Aaarrrggghh grrr... some of the neighbors, arguably some young hooligan heads or "flatwarming students" have decided to turn on their booming soundsystem, with the bass turned up to "earthquake" level at midnight.
For those not in the know, I absolutely despise bass noise, especially when turned up loud enough that it travels through the walls of my house, severely itching my eardrums (the itchiness is bad enough that it can be almost painful at times). Such low-pitched noises sound so thug-like, duuuh... duh duh duh... duhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhu.... duh... duuuuh... duuuuh.... duh duh, that I'm often left contemplating the level of intelligence of those who listen to this kind of bland noise that they pass for "music".
It's not music! It's a mind-numbering precursor + brain-washing procedure for thuggery.
Now, combine this with the tendency of people to consider that "being drunk" is an excuse for committing mindless acts of vandalism and crime, and it's not too much of a stretch to understand why we have such a problem with graffiti and other vandalism around town these days, especially during or close to term time around the university, with hooligans such as those with these stereos with souped up sub-woofers belting out mindless garbage late into the night.
Perhaps it's time to make the first call to the noise control department for the year...