This link was sent to me today by another “NC” type. You should read it. A very good case about noise and its effects on us, with a focus on the impact of non-stop music played everywhere we go.
Here is a snippet from the article:
“Whole areas of civic space in our society are now policed by this sound, which drives anybody with the slightest feeling for music to distraction, and ensures that for many of us a visit to the pub or a meal in a restaurant have lost their residual meaning. These are no longer social events, but experiments in endurance, as you shout at each other over the deadly noise.”
I couldn’t agree more!!