Upside-down and Backwards

upside-down and backwards

If movies looks upside-down when I stand on my head then how come songs don’t sound upside-down when listened to from the same position?

Don’t answer that. I already know.

I can read books whilst holding them upside-down. I expect that you can too. It looks weird to anyone watching, but I soon get so used to it. After a couple of pages, I forget that it’s not right-side-up and get just as immersed in the story. I even automatically turn the pages correctly (or incorrectly, depending on how you see it).

It occurred to me a few minutes ago that if I listened to songs backwards whilst reading books held the wrong way up I wouldn’t be distracted by the lyrics. So I tested my theory.

I downloaded an mp3* from this obliging website: (warning – this is probably illegal so don’t do it other than for entertainment purposes. Oh … wait … that’s what music’s for! Anyway, you know what I mean. Probably.)

Then I uploaded the mp3 to this equally obliging site:Β When all the processing is done, click on the Download button and, after a short pause, the song will play. Backwards!

I did try to read my book (upside-down) whilst the song was playing (backwards) but I was so fascinated by the phenomenon of a once familiar song turning into some kind of world-music, schwoop-schwoop thang that I forgot all about reading.

Still, it was such a wonderful way to spend a few minutes that I felt that I had to share it with you marvellous people. You’re welcome. *grin*

So, have a great day, folksΒ – whether it be the right way around and forwards, or whether you choose to venture into the shadowy world of upside-down and backwards.

*Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (ft. Gucci Mane)


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