Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again

A few months ago, we posted about an effort in Sydney, Australia to drive late-night hooligans from a public park — by blasting Barry Manilow songs. So far, it seems to be working. But the people who live near the park are being driven crazy by the Manilow music. The hooligans have probably moved off to some nice quiet spot, while the tax-paying, law-abiding citizens become involuntarily Fanilows. Doesn’t seem quite fair.


pkimelma

They just need to use more focused speakers or even tuned-set speakers (where you do not hear it unless you are in the cross point of two special speakers). This would allow driving away loiterers without irritating everyone else.

dvrravi

though i would prefer landmines - i believe that the problem should be stopped in the root.having not read the previous article , the authorities should play more "contemporary" music like marilyn manson , and arrest those who fall for it.

kkwan

They should convert it into a horrible "ringtone that adults can't hear" (see link). It's kind of like those dog whistle except for teens, that'll teach 'em.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/12/tech/main1701359.shtml

Ale8

Perhaps a selection from your old band "The Right Profile" would be more to their liking. What do you think?

pkimelma

They just need to use more focused speakers or even tuned-set speakers (where you do not hear it unless you are in the cross point of two special speakers). This would allow driving away loiterers without irritating everyone else.

dvrravi

though i would prefer landmines - i believe that the problem should be stopped in the root.having not read the previous article , the authorities should play more "contemporary" music like marilyn manson , and arrest those who fall for it.

kkwan

They should convert it into a horrible "ringtone that adults can't hear" (see link). It's kind of like those dog whistle except for teens, that'll teach 'em.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/12/tech/main1701359.shtml

Ale8

Perhaps a selection from your old band "The Right Profile" would be more to their liking. What do you think?