Noisy Neighbours

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At about 3:30am this morning, I was just going to sleep when I was disturbed by a bass beat throbbing through the wall. Investigating further, I traced the source of the noise to the ground floor, street facing apartment in the building next door. Quickly pulling on some clothes, I went downstairs surrounded by an air of self-righteousness.
Approaching the apartment, one of the front windows was opened. The blinds were drawn, but the music was coming through crystal clear. It was a textbook example of that middle ground between RnB and Gangsta Rap, and boy, was it horrible. The lyrics were, repeated no less than thirty times, "We're gonna have a gangsta part-y."

I banged on the window frame. No answer. I banged again, louder still. No answer. I waited a couple of minutes, in case they were in the shower or something, and rapped on the window once more. (so hard that my knuckles hurt afterwards) By this stage, I was really pissed off. Who plays "gangsta party" music on their own in their apartment at 3 in the morning at such a ridiculous volume? Idiots.

About 30 seconds after my final bout of fierce window bashing, the volume suddenly dropped drastically. I guess they didn't want any kind of confrontation, and just thought that they'd wait until I left before doing anything. I stuck my head in the window, looked at the moron, and said "Thank you."

The next time it happens I'm just going to call the police.


So, what stories do you have to share about noisy neighbours/roommates/etc?

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 06:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

this reminded me of a phone conversation i once had with my mother's aunt. she was describing how she had been kept up by the neighbors having a party.

"... and all night long, the music was 'BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM' right through the walls! My friend Marge says they call it 'Bass', that music with the BOOM BOOM."

not trying to compare you to a little old lady.

ron (ron), Saturday, 9 November 2002 06:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Andrew, I think I heard those people from my house.

It could have been the people downstairs though

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Saturday, 9 November 2002 08:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I don't know if it could've travelled that far.

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 08:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

fair enough

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Saturday, 9 November 2002 08:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, The Cat Empire are playing at the Spiegeltent tonight, Jim (and other Melbournites). They're a fucking ace band, and it's free, so, like go or something.

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 08:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The night before last there was the sound of an oscillating electrical noise (I assumed it was a UFO), then last night from about 1am someone started using an electric drill. There is some bizarre late night DIY going on in my neighbourhood.

jel -- (jel), Saturday, 9 November 2002 09:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

and i guess thats why they call it the blues time on my hands could be time spent with you laughing like children living like lovers rolling like thunder undre the covers and i guess thats why they calll it the blues (repeat x infinity)

i hate spectra and di (lucylurex), Saturday, 9 November 2002 09:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

can't find a better man/can't find a better man (repeat x infinity)

i hate spectra and di (lucylurex), Saturday, 9 November 2002 09:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

There is no crime more evil than loud music late at night. Anyone guilty of this should be sentanced to a year in jail. Sometimes I wish I had no ears. I dont care what my neighboors do . They could run around nude covered in chicken livers AS LONG AS I DONT HEAR IT

Mike Hanle y (mike), Saturday, 9 November 2002 14:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

So NOW I know where my former housemate Daren has been holing himself up lately...

The walls in this council flat are paper thin. When I moved in, there was a Mancunian living here who used to invite all his drug dealer friends home from Herbal and large it at about 4am. We had a row so bad that first the landlady came upstairs, then she called the police. The next morning she changed the locks.

In moves this very quiet, rather sensitive novelist. We get along fine for several months. Until quiet, sensitive novelist develops writers block and GOES SLOWLY MAD ... as writers do. The night before our record release party, (when I'd gone to bed early to get plenty of rest) he came home from the pub just before midnight and started blasting his banging techno again. Cue massive fuckoff row so bad that I gave my notice to move out.

A few days later, he mysteriously disappears. Turns out that while my landlady and I were both at the record release party, he blasted his music so loud that the NEIGHBOURS came round and complained. What happened next is a matter of dispute, but he gave his notice and he has barely shown his face round here all month.

He says now he wants to move "somewhere he can listen to loud music late at night." Yeah, buddy, when you find it, let me know where it is, cause I am NEVER coming round. You have the right to play music loud at night the day that you buy your own house, with at least a quarter of a mile of empty space in each direction. I'm a freaking musician, supposedly the loudest, most inconsiderate bunch on earth, yet if I have the urge to listen to ANYTHING after 11pm on a weeknight, I use headphones. It's called neighbourly courtesy.

The end. Grrrrrr, now I'm all upset and unhappy and worked up and I wonder if I can get Joolz to give me a toerub to calm me down.

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What about flatmates who insist on having their bedroom doors open and music up loud enough so they can hear it in the kitchen? aarg.

(expecially when all they listen to is the same three early 80s AOR songs over and over again)

Graham (graham), Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Fight back ... with GUITAR FEEDBACK.

This will cure any flatmate of any noise. Turn your amp up all the way. Turn your guitar up all the way. Balance guitar on top of amp. Play with any pedals you have handy, to render the feedback even more piercing and annoying. Keep going until your housemate's ears bleed. If they complain, turn off amp, remove earplugs from ears and say "huh? sorry, I couldn't hear you."

Repeat any time your housemate's music bothers you, and they will soon stop.

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Erk.

We had this guy next door (incidentally in the same flat as the above-mentioned wannabe gangsta) who was this just-out-of-home kid with a Karaoke machine. He would sing the same Herbie song a quarter-tone flat, at the top of his lungs, at maximum amplification, for hours on end. He was so loud that neighbours came to complain. Neighbours who were over a block away.

Despite complaints and eviction threats, he continued to sing really, really badly and really, really loudly. Eventually, we called the landlord ourselves and shortly afterwards he was evicted. If I had the chance, I would beat him to death with his own shoes. Brat.

As if that wasn't enough, he gave his key to some friends of his who went and squatted in his now former apartment. We had the nasty business of kicking them out on behalf of the more vulnerable tenants of the same building.

I don't understand how people can just harbour exactly zero consideration for people other than themselves. Even when I'm blasting music at 3 in the afternoon I feel a little pang of guilt, let alone in the evenings or the middle of the night! Fuck those cunts. Bastards.

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I should really take a more hard line approach to this sort of thing. Perhaps I could call some mates around to lug my stereo downstairs and blast some oldschool jungle through their front window.

