Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sounds Of Silence

Note: Not related to Simon & Garfunkel


A CD of the sounds of silence from inside a village church has sold out after becoming an unlikely hit.

The 30-minute recording was originally created to help raise some extra funds for repairs to St Peter's Church in Seaford, East Sussex.

The only sounds that can be heard on the CD are the odd squeaking of the wooden pews, some footsteps and the distant hum of passing traffic.


I was listening to this story on BBC, and I couldn't stop rolling my eyes. Apparently a lot of idiots are paying to listen to… nothing!?! No sound of the ocean/waves/birds. Nothing. Just silence!

The Sound Engineer who 'recorded' this CD was interviewed and he said, the CD included 28 minutes of silence (interrupted by distant murmurs, footsteps etc) and 2 minutes of yapping on the importance of silence.

If one wants to 'experience' peaceful silence, then all one has to do is SHUT UP and/or use ear plugs. There is absolutely no sense in buying and playing a CD with 'recorded' silence.


2 Opinions:

Surya Murali said...

The church is smart to know that people are so gullible and combine that with the pull of faith (in this case the appeal of a church) then stupidity takes on a whole new dimension. There'd be a lot of 'faithful' who bought the CD not for the silence but for the possibility of some divine revelation... God's voice, anyone? But, the truth is that even divinity cannot reveal to these people their foolishness.
Ah well... sometimes, I feel evolution of mankind is one of nature's biggest blunders!

L o r d R a j said...

I don't mean to ridicule anyone's faith... but if people are going to ignore common sense to highlight their 'faith' then someone does need to point out the stupidity.

Dikhaawon pe mat jaao... apni akal ladaao.