Sometimes writer/full-time layabout Ed Newman weighs in eight months later with the follow-up to his critically ignored first entry in his column:
To Earplug Or Not To Earplug?
Remember me? Probably not, it’s been a while and I did only contribute one article many months ago back in March of this year. I’m also no longer playing in Cyclamen after the disbanding of the live line-up, so I guess rather than “Ed Newman of Cyclamen” I’m now just “Ed Newman…some guy”.
To business. Now you may (or more likely, you don’t, so here’s a link) remember that the article I wrote all that time ago was concerning the obscene volume levels that we are faced with at shows. Well, back in that piece my main gripe was with the loss of sound quality when we’re listening to music that loud. This time, I’m afraid it’s all gonna get a little super cereal as I address the other connotation of gigs being too loud – the damage we do to our hearing.