2007-02-28

947. Disturbed Peace

Garage band —
a young audience listens
from their bedrooms.

13 comments:

Masago said...

Garage band -
a young audience listens
from their bedrooms.

Link with 946: Rock band.

[My cousin and I in those early days of rock and roll bought ourselves electric guitars. We liked to take our four-foot high amplifiers out in the backyard or in the garage and crank up our "music". One evening about 11:00 pm a man came around the corner. We thought he was going to blast us for disturbing the peace, maybe threaten to call the police. To our surprise he explained politely that his kids really liked our music but he needed them to go to sleep. He asked if we wouldn't mind turning it down a bit. Of course, his manner won over our rebel spirits and we readily complied with his request.]

Aurora Antonovic said...

Whatever happened to that band?

My Dad was a musician, and when I was a kid, he was the one making all the noise. :) But the neighbours loved it. He'd put on free shows every Sunday, and make all of us kids perform.

Borut said...

What a polite way of doing it. Reminds me of a father reminding his young son that he has not closed the door of his study room by saying: I seem to have forgottten to close the door, will you be so good and close it, my son...?

John McDonald said...

nice one
john

Pat Paulk said...

Must've been more than noise ya'll were hammering out.

polona said...

what a considerate man!
nice!

Masago said...

Aurora: The band? Well, I moved to another city and that was the end of the band. :-)
I'd love to have been there to see you and your family perform!

Borut: *ha ha* Very good. Was that you and your Father by any chance?

John: Thanks.

Pat: *blush* you are too kind. Seriously, we liked it then but I don't think now I would be that impressed. :-)

Polona: Thanks. He was a very nice man. I learned a big lesson from him that day.

Pamela said...

a soft answer (or request)
turns away wrath.

smart man

Borut said...

No, no chance at all, Vaughn!. This was beetween Idries Shah, one of my favourite authors, and his father, both of prophetic and royal blood. We're the working class..!:)

Masago said...

Pamela: Yes, that is very wise.

Masago said...

Borut: Thanks.

Borut said...

P.S.: My father is a retired electrician. That's my background!?:)But there's are some fairytales coming from my mother's side, according to which we are decended from a noble family!:) Reminds me of the story of the mule who used to say: My mother was a thoroughbred mare...

Masago said...

Borut (Your Highness): "a thoroughbred mare"...that is too funny!