Why is it that people who play their music too loudly (in their car in the alley behind your building, for example, or in the apartment next door) always play crappy music?
New next-door neighbors moved in yesterday. They look like adults, but I’ve been treated to what sounds like MTV pop/r&b all afternoon. Just once I’d like to hear a car drive by blasting Liz Phair, the Pixies, say, or the Clash.
Okay, how do I deal with this? “Hi, I’m your neighbor. Would you turn that shit down?” No, that won’t work. “Hi, I’m your neighbor. You know, you’re obviously so clueless about apartment living we’ll probably be able to hear you having sex.” Nope. “Hi, you voted for Bush, didn’t you?” Nah. “Hi. Ever hear of the social contract?” Uh-unh.