The New York City subway can be kind of a bummer.
“Every time you swipe your MetroCard, the turnstile emits a flat, unpleasant ‘beep,’ ” James Murphy, the former lead singer of LCD Soundsystem, told Fast Company. “It’s kind of horrible.”
So, he is petitioning to replace the turnstiles’ beeps with musical instrument notes. Every subway station would have signature notes, which would play whenever people walk through turnstiles. Even better, he says, subway lines could combine to make larger musical scores, and when lines cross, the scores would come together as a giant symphony.
Go here to hear the difference between the (awful) existing beeps vs. the potential music. How magical is that? As Murphy says: “Rush hour, instead of being a nightmare, would suddenly become possibly the most beautiful time to be in the subway.”