Remember real shopping music? Before the music over shopping mall PA systems became a mishmash of Adult Contemporary recurrents and tired, overplayed ’80s oldies?
The music was always more welcoming because it was agnostic. It wasn’t someone’s favorite music. Or anyone’s. It was that stuff that you heard just slightly below the general din of a typical day inside a shopping mall.
You don’t know headaches until you’ve just heard Bon Jovi music playing in the echo chamber of an empty shopping mall. You just don’t.
Because the malls acoustically are/were the worst places for contemporary pop/rock music of ANY kind. I soon realized this after the malls started changing their background music from easy… Read More