I suppose so, but audio is localized, unless it's seriously amped; one can move away, unless you're lucky enough to be in an elevator with the electric zither/chinese violin/purple tuba. The other choice is to plug in the ubiquitous white earbuds, if they're not already installed. I was just sayin' if buskers are presumptuous, so are the ads. I feel that complaints about either could be directed to both. Most annoying "buskers" I've ever seen: in Mexico City, occasionally a truck will come by the lovely plaza in front of the Bellas Artes and disgorge five uniformed organ grinders who start a-grinding. That's bad enough - tonal music played on untuned instruments, in chorus - but along with them are double their number of donation collectors, also uniformed, who forcefully accost every passersby for cash. Not only the music questionable, but so is the artistry of mere handle-cranking, and the army of solicitors guarantee that pretty much everyone runs for cover. Daryl Shawn www.swanwelder.com www.chinapaintingmusic.com > ahhh yes, true... but you don't have to look at them... you can just > look the other way. Audio is harder to avoid.