I was thinking back to when we were kids and we'd going out in the woods or wherever we could get away from adults and party and listen to music. In the neighborhood people would put on whatever (the game or music) while they were working in their garages or bbq'ing or just hanging out. I had this shit show day and then 4 or 5 hours of frustrating calls and emails to make afterwards. Then I just wanted to sit out on the tiny porch of my super overpriced box that I live in and pound some beer and listen to some Sacred Heart ambiently so that at least the whole day didn't suck. Next thing I know I get this text from our apartment manager: "A friendly reminder to keep our neighborhood peaceful by not playing loud music." Keep in mind that I'm playing this on a G-boom box which although yeah I had it on full volume could hardly be considered loud. Sure as hell not as loud as the guys working on the roof 20 yards away. Is this woman (see how I didn't use a bad word there?) getting the word "audible" with "loud" confused? I had the same thing happen at work just listening to Bootsy through my computer speaker which is probably the size of a quarter. This guy behind me literally goes off. So sorry! I forgot I was in a halfway house prison. Two songs. The law here is not to exceed 56 decibels at night. I've been in plenty of rehearsals when the cops were called out. Once out of the last three times this apartment thing happened this lady comes riding up on a golf cart telling me to turn off the loud music. I shut the door to my apartment and said can you hear it now? You couldn't hear a damn thing. And every time I was jamming it was like from 2pm to 4 or 5pm. Not 2 am. I work nights because that's metal. I told her, "Look go ahead and call the cops. They're just going to come out with a decibel meter, see it's under legal limit and tell me to try to keep it down." Meanwhile there's freaking three guys with leaf blowers blowing shit all over my car that's parked in a lot with no grass clippings or trash. What the hell happened to this country? Everyone just walks around with this scared look on their face and drive from work to the grocery straight home. It's literally like prison. People don't even like you to be outside your apartment.