Twice I’ve written about how the music on the PA at the gym is so awful that I’d rather listen to barking dogs. Recently I got on my spin bike and dang if there wasn’t a song that started with barking dog sounds. It was “Been Caught Stealing” by Jane’s Addiction. I like that song. The bigger story is that the music seems to have changed overall. Mostly rock and roll and not so much of that horrific dance-disco-Auto-Tune voice crap.
Before the change I heard an actual dance mix version of Carole King’s “It’s Too Late.” It was gratuitous song destruction; the audio version of a slasher movie and repulsive beyond imagination. These days it’s usually material that I don’t particularly like but can tolerate and ignore.
It’s all about the puke-per-song ratio. I can listen to mediocre rock and roll for a long time without gagging. But music that sounds like a breakfast food commercial with a drum machine causes disgust over and over. Thankfully that’s gone away for now. It’s kind of like how good it feels when you stop hitting your toe with a hammer. Thank you, 24-Hour Fitness. Thank you so much. Don’t ever go back to the way it was.