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Shalamar

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20490 on: April 11, 2013, 05:17:43 PM »
Hee hee, they did.  They politely ignored the stripper comment and said "We like to party too, guys, but you're too loud.  Please keep it down; we'd hate to have to tell you all to go home."  How could we not obey that?

(Plus, did I mention that they were young and handsome?   ;))

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20491 on: April 11, 2013, 06:15:44 PM »
Am dying laughing at these replies -I usually roll down the windows and get some Gaelic Storm playing very loud - esp. the bagpipe pieces!

I wanna ride in your car!!

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« Reply #20492 on: April 11, 2013, 06:52:13 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

When I was growing up, a man who lived a few houses down from us did just that - only he drove a large motorcycle. We could hear him coming home from work from several blocks away, blasting Beethoven or Mozart or somesuch.  :D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20493 on: April 11, 2013, 06:57:57 PM »
Am dying laughing at these replies -I usually roll down the windows and get some Gaelic Storm playing very loud - esp. the bagpipe pieces!

I wanna ride in your car!!

Wicked Tinkers. Lots of drums, bagpipes and a digeridoo!
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« Reply #20494 on: April 11, 2013, 07:09:17 PM »
Am dying laughing at these replies -I usually roll down the windows and get some Gaelic Storm playing very loud - esp. the bagpipe pieces!

I wanna ride in your car!!

Wicked Tinkers. Lots of drums, bagpipes and a digeridoo!

Wolgemut. I LOVE them. Loud medieval music.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20495 on: April 11, 2013, 07:20:53 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.
I was once stuck at a red light in front of one of that ken.  I ended up with a take-it-to-bed headache for the rest of the day from that red light and the fact that he remained behind me for another five minutes once we started moving.

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« Reply #20496 on: April 11, 2013, 07:21:12 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 #20497 on: April 11, 2013, 07:24:45 PM »
Use the 1712 Overture by PDQ Bach.   >:D

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« Reply #20498 on: April 11, 2013, 08:27:07 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.

I had a next-door neighbor who used to play his salsa/merengue (I don't know enough to use the proper term) so loudly that I couldn't talk to someone else in my kitchen--which was separated from his home by a THICK PRE-WAR PLASTER WALL. You couldn't hear a phone ring through those walls. But I could hear his music SO loudly that I couldn't hear anything else.

I'd go knock on the door and ask him to turn it down. The fourth time, he got really mad and said, "So when can I play my poopadities?"

i said, "First, it's not poopadities. You have the best musical taste in town--I don't know what you're playing, or who is it, but your stuff is GREAT. *Way* better than anything blaring out of the cars going past outside, 6 floors down.
   "But you play it louder than them! I'm not saying don't play it at all, just don't play it so loud. I don't mind being able to hear that you've got it on, especially because it's so good. But I can't even TALK to someone else--I can't hear them if they speak at a normal tone, and I cannot hear someone on the phone at all. Just turn it DOWN, don't turn it OFF."

"Oh," he said. And he did. And I never had any trouble again. I did sometimes hear the music through the wall, but that's OK.  Though I still, to this day, 25 years later, wish I'd knocked on his door the NEXT night with paper and pencil to get the names of those bands.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20499 on: April 11, 2013, 08:47:36 PM »

When I was doing smoke stocktakes every Monday morning between 7 and 9 am, I would crank up the iPod with Phantom or the LOTR soundtracks. Generally loud enough with the windows shaking. Several times the people from the shops next door would poke their heads in and ask what I was playing, but no-one ever asked me to turn it down. I think it made a change from the annoying rock the centre played during the day.

Good news! Your insurance company says they'll cover you. Unfortunately, they also say it will be with dirt.

ladyknight1

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20500 on: April 11, 2013, 08:51:13 PM »
That is what I listen to to study!
ďAll that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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Piratelvr1121

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« Reply #20501 on: April 11, 2013, 09:23:55 PM »
For me it's usually the Rolling Stones. :) Or Les Miserables.  Especially "Do You Hear The People Sing?", "One Day More" and "Master of the House."
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #20502 on: April 11, 2013, 09:54:45 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.

On a serious note, they are probably playing it as loud as they are because they have already lost significant amounts of hearing, and are overcompensating for the fact that "music just doesn't have the oomph it used to - what's up with that?"
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Katana_Geldar

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« Reply #20503 on: April 11, 2013, 10:25:40 PM »
Now I've heard about women lying about their age, but this is too much...

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/ageing-actress-loses-lawsuit-over-revealed-birth-date-20130412-2hpe0.html

By the way she looks, she'd be ale to play someone in their thirties without any problem. But I think with the lawsuit to IMDB she's done more harm than good to her career.

Twik

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« Reply #20504 on: April 11, 2013, 10:32:46 PM »
I doubt it, really. Her picture, in a bikini indicating that her forties have been good to her, has made the news around the world. I suspect this is a case of "no publicity is bad publicity".
My cousin's memoir of love and loneliness while raising a child with multiple disabilities will be out on Amazon soon! Know the Night, by Maria Mutch, has been called "full of hope, light, and companionship for surviving the small hours of the night."