. . . actually, it's not.<br><br>Have you ever been listening to a song on the radio (while driving), and the song hits a certain harmonic where you could swear that what you're hearing is the ringtone on your cell phone? Of course, this is provided you're not using a song-based ringtone. <br><br>* * * * * * * * * * * * * *<br>I [censored] bigger than you. <br>
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#240914 - 07/26/0502:38 AMRe: Why is my phone ringing?!
I CANNOT listen to Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder. It's a live recording from the '88 tour and every time that bastard hits one of those cymbals I swear it sounds like a phone ringing. It's sooooo distracting. I must be the only one that hears it cos no one else ever complains. Never owned the disc because of that and I refuse to even download it for free.<br><br>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Yeah Matt.<br>A funny story from the Magnum forum.<br>I had two rednecks in a rusty old beat up Datsun (not Nissan, mind you) pickup truck pull up to me at a light. The passenger rolls down his window and yells "Hey, that bitch quick?!"... I just busted out laughing and said yeah. Then the light turned green and I left them there.<br><br>Hey Sam it's amazing how different pitches sound to different people. I can hear better than Rick but the little dog barking just kills his ears. I find it annoying but he finds it painful.<br><br>
Loc: Lancaster PA USA
The dog I had as a kid during high school used to wail with a high-pitched howl when the doorbell rang.<br><br>I used to come home after school, burn some Jamaican or Columbian, and play guitar along with records. During the few weeks when I was all hot on learning from Joe Walsh, every time I played <I>Rocky Mountain Way</I> there were slide guitar parts buried in the mix of the record that sounded like my dog howling.<br><br>That made me think, of course, that somebody was ringing the doorbell.<br><br>Who can it be now? Was it a friend? Was it one of the neighbors? Was I too high to act cool if it was one of the neighbors? If it was a friend, did I want to give up practicing guitar in order to "entertain" them or to go do something outside? What if it was a delivery guy? What if it was ..gulp!...a girl come a-callin'?<br><br>That damned Joe Walsh song had me running downstairs for 2 or 3 weeks, even after I realized it was probably that slide guitar I was hearing, and not my dog howling, just on the off chance that it was the cute girl who lived the next street over, or a friend who had better weed than I did, or a delivery guy, or a neighbor complaining about the noise.<br><br><br><br>
I used to have an intercom, and there's an exact moment in "Mother and Child Reunion" by Paul Simon where it sounds exactly like that intercom going off. <br><br>There's also a Mac alert sound in 'Every Breath You Take' that gets me every time. <br><br>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Back in the mid-80s I was in the hospital for surgery. I had one of the early Walkmans that played cassettes. We had an incident earlier in the day where the fire alarms went off and they ran and slammed my door shut and then left me for an hour. Finally I couldn't stand it anymore and called a nurse to see what the fuss was. She came and opened the door again and said a mental patient on the 2nd floor (I was on the 3rd) had set the bedding on fire. So I was a little jumpy and couldn't sleep after they woke me at 11pm to give me my sleeping pill/pain medication (major abdominal surgey). So I listened to the Red Rider album As Far As Siam. It's on iTunes if you are not familiar. I was finally dozing off when the song Lunatic Fringe came on there was one of those calliope type sirens. I jerked awake and and thought the place was on fire again. I yanked the headphones off and stone dead silence. That was more frightening that anything. Between being a little jumpy and all the drugs I was panic stricken and barely could breath for a second. It's a wonder I didn't rip a stitch since I had about a 5" incision. Once I calmed down I laughed at my foolishness. But for a second it was sheer terror. Because of a sound in the background of a song suddenly jumping out and grabbing a body making you think you are hearing something else. Whew! <br><br>
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