Floating Fire Ant Flashbacks
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There have been quite of few images and stories floating around the Internet in the last few days of giant fire ant colonies floating on the water’s surface around Houston. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and the tropical storm … Read More

Observing the Sound of an Observatory
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I picked up a book at the library the other day entitled American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. The book tells the story of the 1878 … Read More

Spiraling Staircase of Sound
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I’ve written before about my fascination with using contact microphones on metal objects. The sounds gathered are oftentimes so unique and unexpected that for me, it’s an instant thrill upon pressing record and listening through my headphones. I was never … Read More

What Cornstalks Blowing in the Wind Sound Like Through Contact Microphones
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Knee high by the fourth of July. Anyone who grew up in Ohio knows what this means. The age-old expression refers to what the height of a healthy, well-nourished cornstalk should be come Independence Day in order to produce a … Read More

Rumble of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge
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In April 2016, I recorded an abandoned metal bridge near my home using contact microphones. The sound was okay but not fantastic. I needed to up the ante, and searched out what I think is one of the best sounding … Read More

Sounds From A Ski Resort Chairlift
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Snow has long since melted at Snow Trails, a winter skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing resort south of Mansfield, Ohio, as an unseasonably warm season ended mid March. Searching for interesting sounds, I contacted management and was given permission to … Read More

Baton Rouge Historic water standpipe
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Downtown Baton Rouge has quite a bit of history on display if you take the time to look for, and listen to it. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol and the “new” one that replaced it, the Old Governor’s Mansion, and one … Read More

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol Steps
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Firmly rooted in the center of Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, the 32-step cast iron spiral staircase, which guides Baton Rouge visitors up toward a glowing stained-glass dome high above them, has been climbed by politicians and tourists countless times since … Read More

Mohican State Park fire tower revisited
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Temperatures here in north central Ohio have turned a bit more favorable these last couple of days. The wind on the other hand has been intense. This meant Friday was the perfect day to revisit the old red fire tower at … Read More

Richland County Public Library Grandfather Clock
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I had a unique opportunity to record an antique grandfather clock housed at my local public library. The estate of John C. Larwill donated the approximate 8-foot tall wooden Seth Thomas clock to the Richland County Public Library in 1908. … Read More

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