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Music on Buses

GUEST,Mike from Hessle 21 Aug 09 - 08:26 AM
The Sandman 21 Aug 09 - 08:32 AM
melodeonboy 21 Aug 09 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 21 Aug 09 - 11:19 AM
The Sandman 21 Aug 09 - 11:21 AM
Ebbie 21 Aug 09 - 11:30 AM
GUEST,Mike of Hessle 21 Aug 09 - 11:32 AM
nickp 21 Aug 09 - 11:41 AM
GUEST,Mike of Hessle 21 Aug 09 - 11:45 AM
Les from Hull 21 Aug 09 - 12:00 PM
The Villan 21 Aug 09 - 12:02 PM
Geoff Wallis 21 Aug 09 - 12:11 PM
GUEST,Jim Knowledge 21 Aug 09 - 12:20 PM
melodeonboy 21 Aug 09 - 12:24 PM
The Villan 21 Aug 09 - 12:30 PM
GUEST,mg 21 Aug 09 - 12:49 PM
Geoff Wallis 21 Aug 09 - 12:57 PM
Martha Burns 22 Aug 09 - 12:47 AM
open mike 22 Aug 09 - 01:42 AM
Peace 22 Aug 09 - 01:59 AM
The Villan 22 Aug 09 - 02:29 AM
manitas_at_work 22 Aug 09 - 02:54 AM
SPB-Cooperator 22 Aug 09 - 05:52 AM
Martha Burns 22 Aug 09 - 01:24 PM
GUEST,Catherine Littleton 27 Aug 09 - 07:09 AM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 27 Aug 09 - 07:21 AM
Tattie Bogle 27 Aug 09 - 07:30 AM
Crow Sister (off with the fairies) 27 Aug 09 - 07:41 AM
Jack Campin 27 Aug 09 - 07:54 AM
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Subject: Music on Buses or Trains
From: GUEST,Mike from Hessle
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 08:26 AM

I was sat on the bus this morning along with seven other people. I was on the seat under the poster that tells you what is acceptable on the bus - No hot food, smoking, no loud music etc, etc.

All the other passengers were on Mobile Phones and what a load of mind-boring twaddle I had to listen to 'I mean who wants to listen to someone telling the person on the other end what shops they are going past - I already b----y know because I am going past them at the same time. I thought why can't they have something installed on the bus to stop the phone signal or am I just becoming grumpy in old age. I have not been on a train in years and wonder do the same restrictions apply - No music etc, etc ??

I would much rather listen to some good music on the bus whilst travelling, preferably Folk or, at a pinch, light Classical.

What do other Catters think and what Music/Songs would they like in the same situation.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: The Sandman
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 08:32 AM

there is normally one quiet carriage on a train,mobile phones and their environmental pollotuion are a pain in the arse.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: melodeonboy
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 11:02 AM

Now call me old-fashioned, but piped music on the bus (or anywhere else for that matter) is not what I'd want.

I've stopped going to my local Asda and now travel much further to Sainsbury's, mainly so I can shop in relative quiet. The local Asda is half way to being a disco. And I find it difficult (and somewhat inelegant!) to boogie on down while holding a bunch of spring onions!

I know bugger all about the technology of it, but I was under the impression that railway carriages could be "lined" in some way so that mobile phone signals can't penetrate. I'm not sure that all railway companies have quiet carriages. I know that South West trains have them (and they enforce the rules - good for them!), but I'm not aware of any on Southeastern.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 11:19 AM

I was sitting on the toilet in British Home Stores recently having to endure some loud whailing pop singer! After the government ( British in this case ) have got tired of tackling obesity, smoking and drinking, they should turn their attention to noise in society. As a nation, I bet our ears are in a dreadfully unhealthy state!


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: The Sandman
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 11:21 AM

piped music on buses,is an infringement of personal rights.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Ebbie
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 11:30 AM

On the buses I frequent, a 'leaking' headset is reprimanded by the driver. However, mobile phones are not Maybe the thought is that a conversation won't last long and can be suffered through.

Mobiles are a pain. For some reason, most people talk loudly into them. They must be the motorcycles of the wireless world as motorcycles are the bodhran of the music world.

I would dearly love to have the bus passengers around the mobile participate in the mobile/cell phone conversation, as in, HI, JANET!


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: GUEST,Mike of Hessle
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 11:32 AM

Hello Melodeonboy

I would much rather listen to piped music (played softly) then a rabble discussing loudly what they had for tea the previous day, how their boss is 'as thick as two short planks' or the size of the woman just walking along the road and the shops they were going past plus other mindless drivel.

I almost got off the bus but would have had to wait 30 minutes for the next one. Perhaps Mobile Phones should be handed to the driver when you get on the bus and then he gives them back when you get off.

And why do I always get the drunk sat next to me on the bus going home and he wants to talk and all you get from him is garbled and noxious. Probably one on the bus in half a hour when I go home.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: nickp
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 11:41 AM

I note that there are handheld jammers available online for about £25 with about 30 ft range. Anyone tried one?


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: GUEST,Mike of Hessle
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 11:45 AM

Where can you obtain them from - please let me know.

Just packing up to go home and would have loved one to use tonight.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Les from Hull
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 12:00 PM

Jamming equipment is illegal to use in the UK as it violates section 8 of the 2006 Wireless Telegraphy Act. You can have your own choice of music through an ipod or other MP3 player. If you are bothered by the music or conversations of others use full headphones rather than 'in ear' ones.

