On winter nights, the white-noise app on my phone is tuned to Air Conditioner: a raspy, metallic whir that sounds like the mechanical noise that might echo deep inside the ductwork of a huge commercial building. It may also soothe because it replicates an early sound environment, probably that of a Manhattan childhood, though perhaps it suggests something much, much older. Some sleep experts note that babies, their ears accustomed to the whisper of the maternal circulatory system and the slosh of the womb, sleep better accompanied by a device that mimics those familiar whooshings. My app is but one note in the mighty chorus of white-noise generators, an exploding industry of mechanical and digital devices; apps and websites, and Sonos and Spotify playlists that grows ever more refined, as if to block out the increased rate of speeding, the wrecks, on the information superhighway. Car Interior? Oil Tanker?
Is the World Noisier?
Blocking the Bullfrogs
The song was written by Paul Simon over several months in and A studio audition led to the duo signing a record deal with Columbia Records , and the original ' acoustic ' version of the song was recorded in March at Columbia Studios in New York City and included on their debut album , Wednesday Morning, 3 A. Released on October 19,  the album was a commercial failure and led to the duo disbanding, with Simon returning to England and Art Garfunkel to his studies at Columbia University.
Let's recollect our emotions in tranquillity
The album's title is a slight modification of the title of the duo's first major hit, " The Sound of Silence ", which originally was released as "The Sounds of Silence". Many of the songs in the album had been written by Paul Simon while he lived in London during Hence the only brand new Paul Simon composition on the album was "Blessed". On March 22, , it was announced that the album will be preserved by the Library of Congress in the National Recording Registry , calling it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. The album cover photo features the duo on a trail looking back towards the camera. This school was attended by the boys of the Brentwood family, where Paul lodged during his time in the UK. The back of the LP has candid shots of the duo and quotes a few lyrics from each song. There are three variations of the original LP's artwork. The first issue lists the duo's names' fully capitalized on one line, the album title fully capitalized on another, and no song titles. The second issue capitalizes only the first letter of each word, and features the tracklist.
The poem begins with an address to darkness. And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more People talking without speaking People hearing without listening People writing songs that voices never share No one dare Disturb the sound of silence Now the sharp light allows him to see a lot people are talking without speaking and hearing without listening. The complete impersonality of a crowd is portrayed : not only are we lonely when we are alone, but we are also alone even when we are surrounded by other people. He asks them to hear his words and to hold his hand. He tries to warn the people in his dream, he invites them we try to rebel against the system, but they just turn their heads and look the other way. Like Liked by 3 people. Like Liked by 2 people. I am a big fan of this song as I played it regularly back in the day when I performed. Great poetry, as were most of their lyrics. Like Liked by 5 people.