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(@u2bono269)
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i think it's in your head...I am CONSTANTLY thinking that my phone is vibrating in my pocket. And I hear the strangest things when I listen to music, like phones ringing and murmurs. It's just white noise of the world around you and your head is trying to decode into something meaningful, rather than the nonsense it really is. It's akin to that sensation that there's someone right over your shoulder or watching you from afar. Creepy, but nothing more than an overactive imagination. I have a hugely overactive imagination...maybe one day I'll turn it into that book I want to write.

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(@gnease)
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... and consider; disembodies voices are a lot better than disemboweled voices. The latter are crankier and messier.

-=tension & release=-


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(@rparker)
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After my surgery in April and my wife had gone back to work, I kept hearing someone in my living room. I can't tell you how many times I walked downstairs....

Roy
"I wonder if a composer ever intentionally composed a piece that was physically impossible to play and stuck it away to be found years later after his death, knowing it would forever drive perfectionist musicians crazy." - George Carlin


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(@anonymous)
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You know, Jason is about the only person I can relate to on these boards.

thank you. i'm sorry to hear that.


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(@danlasley)
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It doesn't happen when I'm playing, but, if I'm in a quiet room with a fan or air conditioner running, I sometimes hear something like voices in the white noise. I always just figured that it was my brain trying to turn the white noise into something more familiar ... like voices.

There is science to that. Modulating white noise can sound like something "real". If you have a constant white noise running, and then introduce another random sound (a car passing, the fridge motor starting), you can be misled into hearing something like speech or music.

Sometimes when we're playing live, I'll hear a missing harmony in my head (eg The Weight).


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(@ricochet)
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Ever sit out by a fast running rocky creek? Can sound amazingly like voices, but not intelligible.

If the voices start saying things to you, it's time to visit your friendly neighborhood shrink.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


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(@dogbite)
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I am sensitive to the other universes or spacial worlds. they all overlap and blend like colors.
my world is like a Madras shirt.
I often see things in my peripheral vision. I think it occurs aurally too.
when you move your eye or focus your ear to the stimulus it goes poof!
if you want to see or hear the things there you have to not directly look/listen a them.

sound pressure in a room does make for aural tricks. electronic interferences
in my amp can surprise me too.
everything is made of energy. thee is electricity everywhere. it makes sense that it all flows through and with each other.
maybe , as humans, we try to understand the sound of that huge jam going on.
no wonder we hear things and see things.
it is real and benign.

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it is real and benign.

Couldn't have said it as well myself. (I know- I tried.)

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophies."

The Bard

My advice would be don't assume that it's a problem. If you don't like it, or start to have arguments with the voices that cut into your practice time, then it may be worth looking into. But if not...let it be. No harm is no harm.

Some people say that I'm crazy because I talk to myself. But I have some really great conversations.

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Ande


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(@trguitar)
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I've thought I heard the phone or my wife yelling to me ........ oddly enough when these things actually do happen, I don't hear them.

"Work hard, rock hard, eat hard, sleep hard,
grow big, wear glasses if you need 'em."
-- The Webb Wilder Credo --


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(@anonymous)
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i think i'm gonna go in monday for a trepanning.


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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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Me, Jimi and SRV have spent many a night chatting away...Its all gravy


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(@elecktrablue)
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i think i'm gonna go in monday for a trepanning.

Are you sure you want a hole in your head?

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(@anonymous)
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i already have an a-hole in my head. that's the point of this thread.

ba dum bum.


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(@dogbite)
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I have one of those drummers in my head. I hear it whenever I tell a lame joke.
trouble is...no one else hears the ba dum bum.

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I wanna know what they're saying!
If it were me, I'd be asking for lottery numbers and some stock market tips.
If you're hearing voices, there must be a reason.
You sure you're amp/guitar combo is not just picking up an AM radio talk show?
If that's the case, ignore the financial advice.

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


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