Author Archives: thenoisecurmudgeon

Baseball and Noise

I am posting today because i want to let people know that talking to organizers of events can be effective! Last year, exactly a year ago to the Canadian August long weekend, there was a weekend long baseball tournament in … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Sound

On being curmudgeonly about sound/noise [This post is going up on a Friday – I will be busy on Sunday, the traditional NC posting day.] This showed up today day as a Google alert viz. The Noise Curmudgeon. I couldn’t pass … Continue reading

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The Marble Machine Orchestra

The Marble Machine Orchestra Yes, you read that correctly. It is a machine that uses marbles to make music. This machine is made in Sweden, and “generates mellifluous melodies with a multitude of marbles”. (I found out about it from … Continue reading

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More from Gordon Hempton

This is a short post today. I wrote about Gordon Hempton a while ago. Mr.Hempton has done a lot of work making us aware of the need to protect “silent” spaces. Here is a recent video of him talking about … Continue reading

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A/C units

Air conditioners Since it is summer, those of us who dislike noise are gearing up to launch complaints about lawn mowers, outdoor concerts, various power tools, and, inside our homes, the noise of air conditioners.  (If you have central air … Continue reading

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Eating and Sound

No, this post is not about people who eat with their mouths open. It is about …… the noisy restaurant. Who hasn’t encountered this situation? You got out for dinner and you can’t hear the person across the table from … Continue reading

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Noise in the hinterlands

I just got the link below in my email today.  Such bad news – even the quiet spots are no longer quiet!  What the hell are we doing to the world? Not much more to say about this.  Just read … Continue reading

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