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#SoCS – Loudness


I love loud music. I always have. I remember doing everything in my power as a teenager to simulate quadraphonics. My parents had one of those stereos that was a piece of furniture–a turntable, radio and 8-track built into a cabinet. It allowed an extra pair of speakers to be plugged into it, so I’d do that, then arrange them around the level of my waist somewhere when I was laying on my back on the floor with my head as close to the middle of the stereo as possible and I’d be surrounded by sound.

What sound, you ask? If you’ve never listened to the album “Equinox” by Styx with a pair of headphones, you need to do that. ASAP. Or, better yet, find a stereo that’s a piece of furniture with a turntable(!!!) and do what I did. There’s nothing that can compare to vinyl. NOTHING!

Okay, there is one thing. And it’s actually even better. And louder. A live concert. I luuurve concerts.

Lately, they’re the only time I get to listen to loud music anymore, because I never get time alone in my house. I made a new year’s resolution to spend a weekend alone in my house, ohhh … three years ago. (I checked on my blog because everything is on my blog. Except it feels longer than that. Like, two years longer than that. It still hasn’t happened.)

I attribute the lack of loud music to my sleep apnea.

How is that, you ask?

Well, let me tell you.

When I listen to loud music, I sing loud. It used to be that even if I couldn’t do so in my house, I could listen and sing in the car. Except I haven’t had a stereo in my car (that plays CDs or anything else) since the end of 2015 when I traded in my minivan for a 2000 Toyota.

Singing, I believe, strengthened the muscles in my throat. Since they’ve gone to the dogs, I stop breathing when I sleep on my back.

So yeah.

Rock on, dudes.

With headphones!!

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

14 thoughts on “#SoCS – Loudness

  1. Sing, Linda. Sing! Even without back up! Sing!


  2. So singing real loud prevents apnea? Who knew?


  3. Concerts, yes, definitely.

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  4. Cool about the stereo furniture. I had one of those with the turntable, radio and 8 track. It was great – wish I still had it. 🙂


  5. Love it loud, most of the time, and concerts!!!

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  6. Sounds like it’s time to start signing, build up the muscles, and get some sleep. There has to be a way to make music in that car. One volume notch a week should do it. You’re right about vinyl.


  7. Me too Linda we are all rockers in our heads 💜💜


  8. Love loud music! Rock on! 😀

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