Loud music.... Is it really that much of a crime?

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"Ok I'm sorry if this offends some of you, but why do Hispanics think its ok to blast there damn music in our neighborhood? Like seriously its annoying."

One of my Facebook friends posted this on her wall. Really??? Obviously it's going to offend someone, that someone being me. I am not really Hispanic, but racism is a big deal to me. What does ethnicity have to do with anything with music? This forum is not about racism, but where it applies to this situation, feel free to comment on it.

Anyways, I am not one to turn up my music all the way just to let other people hear my music, but i've never had a problem with others doing it either. It may get on some peoples' nerves, but you only hear it for a few seconds before you pass each other on the road and then the sound is gone. It's not going to hurt anyone, so if you've got a system to show off, why not show it off, right? I say turn it up and let everyone know what kind of music you like. Doesn't bother me.

For the same reason you don't pump music out of your mobile phone while on public transport.

It's rude, and not everyone wants to listen to your shitty music.

Well I really do not think this is relegated to one group of people, more to the coincidental effect of where you live. Where I am, seeings how its warm, I have 3 different houses around my house that are blaring out country music, to which they are all different songs.

Basically the loud music is supposed to be a social context so that a large group of people can hear it while entertaining guests. Your best bet if you do not like hearing it, Ignore it, go inside or somewhere else.

It's only annoying when you feel the vibrations of their horrible song through the freaking road.

I think a law was passed saying no music could be played anywhere outside ever unless it was ZZ-Top.

The law started out in southern Brazil and slowly swept the world.

Because its an annoyance, and you can make the case for it hurts nature (noise pollution).

Personally I feel if no one in the neighborhood minds what you're blasting, and as long as your respectful about it, it shouldnt matter if you do.

Then again...

Which is crap, cause no one even cared and afterword I had people laughing about it when we had block parties (it became a regular song). But meh.

Well, if I was your neighbor, and you pumped your music loud enough for me to not sleep. I would call the cops on you.

viranimus:
Basically the loud music is supposed to be a social context so that a large group of people can hear it while entertaining guests. Your best bet if you do not like hearing it, Ignore it, go inside or somewhere else.

This works less well when you are inside and it's still coming through the walls of your apartment.

I'm not saying that everyone has to be monk-like quiet, but turning up the volume until the windows rattle just plain isn't neighbourly. If you want it that loud, go clubin' or buy a spread out in the country where you're only spooking the livestock.

-- Steve

Daystar Clarion:
For the same reason you don't pump music out of your mobile phone while on public transport.

It's rude, and not everyone wants to listen to your shitty music.

I agree with this. I recently had a school assembly which they forced EVERYONE to go to, and there they literally blasted the music up so high that me and my friends had to on multiple occasions cover our ears because it was so loud and painful. First off: Hearing some new Top 100 song doesn't mean everyone wants to hear that crap. Next: Not everyone in the freaking school is deaf from their own loud music from their Ipods and such.

Because most idiots these days want to go past their safety limit on their sound volume so they can act "cool" or drown out everything within ear-shot and goes near-deaf DOESN'T mean everyone else has, so freaking turn down the music.

It's not really a big deal, but it can easily piss off people who don't want to have to listen to whatever shitty pop tune someone has as their ring tone that week.

And it is ALWAYS shitty pop tunes, OR shitty rap tunes. God FORBID people have Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C as their ringtone.

Basically...yeah, people don't want to listen to other people's music. It's pretty much the only reason headphones were even invented, and with so many different kinds of heaphones available there really is no reason to blast your music out loud any more.

And then you get arrested for asking them to turn their stereo down.

I dunno, man. Some people are just dicks.

It's just annoying sometimes. Not everyone likes the same music, and sometimes people just want to have a quiet, uninterrupted evening.

And really, unless it's the kind of weather where everyone in the neighbourhood has all their windows open at the same time, you shouldn't be able to hear music from down the street. If you can, then it's obviously too loud anyway. No one needs to have their music louder than a friggin' jet engine. It's not even enjoyable to the people at the party because they can't talk to each other.

Its noise disturbance and disturbing the peace, so yeah it's a crime. It's also rude and inconsiderate to blast your music so loud that others can hear it when they don't want to.

You mean in a car? I guess I find it a little bit annoying when they pass me but that's about it, when the neighbor does it it's utterly annoying and I can't help but go and tell him to shut it off or I'll call the police, because the bastard won't let me sleep when I have to get up early in the morning.

Be that guy who calls the police.

