Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nature Noises

Thunder and Lightning:  the big noises of the natural soundscape (plus volcanoes and tornadoes and …. ) In case you hadn’t noticed, nature makes a lot of big noises. Perhaps you can imagine how scared our ancient ancestors felt when … Continue reading

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Soundscape, Part 1

I am going to move to a weekly posting as of today. That will give me enough time to delve into a range of interesting topics and to write reasonably good postings. The “Noise per Day List” will be added … Continue reading

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The Signal of Noise – CBC Ideas

Just a fast note to make sure you know about CBC Ideas’ show tonight, called “Signal of Noise“. Some familiar ideas – soundwalks, Garret Keizer, etc.  And some new connections –  see their reading list. It is not yet a … Continue reading

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Roofing Update

Only a few minutes after I proudly published my post yesterday, claiming victory for good old “no machine” roofing, they started up a generator and then a compressor for their nail guns! Yikes, was I wrong about the soundscape. Plus, … Continue reading

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Roofing and Noise

Today the roofers are here – stripping off old shingles, knocking off an old, unused chimney and re-shingling. So it is a noisy place to be today!  BUT –  what is interesting is that there are no machines in use. … Continue reading

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Downtown noise and other issues. AND a link to a good story.

I just returned from a quick shopping  trip in the downtown part of my not very large town/city – Peterborough, Ontario. NOW I can be curmudgeonly!  It was really loud!  There was traffic noise in general with addition of: a … Continue reading

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‘Good’ sounds in the world around us

‘Good’ sounds Someone suggested that this blog should also address ‘good’ sounds, interesting sounds – sounds around us that we forget to notice in our busy lives. And so, periodically, I will do so. I will start with this posting, … Continue reading

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Ear Plugs and Us

If you want less noise in your life, ear plugs will help. But what type, you ask?  You can go to your local hardware store or drugstore and find a wide range of types –  foam, wax, silicone, plastic, over-ear, … Continue reading

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