Delta AirplaneSo we flew down to Florida on Friday morning. Not really much to report about the flight, but the one thing that I did notice, likely due to the price of oil (which oddly enough is really low right now), was that the plane was really full.

Better yet, before take off, our plane didn’t need to wait in any sort of line. We even took off on time!

And further, we landed 10 minutes early!

Hmmmm… Maybe the FAA will figure out that taking a bunch of planes out of the sky improves the entire system?

The one other thing I wanted to mention was the background music on the plane. Yes, background music piped in through the plane’s speakers.

I don’t ever recall background music on a plane, though, I must admit that I don’t fly much.

It was only playing when we were on the ground and it was only a loop of two songs.

Both had a very smooth jazzy sound with a female vocalist. Light stuff, really, until you listened to the lyrics…

It was Depeche Mode and New Order…

“Enjoy the Silence” and “Blue Monday”, respectively…

Yeah, two new wave euro-techno synthesizer bands from the 1980’s.

I don’t know, from being covered semi-recently by a band named “Orgy” to being the “elevator” music on an airplane…

Wow… Never saw that coming…

4 COMMENTS

  1. Blue Monday as elevator music… that’s something I haven’t heard yet (do love them tho!)! And boy, a loop of two songs – that could get old fast!

    I fly quite often, but aparently on Southwest (aka: budget wings) either hasn’t adopted the technology of background music yet or maybe its an individual pilot thing and he’s got it on “XM elevator classics” in the cockpit!

  2. It was bizarre, to say the least… I picked up on the Depeche Mode song first with the line “Words are so very unnecessary” and thought, hey, I know this…

    Then, when we were de-planeing (sp?), from the New Order song, the woman kept singing, “How does it feel?” and I kept thinking, well, kinda stiff and parched…

    It wasn’t until I was in the terminal that I realized that I knew that song too…

    Eitherway, it was a bizarre soundtrack for the setting — that being a flight full of blue-haired snowbirds…

  3. So, wtf was the singer/artist? I also made the mistake of taking a Delta flight and was treated to the jazzy versions of Blue Monday and Enjoy The Silence. Definitely worth downloading from the Internet or picking up for a penny at Ebay. Cheers!

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