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I used to live next door to a pair of elderly naturists, only finding out about their hobby when they bade me a cheerful, saggy 'Hello' while I was 25 feet up a ladder repairing the chimney. Luckily, a bush broke my fall, but the memory of a fat, naked man in an ill-fitting wig will live with me forever.

(, Thu 1 Oct 2009, 12:41)
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East End Chavs
Many moons ago – I lived in sunny East London – on an estate made up of four blocks of flats, with a large grassy area in the centre (I say grass – there was actually more dogshit on that patch of parched earth than grass).
I would dread the Summer, when the local chavs would seemingly all decide to throw open their windows and mount speakers on their window ledges, and play the same garage/drum and bass/grime tunes over and over again. Either that or all be relaying the same crappy pirate radio station streaming out much of the same. From some point near Midday when they all got up out of their beds to around midnight – the estate would become a virtual wall of (crappy) sound.

Now this wouldn’t normally bother me during the week, as I actually had a job, but it would become pretty annoying at weekends. So in the interest of ‘joining in’ – I would dig out my PA speakers, ramp up the amp and play classical music - Mozart’s Requeim was a favourite.
Next door lived a Bangladeshi family, the eldest boy was roughly the same age as me, and one afternoon, he knocked on the door, asking if I could do him a favour - he simply hands me a CD and asks me to “Play this for a while on your speakers”. The glint in his eye and the smile said it all – he was on a windup mission.

Cue two hours of traditional Bangladeshi folk music, with some epic vocals and some quite wonderful drum pieces – just the sort of thing to play to wind up the local inbred chav scum. Strangely the inpromptu outdoor drum and bass festival every weekend stopped happening after that.
(, Sat 3 Oct 2009, 13:35, 6 replies)
Simply brilliant!
good on both of you :D
(, Sat 3 Oct 2009, 18:11, closed)
We lived on a similar estate in S.E. London and my Dad pulled the same trick..using land of hope and glory to drown out the heavy duty reggae. (this was the mid 70s after all) odd thing is as Ive gotten older I have a real love for 70s reggae .
(, Sat 3 Oct 2009, 22:03, closed)
Kudos sir. I would love to be able to do this with my car; when at the traffic lights and some chav pulls next o me, Id love to be able to drown the crap out with a healthy dose of Motorhead.
(, Sun 4 Oct 2009, 19:53, closed)
i find that mussorgsky's night on bald mountain
drowns out celine dion rather well
(, Mon 5 Oct 2009, 1:29, closed)
Ah nice one :)
Obviously not for you but a weekly outdoor drum n bass festival sounds brilliant to me, nice to see you came out on top though.
(, Mon 5 Oct 2009, 3:54, closed)
It's not the same d&b/grime track over and over
... it just sounds like it.
(, Mon 5 Oct 2009, 12:22, closed)

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