Skip to comments.Classical music scheme helps drive away rowdy youths
Posted on 01/06/2012 4:47:35 AM PST by tellw
ROWDY groups of teens are turning their Bachs on a popular Birmingham city centre meeting spot after police starting playing classical music for Christmas shoppers. The teenagers have moved on from the ramp leading from New Street to the Pallasades shopping centre since the music started being piped through the PA system. Officers said it was an unexpected result as the original aim was simply to pipe soothing classical music to ease harried Christmas shoppers. The ramp has for years been a popular meeting spot for gangs of teenagers and a source of a large number of complaints from the public. Within days of the launch of the music scheme, late last month, officers and shopkeepers noticed the number of young people hanging around had plummeted and so had the complaints. When the system was temporarily switched off the young people returned.
I have two CDs full of WW2 German army marches...whenever some hoodrat with a thumping base drive near, I crank up some Whermacht songs...
They dont know what it is....but I like it
Going for Baroque—gotta love it!
Just don’t give them the Scythian Suite, they might like it.
If they played Canzonetta sull’aria, the undesirables would just stand around mesmerized.
From an interesting group - this was released in '80 or '81.
I had a critter get into my attic and then into a wall. I was about to call a exterminator, and Mrs OrioleFan suggested placing the boombox next to the wall and cranking it up on one of those rap (crap?) stations while we went shopping. We haven’t had any critters since.
Hymns would probably work even better.
Just so long as they don't start playing the glorious 9th from lovely lovely Ludwig Van. The results could be real horrorshow!
You got it all wrong. try Barry Manilow.
The beginings of “A Clockwork Orange” gotta love it.....
Any song by Gino Vanelli works almost as well
God forgive me, I love that movie....
Hillarious - the first thing that comes to mind is "vermin". When you have the repellent in place, the vermin avoid the area, and when you remove the repellent temporarily, the vermin return.
You may attract even less desirable critters.
May only serve to attract opera gangs.
Good classical music (no atonal, modernist crap please) is a good indicator of intelligence. That does not mean you’re stupid if you don’t like classical music, but a number of researchers have linked liking or love of classical music with higher intelligence. Which still does not make a lover of classical with high intelligence a person who is immune from doing stupid things.
Obama will have to move his Occupy buddies (or Obama’s Wealth Spreaders as I call them) into my neighborhood.
If you want a quick and dirty approach to driving teenagers off, put on some opera and they will run from the area with their hands over their ears.
One notable exception I can think of is the film Clockwork Orange. That guy really loved Beethoven. The other could be Hitler’s love of Wagner.
"You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you think it means."
One must watch the movie to know what Alex meant. It has to do with the "Ludovico Treatment".
Better yet, try playing patriotic music. And planting the American Flag all over the place.
Here I must take issue with you. "Horrorshow" has nothing to do with the Ludovico treatment, it is the Nadsat word for "good".
You could look it up.