Saturday, May 28, 2016
Photo: May 26, 2016
I went to a retirement party for some colleagues and there was live music. The band was quite good - playing a nice variety of music but, for me, it was way too loud. You couldn't carry on a conversation without yelling in your neighbour's ear. I like to dance, but I just could not go near the dance floor. I should have brought ear plugs. I know I am particularly sensitive to loud noise; I am aware of the possibilities of hearing loss and, with music being such an important part of my life (both playing and going to concerts not of the popular variety) I want to be good to my ears. With stories such as that of Brian Johnson of AC/DC being told he risked total hearing loss if he continued playing with the band you would think that musicians would learn to turn the volume down a bit. But no - so I will have to dance in the confines of my home with the music at a volume I like.