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May 26, 2007

New Neighbors

For the past 3 hours, I have been listening to the thump of obnoxious bass from next door. Loud enough that I have been able to identify some of their poor music choices.

And apparently our street is now a used car lot as there are 4 cars that look like they've been parked by a blind person.

If this was a one time thing, I'd be okay.

This is about the 7th or 8th time since they moved in not too long ago. It's so loud that the neighbors on the other side of me can hear it.

So much for sleeping with the windows open. Nights like these I have to play the TV or my own music just to drown out the music. Although, nothing can drown out the bass.

Inconsiderate fuckers!

Posted by Sissy at May 26, 2007 10:46 PM | TrackBack

I feel for you. People aren't considerate in this day and age, blasting their noise everywhere. Are there mediation services pertaining to noise in your area, or neighbor support services. Is there an official community division in your city that might be able to listen to your concerns.

You are welcome to be a part of our support group. You can sign up at our website at

Also, we have a new guide you can download on our homepage. It's called the 'action manual' and it has lots of suggestions on dealing with noise.

I greatly sympathize with you. There are lots of us who have dealt with similar issues.

Todd Hamo
Chapter Member, Noise Free America

Posted by: Todd at May 27, 2007 09:22 AM

Since I don't know the area at all or what these people might be like... I don't know if you can actually say something to them or not. I know one of my friends was really pissed at some teens on his street that played their music WAY loud - window rattling loud. He was going to call the cops, but I told him to try asking them nicely first if they could turn it down. (being young I figured they just didn't think that people might not want to listen to their "music"). So, next time it happened on a Saturday afternoon, he walked over - and just as he got there, they said, "Oh sorry man, is it too loud?" Heh. I figure their parents had been after them, but they didn't believe it until someone walked up.

If you don't think you can talk to them. Then you should be able to call the cops for excessive noise after 11pm on weeknights and after midnight on weekends. You may want to call the non-emergency number and talk to someone about it at the police station. They might then send patrolmen past to periodically check on the "noise level".

Posted by: Teresa at May 27, 2007 01:08 PM

just dropped by your blog and I would like to make an honest comment about the layout. Firstly, I think the title and picture of Alice are awesome, but I think the background design really takes from the title and its design. I think that grey or a evan a stone kind of background would do more justise to your blog.

Posted by: at May 28, 2007 06:31 AM

I think you need to call the guy that they are renting from. If there is a noise ordinance in your HOA, call them too. If they appear to not be nice people... call the police. Otherwise, if you and a neighbor can go over and ask them to turn it down... i would.

Posted by: Bou at May 28, 2007 08:23 AM

I typically just pound on the wall until they get the idea. It's like having a new puppy - after using the rolled-up newspaper a few times, though, they'll learn.

Posted by: zonker at May 28, 2007 11:47 AM

Todd - Wow, a support group. I appreciate the invite. However, I am afraid it might conflict with my "How To Seek Help" Support Group.

Teresa - It is one of those situations where I don't feel comfortable talking to them. However, I have talked to some of the other neighbors and one of them is also going to make a call to the landlord of the place. I am also going to start documenting it all in case it becomes a bigger deal as it STILL hasn't stopped.

" " - Wow, didn't realize I entered the blog fashion contest.

Bou - He hasn't answered my email yet. I'm going to document and present to the HOA if necessary.

Zonker - I have been tempted to bang back a couple of times but fear for what I have hung on the wall.

Thanks for all of the advice....I'll keep ya'll posted.

Posted by: Sissy at May 28, 2007 08:56 PM

"Gee, I wonder how the main power line to their house got severed?"

Posted by: Graumagus at May 28, 2007 11:05 PM