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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TokyoPortrait, Apr 17, 2021.
...seems to have called the police.
Something about a loud guitar.
More soon, no doubt.
What? No drums? No bass? Tell the new neighbor that you were there first and to ****
Might be good to talk to them and get to know them.
Not cool. Turn it up!
my friend at work just moved into a new apartment and he has the same problem. says he cant play anything without the neighbors beating on the walls ceiling and floor.
I told him his real problem is he sucks at guitar and is irritating. They have a valid complaint
When they moved in, did they come and bring you some kitchen towels or salad oil?
If not, I think Japanese law sez you don’t owe em nuthin
Time to get an electric Koto.
So close yet not quite ...
Some syllable adjustments,
hey - guitar haiku!
Sorry to hear about that. People suck. Time for a headphone amp.
Can't blame him. The walls are rice paper thin...
Time for them to move.
I’m not buying this. All I ever read on TDPRI is how guitar is not loud enough to cut through/be heard/keep up with drummer/.... How could the neighbor hear when you can’t even hear yourself?
Turns out I’m wrong.
Not the new neighbour - who is a (taiko) drummer, and practices the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) at home. But no, she hasn’t given us the obligatory hand towels either...
Anyway, it turns out it’s a cabal of elderly neighbours. Trouble now is, I’m not sure which ones, apart from one.
What I can’t understand is, why now? I’ve been here in this place for almost ten years (I wasn’t that loud today either, and it’s just on 20 metres to the boundary wall from the house). I’m always very polite and helpful, and until now they’ve always turned their mild animosity towards the other newish neighbours, who are a bit aloof.
Anyway, the police bloke didn’t want to talk to me. To my wife he goes, “I can’t speak English and you’re the registered head of household.” Fine by me. His suggestion was that I close the windows & doors. Also fine by me.
She called him on the ‘he plays it at night too’ allegation, pointing out I never play a proper amp at night, apart from a quiet practice amp she can’t even hear from the next room. She stated categorically that she’s at home at night and can attest to that.
My wife thinks it’s just the local gaggle of older neighbourhood gossips having nothing to do, getting themselves worked up. Same bunch we regularly catch out, looking at us over the wall or snooping around up our driveway. Might be time to be less tolerant of that.
Ha ha, didn’t even notice my near haiku.
In Tokyo? Just play 80's Swedish metal loud and they'll be like "he's a GOD!!!"
If only it were that simple. Face to face is just too fraught with the possibility of conflict. Probably why they went third party with the law.
Can’t risk breaking the wa...
Maybe change your setlist
My Woman From Tokyo (Deep Purple)
Turning Japanese (The Vapours)
Made In Japan (Buck Owens)
Well, I’m not letting the police visit spoil my day. I was already BBQing when they arrived. Decided now to crack open the big bottle. Fruit sake.