I’m fast starting to get scowls from the residents of Park Road; not because I’m the only single bloke in a street full of families and old people, but because I haven’t yet successfully downsized my aural parameters. I moved here in August last year from a big detached house in which I could shout at the TV to my heart’s content (as I regularly do) and be barely audible in the next room. Park Road, however, is a tiny terraced cottage with fairly thin walls and two young families living on either side, and so obviously… well, let me give you a couple of recent examples of my misdeeds:
Yesterday, in a hair-metal-tastic nostalgic mood, I listened to all of “Appetite for Destruction”, and, as you do, spent the rest of the day wandering around the house singing songs from that mighty work (and any other tracks that came into my head) in a comically exaggerated Axl Rose high-pitched nasal voice. Later on in the shower, I even tried a few G’n'R numbers using the classic comedy Bob Dylan singing intonation (a lower nasal voice, rising and lengthening at the end of the phraaaaase), chuckling to myself as I did so, and thinking myself cocooned in my buffoonery by bricks and mortar.
So this morning, I go out to collect the bins (the contents of which had been handily strewn across the street by Shepway District Council at an approximate weekly cost of £23.07 a pop in Council Tax - but I digress), and I run into the pretty housewife who lives next door. “So, do you prefer the Bob Dylan or Guns ‘n’ Roses version of “Knocking On Heaven’s Door?”, she asks, raising her eyebrows. A quick meaningless bluster and a marked face-reddening later, I had scooted back indoors to take the shame.
This is hot on the heels of Chez (who was down for an excellent weekend of japes) and I enjoying a half-hour post-pub pissing-around-session with the effects box on my electric guitar at 2am on Sunday morning. We turned the amp on again the next day to check the volume and both spontaneoulsy shouted “Sorreeeee!”at the wall…
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