Thank you, Andy Powell ("In Defense of Silence," Aug. 17)! I love rock 'n' roll and I like it loud. I've lived out here for 40 years with over half of them a few hundred feet from (some say) one of the best swimming holes on the Salmon River. Actually, I'm so close that I can hear people's voices having fun there, let alone loud music.
At first I thought, "Wow this guy is using some strong words and is that really necessary?" Next thought, "Hell yes." I've never approached anyone for their abuse of the air space but have wanted to. I just hope that the ones I'm thinking of read your article.
Again, thank you from everyone who likes the music of the earth.