Daily Podcast: Join The Brand
Mr. Lieberman is right to call the musical metaphor informing TTAC's Question of the Day "seriously forced." In fact, it reminds me of 70's-era touchy-feely market research methodology. "If the Toyota Cressida was a dog [sic 'em], would it be more like an Australian Kelpie or a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen?" And yet, the QOTD also reminds me of a long-ago survey– in the UK of course– where a researcher claimed that listening to loud music was more likely to cause speeding (gasp!) than alcohol consumption. True dat. I've always had a thing for [theoretically] driving fast whilst under the influence of music. But it's nothing like alcoholic inebriation. When music, road, man and machine meld, it's a far better high than anything supplementary chemistry can provide. And I get the parallel between engineering and music. In fact, I reckon if The Big 2.8's execs could "get" Little Feat, they'd have a chance of saving their own bacon. But then, most people that age consider Neil Diamond rock and roll. Go figure.