Thursday, 13 December 2007
So back to moaning about commuting, but this can be stretched across the board. Generally having a tape player means you can listen to what you want when you want, and other people don't need to know that you listen to Hillary Duff. And i accept that, i too listen to some god awful stuff, mainly the radio, but i tend not to let other people know that.
Now i don't think many volume dials go to 11 but it seems so. Case in point. I'm sitting at the front of a bus, which generally has about oh I'd say 15 rows of seats? And someone is sitting towards the back. Now how high must their volume be to reach a good 18ft? And more so, what the fuck is it doing to their hearing? I don't think people realise how much it can fuck up your hearing.
I have managed to fuck my ears up to the point that while writing this my ears are ringing. Think coming out of a club in the middle of the night, you know when your ears are ringing from Bryan Adams being played loud?? That's what its like all the time. And that's from festivals, headphones, cramming crayons into my ears..
So i don't get it. Why would you want to play your shitty music to the point that the driver can listen to it? I doubt that all of those people have shitty headphones that don't retain any of the noise.
I'm thinking its a subconcious statement. Like when your 5 and you like a certain someone. You walk up to them, stomach in flutters, blushing, and you kick them in the shins and laugh as they start to cry. But in this instance its more "Look at me, sitting here, listening to some German pop about a crocodile called 'Snappy'. Oh how i hope someone will sit next to me and start a conversation about my musical tastes"
Sit down and talk about musical tastes, laugh and mutter under our breath at how much of a twat you are. You say tomato, i say tomato.
Don't get me started on the 'yoofs' who decide playing their crappy bedroom made hip-hop on their phone is cool. Its not. The musics shit. Your shit. The phones shit and hopefully you step in shit.