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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20475 on: April 11, 2013, 02:38:12 PM »
There is a massive Special Snowflake in my town. Apparently, this person thinks it's totally okay to play their bass so loudly that the whole house shakes when they drive past, and they drive down my street at least once a week. If you sit in the front of the house, your chest hurts from the vibrations. I can only surmise that the person wears earplugs and noise - canceling headphones at the same time to keep from going deaf.

Or is already deaf. Deaf folks like them a strong bass-line.

I think I've said this here recently, but what I don't get about people who play their music way too loud is that it's almost never what most people would consider good music. Even allowing for varying tastes, it's generally crap. I don't care for rap, for example, but I've heard people who do like it comment that the idiot blaring rap out of his car isn't even playing good rap. Same goes for rock, pop, any genre you care to name. I don't get it.

I mean, if some nimrod came driving down my street blaring Clapton, or Sinatra, or "Freebird," or whatever, I'd still be annoyed by the volume but at least I'd respect the guy's taste.

When I was a teenager, I swore that if I ever had the money, I'd buy a magnificent car stereo and drive around with opera blaring. (Still rude, I realize, but why doesn't anyone ever seem to do it?)  :P

I prefer the 1812 Overture :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20476 on: April 11, 2013, 02:40:21 PM »
There is a massive Special Snowflake in my town. Apparently, this person thinks it's totally okay to play their bass so loudly that the whole house shakes when they drive past, and they drive down my street at least once a week. If you sit in the front of the house, your chest hurts from the vibrations. I can only surmise that the person wears earplugs and noise - canceling headphones at the same time to keep from going deaf.

Or is already deaf. Deaf folks like them a strong bass-line.

I think I've said this here recently, but what I don't get about people who play their music way too loud is that it's almost never what most people would consider good music. Even allowing for varying tastes, it's generally crap. I don't care for rap, for example, but I've heard people who do like it comment that the idiot blaring rap out of his car isn't even playing good rap. Same goes for rock, pop, any genre you care to name. I don't get it.

I mean, if some nimrod came driving down my street blaring Clapton, or Sinatra, or "Freebird," or whatever, I'd still be annoyed by the volume but at least I'd respect the guy's taste.

When I was a teenager, I swore that if I ever had the money, I'd buy a magnificent car stereo and drive around with opera blaring. (Still rude, I realize, but why doesn't anyone ever seem to do it?)  :P

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20477 on: April 11, 2013, 02:40:29 PM »
There is a massive Special Snowflake in my town. Apparently, this person thinks it's totally okay to play their bass so loudly that the whole house shakes when they drive past, and they drive down my street at least once a week. If you sit in the front of the house, your chest hurts from the vibrations. I can only surmise that the person wears earplugs and noise - canceling headphones at the same time to keep from going deaf.

Or is already deaf. Deaf folks like them a strong bass-line.

I think I've said this here recently, but what I don't get about people who play their music way too loud is that it's almost never what most people would consider good music. Even allowing for varying tastes, it's generally crap. I don't care for rap, for example, but I've heard people who do like it comment that the idiot blaring rap out of his car isn't even playing good rap. Same goes for rock, pop, any genre you care to name. I don't get it.

I mean, if some nimrod came driving down my street blaring Clapton, or Sinatra, or "Freebird," or whatever, I'd still be annoyed by the volume but at least I'd respect the guy's taste.

When I was a teenager, I swore that if I ever had the money, I'd buy a magnificent car stereo and drive around with opera blaring. (Still rude, I realize, but why doesn't anyone ever seem to do it?)  :P

I prefer the 1812 Overture :)

Polka.  A nice, strong polka.

And I have a lot of time to think about this, since it happens multiple times daily here.  And for hours when the neighbors work on the car.  And during BLOCK PARTIES, when the music can go non-stop for literally 15 hours.  And block party season is coming...
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20478 on: April 11, 2013, 02:41:37 PM »
I prefer the 1812 Overture :)

I have a recording of the "March of the Men of Harlech" played on one of the largest pipe organs in the Western US. The bass that comes out of the 64' pipes is amazing. Sadly, I don't have the car speakers to match.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20479 on: April 11, 2013, 02:41:52 PM »
There is a massive Special Snowflake in my town. Apparently, this person thinks it's totally okay to play their bass so loudly that the whole house shakes when they drive past, and they drive down my street at least once a week. If you sit in the front of the house, your chest hurts from the vibrations. I can only surmise that the person wears earplugs and noise - canceling headphones at the same time to keep from going deaf.

Would that be the same guy who complains at work because the number of decibels in the workplace exceeds the recommended levels?  Yeah... I've met one of those.  I think we need a :headdesk: smiley.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20480 on: April 11, 2013, 02:47:26 PM »
I prefer the 1812 Overture :)

I have a recording of the "March of the Men of Harlech" played on one of the largest pipe organs in the Western US. The bass that comes out of the 64' pipes is amazing. Sadly, I don't have the car speakers to match.

