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Post by Aldor » May 4th, 2008, 2:05 pm

... Just to begin with... :lol:

What a good idea !

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Post by Cori » May 4th, 2008, 2:34 pm

Oh, WAY cool, Aldor. :D
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Post by Cori » May 5th, 2008, 11:22 am

Manifestly unexciting ... what one hears outside my window on a sleepy May afternoon. Mainly traffic noise, lots of gulls, and the ever-present pigeons cooing away.

But, mebbe someone'll find a good use for it -- and appreciate that I've uploaded 14 mins of it!

http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/sunday_in_the_city_street_noise1
http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/sunday_in_the_city_street_noise2
http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/sunday_in_the_city_street_noise3

[Edited to add: I can't *believe* no-one's recorded this already:
http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/pouring_wine ]
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Post by Starlite » May 5th, 2008, 5:13 pm

And this is my son putting the clean dishes away! :shock:

http://www.pdsounds.org/audio/by/title/kitchen_tidy-up

What a racket!

Esther

(disclaimer: no dishes were harmed in any way during the making of this sound file)
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Post by Alys » May 5th, 2008, 7:56 pm

I thought I'd take advantage of a sound I doubt many other people will be able to contribute: Chickens!

http://www.pdsounds.org/audio/by/title/medium_rooster_crowing
http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/hen_announcing_shes_lain_an_egg
http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/small_rooster_crowing

No, I don't live on a farm. We just have chickens in the backyard. The neighbors love us. Particularly since it's a lie that roosters crow at dawn. Roosters crow any time they feel like it 2 am, noon, every five minutes for three hours ....

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Post by chocoholic » May 5th, 2008, 8:14 pm

As promised, creaky swivel chair:
http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/creaky_wooden_swivel_chair

Yours isn't there, Esther. :(

I'm enjoying everybody else's noises, though!
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Post by Starlite » May 6th, 2008, 3:25 am

chocoholic wrote: Yours isn't there, Esther. :(
Hmm It looked like it went through. Guess I will have to upload again. :(

Esther

Edit to add that it is there now! :D
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Post by hugh » May 6th, 2008, 9:05 am


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Post by Starlite » May 6th, 2008, 9:10 am

hugh wrote:(related question: can i avoid my tax etc. paperwork any longer?)
By my estimation, you are already late with your taxes unless of course you are self employed. In either case, taxes owing to the government are payable April 30th so nope no more procrastination!! :shock:

Esther 8)
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Post by hugh » May 6th, 2008, 9:13 am

loved your hens alys.

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Post by puffin1 » May 6th, 2008, 1:50 pm

Starlite wrote:
hugh wrote:(related question: can i avoid my tax etc. paperwork any longer?)
By my estimation, you are already late with your taxes unless of course you are self employed. In either case, taxes owing to the government are payable April 30th so nope no more procrastination!! :shock:

Esther 8)
Spoken like a true tax preparing professional.
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Post by russiandoll » May 7th, 2008, 4:09 am

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Post by russiandoll » May 8th, 2008, 6:51 am

And, on the food theme...

http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/peeling_an_orange
http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/eating_potato_snacks
(Prawn cocktail Multigrain Hula Hoops. Don't do it, people. Even if they are reduced to 50p for a 6-pack.)

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Post by Cori » May 8th, 2008, 11:58 am

russiandoll wrote:(Prawn cocktail Multigrain Hula Hoops. Don't do it, people. Even if they are reduced to 50p for a 6-pack.)
Dear goodness, that sounds vile. Thankyou for the price warning, though, sometimes that kind of thing does override my common sense.
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Post by NightOwl » May 9th, 2008, 9:17 am

I've recorded the garbage truck coming through noise. All the garbage trucks here play a distorted version of Beethoven's "Für Elise" so loudly, you can hear them a mile away (so we know when to take out our garbage every night).
But I'm not sure whether the music is PD or not, so I did not uploaded it.

Instead, I tried to record the frog song (they were humming so loudly...), but when I went out to record, they all went home to rest. :(

So I ended up recording the ambient night noise of insets buzzing:
http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/country_night_noise

And my terrible metallic door's noise:
http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/open_metallic_door

And the noise that my mic picked up when I was recording my solo project:
http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/unlocking_a_car

It is fun, so I'll try to record the frog song later if I can catch them before they stop performing. :twisted: :lol:

HC

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