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Dave Grohl Vs Cornwall Council

Thanks to Twitter it is keeping me up to date on the world better than any other app. 

My first discovery is that apparently Cornwall Council has a noise order placed on a young metal band called Black Leaves of Envy, the council say that they aren’t allowed to play their music louder than 20 to 40 decibels, which is quite than a normal conversation…

After reading about this it really annoyed me, can you imagine if it was a boy band similar to One Direction practicing, do you think that the Council would have issued that band with a noise order? I think not too! It is really frustrating for the world of Rock and Metal, there is so much discrimination against those who wish to express themselves through music.

It brightens my day that someone as well known as Dave Grohl has stood up and argued with the council asking them to remove the order. I have found the letter that was written by Dave Grohl to the council below:

‘Dear Cornwall Council

My name is David Grohl, and I’m writing on behalf go the local music group Black Leaves of Envy. It has been brought to my attention that the band is having a difficulty functioning within the current noise restriction placed upon them by the Cornwall Council, a maximum of 30 to 40 decibels (approximately at 15 meters distance).

I am an American musician of over 30 years, having played professionally with such bands as Nirvana and Foo Fighters, just to name a few, selling over 100 million records combined. I have traveled the worlds since 1987 playing clubs, arenas, festivals and stadiums, many of them in the UK.

Like many musicians, I started in a garage in my neighbourhood. Together with friends, my adolescent years were made better by playing music with others. Music is not only a healthy pastime, it is a wonderful, creative outlet for kids, and fosters a sense of community necessary to the emotional and social development of any child. It is tremendously important, and helped me through those otherwise difficult years of growing up in Springfield, Virginia.

For musicians that lack the resources to reverse in professional facilities, a garage or basement is the only place they have to develop their talent and passion. I believe that it is crucial that children have a place to explore their creativity and establish a sense of self though song. The preservation of such is paramount to the future of art and music. Without them, where would we be? As a proud father of three aspiring musicians myself, I have always made this a priority in our home, to great results.

For the sake of your local band Black Leaves of Envy, and for the generation of young musicians that they may eventually inspire, I ask that you reconsider the restriction put upon the volume go their private rehearsal space. I believe that in doing so, you will be sending a message that Cornwall is not only a home to music and the arts, but also a place that encourages children to follow their dreams in a world where anything is possible.

Thank you for you time

David Grohl’

This letter that he wrote makes me feel happy, he hits on some very valid points, whether  Cornwall Council like it or not, Music is the future, in todays age, its everything, it is nice to see that the Council are ‘working on a solution’ but in all fairness, they shouldn’t be working on it, they should just act, and those home owners who complain, they don’t deserve to live in a growing age that is getting stronger each day.

Music is the future. Music is a saviour for many. Music is life.