How about the Poulenc organ concerto? 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20481 on: April 11, 2013, 02:48:43 PM »
There is a massive Special Snowflake in my town. Apparently, this person thinks it's totally okay to play their bass so loudly that the whole house shakes when they drive past, and they drive down my street at least once a week. If you sit in the front of the house, your chest hurts from the vibrations. I can only surmise that the person wears earplugs and noise - canceling headphones at the same time to keep from going deaf.

I was sitting beside him or a relative of his the other day at the stoplight. My vehicle was turned into one of those weight-loss machines that make you jiggle. 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20482 on: April 11, 2013, 02:50:11 PM »
There is a massive Special Snowflake in my town. Apparently, this person thinks it's totally okay to play their bass so loudly that the whole house shakes when they drive past, and they drive down my street at least once a week. If you sit in the front of the house, your chest hurts from the vibrations. I can only surmise that the person wears earplugs and noise - canceling headphones at the same time to keep from going deaf.

Or is already deaf. Deaf folks like them a strong bass-line.

I think I've said this here recently, but what I don't get about people who play their music way too loud is that it's almost never what most people would consider good music. Even allowing for varying tastes, it's generally crap. I don't care for rap, for example, but I've heard people who do like it comment that the idiot blaring rap out of his car isn't even playing good rap. Same goes for rock, pop, any genre you care to name. I don't get it.

I mean, if some nimrod came driving down my street blaring Clapton, or Sinatra, or "Freebird," or whatever, I'd still be annoyed by the volume but at least I'd respect the guy's taste.

When I was a teenager, I swore that if I ever had the money, I'd buy a magnificent car stereo and drive around with opera blaring. (Still rude, I realize, but why doesn't anyone ever seem to do it?)  :P

Once in the early 2000's, I was walking my dog in my neighbor - a nice, family-oriented suburb, but my street was a tertiary cut-through to get to the local mall. I can hear the bass on this car before I can see so when I see it rocket by, I was taken aback by several facts:

- a teenage/early 20's male driver, no passengers
- all windows rolled up
- BLARING Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" (remember - early 2000's, at least 5 years after "Titanic" came out)

One of the odder, more surreal moments of my life.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20483 on: April 11, 2013, 03:16:40 PM »
When I was a teenager, I swore that if I ever had the money, I'd buy a magnificent car stereo and drive around with opera blaring. (Still rude, I realize, but why doesn't anyone ever seem to do it?)  :P

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20484 on: April 11, 2013, 03:23:54 PM »
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20485 on: April 11, 2013, 04:04:08 PM »
There is a massive Special Snowflake in my town. Apparently, this person thinks it's totally okay to play their bass so loudly that the whole house shakes when they drive past, and they drive down my street at least once a week. If you sit in the front of the house, your chest hurts from the vibrations. I can only surmise that the person wears earplugs and noise - canceling headphones at the same time to keep from going deaf.

Or is already deaf. Deaf folks like them a strong bass-line.

I think I've said this here recently, but what I don't get about people who play their music way too loud is that it's almost never what most people would consider good music. Even allowing for varying tastes, it's generally crap. I don't care for rap, for example, but I've heard people who do like it comment that the idiot blaring rap out of his car isn't even playing good rap. Same goes for rock, pop, any genre you care to name. I don't get it.

I mean, if some nimrod came driving down my street blaring Clapton, or Sinatra, or "Freebird," or whatever, I'd still be annoyed by the volume but at least I'd respect the guy's taste.

When I was a teenager, I swore that if I ever had the money, I'd buy a magnificent car stereo and drive around with opera blaring. (Still rude, I realize, but why doesn't anyone ever seem to do it?)  :P

I prefer the 1812 Overture :)

Polka.  A nice, strong polka.

And I have a lot of time to think about this, since it happens multiple times daily here.  And for hours when the neighbors work on the car.  And during BLOCK PARTIES, when the music can go non-stop for literally 15 hours.  And block party season is coming...

I'm not entirely sure if I should be embarrassed about this, but when my father rebuilt his 93 Mustang (5.0L engine, manual transmission, bored and stroked, hydraulic clutch-really, a hot-rod dream car) he installed a sweet sound system that could drown out 95 percent of all the thumpmobiles on the roads.  My mother was the primary driver of that car for years. Whenever she got near the others on the road, she'd crank up her radio. Beethoven, Wagner, Stravinsky, Respighi, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff are some of her favorites. If she could swing it, she had one particular favorite cued and ready to go....

So, picture this:  Sweet hot-rod, racing car, 50-something year old grandma behind the wheel who get annoyed at the young person next to her.  She smiles, flicks the volume control and this is what you hear:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQwGTe_MueM

(Skip to roughly the 3 minute mark, and note that she liked to have it set so the tympani line was very, very prominent.)


 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20486 on: April 11, 2013, 04:09:18 PM »
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Polka.

I was once at a backyard party, and someone switched the music to "Roll Out the Barrel", at top volume, just for laughs.   All of us immediately started polka-ing around the garden, giggling our heads off.  (Alcohol may have been a factor.)  Next thing you know, the cops have shown up to say that there's been a noise complaint.  (I would have loved to have answered the phone in the police station that night - I wonder if the irate caller mentioned the fact that it was polka music?)

