Scourge of music
What is it that seems to compel us to fill every breathing moment with music, or noise that some call music?
The recent report of stranded passengers in Wellington Airport’s terminal having to doss down to the accompaniment of ‘‘rap music’’ at 3am is not only thoughtless on the part of the airport management, but is another instance of this modern scourge.
Supermarkets, shops, cafes, restaurants, shopping malls, background to radio announcements; you name it, it’s everywhere. It’s music that is not necessarily of one’s personal taste, often too intrusive and distracting for comfort, and sometimes outright inappropriate.
It’s as though we are not now permitted to shop in peace or to enjoy quality, quiet conversation when out. Lament the passing of the sound of silence. GARRY WHINCOP