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(UPI)   Pianist facing seven years in jail after neighbor alleges her practicing caused "psychic injury consisting of an adjustment disorder with anxiety symptoms to environmental stress reactive ear type" - although that may be soft pedaling it a little   (upi.com) divider line 92
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2013-11-12 10:21:53 AM
Huh - I thought by now the statute of limitations would have expired on my sister's childhood piano lessons.
 
2013-11-12 12:26:49 PM
Can't say I blame the neighbor.  I, too, hate eating with chopsticks.
 
2013-11-12 12:28:11 PM
My main takeaway is that I should never go to Spain, because Spain apparently sucks major balls.
 
2013-11-12 12:28:21 PM
"Laia Martin practiced eight hours a day, five days a week from 2003 to 2007 while she was studying music in college."

If that is anything close to the truth, and she lived in an apartment, she is a farking asshole. Buy a Clavinova and throw some headphones on.

/considerate musician
 
2013-11-12 12:28:42 PM
Lock her in jail and throw away the keys.
 
2013-11-12 12:29:28 PM
A Fark headline about a piano player that completely avoided a "pianist" joke?  Not sure whether I should be proud or disappointed.
 
2013-11-12 12:29:33 PM

dbirchall: Huh - I thought by now the statute of limitations would have expired on my sister's childhood piano lessons.


That's statue of limitations.
 
2013-11-12 12:30:27 PM
Heh. Heh. Heh. Pianist
 
2013-11-12 12:30:58 PM
Does Spain not have a civil court system?
 
2013-11-12 12:31:04 PM
As the late great Benny Hill said:

"Women are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand."
 
2013-11-12 12:32:11 PM
She said it "forced her to move."  Why didn't she move sooner?

Or, she coulda gotten a trumpet, or some other irritating thing, and played along.

A therimin will drive even the rats out of a building.
 
2013-11-12 12:32:24 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Does Spain not have a civil court system?


I think Hemingway fought in the Spanish civil court.
 
2013-11-12 12:32:45 PM

Last Man on Earth: A Fark headline about a piano player that completely avoided a "pianist" joke?  Not sure whether I should be proud or disappointed.


I was going to, but decided to spinet in a different direction.

/not subby
 
2013-11-12 12:32:59 PM

Dragonflew: "Laia Martin practiced eight hours a day, five days a week from 2003 to 2007 while she was studying music in college."

If that is anything close to the truth, and she lived in an apartment, she is a farking asshole. Buy a Clavinova and throw some headphones on.

/considerate musician


Come on, if you limit your practicing to reasonable hours, no one is harmed.  If the clock says "A.M." and has 3 digits, then they're an asshole.
 
2013-11-12 12:33:24 PM

dbirchall: Huh - I thought by now the statute of limitations would have expired on my sister's childhood piano lessons.


these piano lessons, I remember mine.  Back when we drove over the hill, dropped me off at piano, then my twin was taken two towns over to get guitar lessons.  I read Garfield cartoons and memorized the positions of the keys, in order, to play the music.  She never said she's teach me to read music, and she never did. I am no longer a fan of classical music.  I can probably still play every brass instrument but the trombone, but I think I should have been sent to a teacher who could actually teach me to play music, not memorize where to put my fingers on a keyboard.

/bitter
 
2013-11-12 12:33:49 PM
I bought a house rather than an apartment just so I could play at 1 am and not bother anybody.
 
2013-11-12 12:35:10 PM
Ok. I could see how that could be maddening, but this lady's last name is clearly Biatchos.

the prosecution is requesting that Martin be disqualified from practicing any profession that has to do with the piano for four years and a hefty fine.

And the prosecutors are vindictive arseholes.
 
2013-11-12 12:35:39 PM

Dragonflew: If that is anything close to the truth, and she lived in an apartment, she is a farking asshole. Buy a Clavinova and throw some headphones on.


I honestly don't see how it could be true.  That pianist would have forearms like popeye and severe carpel tunnel after that.
 
2013-11-12 12:35:43 PM

Russ1642: I bought a house rather than an apartment just so I could play at 1 am and not bother anybody.


I bought an electric piano for $600.  I can use headphones, and I can carry it around.

Yamaha P-85, works great.
 
2013-11-12 12:36:29 PM

Dragonflew: "Laia Martin practiced eight hours a day, five days a week from 2003 to 2007 while she was studying music in college."

If that is anything close to the truth, and she lived in an apartment, she is a farking asshole. Buy a Clavinova and throw some headphones on.

/considerate musician


I am an EXTREMELY considerate musician and do the bulk of my work through headphones and when I absolutely NEED to go waves through air I do it during the day and try to get the work done as quickly as possible.