Anyway, we behaved ourselves and turned the music down - but not before the hostess, upon seeing the handsome young cops, squealed "Yay!  The strippers are here!"

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20487 on: April 11, 2013, 04:23:08 PM »
Many years ago, I had next door neighbors who thought it was funny to put speakers on the front porch & blare out the 1812 Overture for all the neighborhood to enjoy, once or twice a month. I'd never met them, and was young enough to be uncomfortable knocking on the door to ask them to stop.

Not at all approved, but I borrowed a bagpipe record and put my speakers in the windows facing their house. After about 20 minutes, I decided that it was really unfair to the rest of the neighborhood, so shut it off.

However, we were never again treated to the 1812 Overture.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20488 on: April 11, 2013, 04:28:19 PM »
There is a massive Special Snowflake in my town. Apparently, this person thinks it's totally okay to play their bass so loudly that the whole house shakes when they drive past, and they drive down my street at least once a week. If you sit in the front of the house, your chest hurts from the vibrations. I can only surmise that the person wears earplugs and noise - canceling headphones at the same time to keep from going deaf.

Or is already deaf. Deaf folks like them a strong bass-line.

I think I've said this here recently, but what I don't get about people who play their music way too loud is that it's almost never what most people would consider good music. Even allowing for varying tastes, it's generally crap. I don't care for rap, for example, but I've heard people who do like it comment that the idiot blaring rap out of his car isn't even playing good rap. Same goes for rock, pop, any genre you care to name. I don't get it.

I mean, if some nimrod came driving down my street blaring Clapton, or Sinatra, or "Freebird," or whatever, I'd still be annoyed by the volume but at least I'd respect the guy's taste.

When I was a teenager, I swore that if I ever had the money, I'd buy a magnificent car stereo and drive around with opera blaring. (Still rude, I realize, but why doesn't anyone ever seem to do it?)  :P

I prefer the 1812 Overture :)

Polka.  A nice, strong polka.

And I have a lot of time to think about this, since it happens multiple times daily here.  And for hours when the neighbors work on the car.  And during BLOCK PARTIES, when the music can go non-stop for literally 15 hours.  And block party season is coming...

I've done this, actually  :-\  When I was in high school, I and my guy friends went out to a movie.  We were listening to NPR on the way, because my boyfriend was in the local orchestra and their concert was being broadcast.  When we came out of the movie, the program had changed to polka (it was Wisconsin, what can I say?).  But since we had the volume up, it was BLARING.  And since we were all teenagers and there was nothing else to do past 10 PM on a Friday night, we cruised up and down the (mostly empty) downtown blaring polka at top volume and throwing pretend gang signs at the few people we saw.

It sounds really stupid now (we usually hung out at the Wal-Mart electronics department because it was the only place that stayed open past 9 PM) but at the time we thought we were really cool  8)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20489 on: April 11, 2013, 04:35:46 PM »
There is a massive Special Snowflake in my town. Apparently, this person thinks it's totally okay to play their bass so loudly that the whole house shakes when they drive past, and they drive down my street at least once a week. If you sit in the front of the house, your chest hurts from the vibrations. I can only surmise that the person wears earplugs and noise - canceling headphones at the same time to keep from going deaf.

Or is already deaf. Deaf folks like them a strong bass-line.

I think I've said this here recently, but what I don't get about people who play their music way too loud is that it's almost never what most people would consider good music. Even allowing for varying tastes, it's generally crap. I don't care for rap, for example, but I've heard people who do like it comment that the idiot blaring rap out of his car isn't even playing good rap. Same goes for rock, pop, any genre you care to name. I don't get it.

I mean, if some nimrod came driving down my street blaring Clapton, or Sinatra, or "Freebird," or whatever, I'd still be annoyed by the volume but at least I'd respect the guy's taste.

When I was a teenager, I swore that if I ever had the money, I'd buy a magnificent car stereo and drive around with opera blaring. (Still rude, I realize, but why doesn't anyone ever seem to do it?)  :P

I prefer the 1812 Overture :)

Polka.  A nice, strong polka.

And I have a lot of time to think about this, since it happens multiple times daily here.  And for hours when the neighbors work on the car.  And during BLOCK PARTIES, when the music can go non-stop for literally 15 hours.  And block party season is coming...

I've done this, actually  :-\  When I was in high school, I and my guy friends went out to a movie.  We were listening to NPR on the way, because my boyfriend was in the local orchestra and their concert was being broadcast.  When we came out of the movie, the program had changed to polka (it was Wisconsin, what can I say?).  But since we had the volume up, it was BLARING.  And since we were all teenagers and there was nothing else to do past 10 PM on a Friday night, we cruised up and down the (mostly empty) downtown blaring polka at top volume and throwing pretend gang signs at the few people we saw.

It sounds really stupid now (we usually hung out at the Wal-Mart electronics department because it was the only place that stayed open past 9 PM) but at the time we thought we were really cool  8)

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