A Note from Quaver: The Music Button

by Abby @ Quaver on October 3, 2011

in Quaver's Notes

Quaver is back with another note – this time, with a story from his teaching days . . .


Once while working in a Hogwarts-like school in England, I happened to be in possession of an ESCAPE key from an old computer.

As my class silently created masterful Beethovenian compositions, one of the funniest students asked me what I had in my hand. I told him it was an ESCAPE key and if I found myself in a tricky situation I could simply press it and escape to another galaxy. He asked to press it, implying he wanted to escape from my class, but I told him it cost 1 million dollars per press. He didn’t have that kind of money. I also mentioned the fact it only worked for me, and it only worked when no one was watching.

The next week, in the very same class, at the very same desk, the very same boy appeared with a DELETE button on his desk, and proceeded to try and DELETE me from his life forever. “Thanks a lot,” I thought, and promptly hit RETURN to start that whole day over again!


Ever wondered what it would be like to have a MUSIC button? Every time you press it, a sound track would play to accompany your life.

Wouldn’t it be useful on a first date? Instead of just meeting for shakes at Grandma Joe’s Artichoke Shack, one could trigger violins, fanfares, and symphonic greatness as you romantically approach one another.

How about at your 10-year-old son’s football game? Just as he gloriously turns to catch that 85-yard touchdown pass on his earlobe, the theme from Superman plays for all to hear!

As your pet newt swims towards a live maggot, the theme from Jaws would play. The first day of the hunting season: “Run, Rabbit, Run.” The day of your wedding: the theme from Mission Impossible!

Yes what a fine button that would be . . . in fact, I think I may go and invent it now. While I’m working out the kinks, let us know what songs you’d like included in the soundtrack of your life.

What moments make you most wish for a MUSIC button?

What tunes would you choose to accompany them?

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1 Tammy Thiele October 5, 2011 at 4:31 am

When I get my bills in the mail, I would like to have a “Return to Sender” music button.


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