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

When I first read your reply, I thought it said "old school JANGLE" and wondered how you would fare, fighting gangsta rap with Velocity Girl or something...

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've tried with Britney. The problem is, I'm too terrified to do it with my bedroom door open, which they're not.

Graham (graham), Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Do it with respectable music. There's no way you'll be able to communicate "shut the fuck up" by playing Britney.

Andrew (enneff), Saturday, 9 November 2002 15:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Do it with the LRD remix of Silver Screen Shower Scene and watch the Shawshank Redemption like stunned silences and gaping looks.

Ronan (Ronan), Saturday, 9 November 2002 16:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The last two times I've been out all night I've thought seriously about setting the timer on my stereo, turning it right up and pointing the speakers at the walls, but decided it was cuntish. Am I right?

Graham (graham), Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

My housemates have this problem, sometimes, but never late at night. It's just him in the room next door only ever listens to Broken Wings, Springsteen, and David fucking Gray...

Mr Swygart (mrswygart), Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Not cuntist at all. Totally deserved. But make sure that your room's door has a LOCK on it or you may find stereo and timer mysteriously damaged...

This why you should not piss off smart people.

My brother, while at Columbia, had a problem with his dormmate's stereo. (In Columbia, they put the students in these weird dorms with suites, supposed to mimick actual apartments... yeah, where the fuck in Manhattan are you going to find apartments that big?) Then he discovered that one wall socket outlet in his room was hooked up to their circuit breaker, while the others were on his own circuit. So he built this electrical device which he hooked up to the rogue socket which had the sole purpose of overloading the system and tripping the circuit breaker. Every time their stereo was too loud, he turned his evil machine on. The suitemates learned through Pavlovian reinforcement not to play their stereos too loud, as they thought it was the stereo tripping the circuit breakers. Mwah hah hah, even the Ivy League is full of stupid cunts.

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

cuntist = BEST! TYPE! EVAH!!!

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

D'oh! TYPE = TYPO!!!

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've done that Kate, but my whole room and the lights go off, and it only affects the room next door, which isn't the worst.

Do I have to have asked them to turn it down first?

Graham (graham), Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The guy that lives in the flat below me snores so loudly that I can't get to sleep. There's nothing quite as annoying as being prevented from sleeping by someone who is having no trouble in sleeping. I tried earplugs and having the radio on, but no joy, so I've had to swap my bedroom and living room.

They also like to have music on loud enough for them to hear it in the garden. I wouldn't mind if it was decent music but dinner jazz really is very, very vile.

They are all cunts.

Alfie (Alfie), Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Erm, as to the asking, one-time asking is OK. Like, the first time they are too loud, speak to them and clearly establish what the parameters of your noise-tolerance are.

If you haven't asked AT ALL, yes, it's cuntist. If you've asked repeatedly and had them simply ignore your requests and/or repeat the noise instrusions, then DESTROY SHOWING EXTREME PREJUDICE.

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

''Fight back ... with GUITAR FEEDBACK''

or squealing saxophones.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 9 November 2002 17:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

No! No!!! Noooooo!!! There is no one in the world cuntist enough to deserve saxophones...

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 18:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

kate I'm listening to borbetomagus now: that's feedback from a guitar player and two squealing saxophones.

its great it really is.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 9 November 2002 18:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

My next door neighbors used to be fine, but then they had a baby and they let it cry all of the time. It's like they just leave it there to cry.

As if that wasn't bad enough, then they moved in their entire extended family! I think there's probably 8-10 people in a two bedroom apartment. There's just talking and yelling in the hallway all hours of the day and night, people coming and going, etc. The worst part of all is last night, I could hear the little girl (about 10, not the baby) living there just screaming and crying for a disturbing period of time. I have no idea what's going on in there, all I know is that I'll be glad to be out of here when the lease is up in April.

Nicole (Nicole), Saturday, 9 November 2002 18:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

saxophones = EVIL!!!

Yes, and me a Bauhaus fan and all.

Nicole, you don't live in Queens by any chance, do you? Cause those sound exactly like the wife-beating child-abusing cuntists that drove me from home in Astoria.

kate, Saturday, 9 November 2002 18:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

''saxophones = EVIL!!!''

hehe...we'll that's why i like 'em. the devil's music.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 9 November 2002 18:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I just remembered when we lived in a flat in Leicester. A big biker guy moved in downstairs, all dirty leather and long greasy hair and bikes. Soon after he asked us to the party he was having that saturday night. We anticipated Iron Maiden until the small hours with some trepidation. As it went, it was all over by about half ten, and I think the music I was playing (at what I called normal volume) was a good deal louder than theirs.

Also, I had always wondered until that period in my life who it was who collected those terrible plates with drawings of old cottages and puppies on (always by someone like 'Best Puppies On Plate Painter Nominee 1987'), that you see advertised in the Radio Times. The demographic turned out to be 28 year old 6'3" bikers. I hadn't guessed.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Saturday, 9 November 2002 22:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Next time your neigbors are playing music too loud, get em back. Put on Earth 2 as loud as possible with the CD on repeat mode before you leave the house for a few days......

brg30 (brg30), Saturday, 9 November 2002 22:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Our neighbours were like thee arguing couple in "father Ted". They would be all nice & lovey-dovey in publick, but would have screaming rows @ 3am. I banged on the wall & called them mother fukcers more than once. They had this epic row, with doors slamming, pots smashing, screaming, stuff getting thrown, the whole works. They even went ouside for a while and shouted abuse at each other. When a neighbour tried to intervene, the man accused the neighbour ov fukcing his wife. it went on from just after midnight till four in the morning. Then they got started again at 7am. I banged on the wall with a big block ov wood, and called them selfish motherfukcers who deserved to die. Our little son was crying at the noise, it was awful. two weeks later they moved out, thank fukc, and relocated to a house about 12 doors down the street. We can't hear them anymore. I feel sorry for their new neighbours, but we're mostly releived that we don't have to listen to them anymore. sometimes Jill sees one or both of them out on the street, and they act all embarrased - refusing to meet her eye, crossing the road etc. Stupid, STUPID people. the person who moved in in their place is this single womyn who is very very quiet. Long may this continue.

N0RM4N PH4Y, Saturday, 9 November 2002 23:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"I banged on the wall with a big block ov wood, and called them selfish motherfukcers who deserved to die."

