Noise Hypocrisy

Back when we were all crazy over noise, Ritchie Simpson asked the most important question of all:

I must ask the question of you Peter “Were it Fred Eaglesmith, amps at 11 in front of the masses, would you be so churlish?”

I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of weeks, and I’m afraid to admit that Ritchie’s got a point: if it were music I actually liked, I probably wouldn’t have minded the crazy noisefest.

As such, I think the rest of my arguments are either invalid, or at least severely compromised.

I am hypocritcal old fart who doesn’t understand those young kids and their rock and roll. Ignore me.


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Rob MacD on July 15, 2003 - 17:51 Permalink

Peter, it’s because of admissions such as this that we CAN’T ignore you.

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Wayne on July 15, 2003 - 19:14 Permalink

Easy on yourself…your original expressed opinions have a great deal of merit. When a teenager pulls up beside me with his car stereo blasting though open windows the best this generation has to offer

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Mandy on July 16, 2003 - 04:30 Permalink

One person’s offensive noise is another person’s art and expression.

We’ll never please everyone, not matter how hard this world tries. I’m with you though Peter, funny how an opinion can change so much when you are on the agreeing end of things. I know I’d be more pleased with the water front spectical if it were music I liked. But it wasn’t, so such as it is.