darlin’" Beach Boys electric gtr
July 2006
"Cherish the Love" Madonna classical gtr
"Love Will Keep Us Together" Captain & Tenille saxophone

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