Waiting In Line

wobbie wobbit's picture

Waiting In Line

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Liner Notes: 

my second skirmish collaboration with text to speech online thing. turned out longer than i expected but maybe that is apt... and just a sketch as to the idea, but good to do a skirmish. thanks Marv Smile

Lyrics: 

your call is important to us
we are currently experiencing a high call volume
you are being held in a queue, position 21

thank you for your patience
your call is important to us
you are being held in a queue, position 20

thank you for your continued patience
your call is important to us
you are being held in a queue, position 18

wow hasn't this muzak driven you away yet?
congratulations, advance to position 15!

your call is still important to us
but you have to listen to the same 8 bars
sorry.
position 15

i know, you're disappointed that your position didn't advance
your call is important to us
you are being held in a queue, position 15

oh no! it didn't advance again!
we are currently experiencing a high call volume
you are being held in a queue, position 12

Phew!
imagine if you had to listen to this forever?
and were just stuck on 15?
your call is important to us
position 9

bonus! that was a leap eh?
lets hope for more jumps like that as the hangers-on drop off
killed by muzak!
position 6

how do you think i feel?
constantly surrounded by the same 8 bars?
I have to tell all the other people too!
going round constantly , constantly.
your call is important to us
thank you for your patience

your call is important to us
thank you for your continued patience...
hello customer services. Can I help you?



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Comments

OdilonGreen's picture

I quite liked the performative / theatrical aspect of this, and there was lots of good humor mixed in with the waiting ("Oh no! It didn't advance again!"). I was really curious as to how it would end; very nice of you to let the listener through eventually, as I thought we may be trapped in a fade-out signifying an eternity of waiting for a live operator to pick up. You are merciful indeed! Biggrin

Deaf Steever's picture

Organ! That's awesome! Smile Why do I get easy-listening jazz whenever I'm put on hold??! Groovy muzak! I'm definitely tapping my foot.

I love the gradual build-up to silliness. Hehe. Funny stuff! I almost wish the lady would say this stuff when I'm on hold. It'd be a helluva lot more entertaining.

Love the conclusion. Smile

marvsmooth's picture

Fantastic piece of satire here, written and performed wonderfully.

As @Deaf Steever mentioned, the building up of silliness was brilliant, and gave it a wonderful Python-esque feel.

Great!

atitlan's picture

Note sure I'd have been able to resist ending it with getting cut-off and having to redial or transferred and back in the queue again. Amusing track and I like the idea of the voice of the queue being kind of self-aware - that 'how do you think I feel?' verse is a great touch.

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Wow - love that retro organ sound, although it's supposed to be muzak! Story very funny and the constant stop/start keeps the interest up. Dark and witty!

Argh, this was too painful! Very nicely done, the deeply uninterested customer service operative at the end cracked me up.

JWHanberry's picture

Well done. More artsy than most 50/90 fare. We can all relate to this story.

Max in the Woods's picture

That voice! And the music! They go so well with these words. Love your human voice at the end, that really brings it to a perfect conclusion.

TheTau's picture

Absolutely Hilarious, and I wasn't even connected
Russ Dirol

PeteMurphy's picture

Wobbie! This is brilliant. So well done!
I like the text to speech thing being used in music. One of my favourite musicians has an album that is full of text to speech stuff (Personalizer by Zach Phillips - https://zachphillips.bandcamp.com/album/personalizer )
So what do you use for text to speech? And how do you get the speech into your music recordng program?
Ace!

This is brilliant! Oh sooo captures the frustration of waiting in a phone queue. I am usually on the other end going ackkk can't hear this anymore!! The twist at the end tho for me was your voice that answered the call, as I expected it was you who was waiting in the queue not the other way round!

writeandwrong's picture

Ha!! This is amazing! I wish all companies would adopt this much more entertaining ditty on their VR systems! Tho...at some point, I'd like to get a live person! haha! Very creative! Love it!!! Smile Smile Smile