This is, indeed, the best way of dealing with things. (no sarcasm) I hate these people.

Andrew (enneff), Sunday, 10 November 2002 02:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

jel, do you think your neighbours might be chopping someone up in there?
zeeeeeeeeoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrr ( thats a drill / sawing sound btw )

donna (donna), Sunday, 10 November 2002 02:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Is there any just punishmenton God's Earth for flatmates who leave their alarm clock beeping all evening while they're out and their room is locked?

Graham (graham), Wednesday, 13 November 2002 11:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

A couple of weeks after I moved into my last flat my friend and I decided to have girlie night in, a bottle of wine, chocolate cake all-men-are-bastards type evening. About midnight all hell broke loose next door, banging, screaming, loads strange thumping noises - it then moved out into the close, there were crashing noises and shouting then suddenly dead quiet. We went to the front door in our night-shirts, put on the chain and peeked out to be confronted with a close covered in broken crockery and burning newspapers and the burred from next door advancing towards us at high speed shouting obscenities. Not the kind of welcome you need in your first flat you've ever lived alone in!
She got worse over the years, threatening physical violence against me for closing my front door too loudly (I think she just couldn't find anything else to complain about) emptying rubbish on my doorstep and pouring beer through my letter box. Weirdo freak, I held out for 5 years, her sort don't scare me, but I'm glad I'm gone and I'll never live in a close again!

Plinky (Plinky), Wednesday, 13 November 2002 12:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

burred = burd obv

Plinky (Plinky), Wednesday, 13 November 2002 12:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
my neighbour has been playing INCREDIBLY LOUD music from around 3 am to 5 am every wednesday and thursday morning for the past few weeks now. it's exacerbated by the fact that he only owns an elton john LP and Phyllis Nelson's "Move Closer" single.

jed_ (jed), Thursday, 22 December 2005 05:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the girl who moved into one of the units below ours has been banging up nails in the ceiling (???) for an hour and a half

kyle (akmonday), Thursday, 22 December 2005 05:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the guy down stairs from me plays the lead line from smoke on the water for about 2 hours a week and he gets one of the notes wrong. its so fucking frustraiting i just want to go over and show him.

howell huser (chaki), Thursday, 22 December 2005 05:23 (twelve years ago) Permalink

seriously, do it.

jim p. irrelevant (electricsound), Thursday, 22 December 2005 05:25 (twelve years ago) Permalink

jim, did you end up going to see The Cat Empire back in 2002?

ratty, Thursday, 22 December 2005 08:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i don't believe so! i've only been to the spiegeltent once. i saw architecture in helsinki.

jim p. irrelevant (electricsound), Thursday, 22 December 2005 09:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They took it down today! The speigeltent that is.

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 22 December 2005 09:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

really? shouldn't they be putting it up right about now?

jim p. irrelevant (electricsound), Thursday, 22 December 2005 09:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

It's midnight, and suddenly I hear the muffled but unmistakable sound of the bassline to EMF's "Unbelievable" playing above my head. I hate you, upstairs neighbor! I hate the fact that you apparently don't have a job and never go to bed! How the fuck do you manage to get up and have your kids jumping on my ceiling at five o'clock every morning when I can still hear your TV blaring at one o'clock at night?! I hate your shitty taste in trance music and your fucking TV! I hate the fact that the "reasonable" compromise that we seem to have settled on after five months of cohabitation still leaves me wanting to go upstairs and throw your subwoofer and TV out your window and onto your fucking pickup truck with the fucking car alarm that it took you three months to figure out how to stop from going off every hour, morning, noon, and night! Gah, fuck! I hate the fact that my lease isn't up for another three months! I'm never living under another person's floor again!

Chris F. (servoret), Friday, 23 December 2005 06:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh, of course he sleeps. I forgot that I can hear him snoring if I stay up long enough. Damn this ceiling!

Chris F. (servoret), Friday, 23 December 2005 08:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Our neighbours kept me up 'til 6 AM last night playing the bloody awful Kaiser Chiefs and other random guitar crap as they came down off what must have been a big night o' pills.

I knocked on the door at 3:30 AM and politely asked them to turn it down, which they did...slightly. I know they were smashed and your volume judgement tends goes out the window, but that's not much comfort when you're tossing and turning at 5 AM. We've always tried to be super quiet if we come back late from a club, and that's always at weekends and not on a work night. (we're all 9-5 Mon-Fri types)

So - I just loved facing my last day of work on two hours of sleep. Not all of us have finished for the chrismas break...

But hey, they didn't get a lie in. My boyfriend buzzed their intercom on the way out to work, and I played a nice selection of party hip hop (Edan, Mos Def) before I left. I heard signs of life as I was leaving, ha!

elisabeth k, Friday, 23 December 2005 11:02 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Godfucking downstairs neighbour's band playing over 3 hours now. what a day to have a hangover. "WWWOOOOO"

oh goody a drum solo noqw

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Sunday, 3 June 2007 02:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

hearing your neighbours peeing - classic/dud? I can't decide, there's a sense of comfort to it but there is also a sense of TMI.

sonderangerbot, Saturday, 11 October 2008 23:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Can you hear plops from poopy

Kramkoob (Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃), Sunday, 12 October 2008 02:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

do tell

can you hear plops from HOOSy (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 12 October 2008 02:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

I fear the day will come yes

sonderangerbot, Sunday, 12 October 2008 02:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

argh i am tired of my neighbor's cat being in heat and constantly crying

lil yawne (harbl), Sunday, 12 October 2008 15:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

also how do i tell my other neighbor that his girlfriend is way too loud when they are having sex because it wakes me up at night. it's not like, normal sex noises (which i really don't care about) it's high pitched and loud and unnecessary, just for effect or something. aughchhh

lil yawne (harbl), Monday, 13 October 2008 10:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

i used to be able to hear my stinky old neighbour pissing and it truly repulsed me more than anything else about inhabiting a block of flats, even more than his unbearably loud sex noises with equally noisy lady-friends. And that's saying something. He's moved out now though (yay) and i can't hear anything my new neighbour does.

behind the times (gem), Monday, 13 October 2008 12:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

so a small group of kids has taken to throwing parties randomly in the house next to me. it's currently in the final stages of being renovated so, i'm assuming they're just sneaking in around midnight or so, setting up and cranking their music until 4am.

the first time was a friday night and i didn't get too bent out of shape about it.
they were at it again last night starting from about 1am and i was none too impressed. when i called the cops they mentioned there'd already been a bunch of complaints, yet no cops ever bothered showing up.

i managed to pass out on my couch (where it's quieter) around 3:30-45 or so. but i'm trying to formulate a game plan for what to do next time this happens.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 20:13 (nine years ago) Permalink

Leave.

