I want to sleep, I need to sleep. The noise is keeping me awake. I drift off into slumber, but wake because I can hear the noise outside, loud shouts and broken bits of arguments. Screams and music. But I nod off- +bibb ghn – typed on the screen without my knowledge.
Sleep tries to take hold and yawns crack my face. The screen on my phone darkens and I have to dart out a finger to keep it on. So tired…… Then car doors bang, two men shouting obscenities, a woman shouts and screams to be let in. Bright light in my living room burns through my eyelids… Awake again…
This is the finger positions fit the New world symphony that Im trying to learn. I can get the lower notes ( I still need to learn which notes are which). One thing with loud music being played outside is that no one can hear the notes I’ve been murdering in here!
I need to get my lips stronger to get a good embouchure. Practice is the only way to do it. At the moment the air escapes from the side of my mouth instead of going down the trumpet. Then there is the moisture from your breath. That’s why you have drainage holes to let it out.
Anyway maybe I will learn it well enough to play to people? We will see.
How do I draw the loud music coming from the pub over the road? It’s been going on since before we got in at 4pm and it’s 7pm now. It’s the base beat, it’s shaking the house. There are also people screaming and shouting. I’m trying to ignore it. But the window frames are rattling! It’s literally making my head hurt. My shoulders are tense. I feel very angry. But, the people there are very aggressive and I don’t feel able to challenge 30 or 40 of them.
Imagination is a good thing. But some of the things I’m thinking are very violent! How I wish I lived in the middle of a field, in the middle of the countryside. Trying to think of quiet things, but I’m still annoyed.
I’m praying for rain…. The pub across the road is playing music, which is OK, but the base beat is thudding and rattling our windows. It’s been going on for at least three hours. Imaging your heart beating at about double its usual speed. Thud thud, thu thu thud, thud. Argh! It’s louder than the TV. It’s louder than the people shouting over there to be heard above the music. Thud thu, thu thu thud. Argh.
I’m a peaceful person but I feel angry. This has been getting worse over recent months. No where to park because of the visitors. It’s so annoying. And it goes on late into the night. I feel like going and booking into a hotel.
I’m not happy to report it, the people over the road are not nice. I’m really nervous to have posted this but it’s frustrating. Oh well, I guess I need earplugs but I can feel the pressure of the sound waves through my body.
All I hear is chatter, chatter.
Shelves in the shed
Now who’s dead?
Rugby goal posts
He can’t stop talking
About mamod trains
Steam engine running.
Gas and Electric
Phone call chatting,
Over the radio,
Over the TV.
My mind switches off.
By his talking at me
Like fingers plucking at strings, or air blown across the top of a bottle.
We knew we had bought cheap windows. But I didn’t expect the moan when the wind was in certain directions.
First the front window started to ululate gloomily, a long rising note, not too high pitched. Only when we have a northerly wind does it start up with a tune.
Then we noticed one of the kitchen windows joined in with its own moan. This does not happen when the trees are covered in leaves. But when the shelter blows away as autumn progresses the light moaning starts to return, gradually deepening as a storm intensifies.
You really couldn’t get more excellent moans. Just add the motor from the fridge making puppy dog whines as it starts spinning up and you have a whole set of spooky sound effects even when you least expect them.
No one can hear you scream!
So why add sound to movies set in space?…..I think the best film I saw was 2001 a Space Odessy, because instead of having the sound of engine noises the film has music playing over the space scenes. It is so atmospheric (pun intended) because space is a vacuum and sound cannot propagate in a vacuum. There are not enough molecules for one to hit or push against the next and transfer sound vibrations to your ears. In any case if you were in space you would need a suit, so all you would hear is your own breathing and perhaps tinnitus or a rumbling stomach!
I know I’m being pedantic but I get bothered by mistakes or wrong assumptions. If you are going to watch a space film I think it should be made correctly.
There was an old man called Luke,
a flight into space he took…
No squeak of a sound
in the vacuum surround
Could be heard, so he read a book.
I’m not saying there would not be sounds inside a space craft either, there will be an atmosphere so noise can travel through that. Which is why Apollo 13 could hear the gas tank rupture when they were on their way to the moon. But if you were outside …well you would not hear it, and if you tried to put your ear to it you would be dead without a suit on!
Anyway enough of my pet peeves.