Thursday, June 19, 2008

now I can enjoy the soothing dulcet tones of traffic

The cd player in the urban assault vehicle suddenly up and died on Monday. Coincidently this was the same day that I had to make an appointment at the dealership to have some major work done on a fuel pump or vapour lock or some such thing. Big 4 and 1/2 hour job anyway, so they tell me.

So what was the first thing I told the service advisor? Yeah, it wasn't the fuel pump detail.

Next Monday, they have to pull out the radio altogether and order a new system. Gott im Himmel, I hope they have the replacement in stock! There is no point in buying any new cds until I get my music studio running again.

Would you rather spend eternity listening to a car alarm or a leaf blower?

24 comments:

mellowlee said...

Yikes! I hope your stereo gets fixed ASAP! Given the choice between a leaf blower and a car alarm...I choose the car alarm. Leaf blowers make me want to gouge at my ears with a rusty fork!

Stephanie said...

Leaf blower!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Bummer.

Allison said...

Leaf blower, hands down.

I hope the stereo gets fixed soon. In the meantime at least you have the voices in your head to keep you company. :)

bloody awful poetry said...

Leaf blower. Defo.

And hope the stereo gets fixed! It sucks not having a music studio.

Strawberry Blondie said...

The leaf blower. If you muffle your ears it can almost sound like the drone of traffic whereas a car alarm always undisguisably sounds like Satan playing an electric bango inside your brain.

Gifted Typist said...

You know, Zombie, you really know how to frame an argument

Captain Karen said...

OOh a leaf blower for sure. As for the Urban Assault Vehicle's sudden lack of musical moments...at least it happened BEFORE you took it in. Thank goodness for small miracles.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I tend to lean toward your choice, Mel (although can we even call it a choice or simply a less painful way to die?).

Have you ever seen anybody clear snow with one of those instruments of the devil, Stephanie? It's a sick sight.

Indeed, Dr M.

I actually find the car alarm slightly more musical than the leaf blower, Al, but we are talking barely perceptible differences. The voices say hello btw.

Another leaf blower fan, BAP? Hmmm.
The mobile music studio is sorely missed and boy is my commute ever long now.

Satan playing an electric bango inside your brain - you sure do have a way with words, Strawberry Blondie! I will never hear a car alarm in quite the same way again.

I guess I just have my priorities right, Gifted. Some things you don't mess with.

Good point, Karen, I've been spending too much time reading old magazines in that waiting room already any way.

Will said...

I think you may just come to get used to the leaf blower, whereas the car alarm would always hold the promise of maybe turning off ... except it never fucking would.

Let's hope they fix that CD player fast, though if it takes a while, you can splurge on a whole bunch of CDs once it comes.

kelly said...

well a car alarm is kinda like a siren...sirens mean we're leaving the hall for some potential excitement...so you'd think car alarms are better...but nope....I am so anti-noise, maybe I'm just getting old but somedays even if its good music..i would rather have silence

Beth said...

I've never had a CD player in a car. Strange, huh? But I just had a fuel pump replaced — *ouch*!

Stephanie said...

Nope, no Virgin Fest for me... although I really did consider it, but with the Vancouver/Seattle Radiohead looming, I just couldn't afford it.

Matt Good's playing in Edmonton on the 21st. 22nd at Virgin Fest.

Stephanie said...

oh and no... I haven't seen anyone clean snow with a leaf blower, but we did take off the nozzel and then stick it in the dryer vent and shot all the lint into the backyard.

URBAN BLONDE said...

No matter what I answer to your question I'm assuming I'm in HELL?

Hmmm did that CD player gasp it's last breath when I was in the vehicle? I've been known to stop clocks but never audio equipment. This could be a first.

mister anchovy said...

I love listening to CDs just a little too loud while driving!

Westcoast Walker said...

I think that the leaf blower is potentially more interactive, you could clog it up partially and make cool sounds, put it in water and make bubbles, or bang on it rhythmically while you scatter debris - hours of fun!

BeckEye said...

That's like a nightmare. The worst part of losing the CD player is when you start singing to make up for its loss and you finally realize exactly what a bad singer you are. The music generally covers that up.

Serah said...

Oh NO!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

But when the car alarm finally mercifully does stop, it's pretty sweet, Will, sort of like stopping hitting yourself in the head with a hammer.

You're just getting old, Kelly. Do firefighters look forward to the excitement of the siren, I wonder,or would you rather have it quiet all shift?

Ouch, yes the fuel pump. Fortunately mine is still under warranty. But Beth how can you of all people live without a car cd player?

Oh right, I got my dates mixed up, Stephanie. I hope Matt gives you a great show! Jealous I am.

Chock up another one on your belt, Urban Blonde, because that's pretty much when the cd player croaked. You have another skill to add to your resume!

Yes, they always need to be a little too loud, Mister Anchovy, which is why I prefer to drive alone, or with someone who shares my musical tastes.

Fun with leafblowers! Why did I not consider that, Westcoast Walker. In fact I may just try interacting with it the next time I hear one.

It's also why I am afraid to actually try karaoke, Beckeye. I can't hide behind the much better singers. More of a backup gal, myself.

Tis true, Serah, but it's a temporary setback.

kelly said...

we like excitement...definately

Deb said...

Leaf blower all the way.

Although the most annoying sound has gotta be the McDonald's "fries are ready" alarm/screech/torture device. We sat in there the other day and it almost killed us.

Deb said...

Leaf blower all the way.

Although the most annoying sound has gotta be the McDonald's "fries are ready" alarm/screech/torture device. We sat in there the other day and it almost killed us.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I guess if you didn't like excitement, you wouldn't choose firefighters, eh, Kelly?

I don't know that McDonald's sound, Deb. It's been many years since I've been to one and I guess I should be grateful for that in more ways than one.