From North to Ibiza (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 20:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh sorry it's temporary.

Earplugs?

From North to Ibiza (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 10 December 2008 20:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

each time there's been a car parked out front that belongs to someone in there - i assume whoever brings the system. i'm thinking something in between leaving a note and smashing in the windows might get the point across they are not welcome!

xpost... can't sleep with those things in. besides - the walls were literally shaking at one point last night!

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 20:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Why dont you find out who owns/is renovating the building and tell them shitty little squatter techno brats are partying in their house every night? Cops might be complacent but there's nothin more righteous than a yuppie property owner with paranoia about land values.

Trayce, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 20:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's happened twice in the last two weeks - so it's not like i can guarantee they'll be there doing their thing on any given day. and i'm assuming the workers must have figured out what's happening - or that something is happening.

i think maybe if they do it on a weekend again and i'm sitting around doing sfa i might just join them (the music was actually REM and Bloc Party and that sort of thing - no techno!), and possibly slash dude's tires on my way in.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 20:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

i know it's childish but tomorrow morning i fully intend to blast "subhuman" as loud as possible over the courtyard at these blog house listening, lycra fucking leggings wearing motherfuckers

michael jatas (r1o natsume), Saturday, 4 July 2009 01:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

<3

ian, Saturday, 4 July 2009 03:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

last night my roommates decided to have an impromptu cocktail party and i had to tell them to turn the fucking guided by voices down.

ian, Saturday, 4 July 2009 03:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

A lot of people, even musicians, don't realize that it's the bass that penetrates walls more than anything.

calstars, Saturday, 4 July 2009 03:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Turn Up The TG, Pipe Down The Pollard

real men love cheeses (latebloomer), Saturday, 4 July 2009 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

I have a good relationship with my neighbours. I don't complain about his scary aggressive demented screaming which may involve domestic violence, and he doesn't complain about us playing techno at any time of day/night as loud as we want.

The neighbour above I've got to know and he has my number so I said if it's ever too loud just text me. He plays music quite loudly in the mornings which could be annoying but it doesn't really bother me.

Local Garda, Sunday, 5 July 2009 11:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

wish me luck. this could get violent

k¸ (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 23:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

fuck ppl. tunes off for tonight at least.

k¸ (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 23:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

worried that one of them has hurt the other? silent now after fairly intense buildup.

ikea going to do well out of it either way.

illiterate mods are killing ilx (darraghmac), Monday, 20 September 2010 00:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

my dept will be dealing with these tenants on a professional basis next week. the thought is a warming one.

illiterate mods are killing ilx (darraghmac), Monday, 20 September 2010 01:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

we live next door to frat bros, they love to rage on the verandah which is next to our bedroom window until 3:30 in the morning on weekends

they are loud, esp. when they are trying to impress their ladyfriends

at first we thought it was kind of hot in a crass, porn sort of way, but now it's just annoying

but we can't complain about noise because we have a studio in our basement and we're always making music/weird sounds at odd hours ourselves

the tune is space, Monday, 20 September 2010 01:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

haply i can complain on a number of levels.

'weird sounds'- coy!

illiterate mods are killing ilx (darraghmac), Monday, 20 September 2010 01:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

so:

if dude's partners already left him, in a house he cant afford on his own

and

landlord has this morning promised to 'deal with him' after cops were called last night (and may yet be again tonight)

then

i cant have too much more of this to put up with, right?

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 October 2010 23:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Personal experience says: don't count on it (sorry)

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 24 October 2010 23:25 (seven years ago) Permalink

landlord will have to reduce rent by prob 25% to keep him there, if i reckon right.

cpurse, if i reckon right about the neighbour in question, he supplements the dole by dealing out of the house so prob can afford to pay the extra himself. gah.

i can deal with hium through work, but that would be slow and messy tbh.

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 October 2010 23:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

At best losing your noisy neighbour is going to be a bit drawn out. At worst it's going to be the trigger that starts off a whole new level of crazy.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Sunday, 24 October 2010 23:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeha i think last night was that. today's noise has the air of 'directed specifically at us' about it, they're actually chanting towards the dividing wall if i'm not mistaken

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Sunday, 24 October 2010 23:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuckin cuuuuuuuuunts. Callin cops, tho i doubt they'll get down our rd

Goths in Home & Away in my lifetime (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 00:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, they're gone. 28 days of notice and they're some other poor bugger's problem.

Goths in Home & Away in my lifetime (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 16:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

The moment when the noise nuisance neighbor leaves certainly is a happy one. I remember when we were walking up the street and saw the "to let" sign outside the house next door like it was yesterday. We were so fucking happy.

Pashmina, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 16:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

wont relax from now til he's gone, but i'm just gonna make sure the car and home insurance is up to date tbh

Goths in Home & Away in my lifetime (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 16:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

this cunt's in his last few days of notice, he's not been around this week (i know cos his landlord told me the house was left unheated this past week and the entire heating/pipe system is completely fucked.

He turned up about an hour, and as soon as he was in the door he had the beats up to max, wall-shaking stuff. We said we'd go next door 'for a word', but met him and his mates going out the door.

So three of us just chased him and a carload of his mates up the road. Kinda hoping he comes back tonight while the lads are all home. We'll have it quiet man style out on the lawn.

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 21:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

hell yes, darragh. I hope 2011 is more peaceful for you.

jodeci & oracle (kkvgz), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

"quiet man style"?

got electrolytes (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 21:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

john wayne and a fella beating shit out of each other in a field for three hours iirc

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 21:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

update

this dude hasn't come home.

should have started chasing him up the road months back i guess

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

where do we stand mod-wise if, say hypothetically, i had a couple fb pics of this dude and his goons

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

take it to 77 and let us lol

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

^ mod delusion

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

don't think anyone will give a shit

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah i guess we have precedent for 'never gonna happen dude'

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

they publish facebook photos in newspapers

chavpix or gtfo

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

u asked for chavpix

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

see that wall in the background? tha's my fkn wall that

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

poor kid

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

kid, usually present for the all-day parties, pictured centre.

