Mudcat Café message #3983865 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165842   Message #3983865
Posted By: leeneia
22-Mar-19 - 11:25 AM
Thread Name: The fine line between MUSIC and NOISE!
Subject: RE: The fine line between MUSIC and NOISE!
Your link led to a National Public Radio page about choices for listeners. Since I never listen to radio, I withdrew.

However, you set me thinking about sounds people often hate.

fingernails on a blackboard
squeaky chalk
squeaky brakes
a crying newborn

It's especially sad that the uncontrolled, choking crying of a newborn baby upsets people so. It has led to child abuse. We should all be taught about age ten that we all know it's upsetting, that the baby can't help it, that the baby won't choke to death, and basically to suck it up. It will pass.