Luxury cars to be fitted with live orchestra

The old-fashioned Lincoln is getting an upgrade.

Instead of making mechanical noises to warn you that your seatbelt is unfastened, it has recorded three musicians from the Detroit Symphony, on stage at Orchestra Hall, to deliver a full-stereo admonition.

Irresistible.

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  • Flanders and Swann:

    “People make an awful lot of fuss nowadays, don’t they, about the quality of the sound they listen to, have you noticed? They spend all that time trying to get the exact effect of an orchestra actually playing in their sitting-room. Personally, I can’t think of anything I should hate more, than to have an orchestra actually playing in my sitting-room.”

  • As a musician, the last thing I want is to have music played during dinner, while reading a book, or while driving. NO exceptions.

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