The city of Madison is still spinning its wheels on plans to replace its insidious phone-system hold music with local tunes (See "Madison Seeks MOH-Better [Music]," 9/21/08).
Connie Phair, executive assistant to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, has gotten a template release letter from the City Attorney's Office. She worries that if she sends it to select musicians, she may offend the ones not asked. If she makes the opportunity public, she runs the risk of "having everyone and their dog contact me."
Phair, unmoved by how truly irritating the city's current hold music is, has been frittering away her time on other things, like the city budget, due Oct. 7. So let's all help her out: The permission form is available in the related downloads at right. Fill it out and send it to Phair at the mayor's office, with a CD of your songs.
Each artists may submit up to five songs. They don't have to be about Madison, but the artists must be local. And please: No crap. Garbage maybe (music insider joke).