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  • Aspens in Colorado
    The gift of silence
    In today’s fast-paced world we find ourselves inundated with constant noise. All around us I-pads, laptops, i-phones, video games, aps and androids; movies and TV bombard us with sound. It is as though silence has become a thing of the past....
  • Noise is it zapping your happiness, you are what you listen to
    Noise is it zapping your happiness, you are what you listen to
    You need to realize what noise is doing to you. It’s very difficult for your brain to devote resources to the mind when negative noise, extra external noise and internal negative noise is blaring at you.Decreasing your daily noise by just 5...
  • Quiet please
    Study shows people aren’t up on the news
    Most viewers are duds when it comes to answering merely 4 questions about the news, according to Slate.NPR viewers are most knowledgeable, and Fox News viewers are the least.“They found that someone who watched only Fox News would be...
  • Cell Phones and Planes
    FCC puts peace in the air in jeopardy with cell phone call considerations
    Road warriors cherish their peace in the skies. Whether in business/first class or coach, once a frequent traveler takes his or her seat, they are used to minimal interruptions and solitude. Some prefer to catch a nap while others focus on work or...
  • Florida=Death - "Post Information"
    Florida=Death writes bracing, thrilling music
    Post Information, the latest release from Meriden, CT outfit Florida=Death, is not easy listening. Indeed, it can at times be downright harrowing. The record opens with a chilly noise collage (“tension: unresolved”), built out of loops...
  • Mysterious hum heard round the world
    Mysterious hum heard round the world
    People are complaining about a mysterious hum from all over the planet. Reports started coming in sixty years ago. According to NBC News on July 26, 2013, Only about 2 percent of the population can hear it and most are between the ages of 55 and...
  • Album Cover
    Nouns: 'Still Bummed' (2013)
    "Still Bummed" by Nouns is a heavy Noise Pop album.The opening song throws us into the weird sonic world of "Nouns". It's a world of heavy fuzz distortion, distant guitars that appear and vanish, weird chip-tune sounds...
  • Body Hammer - Jigoku
    Body Hammer presents future through the present
    I have spent the better part of three months trying to figure out a way of presenting Body Hammer's masterful 'Jigoku' (Japanese for Hell) in a review format. Originally, a selfish and indulgent self-story that linked the album's...
  • Plug-in Hybrid
    New regulation would require louder hybrid vehicles
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, announced a proposed new rule Tuesday to require hybrid vehicles to make louder noises.The proposed NHTSA rule comes after concerns were raised about hybrid vehicles being too quiet....
  • Quiet
    A quiet time may not mean a library today
    When on earth did libraries turn into social clubs ? There used to be a time when a library meant a quiet place to read or study. Not anymore. This isnot about normal sounds like people walking around, asking librarians questions, using computers,...
  • Noise
    And the winner is....
    Like a woman in her final trimester, the weeks winding down to the election grew with anticipation and raging emotion. You could not watch TV news, listen to the radio, or even stand in the line at the grocery store and not feel tension. The...
  • Autumn is great for art, music, poet and craft lovers.
    Autumn rhythms with life.
    Trees increase our quality of life.September is almost over. The season is changing fast. Saturday and Sunday are great days to take the kids outdoor. Plenty of exercise and sun exposure will do the family good. Around Washington DC, a variety of...
  • Thundershirt
    Coping with K-9 anxiety part 1
    Anxiety is no fun for people and it isn’t for dogs either. Sometimes things like noises, fireworks, thunder storms, travel, and crating can result in anxiety/fear for our beloved pooches. Separation anxiety is another problem some animals...
  • Album Cover
    Jay William Henderson: 'The Sun Will Burn Our Eyes' (2012)
    "The Sun Will Burn Our Eyes" by Jay William Henderson is an experimental Singer-Songwriter Folk album.The backbone of the instrumentation within the album is an acoustic guitar, but what fills out the production is the noises. Soft...
  • Florida
    One crazy night with Florida=Death, Forcefeel, Wind & Ghosts, lilXlil and Bellow
    I’m always interested in musicians who seek to explore “roads less traveled” with their sound. Therefore, I was intrigued when I found out about a July 24 performance of mostly local acts at Hamden’s The Space. I had only...