Noise Exchange Theory

Monday, May 6, 2013
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Responding to comments which claimed that the fair noise was so loud it traveled miles and crushed others’ joys.

When loud fun comes a-knocking,

And your house starts a-rocking,

Despite desire for peace and quiet,

You can try to chase it off,

But it’s likely it will scoff,

At your lack of desire to try it –

Crank up your volume of fun,

Build walls to block out everyone,

Or stoically resign to abide by it.

It will visit you, like it or not,

Until your last cell of fun rots,

Attempting to tempt you to give in –

Life’s noise can’t be squashed or smothered,

But some sounds can be exchanged for others -

Fingers crossed the next noise is less grim.

Inspired by comments found here.


Independent Discussion Guidelines

Ya screw the whiners. This is something called life and others have the right to enjoy theirs, and that is going to include doing things which make noise. If those people aren't on your property while they are making noise there isn't much you can do about it, but you do have the right to get ear plugs or even some comfy ear muffs would probably help. Or turn on some classical music or something that YOU enjoy to drown out the background noise. Or simply adjust your attitude. Every time you hear a clickety-clack, think about all the kids that are having fun at the fair and how much fun you had at the fair when you were younger. Or relate it to something else you enjoyed when you were young. Now suddenly the same noises are bringing about positive emotions instead of negative ones.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
May 8, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I think the noise issue at the Fairgrounds has more to do with the promoter cheaping out and not getting at the very least a trained sound engineer if not an experienced one. But like most of Santa Barbara, they probably charge the audience a fortune and cheap out on the crew and talent.
You could probably have that same show with a sound mixer who knows his craft and the neighbors may've never known. It's incompetence that has led to this issue; not musical style or who was in the audience.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
May 8, 2013 at 1:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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