Saturday, December 4, 2010

People Who Listen to Music too Loud

If you are listening to a song with headphones and I can recognize what song it is from across the room, guess what?  Your music is too loud.  Why do people blast music so loud?  Its been proven that being exposed to loud noise for an extended period of time causes hearing loss.  Maybe these people don't know or they don't care.  For someone listening to music, you would think they wouldn't want to lose their hearing.

If I'm driving in the car with my windows up and so are you and I can hear your music clearly, it's too loud.  There have been so many time where someone pulls up next to me at a light blasting some offensive music.  Are you serious?  There could be young kids around.  We don't want to hear that.  Have some common courtesy. People should have the right to silence and not be forced to hear someone else's music that is too loud.

On a related topic, there is the issue of playing music in the background while doing some other activity or work.  Some people like to do this and even claim it helps them focus.  For me, when I listen to music, I listen to it.  What I mean is I focus on it and pay attention to it, listening to everything about it.  This may be a habit I developed from years of music production or just from listening to a lot of different music over the years.

Either way, I think music deserves respect enough to have the listener's full attention.  Someone put a lot of work into the song you are listening to.  I think it often goes unappreciated.

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