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Knowing i'm lighting the fuse on a hot topic..I have to relate this. I'm moving into a new house. One that will allow me to re-build my music studio, and rehearsal space. Now, I have the needed things to basically cut noise down to a minimum. My last house, the neighbors never even suspected I was playing late into the night.
Today, while un-loading things, I saw my new neighbor in his yard. I thought i'd introduce myself and be neighborly. He's a mid-thirties black man.(who cares) BUT, he actually said to me, "I see you unloading a bunch of amplifiers and drums and such." "This is a pretty quiet neighborhood, are you sure you want to live here?" If the tables were turned, and he was moving into my neighborhood, and I said that.. It would be assumed that I was discriminating, and a racist jerk. WTF??? Talk about a double standard.

Nov 24, 2009 - 07:45 pm
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Reminds me of that movie, what was it.. with the black cop and the white neighbor.. damn I can't think of it.

Nov 24, 2009 - 08:06 pm
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That movie was Lakeview Terrace.

Nov 24, 2009 - 08:26 pm
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Welcome to the world of "its wrong to be white".

Nov 24, 2009 - 08:26 pm
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LeTUMBA writes:
That movie was Lakeview Terrace.



That was it! I'd watch out SC!


Nov 24, 2009 - 08:27 pm
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Darn good movie too.

Nov 24, 2009 - 08:42 pm
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Tell him you run a repair shop.

I guarantee he is going to have a stethescope up to his wall every night. Give him a few weeks to realize you don't know how to play a note :-)

Nov 24, 2009 - 11:37 pm
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Naaah. He was just observant and concluded Drums=Loudness. (They do!) It probably is indeed a nice quiet neighborhood. But I agree. Not one of your nicest "welcome to the neighborhood" statements.

Nov 24, 2009 - 11:47 pm
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"Naw, those are only used when someone in the neighborhood fires up their leaf blower at 8am on a Sunday morning".

Nov 25, 2009 - 05:25 am
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This has nothing to do with discrimination or racism. "Being loud" is not a protected class. The man simply wants to maintain quiet enjoyment of his home - like the majority of the John Q public. You are going down the wrong road on this, SC and using that reason to not respect your neighbors concerns would put you at the same level of others that drop the "R" word for convenience.

Be a good neighbor, make sure you don't disrupt the neighborhood. It is your duty as a citizen and the all-around good person that you are.

Nov 25, 2009 - 05:57 am
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my uncle lined the walls of his studio with foam padding and egg cartons being thrown out by mcdonalds.. you could watch tv in the living room directly above and barely hear anything.

Nov 25, 2009 - 06:16 am
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Fine way to recycle stuff from Mickey D's.

Nov 25, 2009 - 06:21 am
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I didn't realize McDonald's used real eggs

Nov 25, 2009 - 06:32 am
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Must have been when Ray Kroc was still working as a short-order cook.

Nov 25, 2009 - 06:37 am
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Seal writes:
Welcome to the world of "its wrong to be white".



i agree 100%


Nov 25, 2009 - 09:39 am
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NO, I stated in the original post that I have what I need to basically soundproof the area i'll be using. I've done it before, in previous houses. I do not intend to disturb anyone with noise. What i'm saying, is if a minority were moving into MY neighborhood, and I made the comments that HE made to ME...It would immediately be assumed that I did not want him there because he is a minority.

Nov 25, 2009 - 10:04 am
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