Friday, February 05, 2010


It was an unusual gathering, people were able to socialise and talk together without shouting over the excesses of music.  A ceilidh group played pianissimo; it was gentle and lent itself to the atmosphere. The music did not intrude, it did not take over.  I returned home having taken great pleasure from the party.  How delightful it would be if more functions could really be called social and sociable gatherings.

As it is,  music at parties of all sorts these days,  is ear-drum splitting and a strain on the vocal chords to such an extent that it is easier, and probably safer, not to communicate with anyone at all.  There is absolutely nothing sociable about that.


TG said...

I can totally relate to your sentiment. As a younger generation, I am amazed, why people hang out in clubs and pubs, where the music is so loud, you can't even talk. And if you don't dance, what is there else to do? Pose and observe? Thanks but no thanks. I'm to old for that. I prefer a mellow atmosphere, maybe with soothing jazz music and a company, where you can have a nice conversation and you don't need to shout.

ZACL said...
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ZACL said...


I tire of the intrusive nature of, and I am concerned about the dangers of so-called party entertainment. The decibels are dire.

Are people afraid to communicate verbally these days? Certainly the sounds ensure that anyone who wants to, cannot.

Anonymous said...

i also prefer somewhere quiet and relaxed, a place where conversation is not drowned out by thumping music or over loud background chatter.
it's often easier said than done these days though.

ZACL said...

Sadly, Ax, you are so right.

I wonder if we should start a campaign for pleasant socialising and being sociable.