Did you ever notice how the person blasting his music on the phone while riding the subway is never blasting Bach? Here’s a list of musicians and composers whose music never accompanies the act of either blasting music on the subway or vibrating the entire neighborhood with your automobile’s bass howitzer:
Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem
Harry Connick Jr.
Big Daddy Kinsey and the Kinsey Report
The Mothers of Invention
David Allan Coe
Perhaps you get the point?
I therefore have a proposition to all those interested in blasting music on their phone whist engaged in some form of urban ambulation. Stop the cliche! You want to annoy your neighborhood? Fuck yeah! Bust out some Lawrence Welk. Crank up Tiny Tim’s Tip Toe Through the Tulips (with him). Get the neighborhood thinking you’re truly deranged by firing up some Tiger Lillies. Then we’ll know you mean business. Otherwise it’s just getting old, dude. It’s just the same old vulgarity.
For the record: I did once hear someone successfully annonying an entire train with a crackling recording of “Take Me Home, Mountain Road” (or whatever that shit is) by John Denver.