The "in-built" (as they say in Aussie) entertainment panel is a media all-in-one, offering wireless Internet, 40 different television channels, various video games, and about 10 music channels. Music channels are an awesome perk if you've forgotten your iPod back home, which we had, so we jumped to see what was playing.
Only, sads: The touch screen didn’t work for the music library. There was no scrolling, no selecting, and certainly no sound. Upon 15 minutes of further investigation, we found only one channel that would play: soothing meditational music for naptime.
Guest services couldn’t solve this mystery. Apparently “smart” systems are young and thus still buggy. (Although, according to a colleague who had an adventure with a Control4 touch-screen system at CityCenter Las Vegas, sometimes they work too well. Sometimes you hit the “Good Night” button on a whim and suddenly the curtains close, the lights go out, the lock clicks shut and you’re in a silent black void going, “Hello? Is anybody out there?”)
At any rate. Soothing meditation music for sleepy times was all that we were gettin’, and we tried to be open-minded about it. Thus, a few hours later, we drifted off to Nod with a strange man’s voice intoning over Peruvian flute tones, “Curl the toes…uncurl the toes. Now clench the buttocks. Unclench the buttocks….”
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