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The Sun: A half-deaf country music fan was told yesterday to buy an iPod or risk jail -- because he plays his records too loud.


A court warned Michael O'Rourke, 51 -- who has been hauled before judges 24 times over his blaring tunes -- after he admitted twice breaching an anti-social behavior order (Asbo).

Sheriff Edward Savage told him: "I'd suggest you switch from speakers to headphones."

Peterhead Sheriff Court heard O'Rourke was given an Asbo last May over the racket coming from his house in the town.

But he broke the order days later -- and again earlier this year.

O'Rourke, who is about "50 per cent deaf," was given three months to turn down the volume before he is sentenced in July.

Sheriff Savage said: "You're in danger of becoming the oldest swinger in town." But last night O'Rourke said: "Neighbors are trying to stop me having a life. It's not like I turn my house into a disco. Everyone loves a moan." Five years ago Michael was banned from local bingo halls for shouting "HOUSE" too loudly.

He's now moved to a new flat but said: "I can't use an iPod - I wouldn't hear it."

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