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Elevator Music

The elevators in my building play music at an obscenely low volume during the day. It seems to get just a skosh louder as it gets closer to 5pm. That’s usually the only time I’m able to identify anything they’re playing. I usually assume it’s typical “muzak” sort of stuff and don’t bother straining my ears or running Shazam but TODAY, today was different. It was about 5:30pm when I was leaving the building and the unmistakable whine of one Elvis Costello could be heard through those muted elevator speakers!I had barely been able to step outside my office all day so I was instantly happy to hear a familiar (albeit petulant) voice and it just so happened to be my favorite song off Get Happy!! (“Opportunity”). It was the perfect little dipper for the end of an otherwise sauce-less day.