Not-So-Background Music

website background music

Not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings, but I personally hate websites that feature background music.  Don’t get me wrong – I love music.  There’s just an appropriate place for it, and it’s not on your website.

Here’s a scenario: you’ve finally gotten the kids to bed and you’re enjoying the quiet evening, browsing the Internet, when… BAM!  Your silence is shattered, and it sends you flying for the volume control.

At home is bad enough, but the office is even worse.  Especially if you have a shared office environment (like I do).

This very thing happened to me on Monday.  I was going to pick up dinner for Aaron Goin and his wife who have a newborn, and I was checking a local restaurant’s website for their phone number and menu.  I was looking things over and pretty much settled on chicken fajitas and the Pollo Supremo when suddenly and without warning… the office filled with mariachi music.

The good news is that everybody liked the song (the guy’s laughter is contagious), and we’ve adopted it as the Office of Awesome theme song.  We’ve started a tradition of playing it each day at 4 pm.

If you want to hear it, swing by the Office at 4 pm sometime, or you can listen to it here.

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2 thoughts on “Not-So-Background Music

  1. Barry, thanks for the comment on my blog! I love you, my friend, and I miss you a ton.

    I don’t mute my computer, but a lot of the time I keep headphones plugged in at work and at home. Just in case.

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