Posted by BleedingEars, a resident of the Menlo Park: University Heights neighborhood, on Jan 20, 2008 at 3:21 pm
Yes, bells can be beautiful, but even if this unholy contraption at the church were in tune, the fact that its sound is not derived from bells -- it's merely designed to imitate bells -- makes that statement irrelevant. It's a pity that the church folks could think that something of real beauty -- the uplifting, resonant song of bells -- could be replaced with electronically produced noise. And worse, painfully out-of-tune noise.
Posted by bell lover, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Jan 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm
Amused is right. What could be sooo horrible about chruch bells (simulated or otherwise)? It is not like rap music is blaring! Quit whining people and thank God you live in a place where you don't hear gunshots and screaming...but instead...church bells.
Posted by bell lover, too, a resident of the Menlo Park: University Heights neighborhood, on Jan 28, 2008 at 5:40 pm
I'm a big-time bell lover. Problem is, these are not bells. If the church limited the sounding of this electronic noise-maker to an on-the-hour announcement of the time of day, I'd grin and bear it. But instead we're assaulted with a series of out-of-tune tunes at least twice a day. Those of us not afflicted with a tin ear cringe. Stop the noise.