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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