The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism
A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book of the Year
Time magazine Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2007

Newsweek Favorite Books of 2007
A Washington Post Book World Best Book of 2007

In this sweeping and dramatic narrative, Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker, weaves together the histories of the twentieth century and its music, from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties; from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies up to the present. Taking readers into the labyrinth of modern style, Ross draws revelatory connections between the century's most influential composers and the wider culture. The Rest Is Noise is an astonishing history of the twentieth century as told through its music.

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NICETOWN Blackout Curtains Panels for Bedroom - Three Pass Microfiber Noise Reducing Thermal Insulated Solid Ring Top Blackout Window Drapes (Two Panels, 52 x 84 Inch, Gray)

NICETOWN Blackout Curtains Panels for Bedroom - Three Pass Microfiber Noise Reducing Thermal Insulated Solid Ring Top Blackout Window Drapes (Two Panels, 52 x 84 Inch, Gray)

NICETOWN BLACKOUT CURTAINS are so much more than just bits and pieces of fabric that are sewn together to prevent sunlight from entering your home, they go beyond that mundane function and provide additional benefits that do not meet the eye instantly.

  • Light Blocking Energy Savers. Having the heavy, multi-layered microfiber blackout window curtains or drapes can make a world of a difference in reducing the amount of light that comes in from outside, which has green-conscious consumers excited about investing them as energy-efficient window treatments. A home insulated and remains warmer in wintertime relieves the strain on home heating and reduces 25 percent energy budget at most.
  • Sleep Soother n Noise Buffer. It's hard to get babies to take a rest during the day when the sun is streaming brightly through a bedroom window. Blackout curtains encourage the best possible sleep and most comfortable setting for day sleepers and the ones who have trouble falling asleep, by automatically darkening and lowering noise levels.
  • Absolute Privacy n Relax. Not only that, but also make your resting zone truly blissful. They would be perfect for any home theater and supply you with enjoyment of watching TV in real darkness.

If you are looking for great and cost-effective ways of re-inventing the look of your home, opt for NICETOWN readymade curtains. They are crafted for the topmost and luxury, coming with the strong grommet ring top for easy installation and smooth sliding over a rod. Each curtain panel is carefully ironed and ready to serve as your window dressing.

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Avantree Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones Mic, Wireless Wired Comfortable Foldable Stereo ANC Over Ear Headset, Low Latency TV PC Phone - ANC032 [24M Warranty]

Avantree Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth 4.1 Headphones Mic, Wireless Wired Comfortable Foldable Stereo ANC Over Ear Headset, Low Latency TV PC Phone - ANC032 [24M Warranty]

Avantree ANC032, featured with Active Noise Cancelling function, Bluetooth 4. 1 and high-end CSR chipset. The ultra lightweight foldable design combines with high precision-engineered stereo drivers gives you a maximum comfortable music experience. Features * Active Noise Cancelling headphones with foldable design * Super-Light Comfortable Headphones with Microphone * High-fidelity stereo sound quality with FAST STREAM low latency codec. Ideal for TV/ PC/Gaming and cell phones * Hands-free Controls on Earcup. * Additional audio line input, for use when battery is low. * Ultra-soft over the ear pads with adjustable headband. * Wireless & Wired modes 2 in 1Specifications * Bluetooth version: 4. 1 * Speaker Unit: 40mm * Support profiles: Headset, Hands-free, A2DP, AVRCP * Impedance: 32ohms ±15% * Working Time: up to 10hrs (Bluetooth+ ANC) * Working Time: up to 18hrs (Bluetooth only) * Working Time: up to 48hrs (ANC only) * Operational range: around 10 meters * Product size: 7. 67’’*5. 31’’* 1. 5’’ (195 x 135 x 38mm) * Product weight: 0. 40lb (180g) What’s in the box? * Avantree ANC032 Active Noise Cancellation Headphones * 3. 5 mm Audio Cable * USB Charging Cable * Quick User Guide Warranty We offer 24 Months Warranty for normal use. Live online support, Telephone Support, and email support are available. Video user guide are available also from Avantree site. Support Any issues or suggestions, contact us via our US toll free No, Intl number, OR email us and 1 working day reply is guaranteed. We are committed to 100% customer satisfaction.

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Marpac Hushh White Noise Sound Machine for Baby

Marpac Hushh White Noise Sound Machine for Baby

From Marpac, makers of the beloved Dohm-DS All-Natural White Noise Sound Machine, comes Hushh, a portable electronic sound machine designed to help baby fall asleep and stay asleep anywhere. The Hushh cradles your baby in soothing sound to create a comforting, consistent sound environment for sleep. This compact portable unit comes with 3 sound options: choose from bright white noise, deep white noise, or gentle surf and a wide volume range. Hushh is powered by a lithium ion battery and recharges from a micro-usb cord (included). Throughout nighttime or naptime, it masks disruptive noises to promote longer, more restful sleep cycles. We recommend placing hush at least three feet (one meter) away from baby's ears. This lets the sound fill the room in order to provide the greatest sound- masking benefit.

