We stopped at the coffeehouse this evening on the way home. They had a piano player and a singer as entertainment. That singer had her speaker turned up so loud that you almost couldn't hear the quality of her voice, just a blasting noise. I could tell she could sing, and she was doing standards, which I love, but trying to listen was just plain painful.
They were about to close, so we didn't stay, anyway, but on the way out I told my husband that the speaker was so loud you couldn't hear her delivery and that they should turn it down. I think someone who knows her heard me and I hope he passes it on to her.
Why, why, why do so many, many, many musicians turn it up to the hilt. Is it because they have destroyed their hearing with the loud music or they think that if t is loud enough no one can make out the mistakes or what?
I wonder if it would be OK to let her know, if I see her again, that she is drowning out her own lovely voice by not turning down the sound.