Can someone explain to me why Starbucks insisted on playing the same five damn songs off the new Paul McCartney album over and over and over yesterday?  I mean, I get that they have some promotional tie in (see, e.g., tremendously over-the-top ass-kissing reviews of said album posted in front of the Starbucks cash registers.)  But why only five songs?  Is the rest of the album too bad to play, even in a store that calls it “evocative, emotional, and rocking?”  Is this really just an effort to get loitering, Bar-studying students like me, the kind who buy one cup of coffee and then sit for three hours, out of there?  Because let me tell you, if that was their plan, it totally worked.

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