Okay, well I guess I'm the minority here. I understand everyone's point. I was just stating that I don't get offended as bad as so many other people do. No type of music really bothers me so bad that I absolutely can't hear it from other people

I agree, race has nothing to do with being a dickhead. There are dickheads of every colour and creed, and it doesn't matter where you go, sometimes you just can't seem to be rid of them.

The loud music part, though. If he/she was annoyed enough to post on facebook about it, it must have been for more than 'a few seconds'.

I live in a cul de sac, and there's a family down here that is driving everyone away. They sit in their car outside and blast crappy music for hours at a time, usually late into the night.. This wouldn't be so bad, except they turn the bass up so that the windows physically shake in our house. It's stressful and intimidating, and no matter how many times noise control or the police are called, it makes no difference.(And we were told this was a good street when we moved in!)

So yeah, I feel for your friend in a way... but you can assure her that it's nothing to do with race!

Daystar Clarion:
For the same reason you don't pump music out of your mobile phone while on public transport.

It's rude, and not everyone wants to listen to your shitty music.

Essentially this.

Because of the point of loud music, so others have to listen to it whether they want or not, is not to hear it better, but to show off or something equally stupid, making it pointless.

News flash: blaring music at obnoxiously loud volume doesn't make you "cool." Most people will just think you're a jackass. Bonus jackass points if you do it late at night, when most folks are trying to sleep. Doesn't matter what race/nationality you are, it's still stupid.

Younger generations are experiencing record hearing losses right now. Folks in their teens and twenties are often rated as having hearing capabilities more on-par with the middle aged and the elderly. This is often attributed to playing music at volumes much higher than the recommended norms.

If you really want to blow your eardrums out, just crank your iPod headphones up. You can rock your way to deafness without broadcasting it for everyone else to know about.

Well thats the reason why my dad wanted to move because did not wanted to listen to the boom boom

but i had a 10 and a 15 sub in my car and my truck so it did not brother me but some people just do not like hearing it

stl520nlv:
"Ok I'm sorry if this offends some of you, but why do Hispanics think its ok to blast there damn music in our neighborhood? Like seriously its annoying."

One of my Facebook friends posted this on her wall. Really??? Obviously it's going to offend someone, that someone being me. I am not really Hispanic, but racism is a big deal to me. What does ethnicity have to do with anything with music? This forum is not about racism, but where it applies to this situation, feel free to comment on it.

Anyways, I am not one to turn up my music all the way just to let other people hear my music, but i've never had a problem with others doing it either. It may get on some peoples' nerves, but you only hear it for a few seconds before you pass each other on the road and then the sound is gone. It's not going to hurt anyone, so if you've got a system to show off, why not show it off, right? I say turn it up and let everyone know what kind of music you like. Doesn't bother me.

Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realize Hispanics had a genetic disposition to loud music.

I'd accuse you of being borderline racist, but that's not borderline, it's full blown terrible racism, and you should be ashamed of it.

EDIT: Obviously I stopped reading in disgust after the first paragraph, that's my fault, but in my defense paragraphs are ussually there to mark the completion of a thought/argument and not saying "this is something my friend posted" before that volatile statement was kind of begging for a misunderstanding. Still, it's my fault.

Well, our neighbors aren't Hispanic, but they do seem to enjoy playing the "greatest hits of the 60's and 70's" at fairly high decibels during all hours of the day, a trait my roomie and I both find pretty obnoxious as we sleep during the day to get to our jobs we work at on overnight shift...

Loud Music literally causes other people physical pain. Especially those booming bass songs. They can cause migraines and severe physical pain.

yes, I do get really angry when I have to listen to someone else's music; it's why headphones were invented.

it depends on what time it is. if it's late and keeps someone from sleeping, yes, yes it is a crime. a crime punishable by death.

I know right, I mean every time someone's in the car with me and we pass someone blasting their shitty rap with their bass cranked up, whoever's there with me bitches about it for the next like half an hour. I don't know what people's problem is with that, I guess I don't want to hear it either but it's not as if it matters when it's for thirty seconds while we're at a stoplight, it's nothing to ruin your day over. "I just don't get it, why do they do that? It's like they're doing it specifically to annoy us," says my friends, well I listen to loud music in my house or through my headphones, it makes perfect sense why you would want to hear your music loud. Why is it such a big deal? People who complain about loud music being annoying are annoying :/

And your Facebook friend is racist as fuck.

If i'm driving and someone nearby is blasting their music I quitely say a prayer to the demon god and wish for their car battery to die. They're a mild nuisance at best in this situation.