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

nice bunch of lads really though

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

2 minutes later they were all dead xp

jägerban (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

i mean that curtain's deffo flammable

jägerban (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

last one's a bit sad. his partner always seemed nice enough, luckily enough she left him in october and doesn't seem to be coming back

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/818963/nextdoor4.jpg

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

That first pic gave me an eeeevil idea ↓↓↓↓↓

jagger meister (suzy), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

what is diesel 79 bro drinking in first pic?

do u think social services know about the poor kid?

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

i'd rather not wish a housefire on my semi-detached neighours tbph

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol @ suzy and myself in freakish DN hivemind shocka

jägerban (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

shurely jaggermeister's been done? if not then boo us.

irish social services aren't about to do much about that kid, believe me. he's not getting thrown off any walls, so he's not on any danger lists

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

sort of wondering if they will respond to the titles & numbers on their sportswear

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

gonna have 2 request u change urs tho suze coz 04:50 pwns 04:51

jägerban (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

suzy stole my tldr swinton dn iirc

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

that kinda recidivism deserves an asbo

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

nnnnngh

jägerban (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:54 (seven years ago) Permalink

also she has let her english bull terrier shit on jon /via/ chi's steps and glassed him with a buckie bottle

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

^^^That was fun.

No wai jagz, you can't funpun your own name so self-ref yellowcard.

(It was either that or leighton meister...)

jagger meister (suzy), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

you can't funpun your own name

w/in 5 minutes I will have found archival evidence of you transgressing this btw

jägerban (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 04:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ya think?

jagger meister (suzy), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

― keyser (suzy), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 13:44 (11 months ago)

jägerban (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

.

jägerban (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

u guys are trespassing on the noisy neighbours thread, legally i can shoot yer asses

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyway that's all i got, fin for that sumbitch hope he dies roaring soon

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

keyser suzy was a thing of genius and not quite w/in parameters methinks...

jagger meister (suzy), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

jaaaaaaynyus bruv, fackin jaaaaaaynyus

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

that's an i dunno even what accent

all i gotta do is akh nachivly (darraghmac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

w/e

suzypwn (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

suzyhetto fabulous

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

STOP IT

board now (suzy), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

nice dn if any of ilm's americans knew wtf russian formalism was xp

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

maybe a few of those ppl w/ blogs, those fuckin bloggahs rmde h8 them

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 05:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

these cunts are still here, still shaking my walls, still alive

the '' key on my keybord is not working (darraghmac), Saturday, 12 March 2011 20:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

thought u had rid of them, how come they're not evicted

Considered by experts as the youngest philosopher in the world (nakhchivan), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

they were turfed out, the landlord spent coupla thousand repairing damage, someone's mum had a word with landlord's wife, hey fuckin presto.

No noise past 11pm, tbf, but several hours per day of beats that necessitate raised voices for conversation in our living room is really startin to take a toll.

the '' key on my keybord is not working (darraghmac), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

burn yourself a nice Merzbow/Whitehouse/Diamanda Galas comp, place your speakers next to the shared wall, let it rip and fuck off out for a couple of hours.

The north-east's Number 2 children's party magician (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

speakers? You overestimate my equipment budget.

Also, a war of attrition here is weighted heavily towards the subhumans that already evince tolerance for 200+dB barrage for prolonged periods.

I rly think that there will have to be cunting done, but it's the brother that's the family expert in that

the '' key on my keybord is not working (darraghmac), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:13 (seven years ago) Permalink

people who tolerate their own shit at high volume are often quite put out at stuff they don't dig tho. but cunting might well be a good solution.

if you burn their place down is it likely to spread to yours?

The north-east's Number 2 children's party magician (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

is the rental market so bad that landlords will accept a load of delinquent retards as tenants?

Considered by experts as the youngest philosopher in the world (nakhchivan), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

eh, yeah. And um it's not something i particularly want to risk happening again this decade tbf.

Mind you if the insurance would pay out, it's not like mayo semi-d's are an asset worth having...

the '' key on my keybord is not working (darraghmac), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

xp

Loooooooooooooooool
Lol

Lol omg yes

the '' key on my keybord is not working (darraghmac), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

if yr feeling molotovy, best to request a googleproofing first

Considered by experts as the youngest philosopher in the world (nakhchivan), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

ok just gonna try to get into the thick of it boxset and 'enjoy my night'

the '' key on my keybord is not working (darraghmac), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:21 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's a great show

Considered by experts as the youngest philosopher in the world (nakhchivan), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

cant help feelin that shameless would be more apt

the '' key on my keybord is not working (darraghmac), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:24 (seven years ago) Permalink

Dunno whether to think this is O_o or sort of reasonable.
http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Blood+curdling+macaws+ruin+Tarantino/4429818/story.html
My parent's house has 2 budgies who are squawking all day, but eventually you get used to them and come to especially appreciate them in the morning where they like to sing little songs as the sun rises.

yeah (kelpolaris), Saturday, 12 March 2011 21:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

D, surely if the rental market is so bad someone is willing to put up with these goons, then you shouldn't have too much trouble finding a new place? are there circumstances which totally prevent you from moving?

just1n3, Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh boy, where to start

the '' key on my keybord is not working (darraghmac), Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's the family home, give or take some extremely unorthodox financial arrangements

the '' key on my keybord is not working (darraghmac), Sunday, 13 March 2011 00:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

so neighbours who make a noise complaint about a tiny portable stereo 20ft into the garden i was really looking forward to barbeques and having friends over this summer :(

Crackle Box, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 22:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

It was a textbook example of that middle ground between RnB and Gangsta Rap, and boy, was it horrible.

original poster deserved everything he got except a punch in the face

lex pretend, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 23:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

why's that

the wages of sin is about tree fiddy (WmC), Tuesday, 26 April 2011 23:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Lol. Nice description.. My old neighbour only had one CD, a Johnny Cash one. She played it loud whenever she had a row with her boyf and then constantly for days when they split. But, y'know.. it's a bit of give and take..

mmmm, Tuesday, 26 April 2011 23:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

My current right-side neighb (we live in little standalone row house cottages but theyre barely 5 feet apart) sometimes kvetches at me that he cna hear thumping bass, which I maintain baffles me as I dont often listen to any music and when I do, I dont know how the sound'd carry from the other side of the house thru brick walls. Anyway I did what I could to mitigate it - turned down the bass EQ, hoiked the speakers up onto books.

