I posted this on the atease msg board this evening:
a challenge: in 150 words or less, how would you describe the song “2+2=5”? I’m writing an essay on the song for a book. if your description wins, what do you get? nothing, really, other than a citation in the essay (your name immortalized in an academic article that a handful of people will access once every fourteen to sixteen years using the modern language association’s international bibliographic databaseâ€”that’s about 7 seconds of your fifteen minutes of fame).
BUT seriously. I’m no musician: how would you describe the song? how it moves from the opening chit-chat (from “we’re on” to “that’s a nice way to start jonny”) to the drum machine (i’m guessing that’s what that is) then to a Smiths-like guitar? then to another section? And then? Et cetera. The song isn’t my favorite, but the more I listen to it the more it baffles me sonically, aurally. Soundwise.
And did I mention I hear f-fifteens overhead once a week or so?
This is a double dare, a double dog dare. I dare you. I can’t get these headphones loud enouff.
Readers of this site (both of you, plus the random visitor) can post a description in comments. Thank you.