Ongoing History Daily: Surgery songs

Going in for surgery anytime soon? Before they put you under, you might be interested in knowing the kind of music your surgeon likes in the operating room.

Up to 90% of all the new operating rooms being made or rebuilt include some kind of sound system, complete with some pretty high-quality speakers and amps. You may be interested to know that the type of music played in the operating room is often linked to the type of procedure being performed.

One plastic surgeon says that it’s important to have match the rhythm of the music to the rhythm of the procedure. He says liposuction requires something a little more upbeat while a breast job needs something a little less, uh, bouncy.

Going back to yesterday’s post, it was all about the origin of the term Britpop.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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