Then he has some kind of family over with 2 or 3 little kids, who proceeded to spend quite a few days continually running up and down their wooden floored hallway. Thudthudthudthudthud, from 7 in the morning, like they were running a marathon.

I resisted the temptation to go over and bitch him out but only barely.

Concubine Tree (Trayce), Wednesday, 27 April 2011 02:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

just had a big doorstop row with an elderly east end battle axe from the adjacent flat. last night for about an hour or so there was a baby absolutely roaring in the room adjacent to my bedroom, i mean full on howling, obv teething or something. plus talking noises etc. after about 45 mins i banged the wall a bit, because imo take the baby to a room that doesn't border other people's. i can totally understand a crying baby can't be switched off or whatever. anyway the woman was angry this morning and said i should call the police or the council if i have a problem, my view is that a few bangs of the wall seems a far smaller and more frequently occurring step for this than calling the police or the council. she also was banging on a bit in that "he's a great kid how dare you way" and i had to be all "yes never heard a wink out of him before, he'll be pm one day." she was fairly aggressive but i kept it as calm as possible, attempted to end on resolution/handshake etc.

what do you all think? i feel a little bit bad but then i also feel if a child is screaming that badly it's not as though it's not in someone's arms anyway. we reached an impasse of "next time you should call the police, don't bang on the wall" vs my "if you brought the child to centre room in the house in the rare event it's crying that loudly, no neighbours would hear it."

i need to learn morse code.

LocalGarda, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 07:14 (seven years ago) Permalink

btw obv with the night that was in it in london last night it's nice that people can be kept awake by a teething baby

LocalGarda, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 07:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

you're pretty much in the right -- if she doesn't at least agree to keep the baby away from your room then she's probably just a huge asshole

i'm a bit ignorant as to how things work over there but calling the police seems a bit drastic giving the circumstances? you should be able to take it up w/ your landlord (or equivalent)

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 9 August 2011 07:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

it's different landlords cos a separate flat, just where bedroom walls border noise can spill through. yeah imo calling the police is fucking mental, maybe the council but overall i find the reaction to "wall banging", a fairly annoying but informal and common way of your neighbour saying "hey there i can hear you" to be very odd. she was saying "you scared the child's mother" and it's like...so i should call the police? or call around myself at 2am? i don't think it's an intimidating block, i'm one of the least scary people here and i wouldn't be scared if someone bopped the wall a few times.

LocalGarda, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 07:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Our bedroom backs onto next door's kitchen ffs

New neighbours do their chores after midnight, including putting the washing machine on a 1200pm cycle

Fucks sake

gangover over sam over (darraghmac), Monday, 23 September 2013 23:50 (five years ago) Permalink

And the child, sweet christ the child, two am earliest before the screams stop

gangover over sam over (darraghmac), Monday, 23 September 2013 23:58 (five years ago) Permalink

just as well you never sleep

mookieproof, Tuesday, 24 September 2013 00:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Interlinked imo

gangover over sam over (darraghmac), Tuesday, 24 September 2013 00:46 (four years ago) Permalink

Sent the muscle over on wed eve to explain that their kitchen is a wafer away from our bedroom, we're up at 7, apt rules say no noise after 11pm, etc, all taken in good grace. Their kid, who apparently doesnt ever have to go to bed, has kept us awake til three every night since and right now they seem to just be hurling dishes at the shared wall in the midst of preparing a full fuckin banquet.

Its 1.22am what the fuck is wrong with these ppl

hey racists can be joyless too yknow (darraghmac), Monday, 30 September 2013 00:22 (four years ago) Permalink

Wait, so you told them to shut up, they understood, accepted the complaint, and kept it up???

taxi tomato or bag tomato (Trayce), Monday, 30 September 2013 00:38 (four years ago) Permalink

They havent had the washin machine on late since.

Im just gonna mail landlord tomorrow. Hes waitin on me to sign a new lease and thats not gonna happen at this rate.

hey racists can be joyless too yknow (darraghmac), Monday, 30 September 2013 00:50 (four years ago) Permalink

people have no idea how loud they are, especially if they grew up in a house and then moved to an apartment. the students across the street from me have interminable conversations on their staircase at 3:30am on weeknights in their donkey foghorn voices and get all pissy when I (and the rest of the neighbors) call the cops on them. I know they get pissy because I can hear them whining to the cops "but we're just taaaaaaaaaalking it's not a party."

erry red flag (f. hazel), Monday, 30 September 2013 03:01 (four years ago) Permalink

everywhere my housemates walk, downstairs or up, it's all

STOMP STOMP STOMP STOMP

STOMP STOMP STOMP STOMP

STOMP STOMP STOMP STOMP

and it vibrates through the WHOLE HOUSE argh

j., Monday, 30 September 2013 03:11 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

adjacent neighbours and their kid have gone miraculously quiet this week, hopefully a letter arrived from management co as promised

otoh

immediately after lj sickburned me about drinking from a bottle with a signature on it last night my upstairs neighbour put on his washing machine at 3am for the fourth or fifth time in a fortnight so i went and got bob dylan's chronicles and my big foxford robe and said bottle and went out into the hall up the stairway and lay full length across it so's he'd have to fuckin vault me in case i fell asleep and lay there and drank whiskey and read like that until he exited his flat on his way to work about an hour later and we had the following conversation, my good self opening:

"howaya"

"hi"

"you're, ah, you're up there in number 8". wave towards the door he's just exited, think about moving into a seated position but am comfy.

warily "yeah"

"your, ah, your washing machine, it's on"

warily "yeah. i think so. i'd need to check with my wife."

slug from bottle. "no, god no, don't bother her at this time of the morning. it's on the roof of my bedroom, i can confirm that it's on"

"yeah. yeah, it must be so"

"...must be so. must be so. ah. indeed." another big slug from the bottle. "any chance, any chance of it not going on during the night anymore?"

