I often wonder how much effort goes into picking the music played in public spaces. Do the people who assemble these societal soundtracks just pick their favorites, or a random assortment of whatever they can find, or is there an enormous amount of thought and effort and psychological analysis put into the selection?
And if there is, in fact, a lot of thought put into the process, then who in the name of Bob thought it was a good idea to have the song “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” played through the speakers at the Cleveland airport? And then, half an hour later, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”—on a Sunday?
I thought it was hilarious, but there are those who are already so stressed about flying that they’d probably verge on having a coronary.