But I gotta say... if it was lookin' like I was about to be sent away for hard time over it, even if I was being a dick about it, I'd probably say "F*ck it... some motherf*ckers gettin' gettin' hurt... BAD".

However I smell an enormous amount of bullsh*t here.
 
2013-11-12 12:36:36 PM

ikanreed: Come on, if you limit your practicing to reasonable hours, no one is harmed.  If the clock says "A.M." and has 3 digits, then they're an asshole.


Seriously? So you would be fine with hearing the same songs every day, all day, for four years? Sometimes stopping in the middle and starting over, or repeating sections ad nauseam at different tempos?

Or are you deaf and trolling? :)
 
2013-11-12 12:36:49 PM
Geez Louise, this one is asinine.  So no one - throughout this entire turgid affair - ever considered an alternative?  Litigation ain't cheap.  For about $600 or so (cheaper if you have a coupon or get it during a sale) one can obtain this.  I got one for my daughter.  88 weighted keys, full pedal functionality, multiple voices and a VOLUME CONTROL.

Now why do I think that much more than $600 was spent on this level of litigation?

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/keyboards-midi/williams-overture-88-k ey -digital-piano

i1168.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-12 12:37:13 PM

Prof. Frink: Last Man on Earth: A Fark headline about a piano player that completely avoided a "pianist" joke?  Not sure whether I should be proud or disappointed.

I was going to, but decided to spinet in a different direction.

/not subby


That was grand.  A-440 to you sir.
 
2013-11-12 12:37:42 PM
Also... "pianist" sounds like "penis". lolololol
 
2013-11-12 12:37:52 PM
And this anxiety prevented the neighbor from getting a white noise machine, how exactly?
 
2013-11-12 12:38:08 PM

Last Man on Earth: A Fark headline about a piano player that completely avoided a "pianist" joke?  Not sure whether I should be proud or disappointed.


Maybe subby wasn't sharp enough to think of it. If it doesn't come natural, sometimes you force them and they fall flat.
 
2013-11-12 12:38:47 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: And this anxiety prevented the neighbor from getting a white noise machine, how exactly?


Holy shiat, you think a white noise machine magically erases all noise?
 
2013-11-12 12:39:01 PM

offacue: Prof. Frink: Last Man on Earth: A Fark headline about a piano player that completely avoided a "pianist" joke?  Not sure whether I should be proud or disappointed.

I was going to, but decided to spinet in a different direction.

/not subby

That was grand.  A-440 to you sir.


Seconded. (9th if you prefer)
 
2013-11-12 12:40:29 PM
noise pollution is a criminal offense in spain?

i hate noise.  sounds civilized.  (not really.  it's not a criminal issue, should be resolved by civil court -- get an injunction or its equivalent, then, when they violated the injunction, let the court dole out trouble when they violate the court order)
 
2013-11-12 12:40:59 PM

Dragonflew: ikanreed: Come on, if you limit your practicing to reasonable hours, no one is harmed.  If the clock says "A.M." and has 3 digits, then they're an asshole.

Seriously? So you would be fine with hearing the same songs every day, all day, for four years? Sometimes stopping in the middle and starting over, or repeating sections ad nauseam at different tempos?

Or are you deaf and trolling? :)


I wouldn't be "fine with it," but depending on volume, it probably wouldn't be a disaster.  It's only about as bad as a neighbor having a dog, or a baby, or a fighting couple, or college kids on a Friday/Saturday night:  Pain in the ass, but not to intolerable levels.
 
2013-11-12 12:41:30 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: Russ1642: I bought a house rather than an apartment just so I could play at 1 am and not bother anybody.

I bought an electric piano for $600.  I can use headphones, and I can carry it around.

Yamaha P-85, works great.


At a higher level you need something with a decent action. I went from a very nice Kawai digital to a grand a couple years ago. If you're buying a digital piano find out what models have the best actions and stay with Yamaha and Kawai, or maybe Roland.
 
2013-11-12 12:43:18 PM
I can see how the prosecutors would want her to not play piano near the plaintiff but it`s just a dick move to ban her from playing piano when she is not near her.

fark the neighbor. Get a good job and buy your own house if you don`t want the problems that come from being poor...
 
2013-11-12 12:43:53 PM

Egoy3k: My main takeaway is that I should never go to Spain, because Spain apparently sucks major balls.


Yep.
 
2013-11-12 12:44:18 PM
So psychic/psychological injury is the new witchcraft? Got it.
 
