[Dixielandjazz] What about Low notes?

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 2 11:03:45 PDT 2006

Hi all,

Bill Sharp asks the pithy question (regarding low frequencies killing 

>If the cockroach theory is true, then why aren't the "cockroaches" who 
>drive those cars around with the over-amplified bass thumpers dying behind 
>the wheel?

The answer is probably that they are already brain dead.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Gunter
Jazzboard at hotmail.com

>From: billsharp <sharp-b at clearwire.net>
>To: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] What about Low notes?
>Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 08:22:14 -0700
>I just played a gig where the tuba player said that it has been shown that 
>very low frequencies can kill cockroaches.  Where in god's name does that 
>type of statement come from? Is this one of those "urban myths"?     Does 
>anyone else out there in DJML Land have any info regarding low frequencies, 
>and it's effect on insects?  If the cockroach theory is true, then why 
>aren't the "cockroaches" who drive those cars around with the 
>over-amplified bass thumpers dying behind the wheel?  This could possibly 
>be a whole new area of employment for tuba players.  When not gigging,  
>they could be working for Orkin.  (As an aside .  . . .Interestingly 
>enough, my spell-check does not recognize the word gigging). . . Hmmmmm,
>Are there any tuba players out there with cockroaches in their residence? 
>If so, this would promptly dispel the notion.  Or, perhaps you possibly 
>haven't played the right low tones and need to do some experimenting of 
>your own.
>Did Maynard have cockroaches?,,, perhaps his high notes had the same 
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