Sunday, January 29, 2012

Music at SeaTac airport?

Mayor McGinn got a photo op, but I missed the music.

SeaTac airport made a big splash about having Seattle's famous music at the airport yesterday (Saturday), called Experience the City of Music. I spent a half hour there yesterday - the same day - after their big event. Where was the music at 8:45? I couldn't hear it.

Crosscut reports
You may want to take those earbuds out while waiting for your luggage at Sea-Tac Airport. Starting this week, Sea-Tac Airport is offering free upgrades that include the sights and sounds of Northwest music. The Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative: Experience the City of Music launches on Saturday (Jan. 28) — a collaboration between the Port of Seattle, Seattle Music Commission, and PlayNetwork.
And here is the list of what I didn't hear. These are supposed to be long-term, not just during the mayor's public appearance. OK, OK, I admit I wouldn't recognize the voice of Sir Mix-a-Lot in a laundromat.
  • Overhead music by such local emerging artists as Fences, Beat Connection, and Allen Stone along with legends Ray Charles, Heart, and Nirvana.
  • Overhead safety and informational announcements read by local musicians such as Ben Gibbard, LeRoy Bell, Macklemore, Jerry Cantrell, and Sir Mix-A-Lot.
  • Video segments on terminal monitors with original content from KEXP, EMP, MTV, Chase Jarvis, Seattle Channel's Art Zone, Light in the Attic Records, and The Seattle Band Map.
  • Web-based multi-channel music player available via the airport's free WiFi.
  • Android mobile app that features access to the PlayNetwork music playlist, videos and concert listings. iPhone, Windows Phone 7, and Blackberry apps to follow.