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Behringer Noise Reducer NR300 Ulitmate Noise Reduction Instrument Effects Pedal

Behringer Noise Reducer NR300 Ulitmate Noise Reduction Instrument Effects Pedal

BEHRINGER NOISE REDUCER NR300

Ultimate Noise Reduction Effects Pedal

  • Effectively eliminate unwanted noise and hum without altering your tone
  • This BEHRINGER product has been designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market
  • Preserves the original attack and envelope while leaving your playing and dynamics intact
  • Dedicated Threshold and Decay controls plus a Mute mode for awesome flexibility
  • Additional Send/Return loop for noise suppression of external effect units
  • Blue status LED for effect on/off and battery check
  • Runs on 9 V battery or the BEHRINGER PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)
  • First-class electronic On/Off switch for highest signal integrity in bypass mode
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
  • Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

So you love the bite, twang and snap of single-coil pickups, but can't stand the nasty hum that comes along for the ride. Plug into the NOISE REDUCER NR300 and kiss unwanted noise goodbye for good!

Dynamic Duo

The NR300 actually functions as two pedals in one. In REDUCTION mode, you can adjust the dedicated THRESHOLD and DECAY dials to keep all your tone and dynamics intact, but effectively eliminate hum from the picture. In MUTE mode, the NR300 becomes a super-quiet on/off switch for your instrument.

Ease of Use

Operation couldn't be easier. The NR300 features two LEDs - one to indicate when it's activated, another to indicate when it's suppressing noise. You can power this hum killer with a 9 V battery or our PSU-SB DC power supply (not included). And the top-quality on/off switch maintains absolutely noise-free operation.

Value

Lose the hum, but hold onto your precious single-coil tone with the ultra-affordable NOISE REDUCER NR300. Get one at your BEHRINGER dealer today.

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Noise

Noise

Academy Award winner Tim Robbins stars as David Owen, a Manhattan husband and father so unhinged by the noise outside his window that he declares a one-man war on car alarms. But when David goes over the edge and becomes a citywide noise-vigilante known as The Rectifier, he incurs the wrath of New Yorks sleazy blowhard Mayor (a hilarious performance by Oscar winner William Hurt) who vows to stop him. How much damage will one guy inflict for a little peace and quiet? Bridget Moynahan (I, ROBOT) and William Baldwin (DIRTY SEXY MONEY) co-star in this wickedly funny black comedy from award-winning writer/director Henry Bean (THE BELIEVER).

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TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wired Earbuds in Ear Stereo Awareness Monitor Earphones with Microphone and Remote (15 Hours Playtime, 3.5mm Jack, Premium Aluminum Matte Black)

TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wired Earbuds in Ear Stereo Awareness Monitor Earphones with Microphone and Remote (15 Hours Playtime, 3.5mm Jack, Premium Aluminum Matte Black)

Active Noise Cancelling Functionality
Whether it is the vroom vroom of cars, your neighbors chatting, or the ongoing TV show your roomie's watching, the TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones takes just a slider to tune everything out. Let the active noise cancelling functionality kick in and the ANC headphones will reduce all environmental noise by up to 25dB for an immersive auditory experience that lasts up to 15 hours per charge.

Increase Awareness with Monitoring Mode
While the TaoTronics active noise cancelling earphones allow you to lose yourself in your activities without being distracted by surrounding noise, a press of a button will bring you back to reality. Activate the monitoring mode to lower the sound so you won't miss important airline or subway announcements or what the conversation is about.

Built-In MEMS Noise Cancelling Microphone
MEMS literally stands for Micro Electrical Mechanical System. To the users this translates to a reduced footprint inline microphone that allows for crispier phone calls by providing an undisturbed voice transmission.

Feature-Packed Headphones
In addition to a sleek, durable aluminum alloy black matte finish that weighs only 0.8 oz, the TaoTronics Corded headphones come with dual inline remote controls to master your acoustic experience. While one houses the active noise cancelling and monitoring mode buttons, the second one hosts a mic and buttons to control the volume, audio, and incoming calls.

What's In the Box:
1 x TaoTronics ANC Headphones (TT-EP002)
6 x Earbuds (two are already installed)
4 x Ear Hooks (two are already installed)
1 x Airline Adapter
1 x Travel Pouch
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x User Guide

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Bose Noise Masking Sleepbuds

Bose Noise Masking Sleepbuds

Say goodnight to snoring, traffic, and other distractions that prevent you from getting quality sleep. With comfortable eartips and soothing sounds, Bose noise-masking sleepbuds are engineered to drown out noise so you can fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. Bose sleepbuds do something earplugs and sound machines don’t: They comfortably seal off noise while delivering sounds that have been optimally tuned to mask those noises that interfere with your sleep. You might think sleeping with earbuds can’t be comfortable, right? Don’t worry, these super-tiny and truly wireless sleepbuds are built to stay comfortably in place all night long. But finding the right fit is crucial to their performance. That’s why the sleepbuds come with three sizes of StayHear+ Sleep tips (S/M/L). So before you head to bed, try each size to see which one conforms best to the upper ridge of your ear. The rechargeable battery provides up to 16 hours of use — good for more than a full night of sleep. The included charging case stores, protects, and charges your sleepbuds when not in use. And when unplugged, the case also delivers one additional full charge, perfect for travel. The Bose Sleep app makes it easy to set up and use your sleepbuds. Just download the app, select a soothing sound from the library, set your desired volume level, and choose how long you want to use your sleepbuds during the night. You can select the same settings every night, or experiment with different options to find what works for you. You can even set wake-up alarms that play through the sleepbuds, so you don’t disturb the person sleeping next to you.

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