2013-11-12 12:44:31 PM

Egoy3k: Dragonflew: If that is anything close to the truth, and she lived in an apartment, she is a farking asshole. Buy a Clavinova and throw some headphones on.

I honestly don't see how it could be true.  That pianist would have forearms like popeye and severe carpel tunnel after that.


Know how I know you're not a musician?
 
2013-11-12 12:44:48 PM

Last Man on Earth: I wouldn't be "fine with it," but depending on volume, it probably wouldn't be a disaster.  It's only about as bad as a neighbor having a dog, or a baby, or a fighting couple, or college kids on a Friday/Saturday night:  Pain in the ass, but not to intolerable levels.


But the thing is, her near constant noise is 100% avoidable. She can get an electric piano and use headphones.

I hate babies, but there is not a lot you can do if they really want to scream. But they don't do it 8 hours a day.  I hate when neighbours let their dogs bark. But they don't do it constantly, 8 hours a day.  Fighting couples, college students... here and there is acceptable, of course. But if any single one of your examples happened every day for eight hours a day, that is absolutely unacceptable.
 
2013-11-12 12:45:48 PM
Defense: Ma'am, did you ever consider ear plugs?
Witness: No.
Defense: The defense rests your honour.
 
2013-11-12 12:46:21 PM
All these puns are phrygian stoopid as are those who think they are some dominant form of humor. I think I need a gin and tonic to resolve the mental dissidence this thread has caused me.
 
2013-11-12 12:47:01 PM

Russ1642: Inflatable Rhetoric: Russ1642: I bought a house rather than an apartment just so I could play at 1 am and not bother anybody.

I bought an electric piano for $600.  I can use headphones, and I can carry it around.

Yamaha P-85, works great.

At a higher level you need something with a decent action. I went from a very nice Kawai digital to a grand a couple years ago. If you're buying a digital piano find out what models have the best actions and stay with Yamaha and Kawai, or maybe Roland.


I don't play much, or very well.  I might give to my 10 yr old niece.
 
2013-11-12 12:47:44 PM
Also, here in the UK, you can make as much noise as you like between 7AM and 11PM. If you want to stay at home listening to the neighbors practice piano rather than go out and get a damn job it`s your own fault.

Myself, I purchased a 2K sound system where 1200W is pure bass and 800W is full range so my neighbors have decided that they would rather be quiet than both of us be noisy...
 
2013-11-12 12:47:48 PM

Russ1642: Defense: Ma'am, did you ever consider ear plugs?
Witness: No.
Defense: The defense rests your honour.


oooh, rests.  She can play rests any time, no problem.
 
2013-11-12 12:49:48 PM

Russ1642: Inflatable Rhetoric: Russ1642: I bought a house rather than an apartment just so I could play at 1 am and not bother anybody.

I bought an electric piano for $600.  I can use headphones, and I can carry it around.

Yamaha P-85, works great.

At a higher level you need something with a decent action. I went from a very nice Kawai digital to a grand a couple years ago. If you're buying a digital piano find out what models have the best actions and stay with Yamaha and Kawai, or maybe Roland.


I've discovered that I'm VERY talented at buying sheet music, and playing CD's (or digital dl's).
 
2013-11-12 12:51:19 PM

SundaesChild: Lock her in jail and throw away the keys.


I C what you did there.

Very sharp.
 
2013-11-12 12:52:55 PM
Piano practice ain't noise pollution
Piano practice will never die!
 
2013-11-12 12:53:04 PM

Dragonflew: I hate babies, but there is not a lot you can do if they really want to scream.


www.kiss925.com

Dragonflew: I hate when neighbours let their dogs bark


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-12 12:53:40 PM
Lived in an apartment next door to an aspiring opera singer for a couple of years. Eventually, she actually got pretty good.
 
2013-11-12 12:53:51 PM

Inflatable Rhetoric: Russ1642: Inflatable Rhetoric: Russ1642: I bought a house rather than an apartment just so I could play at 1 am and not bother anybody.

I bought an electric piano for $600.  I can use headphones, and I can carry it around.

Yamaha P-85, works great.

At a higher level you need something with a decent action. I went from a very nice Kawai digital to a grand a couple years ago. If you're buying a digital piano find out what models have the best actions and stay with Yamaha and Kawai, or maybe Roland.

I've discovered that I'm VERY talented at buying sheet music, and playing CD's (or digital dl's).


Take lessons.
 
2013-11-12 12:53:59 PM
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2013-11-12 01:02:53 PM
Um...yeah. Neighbor sounds like the coontiest coont that ever quivered.
 
2013-11-12 01:05:20 PM
Good thing it wasn't an accordion, eh chaps?
 
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