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The Cinderella reference probably has to do with noise being an underappreciated cause of health problems, when really it may be a "princess," at the center of more than we gave it credit for.

Or they gave it credit for, really, because I totally agree noise annoys!!!!!!!!!! Augh!!!!!!!!!!!! And people who aren't bothered by it do not understand. I once got ridiculed by an otherwise good friend when I told him I couldn't stand amplified bass and drums, because I could feel the damn vibrations in my sternum. I'm not making that up, but he refused to believe me and made fun of me.

I understand the therapeutic value of loud music after a bad day, but for god's sakes, use headphones. There's no reason for me to hear your music in my apartment.

One last noise pet peeve: People who listen to music when taking a shower by turning up the volume on the stereo in the living room. It's called a shower radio/CD player, people. $20 at Target. AAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

by lychee on Fri Aug 24th, 2007 at 06:11:04 AM EST
I moved into a giant old Dogpatch artist's loft in San Francisco (near Potrero Hill) at a time when the 280 freeway was closed for earthquake repairs.  (And the illegal loft invasion had barely begun.)  Despite huge single pane windows some 3+ meters high, living there was heaven.  After a few years the freeway reopened, and the noise increase was so deafening and omnipresent it began to drive me nuts.

Not that weren't other factors.  ;-)

The roar increased with the traffic increase of the dotcom boom.  It was amplified by the cliff bordering the far side, and i longed for a sound wall or a row of trees.  They never came, partly because noise does not have any priority in a land where educating the children goes unfunded.

My noise disease is spreading.  I love the whoosh of windmill blades.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Aug 24th, 2007 at 07:34:39 AM EST
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