Buzzed Bands Podcast, Ep. 2 w/ Cold Blood Club

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ultrasonic Youth

WOW! This thing is absolutely insane. I still don't know if I believe it but it seems legit. This company, called Compound, out of the UK claim to have developed an ultrasonic frequency emitter that can only be heard by teenagers. The point of it's existence is to keep those god damn kids out of your 7-11 or other potential gathering places. The frequency is supposed to be very annoying and they claim teenagers usually leave the are within minutes.

Now I have a few questions about this thing. First of all, how the hell does it distinguish between teenagers and young adults? Surely when one turns twenty they don't suddenly lose the ability to hear this frequency. Also, what if the kid has bad hearing? When I was 17 my ears were already shot from being in bands. Would that have worked on a kid like me who already heard constant ringing?

Now let's just say this thing works. How much fucking fun would this thing be? God, anytime I get bored I would attach this thing to a chain and wear it around my neck and then go out. Here are some ideas I came up with.

1) Emo shows and malls: It would be so much fun to go to a MCR show and crank this thing up in the middle of the dance floor and watch all the little bastards run for cover.
2) Misshapes & other parties: No more wondering if that hot girl you're talking to is legal. Just flip the switch, if she doesn't start twitching and foaming at the mouth she's good to go.
3) Pop Music: The way I see it is, if there's a harsh ultrasonic teen sound then there must be a pleasant one too. Find that fucker and insert it into your bands songs. Suddenly you'll see hordes of teenagers showing up to see your avant-garde polka metal band.

The possibilities are endless... and fun.

I heard kids are recording the sound and using it as their ringtone so the can get calls in class with out Miss Crabapple knowing anything of it. Damn kids always one step ahead.

Mosquito by Compound

CBS News

Mosquito Sound
Just The Tone

Let me know if you hear anything

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