September 21, 2023

As If That Guy on the Bus Wasn’t Annoying Enough with His Music: The Personal Subwoofer

I like deep bass with my music as much as the next guy but unlike that kid with the souped-up Civic down the block, I tend to keep it to myself.  And the good thing about the kid with the Civic is that he’s in motion.  The THUMPTHUMPTHUMP only lasts for a few seconds.

But what if you encountered someone on the bus with one of these “personal subwoofers.”  What are the chances that he’ll be set upon and tore to shreds by people dired of having their chests compressed by the latest remix from DJ Tiesto?


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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