Cage elevators.

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  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    All this reminds me of a cage elevator anecdote.

    My grandmother had a friend in Shanghai whose husband had financed and built an apartment complex. They were planning to install a cage elevator in the main lobby and then the Communists came whereupon the importation of such an item proved impossible.

    So now there is just this sort of gaping void in the lobby.
     


  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Those communists certainly knew how to spoil a party.


    Yes indeed. You might not even know how right you are. Oh the parties that then took place in LK's own Principality. They were incroyable, as they used to say.
     


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    Good eye!

    On a sad note, we don't have them here, I'm in flatland.
     


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    I dig them, too. But surely you must also like some of the latest modern elevators, despite their "distant electric efficiency". The double-decker ones amuse me in a peculiar way.
     


  6. LabelKing

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    Only the most modern unique elevators are interesting. Otherwise, they are very banal.
     


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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    hence 'elevator music'.
     


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    Margaret Senior member

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    When I think of the film 'Last Tango in Paris', the only thing that comes to mind is the elevator. To be honest, I can't even recall whether it's a particularly distinctive elevator -- it's just the most memorable thing about the movie for me.
     


  9. Margaret

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    hence 'elevator music'.

    Usually sounds better than Cage 'music'.
     


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    Usually sounds better than Cage 'music'.

    Living in La Jolla, I was fortunate to many times hear John Cage conduct his music at UCSD before his death. Far from "elevator music" and seldom heard, it is unlikely to ever know the ears of anyone else in our cage elevator here in Minsk.

    That is what you meant by Cage music, isn't it? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    I've come around a lot on John Cage, in the last couple of years. One of my college roommates was a devotee.
     


  12. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Elevator music of any description would be preferable to the insipid muzak version of the Carpenters' Top of the World that was playing in the grocery store today.
     


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    Margaret Senior member

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    Living in La Jolla, I was fortunate to many times hear John Cage conduct his music at UCSD before his death. Far from "elevator music" and seldom heard, it is unlikely to ever know the ears of anyone else in our cage elevator here in Minsk.

    That is what you meant by Cage music, isn't it? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Yes, although since my attitude towards his work was formed as a college freshman, he's probably due a fresh, open-minded listening. From what I can recall, I'm sure I still won't 'like' it, but I may at least find it interesting.
     


  14. faustian bargain

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    Elevator music of any description would be preferable to the insipid muzak version of the Carpenters' Top of the World that was playing in the grocery store today.

    classic!

    anyway that's better than the drug store i was in a couple days ago, playing a best-of Chicago cd. Listening to Peter Cetera was like having my skin peeled.
     


  15. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    classic!

    anyway that's better than the drug store i was in a couple days ago, playing a best-of Chicago cd. Listening to Peter Cetera was like having my skin peeled.


    I believe "like being flayed alive" is the appropriately expressive phrase.
     


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