walking up Harter Fell

Walking up Harter Fell

Grand day out in the Lake District walking up Harter Fell. The day started out with walking up through the fog, which well and truly hid what we were about to see. As we were slogging up the hill, we were reminded of the Carretera Austral, that we cycle toured on some years ago. Rough, […]

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aik beck lake district

Water falling

Sitting by a little stream, Aik Beck, to cool off while out walking in the Lake district and listening to the water falling. Near the end you can hear two mountain bikers zooming past trough the little ford. Then my dog wandering in to cool off and strait towards my microphone to see what it […]

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rain on the hood

Rain on the hood

Enjoying a nice warm evening with summer rain after a day out hiking in the Lakes. Just enjoying the view and the sound of the rain on the hood of my jacket.

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sounds in the woods

Sounds in the woods

This bird was singing along in the woods in Scotland. I remember camping in Denmark and Sweden and I could hear the wind in the trees along with birds without not being able to see them.
I
was never scared of woods, yet everyone, books and movies are full horror, spooky and Blair Witch. Yet, I’m all zen

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Skylarks evening song

Skylarks evening song

Enjoyed an evening on the moors in the Lake District and heard the Skylarks singing away. You can hear the sheep and at the start you hear a crow flying past. Sheep dog in the distance can also be heard along with my dogs collar. I also seem to have another bird making noises on […]

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horse eating

Eating horses

Getting ready for an early morning walk in the Lake District and wild ponies trotted up to us to say hi. You can hear I had to move the mic a few times, as one of them was about to try to eat the “dead cat”. I had to lower the volume a fair bit […]

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popcorn hail

Popcorn hail

Was out for a walk and a quick hail storm where the hails were jumping around on the grass. You can hear the hail hitting my hat, rain jacket and the goal post in the sport ground. Along with people in the background running for cover. woollypigs · Popcorn hail See full screen

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bluebell song

Good night song

Out walkies and taking a shortcut through the local allotment. Plenty of Blackbirds and Robins and gardeners out and about, and you can hear my dog running around too. Trying out my new Roland CS-10Em Binaural Earphones and Mic. So please make sure you are listing on headphones. First test is pretty good, but I […]

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Philips 90RL411

Number stations

Growing up in the 70-80s, you would have seen various version of some the first portable radios. They nearly only seemed to be from B&O or Philips in my family, like the 90RL411 from Philips what we always had in our kitchen (lasted for every) or the B&O’s Beolit 800 that my grand parents had. […]

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wind in wired fence

Wind in fence

This is the sound of the wind hitting the fence at Bowland Knotts. I was all alone and standing there enjoying the stunning view and sunset. And started to record, then one car – the only one for hours – comes driving up the hill and over the Cattle Grid. woollypigs · Wind at Bowland […]

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the atom

The Atom

Visited this artwork today, sadly the centre bit have been destroyed. The sound is quite fun to listen to as you walk around inside. I hope it comes across as I was walking around dragging my feet …

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Isolation Blues

Isolation Blues

I was sitting outside, enjoying our neighbour playing blues on his guitar. Of course I was enjoying a wee dram too 🙂

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take your litter home

Windy trees

We went to the local wood just to get away from the heat, to sit in the shade and breeze to cool down. The sound of the wind in the trees is a bit like ASMR to us.

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World Listening Day 2020 The Collective Field

World Listening Day – The Collective Field

My first attempt to partake in the World Listenig Day – The Collective Field 2020.

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roaring torrent

Roaring torrent

The afternoon before, the river was roaring away*. Less than 24 hours later it is just a little trickle

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4:33

4′33″

John Cage composed the 4’33” in 1952, a three-movement composition, which is often introduced as – four minutes thirty-three seconds of silence.

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Dawn at Litton

Noisy buggers

So, they say that you should go to the country side, in this case Littondale, and enjoy the fresh air, views and quiet.

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snoring tilley

Tilley snoring

We had a wee walk out and Tilley got to meet some friends, swim in the river and a run about. She soon found my sleeping bag in the back of the van, where she promptly she fell asleep.

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Turin backyard with plane and dog

Turin backyard with plane and dog

GUEST POST by GG-iol: On Sunday 3rd May, at my home, in a central district of Turin, during the COVID19 lock down, I was surprised by the repeated passage of a small air plane

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speechless Mel Blanc

Speechless

One of my very first heros was Melvin Jerome Blank aka The Man of 1000 Voices aka Mel Blanc. He was simply put the voice of my childhood because of my addiction to Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera.

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NHS heros by Rachel List

#NHSheros

Thanks all staff at any NHS location and not to forget all the essential staff elsewhere like super markets, sanitation staff (aka bin men) etc

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washing machine live longer with calgon

Washing machine

So did it, live longer with Calgon? Just found this dead washing machine outside. The recording is of our washing machine that is still going strong. Pin on the map is dropped where the HQ of the owner of Calgon is now. See full screen

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play ground self isolated

Isolated kids

Recorded in the local playground, at a time when it would be normally full of kids playing after school. The little park where the playground is also a popular cut-through, which makes this little park and play area normally full of people talking, playing and walking. You can hear the bell of the local Tom […]

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Café Tissardmine Sahara desert

Café Tissardmine

GUEST POST by GG-iol: Café Tissardmine is an artist’s residence in Tissardmine, a very small village in Morocco, at about 30 km, 45 minutes drive off the road in the Sahara desert, from the small towns Rissani and Erfoud.