Piped music is a modern curse. I hate it. It's never what I would choose to listen to, whether it's a radio station or other recordings. And I have very catholic music tastes. You sometimes get this sort of piped music on coach trips, and you'll never suit everybody with it.

Users of MP3 players should keep the volume right down, to avoid hearing damage and getting pummeled by someone sitting next to you who just hears the pss psss pssh trebley sound that leaks out. But the worst of all are people who try to listen to MP3s on their mobile 'phones but though their tinny speakers rather than earpieces.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: The Villan
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 12:02 PM

We have a public toilet in Market Rasen and you get to hear things like this whilst you have a jimmy riddle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJq2MwI9IPg

Yes thats right classical music.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Geoff Wallis
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 12:11 PM

When I lived in Upper Holloway a few years ago I regularly travelled on the #41 bus. It was not uncommon for a group of local lads to occupy the back seats on the upper deck and turn on their boombox, usually playing Hip Hop at high volume (far better, sometimes on a Ladbroke Grove bus you'd get some high quality Dub). There was also a regular passenger on the #41, an elderly Jamaican woman, who would stand at the bottom of the stairs and bellow some highly original versions of well-known hymns, all of which seemed to end with "I know 'cos Jesus loves me".


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: GUEST,Jim Knowledge
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 12:20 PM

I `ad that geezer from the `ighgate `ealth and Safety office in my cab the other day. `e`ad an enormous pile of records with `im and a list of public conveniences.
I said, "Whatcha got there Guv.? A load of clobber from a boot sale or something?
`e said, " Nah, I`ve gotta change the tune they play in all the public bogs. They reckon it makes people more comfortable `aving songs going while they`re powdering their nose"
I said, "What`s the choice for this week, then?"
`e said, " Poetry in Motion!!"

Whaddam I Like??


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: melodeonboy
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 12:24 PM

That's the best laugh I've had all day! Good one, Jim!


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: The Villan
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 12:30 PM

If anybody can remember that far back, Matt Monro used to work on the buses and from my memeory used to sing to the passengers.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 12:49 PM

I do participate in conversations with people carrying on phone calls on buses..yes, I do believe you should leave him..no, let's have chicken for dinner, I saw that movie and I didn't really enjoy it. Just butt into their conversations, unless you think they are likely to beat you up. Chime in..say nice talking with you etc. mg


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Geoff Wallis
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 12:57 PM

There's always this benighted soul - http://www.onthebusesfanclub.com/id70.html - and Jimmy Rogers was, of course, 'The Singing Brakeman'


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Martha Burns
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 12:47 AM

More music on a bus:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMX29w0ECr0


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: open mike
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 01:42 AM

ha! yes, but if it is on trains you prefer, you gotta try this moving music festival...have you seen the movie festival train with janis joplin, oh, gosh who else? on a train across Canada..

Well you can LIVE that experience...
each trip has a little different flavor..
cowboy poets and musicians,
scottish fiddle and cell0,
rockin rodeo on the rails..
flying under radar

Yookers..(UK) your pal Peter O'Brien on there...)

oh i must find a link....


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Peace
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 01:59 AM

"mobile phones and their environmental pollotuion are a pain in the arse."

HEAR, HEAR!


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: The Villan
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 02:29 AM

And there is this very famous person

very famous person


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: manitas_at_work
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 02:54 AM

How about Reg Varney?


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 05:52 AM

What rattles me is the string of obscenities you hear sometimes emanating from 'music' played on mobile phones, and from some people speaking/shouting on them, with no regards to the fact young children are also on the bus.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Martha Burns
Date: 22 Aug 09 - 01:24 PM

The Villan, Thanks for that video. Very cute.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: GUEST,Catherine Littleton
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 07:09 AM

How about Geoff Unwin?
He composed buses music for the 3 70's films about the busmen?

http://www.onthebuses.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=425&hilit=geoff+unwin


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 07:21 AM

If Buses themselves, were quiet places (like sitting peacefully in a nice garden or something) and thus other noise, disturbed my otherwise peaceful ride, I might sympathise. But merely riding on a bus, is to expose oneself to an enormous racket in the first place! Even when there is no-one else on board, it's an almighty case of noise pollution. They grumble and rumble, they rattle, they squeak, the engines make an awful noise. Even traffic on the road outside the bus, makes miles more noise than anything on the bus itself. Can't see the point in selectively zooming in on a few minor additions to all the usual racket tbh ;-)


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 07:30 AM

Agree with that Crow Sister: one reason that folk shout into their mobile phones is that they can't hear themselves speak over the noise the bus itself is making! So any piped music would have to be loud to overcome background noise.
Just don't need it!
Occasionally, if I remember, I'll take my Ipod on longer journeys, then I can have the music I like.

Having said that we did once play live music all the way from Edinburgh to London on a train, even dancing in the aisles! Our party occupied most of one carriage, but anyone coming through on the way to the buffet car looked a bit bemused!


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 07:41 AM

Ditto, an iPod for me too.


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Subject: RE: Music on Buses
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Aug 09 - 07:54 AM

Jamming equipment is illegal to use in the UK as it violates section 8 of the 2006 Wireless Telegraphy Act.

Somebody tell whichever agency of the state it is that jams mobile signals around the Eurotunnel terminal, then.

A lot of Turkish buses have two cirular logos sandblasted into the windows - a fag packet and a mobile phone, both scored with "don't" lines. Both bans work. The only time I've heard anyone use their mobile on a Turkish bus, they were directing the emergency services to a major crash.


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