I’m on hold with Sprint right now to make sure my old cell account is really cancelled so I can go on my merry way with my spiffy new android phone.
(imagine a world where we could just trust this stuff to happen)
Sprint’s hold music is always super-anonymous – very sincerely strummed acoustic guitars. Just now I got to wondering about how this music gets born.
Is there some closet rock star out there proudly strumming this little number in a coffee shop, being moved by its elementary melodic qualities, maybe prefacing with, “you can catch this tune on hold with sprint once every hour, and now we’re in talks with a major bank to get some plays with them as well”?
Or, is it some studio hack locked in his closet of equipment, churning out variations on a placating theme like arithmetic tables, thinking, “I have to suspend a second at least once every eight bars to keep the caller docile” because that’s the equivalent of painting a jail’s holding cell a pale pink?
Finally, am I the only person in the history of the universe to have this thought?