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blackbird singing

Hr Sort

Hr Sort, aka Mr Black, is a very common nick name for the local blackbird in Denmark.

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cooling down cast iron stove

Cooling down

I can sit and stare at a fire for hours on end, love the dancing flames, colour, smell and the warmth. Now and again gentle poking the fire with a stick, this is one of my Zen moment

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lego vs asmr

ASMR

The only thing that gives me the full on – emotional, calm, rush, zen, tingling from the roof my head down my spine – ASMR is LEGO.

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swans lamlash arran

Waves at Lamlash

Sitting in Lamlash on Isle of Arran, watching the waves rolling over the stones

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Eileanan Innse Gall

Eileanan Innse Gall

On the ferry, named Eileanan Innse Gall, back from a week on the beautiful Isle of Arran

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The Library Arran Scotland

The Library

Visited this wonderful little place on Isle of Arran called the The Library, near Kildonan on the southern end of the island

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Lamlash harbour Storm Brendan

Storm Brendan on Isle of Arran

Soundscape of Storm Brendan on Isle of Arran

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Lochranza isle of arran

Lochranza

Had a little walk around the bay, near the top of Isle of Arran, brilliant views over Lochranza. Just had a little lull in the weather before the storm came back. See full screen Here’s another photo from Lochranza

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outer space

In space nobody can hear you scream

My first attempt to record the ISS (International Space Station) and my first real attempt to take a photo of the stars. The recording as easy enough, well I had to wake up at 4.30am to hear the International Space Station. Because I decided to try to listen to it on first night erm early morning of the new year. This is what I heard on 145.800Mhz as it flew over.

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in the jar

in the jar …

The local pub had a little get together and a sing song. See full screen

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jens vejmand

Jens Vejmand

This got me thinking about an old poem called Jens Vejmand from Denmark, that got turned into a folk song. Which I used to sing back in school and out scouting.

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busking

Busking

This lad often busk on the high street fiddling with some strings. I do not know if he is good or bad, but it’s miles better than the traffic noise.

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punch and judy

Puppet Festival

I forgot to upload this last weekend, from the Puppet Festival in Skipton. I only had a short time there but enjoyed it. This it a a stable English tradition, not sure how I like it, I’m more keen on it if it was a freehouse called Punch and Judy. See full screen

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Stevie Ray Vaughan In Step

In Step

Don’t really remember how I got to hear Stevie Ray Vaughan the first time around. I know it must be in late 80’s, as I was digging my way into modern blues back then. After many a year in old school blues, e.g anything before 50s 🙂

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sports ball bar

Sport ball bar

I meet up with an old friend who is a sports ball fan. I used to go with him to these places. Yes, I have had some fun back in the day in a place like this. But, boy I have forgotten how much I actually hate these places of pure hell.

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Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen

Music Hall

A wonderful place in Leeds, great music, great beer and great food (do try the Dirty Burger) See full screen

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Leeds for EU

Leeds for EU

The Yorkshire for EU choir having a sing song in Leeds

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Yockenthwaite Stone Circle

Stoned circle

Well my attempt to record the birds and the running water somewhat failed. To get the mic out of the gentle wind I had to put it closer to the water. So therefore the trickle is much higher than intended. This is the little stone circle in Yockenthwaite, it is either the left over of […]

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Caerlaverock Castle

Skyrat or pigeon

Caerlaverock Castle, stunning little castle, well worth a visit. It was full of pigeons, when you walked up to a tower or dungeon they went all quite take a few steps back and of they went again. See full screen

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River Lowther

River Lowther

A wonderful walk in and around the grounds of Lowther Castle. I know this is another river trickling, but this one you can hear a blackbird and the mutt walking around sniffing in the grass next to the river 🙂 See full screen

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Rul, små bølger, rul

Listening to the waves hitting the rock and rock pools in Port Logan, Scotland. The title is from a Danish comedian back in the 70s. See full screen

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homebrewing beer

Homebrewing

The yeastie are doing their work in my next homebrew, Festival Razorback IPA. This will go on for 2-3 more days before it quite down. But still the wait continues for a few more weeks more. About 2 weeks in the fermenting pot and then about 2-3 weeks in the bottles before I can start […]

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Don't want to be a fish

Don’t want to be a fish

Just a cheap and quick test. Got a cheap lavalier mic, put some cling film on it and attached it to a mono pod. Then put it all into the canal while one of the tour boats passed. If I do it again I need to find a better way to make sure that my […]

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washing up

Manual dish washer

Doing chores around the house. Am I the only one that can’t stop making extra bubbles when washing up?

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D-Day 75

Well that hit me a wee bit harder than I was expecting. These brave people gave it all for us. Because today we are seeing nutters – whom they fought and laid their life to protect us from – talking utter nonsense again. I don’t want to go back to that dark part of history …

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bin day

Rudely awakened

OK not on a Wednesday, but a Thursday for our bin day. With the cobblestone back streets, we do get a “rude” wake up every bid day. At least they are fast so one can go back to sleep again 🙂

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