Summer’s here. That means that there are going to be more barbecues, outdoor parties, rooftop hangouts, backyard get-togethers and a lot of sitting on stoops or fire escapes. A common theme of P&P readers (and writers) is that we’re probably all the kind of people who like to be in charge of the iPod when there’s music playing out loud. That upsets people who just want to hear the big hit singles that they know really well.
The solution to any kind of solution of this magnitude is compromise. In this case, chopped and screwed pop songs are an excellent middle ground. They are your compromise.
With the high-energy, frenetically paced pop songs that are destroying on the pop charts right now, a little slowing down is necessary sometimes. Dropping the tempo creates an entirely new work but that still has the feeling of familiarity everyone likes. Obviously, these tracks probably won’t go over well at a full-on party, but if you’re hanging out with friends and want to pre-empt hearing “Call Me Maybe,” just play its slowed down counterpart and call it a compromise.
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