I’ve noticed this all my life. Whenever you are out and about and some fool comes along in their car and is blasting the music as loud as possible where anyone within 10 city blocks could hear the music- the music coming out of the car is always awful. It must be some unwritten rule in life that this has to be. I can only recall one time EVER hearing music in this situation where it was good. About 20 years ago some fool was blarring the music [at 11 like in “Spinal Tap”} and it was Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My” a classic.
Last night I was outside this great used bookstore looking at books they had out on the sidewalk. Some fool in the parking lot had one of these songs playing that passes for popular country music today. I am not sure of who it was- there seem to be about 5 or 6 of these male country singers who seem to sound the same. This guy was blarring this song and hooting and hollering like he’d just discovered Hank Williams. An hour later we pulled into the motel we are staying at and this car was sitting unoccupied and the music was so loud it was a wonder the motel wasn’t shaking. The sounds coming out of the car sounded something like Prince on crack. The funny thing was I was just telling Mrs. Postcard about this ‘unwritten rule of life” 5ive minutes before we got out of the car and heard the wacked out Prince like music. When we pulled into the parking lot she just started laughing.