Monday, January 14, 2008

Carillon, my wayward son

In my horror at the big lettuce disaster this afternoon, I entirely forgot what I was going to blog about, which was the (electronic, I assume) carillon here on campus.
There are chimes, often, which is nice, and also tune-outable. At noon, the carillon plays a little tune. I am more accustomed to hearing something churchy coming out of a bell tower, and so was caught a little off-guard by Beatles songs ("Michelle," actually, which I assume is someone's idea of a joke, and I think it's funny), but I've gotten used to it.
Today, as I was walking back to my office with what would turn out to be a lettuce calzone, I wasn't especially paying attention to the carillon, until I found myself singing, only inside my head, "Dolly'll never go away, Dolly'll never go away, Dolly'll never go away again!"
"Hello Dolly?" Really?

3 comments:

bzzzzgrrrl said...

You'll be glad to know that today's musical selection was Beatles again: "From Me to You" and "Here Comes the Sun."

Cousin Bill said...

Maybe the carillion operator is a spy, sending secret messages by choice of tune. This could be the opening scene of a Hichcockian thriller. Have you noticed any tense background music or blonde heroines lately?

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Hm, blonde heroine, yes. Tense music, not aside from the carillon itself. But I like your theory. There have been kind of a lot of stairways around. I'll keep my eyes open for MacGuffins.