Beat me with a rhythm stick
I know it’s sort of traditional for us old folk to mutter about modern music but……
One of the houses down the road held a barbecue the other night and they obviously kitted the place out with gigantic speakers. The racket was unbelievable, insane and utterly horrible.
I don’t mind music, but the racket I was subjected to cannot be classed as music. It was just a repetitive thump, thump thump [2.5 beats per second] accompanied by a repetitive staccato series of toneless chords and a “voice” singing endlessly repetitive nonsense through some kind of noise distorter.
The formula for this shit is as follows. First create an electronic thumping rhythm [2.5 beats per second]. Next hit a chord on an electronic keyboard three times, followed by two rapid thumps of a second chord. Repeat ad infinitum. Now record a voice uttering something utterly meaningless, and distort it until it hurts. Play the distorted voice over the thumping, and you have it. The result is guaranteed to excite the yoof and drive the rest of us who have an ear for real music into a state of terror and delirium.
This racket went on for a couple of hours. Shutting the doors and windows did little to attenuate the racket. Each track was as unrelentingly ghastly as the previous. It made my ears bleed. I had to do something.
The rest of the evening was beautiful – peace and quiet with only the occasional coo from a wood-pigeon.
After the sirens on the ambulances and the fire brigade had gone, of course.
Good man – well done.
I experience this from time to time here in Tunisia especially at weekends during Ramadan. i.e. Now !
I was going to suggest you come back to sunny Ireland, but it's pissing down now!
I think you have been listening to U2 – most of what Bono says is utterly meaningless
I never thought I would live to say this, but the racket was even worse than U2. That is really saying something.
Ah, reminds me of some of the Rambles from years past when no troublesome neighbor was safe from the Wrath of the Manor. Unfortunately, the Wrath of the Manor finally wiped out all the troublesome neighbors. Glad to see you're still on it.
Hit the check box a might too late. The comment was already took.
Shit! I didn't check the box that time either! This time for sure?
I'm a bit confused…..these are listed as 'related posts'!
The best and the worst
In sickness and in health
Did you rise a horse through the throng? What exactly did you do, it must be more than short-out the power?
There is a whole department here that works on the "Related posts" thing. As soon as I click "Publish" they go into action looking for similar stuff. The department is a little short staffed at the moment due to summer holidays so they may throw up some strange results.