Have you ever tried to have a serious technical meeting (a Special Interest Group, or SIG) with singing ?
Well, we did for the recent October 17th Saturday afternoon meeting of the Web Design SIG.
At our usual venue there are three meeting rooms on the first floor. Each is separated by a thin movable room-divider. At the tops and bottoms are visible air-gaps which make very poor acoustic shields.
We usually have Room 1, but this time we were shunted into Room 2. You can guess what was being held in Room 3!
Right – a so-called a capella singing group. They started off with 3 or 4 repeats of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot then went on to long single-notes held in a round i.e. some taking a breath then rejoining. Then came the DRUMS !
Quoting Dave Letterman, “I wouldn’t give your troubles to a monkey on a rock!”