On Tuesday, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport announced that they will be launching a new program to promote awareness of music native to their region, wherein famous musicians from the area will announce safety procedures and give informational speeches on the airport. In return, the airport will play the artists' music and show segments highlighting their careers.
The musicians they chose to represent themselves were such famous and understandable choices as Quincy Jones, Pearl Jam, and Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard, as well as baffling choices including Sir Mix-A-Lot, whose highlight segment will most likely consist entirely of the music video for "Baby Got Back," as well as perhaps some of the parodies of the song used in commercials over the years.
This is a great idea to bring some exposure to local music, to inspire pride in the citizens for what brilliant music their region has produced and to make travelers passing through the airport aware that all these things came from the Seattle and Tacoma area. It's an idea that could be implemented in the Houston area to great effect at our two major airports. After all, Houston has produced some amazing artists over the years and is often overlooked for its contributions to the music world.
But who would be chosen to represent Houston to the world at large? I've made myself the judge of that and decided who I would get to do Houston's very own airport musician voiceovers, picking three smaller names for the smaller Hobby Airport and breaking out three big guns for Bush Intercontinental.