in the arsehole of diogenes

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Tuesday, 25 February 2020

When I listen to music

I hear three things at once:
my ever-present tinnitus,
my almost ever-present ear-worms
(which vary enormously from Machaut
to Mahler, Marley and Methodist hymn-tune),
and the music I have voluntarily chosen.
There might be background noise as well.

If someone talks above all that
I am involved in tiring, cerebral acrobatics.

And if I turned on speech-radio
rather than music it is all too much, too much.

2 comments:

Bearz said...

Point taken about the audible interference when you listen to music, which reduces the experience of listening. Point taken also about how impossible it is to switch off the ear worms and tinnitus, which surely compete with each other even when there is nothing else for them to compete with. When you read and there is no sound around you does the aural competition seem more less competitive for you concentrating on a different sense-eyesight? I ask, I don't know what answer to expect and I expect different people will answer differently.

Wofl said...

Reading, as you suggest, tends to shut out the aural interference, so there isn't a problem there. But with people speaking indistinctly or with low voices I have greater problems than with music.