Stand up for your rights…

I am on hold waiting for a Sybase web-based telephone conference to start. Playing in my ear is a “lite” instrumental version of Get up, Stand Up by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. This song is described on the Bob Marley website as follows:

This is the cutting call-to-arms that kicked off the Burnin’ album. Seldom has the Rasta ethos been spelled out with greater sagacity, yet the theme transcends all religious and political boundaries. Amnesty International uses this song as their anthem.

I would have assumed that a song of this description would somehow be ineligible for conversion to a Muzak-like format. But it would appear not. I fully expect a jazzy version of Biko to start momentarily.

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Ann on March 14, 2002 - 20:01

My favourite Muzak was the hugely tamed down but nonetheless distinct version of Purple Haze I heard in an elevator in Toronto

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