Letters: The sound of silence is golden to music lovers

As a music lover, I have an eclectic taste, ranging from rock to chamber music.

Friday, 31st August 2018, 5:01 pm
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 6:06 pm
What do you think about background music such as Black Lace, pictured above in public places?

However, I know I am not alone in hating having it foisted on me.

Why does it have to be inescapable in public places?

I first noticed my aversion at an ice hockey match, where the frequent pauses in play are filled with loud music.

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This has now been extended to cricket (between overs and wickets), tennis (at every change-over) and many other sports.

Football has so far been spared, though I dread the day when players have to wait for the music to subside before taking corners, goal-kicks etc.

Half-time entertainment is fine, in fact I loved the brass bands that played at early post-war matches.

At a recent T20 cricket match, the music was ‘enhanced’ by the appearance of scantily-clad cheerleaders.

Heavens above.

As for the High Street, I love to hear buskers and sometimes pause to listen.

That is my choice.

But I don’t go into a department store to be greeted by the piped music of Black Lace or even Mozart.

I might go in to buy their records, though.

Brian H Sheridan

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