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This road is driving Dutch villagers crazy, why, it sings!



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A man who lives near the road said, It was a fun idea, “but not 24 hours a day”  the Dutch village residents of Jelsum aren’t singing  praises for resent changes of a nearby road, that’s because rumble strips were recently laid on the main drag in a strategic way so that the road “sings” out the anthem of the Friesland an area northwest of the  Netherlands, according to Reuters, when a car drives along them at 40 mph the rumble stripes simulate the song. The local minister of infrastructure and cultural affairs, Sietske Poepjes, said the road was designed to promote the city of  Leeuwarden, this year’s European Capital of Culture, “It works amazingly well. You can hear the melody,” she told the BBC. However, what has become a novelty for drivers has turned out to be sheer torure for the local residents living near the road, like Sijtze Jansma.  Jansma told the Dutch-language news station RTL News, “It’s simple, It really makes you deaf”, you can not sit outside anymore, and that vuvuzela whimper makes us crazy.”


Resident Ria Jansma said the road makes some taxis to go across the lines as quickly as possible  24 hours a day,”

“We had the anthem played  at high speed all night,” she said to Reuters. The Friesland authority has taken note of the complaints and will remove the rumble strips later this month.


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Tribute Bands vs Cover bands.

As some of you know, I host a two (2) hour radio show from 2:00pm to 4:00pm pst weekdays on or in which I play bands that are called “Tribute” bands who pay tribute to there collective favorite bands or acts. Tribute bands do not like to be referred to as cover bands, they feel very passionate about the bands and particularly the songs and or album/era they are representing. Most tribute bands even go as far as trying to look, act and sound exactly like those they are mimicking.


Cover bands on the other hand are bands that learn several different songs from a plethora of artists and eras know as classic rock, they find they can work clubs and private parties regularly and often enough to make a substantial income. Cover band usually don’t refer to themselves as tribute bands so they can be more flexible when being hired. There is a small contingent of bands who consider themselves Tribute Cover bands, these bands are armed with so many songs and have played them so long and so well they are consider the elite among both tribute and cover bands. Most band members from these bands are known by others and are considered the best players to pick up a jam session with..



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Soul Shakers

Black Rose a Thin Lizzy experience

Perfect Strangers a tribute to Deep Purple and Rainbow


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