Monday, July 03, 2006

Coming to you live, from beautiful downtown 1987ville

The words "smooth jazz" will always be associated in my mind with the banal saxophone stylings of Kenny G. Mr. G was popular in the late 1980s with all-sax hits such as "Song Bird", "Free Bird", "Free as a Bird in Song", and "Robo-Sax Death Hacksaw", and never really warmed anyone's hearts at all. Nevertheless, some non-creative radio executives somewhere decided that there should be entire radio stations devoted to this style of lackadaisical horn squirting.

And apparently, judging by the design of this billboard, these marketers of Kenny G-style smooth jazz (read: laxative) dreck still believe it's the late 1980s. Which is to their detriment, because the smooth jazz stations here in Portland never seem to last longer than two changes of underwear.

So, good luck with that. Squirrrrrrrttt.

3 Talked Back:

At July 4, 2006 at 12:57:00 AM CDT, Blogger Jim said...

so, that means it'll last 6 months


At July 4, 2006 at 11:52:00 AM CDT, Blogger K said...

I lived in Texas in the 1980s and I believe that sign was over Central Expressway until last week when they moved it to Portland. Enjoy!


At July 4, 2006 at 12:04:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

Jim - considering the laxative effect of smooth jazz, two changes can occur the same day.


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