"yeah. sorry. yeah. of course. i'd need to check with the wife."

business concluded, i get up and shamble off to bed.

idgi. on any number of levels, idgi. but i particularly dg the existence of this tyrannous spouse that is either herself or is by proxy forcing this guy to wash his clothes at 3am. it seems very sinister, and indeed upon mention of her at each juncture during the encounter his lips drew back pale and waxy and a light of anxiety flickered in the depths of his eyes.

what strange lives people lead behind their front doors.

midwife christless (darraghmac), Thursday, 31 October 2013 17:12 (four years ago) Permalink

and before other people's front doors it seems

conrad, Thursday, 31 October 2013 17:26 (four years ago) Permalink

well granted but that was v much a considered response tbf

midwife christless (darraghmac), Thursday, 31 October 2013 17:26 (four years ago) Permalink

no I'm impressed

conrad, Thursday, 31 October 2013 17:29 (four years ago) Permalink

not as impressed, i'd say, as this fella seemed to be by the wife. i must keep an eye out for her, formidable creature that she seems.

midwife christless (darraghmac), Thursday, 31 October 2013 17:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Darragh I could not but help hear and visualise you as Dylan Moran lying there on the landing having at that bloke.

taxi tomato or bag tomato (Trayce), Friday, 1 November 2013 09:03 (four years ago) Permalink

flattering tbh, very flattering

midwife christless (darraghmac), Friday, 1 November 2013 09:40 (four years ago) Permalink

a lot closer to bill bailey i fear

midwife christless (darraghmac), Friday, 1 November 2013 09:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Cant fuckin believe it, 3am it went on again last night. wtf.

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 12:18 (four years ago) Permalink

i think i can guess why people do that, from their own point of view, in case you're wondering. obv from the point of view of living in a flat with somebody's bedroom under yr washing machine then there is no permissible reason to do this shit.

. (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 12:41 (four years ago) Permalink

lying in the hallway to make a point seems a bit strange to me though tbf

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 12:57 (four years ago) Permalink

I was not out to avoid strange, tbh

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 13:00 (four years ago) Permalink

one of my flatmates occasionally puts on a wash at about 1230 or 1am on a weeknight. drives me bananas. so angry i whisper "for fuck's sake" in the dark.

Legitimate space tale (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 13:19 (four years ago) Permalink

Powerful

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 13:24 (four years ago) Permalink

we have students on either side of our house so it can be pretty bad. this years batch are refreshingly quiet though (so far anyway).

subaltern 8 (Michael B), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 13:28 (four years ago) Permalink

can't you go via the freeholder or whatever? there will probably be covenants for the lease of each flat that forbid this sort of nuisance

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 13:37 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm just gonna let them know normal style that the next time it happens my landlord will be writing to the management co

but srsly who needs to be asked this once let alone twice

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:16 (four years ago) Permalink

that could take a while though

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:22 (four years ago) Permalink

how are you going to ensure compliance in the meantime

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:22 (four years ago) Permalink

idk man my zany bill murrayesque harmless but nuts tactic was all i gleaned from the mid 90's video documentaries i watched, i don't really have another level cos this dude was big

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:26 (four years ago) Permalink

moaty moaty it's darragh

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:31 (four years ago) Permalink

he's also eastern european and muscly

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:36 (four years ago) Permalink

^b liek i didn't want to type the accent up above cos that's dodge territory but

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:36 (four years ago) Permalink

ime the people who wash clothes late at night have energy tariffs that discourage daytime electricity use? but yeah british washing machines sound like the apocalypse when they're on the spin cycle and take approx 5 hours to finish a load so it is really not appropriate for an apartment building

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:36 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah i know and the thought had crossed my mind and srsly i can get with modern day life cycles that have ppl in apts making noise til midnight and up and noisy at 7am (nb, walls are like paper and the water pump alone in each apartment is enough to be heard two apts across- this more than the noise of the machine is the issue tbh) but anything after midnight on a weeknight and tbh i dont care if you're getting it for free you're taking the piss without any comeback

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:42 (four years ago) Permalink

like im no expert, but is there even a tariff that starts at 3am cos this guy/this guy's tyrant wife?? is like clockwork

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:43 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah exackly i assumed it's some kind of economy 7 deal but tough shit you live in a flat

. (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:43 (four years ago) Permalink

set timer to start at 3 probly means can take shit out for drying when she gets up without it hanging around in the dryer, starting to think you are a terrible man for interrupting this flawless system

. (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:44 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty sure all those tariffs have a cut-off around 9pm-ish so if saving money IS what they're doing then they are... waiting til 3am because otherwise the noise would disturb them ~>:(

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:45 (four years ago) Permalink

xpost ah NV that is also a good point

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:46 (four years ago) Permalink

starting to think you are a terrible man for interrupting this flawless system

see, i worry about this until the 3am grieieicnchchch that signals another load and at that stage i start sharpening implements and reachong for the foxford robe again

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:47 (four years ago) Permalink

nah i wd be doing the same in your place except i'm a pretty sound sleeper once i can make myself go to sleep

. (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:48 (four years ago) Permalink

im a terrible sleeper and always have been but now that my week revolves around three midweek days that start at 7 and finish at 10pm shit has gotten v v real, up til a few weeks ago i'd have been quite delighted that we were all bumping around our own lil life cubicles at whatever times made us happy tbh

midwife christless (darraghmac), Tuesday, 5 November 2013 15:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Spanish prosecutors are seeking a 20-month prison sentence for a professional pianist whose former neighbour is suing over alleged noise pollution.

Musician Laia Martin is on trial in Girona after her family's downstairs neighbour, Sonia Bosom, accused her of causing psychological harm.

Prosecutors are also demanding that the 27-year-old be banned from professional piano playing for six months.

A verdict is expected within two weeks.

Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Saturday, 16 November 2013 14:40 (four years ago) Permalink

is yr golem with the washing machine still being a shithead?

iateeogenic illness (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:26 (four years ago) Permalink

someone just needs to invent something that gets rid of sound from between walls. i've seen something that apparently you can stick to a window that uses noise-cancellation technology and blocks out sound from outside. whoever manages to do this for wall-to-wall will be a zillionaire.

a beef supreme (dog latin), Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:31 (four years ago) Permalink

all you moaners should just get an air tight balaclava and put it on 24/7 and I don't mean air tight around the earholes

conrad, Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:33 (four years ago) Permalink

yes but if deems did that we wouldn't have got the deems hallway/whisky tale which is a recent highpoint of a fallow season for ilx

iateeogenic illness (Nilmar Honorato da Silva), Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:36 (four years ago) Permalink

He showers after getting up so the water pump can be noisy enough but nothing else

Some alchemy or other in the logic centre ive been lumbered with accepts showering as reasonable and washing machine as not and ive been sleeping through- tho the noise is prob not significantly less, idk.

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:38 (four years ago) Permalink

god you're right ilx has gone down the dumper and I mean RIGHT down

conrad, Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Nextdoor dishthrowers have been gone for weeks, whether moved or extended trip to homeland idk

Allied to long hours and conscious improvement n ilx etc hours its been a period of sleep stability ive prob not experienced the like of in my life

Havent turned into superdeems as yet, what a crock imo

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:41 (four years ago) Permalink

you said it mate

conrad, Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:53 (four years ago) Permalink

you said it

conrad, Thursday, 21 November 2013 12:53 (four years ago) Permalink

Its the water pump, goes for an hour (intermittently) after he showers. What a stupid fuckin device, imo, atm.

Can't/won't ask the lad not to shower in the mornin before work ffs, now what?

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Monday, 25 November 2013 03:30 (four years ago) Permalink

Lol what got up conrads tits itt didnt notice til now

30 ch'lopping days left to umas (darraghmac), Monday, 25 November 2013 03:31 (four years ago) Permalink

earplugs?

Merdeyeux, Monday, 25 November 2013 03:43 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

finished noise log will submit tomorrow morning I think. its a good piece imo but will see what suggestions the mgmt co have ito style, brevity etc.

local eire man (darraghmac), Tuesday, 30 December 2014 03:07 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

moving in Saturday to a house with brick walls and nobody upstairs, will do well to not have an episode til then but I'm calm and accepting of what will come xxxxxx

local eire man (darraghmac), Monday, 23 February 2015 22:52 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

important update I can't hear the neighbours anymore and the worlds a beautiful place

thoughts you made second posts about (darraghmac), Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:40 (three years ago) Permalink

yay :)

and no more broken windows?

drash, Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:48 (three years ago) Permalink

nah not so far I'm kinda waiting for the other shoe to drop but for now I'm nearly happy by god

thoughts you made second posts about (darraghmac), Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:54 (three years ago) Permalink

glad to hear it, 'nearly happy' is the most mortals can hope for

drash, Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:16 (three years ago) Permalink

(that sounds so depressing which is not what i intended)

drash, Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:25 (three years ago) Permalink

well I was gonna leave it at that cos tbh ive a fair chance of only kicking on from here and didnt wanna sound smug

thoughts you made second posts about (darraghmac), Sunday, 31 May 2015 01:27 (three years ago) Permalink

<3

drash, Sunday, 31 May 2015 13:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Wanna show my appreciation for conrad itt

Vaguely Fettening WAPCHAS (wins), Sunday, 31 May 2015 13:40 (three years ago) Permalink

I never get a read on that guy.

thoughts you made second posts about (darraghmac), Sunday, 31 May 2015 15:34 (three years ago) Permalink

It took us an entire year to get our noisy neighbor thrown out, which is amazing, considering that he was a squatter.

Freeland Avenue (I M Losted), Sunday, 31 May 2015 16:51 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Can you sue local government if they won't evict a squatter who is making your life hell? Shouldn't the county evict him if he doesn't belong on a vacant property? Can we sue the owner for aiding and abetting a nuisance?

Fake Sam's Club Membership (I M Losted), Saturday, 15 August 2015 19:32 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Yelling outside now

"I don't wanna walk in the rain, Harry Fuckin Heroin!"
"I wanna cigarette!"
"You only care about yourself, fuck off and die!"

Wet Pelican would provide the soundtrack (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 5 May 2017 05:12 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

there is a particularly violent in-law, who when he visits my neighbours they manage to keep him outside the house. But the loud chatter always continues into the early hours - no matter how cold the outdoor conditions are. And they seem powerless to ban him, because he keeps returning and he is abysmal. I'm not a curtain twitching type, but my bedroom window is almost adjacent with their back door because of the hill our house was built on, and this show never seems to end:(

calzino, Monday, 12 February 2018 01:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

My neighbors aren't noisy but they leave a black and white pit mix outside 24/7 that can be. She's also started breaking out from the lack of attention into my backyard or into the front yards and tearing up my trash.

Talking to them has been pointless and it seemingly never happens when I can call animal control, so I've started just throwing the trash in their yard.

louise ck (milo z), Monday, 12 February 2018 01:43 (seven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

moved again since, note taken thus far tonight:

night sun 29th July

door being slammed in what can only be described as intentionally violent manner such that sound carried loudly through to other apartments loudly enough to prevent any chance of sleep.

repeated at intervals of c.5 mins from approx 23.50 through 01.00

i can only surmise intentional and vexatious due to frequency, the regular intervals between and the violence of the slamming (you could literally hear the run-up on each occasion).

unsure whether they were seeking to aggravate or provoke an adjacent neighbour, ourselves or genuinely undergoing a traumatic personal event (no noise of conversation or of any other kind throughout period save for the doors, no signs of others in apt, etc)

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 30 July 2018 00:06 (one month ago) Permalink

like im not sleeping at this stage because i have an uneasy feeling this guy is out to murder someone tonight tbh

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 30 July 2018 00:07 (one month ago) Permalink

hmmm

that was a whole seven hours ago and conrad hasnt shown up to be a creepy cunt yet

can someone check on him

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 30 July 2018 06:01 (one month ago) Permalink

you got an non emergency police dmac

i would call them

definitely had domestic abuse cases in my building and yeah the non emergency sorted it out, was worried they would kill each other

baby bird (Ross), Monday, 30 July 2018 15:53 (one month ago) Permalink

thing is im sure he was alone

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 30 July 2018 16:37 (one month ago) Permalink


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