There’s a guy here in Covington who rides around on a bicycle. There’s a lot of people who ride bikes and most you can see. With this guy, you can also hear.
Strapped to the back of his bike is a boombox. Think 1980’s. He’s got the thing running on batteries, I mean it would have to be. He’s got the volume turned up loud so we all can hear.
Think back again to the 1980’s. Think Disco Music. That’s what is playing, that’s what’s blasting out of his boombox. We get to hear his noise as he rides up and down the streets of Covington.
If I go for a walk on a Sunday morning and walk by the Madison Baptist Church on Madison Avenue, I can listen to the service from the street. They pipe what’s happening inside the church to the outside of the church. Why do they think those of us walking by want to hear this? Are those inside trying to “save” those outside?
I wish some toy company would start to make that “Mr. Microphone” again. Yep, think 1980’s again. As I’m walking down the sidewalk, I want to make comments on that guy riding his bike with the boombox and I’ve also got a few things to say about that church polluting the sidewalk with their Sunday service.
Other people’s noise: I’m so fed up, I think I want to make some of my own.