That Time I Was Sound Tortured By An Angry Neighbor

Blog, Writing

“That Time I…” posts are true stories that am I retiring from my social repertoire. To honour them, I am committing them to text for the first time. Read stories about abortion, my awesome tattoo, and the infamous Tragic Hand Button.

The first time I noticed the song was playing, I didn’t hear it, I felt it. My bedroom floor began to rumble so I took off my headphones to determine the cause. I didn’t recognize the song blasting from the apartment below me – some aggressively bassy, chugging black metal – so I shrugged and put my headphones back on. I wasn’t phased. After all, it was the middle of the day and my downstairs neighbor hadn’t made a peep since I moved in. He was entitled to some noise-making. An hour later, as I left my room, his music was still going. I thought to myself, ‘Man, this music sucks. It all sounds the same.’

NEW THING: “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” Cover In A Minor Key

Audio, Music, Video

As a kid, I never realized that Simba’s upbeat tune about becoming king was a terrible irony considering the speed and method by which he gets the job. I’d like to see a 20th Anniversary Edition with a scene added: after his father dies, Simba tosses his copy of The Secret into a chasm.

Maybe I would have understand if the song’s key had been in minor. My friend Alex Fotopoulos and I came up with this arrangement: