Tunes on beach not mu­sic to the ears

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Letters -

I have a con­tro­ver­sial is­sue and won­dered about the views of other read­ers.

With the Mar­garet River re­gion get­ting more pop­u­lar, what is the eti­quette with mu­sic on the beach?

I don’t want to blame this on Perth vis­i­tors and I am not nec­es­sar­ily against a few tunes while sun­bathing.

But re­cently, my swim­ming time has had an un­wanted sound­track, thanks to groups of young Aus­tralians play­ing mu­sic on their phones and por­ta­ble de­vices. I don’t ex­pect any­one to play my favourite song list, and this isn’t just about their aw­ful mu­si­cal pref­er­ences. Re­ally, the is­sue is the qual­ity of the play­back you get from th­ese tiny de­vices.

If you’re go­ing to im­pose your mu­si­cal tastes on other beach users, at least get some de­cent fidelity. It’s just my view but you can’t re­ally claim to love mu­sic and then lis­ten to some­thing that sounds like it comes from my grand­dad’s col­lec­tion of old 45s.

Un­like dogs off leads, this isn’t some­thing for which we can call in the rangers. H De­bussy, Cowaramup

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