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Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 09:15 am
In praise of quietness

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(Anonymous)
Mon, May. 22nd, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)

When I'm walking around outside, it's so loud I can't hear the bees coming, and then they attack me!
If the world was quieter, I'd probably be able to hear the bees coming, but I wouldn't have to because the only reason they're attacking is that they don't like loud noise!

When I tell my friends that I don't like going to concerts where I have to stand, they tell me that I've gotten too old. I don't think that's true, because according to Professor Kawashima from Brain Age (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain_Age) my brain age is 23. Hm, now that I think about it, I don't think I'd mind the noise and shouting so prevalent at rock shows if everyone were sitting down. At least not so much. Maybe I'm onto something here – this binary opposition of loud and quiet you've been talking so much about lately is a red herring, it's really all about standing music and sitting music.

Today I'm listening to Dr. John's first album (Gris-Gris). It's not *quiet*, but it's music you can sit down to. Or lie down to.

Stay healthy, Momus! Stay healthy!

(Hm, LJ is making me confirm that I am a human by typing in some letters. I'm not sure I approve of how Mr. Anonymous has become a second class citizen on the web these last years)


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zenmonkeykstop
Tue, May. 23rd, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)

You would approve if you had to deal with 2,000,000+ users' spam every day.


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