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Started by downbuzz on Aug 28, 2015 9:31:39 AM
Music you often hear (via neighbours or the like)

My neighbour is currently blasting 'Comfortably Numb' across the road, through the window shutters and into my ears. Luckily it's Friday afternoon and I like that song anyway. He does this about every other weekend.

downbuzz - 15 Apr 2022 06:52:46 (#1 of 27)

He also played a lot of Tool. He's moved out now. I once had a neighbour who would blast Especially For You by Kylie and Jason on repeat. It's like they were trying to torture me.

Shadrack22 - 15 Apr 2022 08:02:45 (#2 of 27)

About twenty years ago I used to hear Neil at number ten practicing the saxophone, music drifting out from his skylight, and a woman in the house behind doing some vocals, running up and down the scales.

Less interesting these days. Gina at number eight, front door open, pottering around on the patio, playing Beyonce or Rihanna or something. Graeme and Siobhan next door sometimes have the radio on if lunching in the garden (6Music).

RosyLovelady - 15 Apr 2022 08:03:51 (#3 of 27)

That's upward mobility for you.

browserbutton - 15 Apr 2022 08:10:33 (#4 of 27)

No excuse for inflicting music on neighbours these days -- you can get little white things that fit into the ear, I've seen them.

solomongursky - 15 Apr 2022 07:24:14 (#5 of 27)


downbuzz - 15 Apr 2022 08:25:23 (#6 of 27)

Just to make it clear, I had no problem with the Tool/Pink Floyd neighbour. He was across the street and only played on weekends.

I fucking hated the Kylie/Jason neighbour who was upstairs from me and could play anytime.

indlovubill - 15 Apr 2022 08:25:48 (#7 of 27)

Young people in cars and all you can hear is boom boom boom

solomongursky - 15 Apr 2022 07:31:28 (#8 of 27)

With their long hair you can't tell if they're boys or girls!

indlovubill - 15 Apr 2022 08:36:02 (#9 of 27)

One such car stopped at traffic lights, a pal of mine (working on gas main) jumped out of a hole next to the lights and started dancing around the car.

solomongursky - 15 Apr 2022 07:38:11 (#10 of 27)

MontyPeculiar - 15 Apr 2022 08:53:09 (#11 of 27)

When younger Peculiar was very small, the pre-teen girl next door would play Crazy Frog on repeat, the other side of the wall from where we were bottle feeding.

If you don’t know Crazy Frog, DO NOT search for it on YouTube. And if you are familiar with it, you’ll know you never want to hear it again.

thisonehasalittlehat - 15 Apr 2022 10:02:58 (#12 of 27)

Once when we lived in a Riverside apartment, a small boat pulled up one Saturday and then played a chas n dave greatest hits cd on full blast all day without break, merrily singing along now and again. And then at about 7pm the small boat pulled off again and was never seen again. That was enough chas and dave, really.

thisonehasalittlehat - 15 Apr 2022 10:04:23 (#13 of 27)

It may have been associated with Chas or Dave dying. When Pavarotti died a whole flotilla of boats went by playing opera. That was enough Pavarotti, really.

darkhorse - 15 Apr 2022 10:14:13 (#14 of 27)

In my second uni year one flat mate managed to put me off Blondie for about a decade, after he played their greatest hits on repeat for a few months.

fogsake - 15 Apr 2022 10:37:18 (#15 of 27)

Got a drunken Arab professional lute player below my city apartment. Kinda melancholy playing for himself, but I like it and him.

While I was away for the Winter he put dinner on and crashed out. Set the alarms off. The fire service came and broke into my apartment in case I was unconscious. Next door too. No smoke got into my apartment, but the integrated lock system is going to cost him or his insurance a few Euros.

He's been a bit quiet lately.

Someone plays piano around here.

carterbrandon - 15 Apr 2022 12:03:04 (#16 of 27)

The 80s were the time for drunken neighbours to blare music in the early hours on repeat.

Joe le Taxi from the one who would keep falling over in, or locking himself out of, his flat.

Baker Street from the one who would put hot stuff in his bin and set it, and our fence, on fire.

upgoerfive - 15 Apr 2022 22:32:02 (#17 of 27)

Our upstairs morons alternate between gangsta rap and gabba.

Then they go out and leave their staffie cross alone to howl and bark.

I swear, one day you're going to see me on the News At Ten.

LomaxFairchild - 19 Apr 2022 10:39:38 (#18 of 27)

#2 We used to hear the DJ son living in the house backing on to ours banging out sets from his bedroom window. Tragically he fell off the roof at a party and the DJ sets are no more.

Shadrack22 - 19 Apr 2022 11:29:57 (#19 of 27)

Deceased or incapacitated?

lammaMia - 19 Apr 2022 11:44:37 (#20 of 27)

One of the reasons I moved out of a flat in my yoof was my neighbour's choice of music when he returned home intoxicated on weekend nights. He then went to sleep while blaring, on fucking repeat disc play, Eddie Vedder's throaty angst well into the normal waking hours.

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