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May 12, 2004

Enjoy your ride

One of the remarkable features of the Pyongyang Metro is the martial music played in the system. This consists of North Korean anthems and patriotic songs, although the speaker system is also used for, shall we say, public service announcements, reportedly including messages exhorting people to be on the lookout for traitors and spies.

Much of the time, though, travelers hear music such as the selections presented here.

This makes me feel so glad they stopped the experiments with muzak on the Vienna metro. Strauss waltzes, if played continuously, are at least as awful as "No Motherland Without You" or "Reunification Rainbow".

[Sincere thanks to Harald, who posted this link on stadtverkehr-austria. It was just too good not to repost.]

Posted by Horst on May 12, 2004 02:53 PM to linkage | Tell-a-friend
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