I got a new phone the other day, and I’ve been racking my brain trying to pick out a perfect ringtone. I decided that my ideal ring would be the old jingle from New England Telephone, because it’s catchy and short and old-timey and also related to telephones. If my phone rang in public I would not be embarrassed by that the way I might be if I opted for, say, my second choice. Also, I get jingles from my childhood stuck in my head sometimes. (See also: that one about how brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh.)
And that’s when I found this amazing thing:
It was made by Boston DJ Luis Nieves just last month, and features a sped-up sample of the phrase that ended each of the company’s heartfelt, earnest, and often quite dramatic commercials. I wouldn’t say it makes for a great song, exactly, but considering the large and tacky realm of nostalgic club remixes, I have to say I don’t really mind this one.
Now if only some enterprising DJ would get on the Block Island Ferry jingle…