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> In listening to numerous soundclips from this site, I am amazed by
> the collector's diligence. Intentionally or not, what he has done
> presented a meditation on sound.
> It is one soundclip after another, with a rhythm of selection, a
> to download, a listening, and an ending. Soundclips arising and
> We assume we are distinct from the sounds he has gathered - I have
> not been to Nepal and know nothing of the origin of those sounds.
> However, while listening to deep sea gurgling noises from an
> irrigation cistern in Nepal, it struck me that it is not so
> from the chatter, clicks and electronic hums of my workplace, or
> howl of the damp wind around the corner of the this tower, or the
> organic series of pops of window glass expanding and contracting
> between the difference of interior and exterior temperature.
> In the listening, I become that sound, and all else drops away. It
> quite a phenom, and part of the reason why I think his site is such
> genius. In listening to those clips, it is quite possible to take a
> vacation, a vacation from one's present place, from one's current
> dilemma, from the preoccupation of nearly every moment. One is
> from an incessant internal chatter, to listen to a different sort
> chatter, a chatter which is neutral.
> Now, what if, instead of requiring a soundclip to take that
> one could simply turn one's perspective in such a way that the
> incessant internal soundtrack were a novelty, something worthy
> of 'listening to' in the neutral way one might listen to yaks
> on the grassy slopes of some Nepalese mountainside? It is a
> you can take anytime, anywhere. Portable downtime.
devi: its times like these that i wish i had a sound card...and/or a
new computer...(telling herself in the background, no no devi wanting
is a bad thing) yaks snoring on the grassy slopes, i think i'll
stick with krishna chants...thanks for the laugh...i;m reminded
about the time i asked my therapist (yes, occasionally i have had
therapy) to hypnotize me to stop smoking and she had me visualize a
beautiful place in the redwoods to vacation at..