I just witnessed a real life "get-off-my-lawn" moment

MickM

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Trust me there are a lot of them and in the pictures too.
Just wondered. Back in the day I went to a crap load of gigs where the main attractions were the music and slopping a couple kegs with mostly guys.
BTW, what is the meaning of Old guys, raisin bread?
 

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The same thing happened about 20 years ago in Austin. A bunch of investors “developed” the empty warehouses and office spaces above and beside the historical live music venues in one entertainment district, and then the people who overpaid for the lofts and apartments petitioned the city council about the noise, which made new noise ordinances and ruined the music scene in that area of town.

I mean, you bought a house on top of a bar that has featured live music, next door to another bar that has played live music, next door to another bar that has played live music, all since the 1970’s…and then you whine?

Buy some earplugs. Or better yet, move.
 

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The same thing happened about 20 years ago in Austin. A bunch of investors “developed” the empty warehouses and office spaces above and beside the historical live music venues in one entertainment district, and then the people who overpaid for the lofts and apartments petitioned the city council about the noise, which made new noise ordinances and ruined the music scene in that area of town.

I mean, you bought a house on top of a bar that has featured live music, next door to another bar that has played live music, next door to another bar that has played live music, all since the 1970’s…and then you whine?

Buy some earplugs. Or better yet, move.
Preach it, brother!
 

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With the housing market as it is right now, maybe he should move from living next to the venue, buy a home elsewhere, and pocket some jing and get a good nights sleep at the same time??? Just an idea..... ;)

......assuming it is in a legal venue that is zoned for loud noise then I'd agree with you. If not, then he has his rights also.
 

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The same thing happened about 20 years ago in Austin. A bunch of investors “developed” the empty warehouses and office spaces above and beside the historical live music venues in one entertainment district, and then the people who overpaid for the lofts and apartments petitioned the city council about the noise, which made new noise ordinances and ruined the music scene in that area of town.

I mean, you bought a house on top of a bar that has featured live music, next door to another bar that has played live music, next door to another bar that has played live music, all since the 1970’s…and then you whine?

Buy some earplugs. Or better yet, move.
Here's a fitting song.


And here's a translation of the lyrics.

Say, shall we go to that local little bar tonight
Where they have one of those old-fashioned jukeboxes which still works
A wooden floor, just four tables and a random chair make up the furniture
We'll have to put in some effort here because there's nothing going on

I happen to have some loose change in my pocket (In your bag!)
As soon as the music starts playing, it'll blow the roof clean off.
Blow it off
Blow it off.

Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(Tightening like a spring)
Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(As a pendulum back and forth)
Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(Revving like an engine primed, going like the clappers.)
The Clock on rock.

The elderly Bartender, not used to this, went into total shock
Reached for the bottle of gin and took a great big swig
At which he lightened up and started joining in.
"Who cares about closing time, I'll just forget about that."

Because to have a rocking party, this place will do just nicely
Life won't last forever, so join in as we set the clock on rock
On rock
On rock

Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(As Sachem said to the great big bear)
Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(The boxer engine filled with grease)
Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(My mechanics working like clockwork)
The clock on rock

The bartender eventually retired and enjoyed his pension.
His son remodelled the place and since then nobody come around.
It wasn't that long before foreclosure closed the shop
At which the old man said, "Let me back in, I'll show you how it's done!"

"Away with those bright lights and all that disco junk.
After I'll turn the clock on rock once again, people will return once more!"
Once more
Once more
 

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Here's a fitting song.


And here's a translation of the lyrics.

Say, shall we go to that local little bar tonight
Where they have one of those old-fashioned jukeboxes which still works
A wooden floor, just four tables and a random chair make up the furniture
We'll have to put in some effort here because there's nothing going on

I happen to have some loose change in my pocket (In your bag!)
As soon as the music starts playing, it'll blow the roof clean off.
Blow it off
Blow it off.

Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(Tightening like a spring)
Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(As a pendulum back and forth)
Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(Revving like an engine primed, going like the clappers.)
The Clock on rock.

The elderly Bartender, not used to this, went into total shock
Reached for the bottle of gin and took a great big swig
At which he lightened up and started joining in.
"Who cares about closing time, I'll just forget about that."

Because to have a rocking party, this place will do just nicely
Life won't last forever, so join in as we set the clock on rock
On rock
On rock

Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(As Sachem said to the great big bear)
Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(The boxer engine filled with grease)
Set the clock on, the clock on rock
(My mechanics working like clockwork)
The clock on rock

The bartender eventually retired and enjoyed his pension.
His son remodelled the place and since then nobody come around.
It wasn't that long before foreclosure closed the shop
At which the old man said, "Let me back in, I'll show you how it's done!"

"Away with those bright lights and all that disco junk.
After I'll turn the clock on rock once again, people will return once more!"
Once more
Once more

I’m glad you put the lyrics. I thought I’d had a stroke all of the sudden…(just kidding—cool song!)
 

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They are still playing ? I opened for the fleshtones 10 years ago. They put the younger bands to shame.

Yes ... well kind of. As you may know Pete Shelly died in 2018.

The current bass player and drummer have been with them for 10-15 years or something like that, and they have a new-ish guitar player to fill in for Pete's guitar.

But it's essentially just Steve Diggle ... who now sings both his and Pete's songs.
 

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Yes ... well kind of. As you may know Pete Shelly died in 2018.

The current bass player and drummer have been with them for 10-15 years or something like that, and they have a new-ish guitar player to fill in for Pete's guitar.

But it's essentially just Steve Diggle ... who now sings both his and Pete's songs.
No i didn't know.



edit perfect bubble gum punk.
 

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Sounds like somebody shouldn't have moved in next to a punk rock club if he doesn't like to hear the sounds of a punk rock club. Also, dude should invest in some earplugs.

We have this issue in Austin a lot. A company like Hilton or whoever will build a giant hotel next to a whole block of live music venues that have been in operation for the past 30 years or longer (in some form or other) and then complain about noise to the cops. No joke.
 

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During the day? Seriously? I wish I could complain about construction sites and street work with jackhammers at 8 o'clock in the morning, but seriously...If I'd have my way, I'd ban cars in the city altogether, but I don't think I have much of a chance.
 




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