[Dixielandjazz] What about Low notes?
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Sat Sep 2 11:03:45 PDT 2006
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 answer is probably that they are already brain dead.
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>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
>Did Maynard have cockroaches?,,, perhaps his high notes had the same
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