If i'm at home and I can hear your crappy music through my 6 inch thick walls then I get pissy, and either you'll be turning it down or i'll get the police to turn it down for you. There's no reason to be an inconsiderate asshole.

It's just got to do with being social and not bothering other people. It's just plain rude. It's really annoying when I sit in the train and someone is blasting his horrid music. And while in my case it's not Hispanics (are there even Hispanics here?), it is true that is mostly members of certain social groups who seem oblivious that headphones are invented. Just stating the facts.

Well maybe the ones in this case are hispanic and playing loud music?

As for me. I perfer the music to be on medium sound. I have to be in a speciall mood to enjoy loud music.

danpascooch:
Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realize Hispanics had a genetic disposition to loud music.

I'd accuse you of being borderline racist, but that's not borderline, it's full blown terrible racism, and you should be ashamed of it.

Read the whole OP mate. It was pretty obvious that it was in quotation marks.

Kneejerk reaction GOOOOO

OT: Yes, it is actually a crime. Disturbing the peace, bro. And it should be.

emeraldrafael:

Which is crap, cause no one even cared and afterword I had people laughing about it when we had block parties (it became a regular song). But meh.

Man, you did what I've always wanted to do.

OT: I don't care if somebody has the music in their car really loud, so long as they're just driving by and will be out of earshot after a few seconds. But if I hear it for hours on end, I'm going to get pissed (unless its 6 A.M. and somebody plays the above song. Then I'll just laugh, so long as nobody makes a habit out of it). I've got shit to do.

Like my English teacher says: Get headphones.

Seriously, if you don't have enough money to buy some cheap plug-ins(cheap doesn't mean bad, mind you), you don't have enough money for something to play music on.

OT: Hearing my little brother talk too much sometimes make me want to crack my skull against a wall. Sound matters.

danpascooch:

stl520nlv:
"Ok I'm sorry if this offends some of you, but why do Hispanics think its ok to blast there damn music in our neighborhood? Like seriously its annoying."

One of my Facebook friends posted this on her wall. Really??? Obviously it's going to offend someone, that someone being me. I am not really Hispanic, but racism is a big deal to me. What does ethnicity have to do with anything with music? This forum is not about racism, but where it applies to this situation, feel free to comment on it.

Anyways, I am not one to turn up my music all the way just to let other people hear my music, but i've never had a problem with others doing it either. It may get on some peoples' nerves, but you only hear it for a few seconds before you pass each other on the road and then the sound is gone. It's not going to hurt anyone, so if you've got a system to show off, why not show it off, right? I say turn it up and let everyone know what kind of music you like. Doesn't bother me.

Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realize Hispanics had a genetic disposition to loud music.

I'd accuse you of being borderline racist, but that's not borderline, it's full blown terrible racism, and you should be ashamed of it.

Reading incomprehension for the win?

Anyways, blasting music that not everyone likes loud enough so that you can feel the friggin road vibrating is NOT cool, and is just plain rude.

danpascooch:

Oh I'm sorry, I didn't realize Hispanics had a genetic disposition to loud music.

I'd accuse you of being borderline racist, but that's not borderline, it's full blown terrible racism, and you should be ashamed of it.

BRILLIANT. Why bother reading past the first paragraph of a post to see what's going on when you can spew venom aimlessly?

OT, I think that it's alright when cars are playing loudly, because they're here and gone within seconds to a few minutes. But if it's in your personal living space and you can clearly hear someone else's music for an extended period of time, that's not OK to me. We've had to deal with the people in the apartment above us being loud or blaring Ke$ha, and it's not cool, especially if it's past midnight and you have an exam the next morning. That's what headphones were invented for.

Perhaps your friend has a predispositioned dislike of (or is racist towards) the Hispanics in the area, or maybe a group of them consistently plays loud music and they're the only ones who she's had to deal with this problem from and they won't turn it down or be reasonable. If you had to listen to someone else's music day in and day out or all night long as you try to sleep, I can easily see becoming angry with them. Yes, she may be racist, but I definitely feel as though you should talk to her about it instead of bringing it up in a public forum like this. Or you could, you know, unfriend her, if she/it bothers you that much.

Also, if she lives in America, you can tell her to call the cops on them for disturbing the peace and they'll get a ticket for noise violation, which would solve the noise problem methinks.

Just_A_Glitch:
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Thats how we start every annual block party we have now. I wake up at 5 am, hook up a giant sound system in the yard and just blast this. Its gotten to be the sign that there's a party going on in the neighborhood.

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