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May 26, 2007

Kettle Corn

Filed under: Podcast, Ambient, Audio recordings — Scott Redd @ 11:02 pm

I recorded the sound of kettle corn being made at the 2006 Nebraska Renaissance Faire.

Listen to the MP3 (2.7 MB)

Harp - Gwen Telynores

Filed under: Podcast, Music, Ambient, Audio recordings — Scott Redd @ 10:54 pm

Lincoln, Nebraska musician, Gwen Telynores, plays Brian Boru’s March on the 36 string harp at the 2006 Nebraska Renaissance Faire. Afterwards she talks about the instrument and of using music as therapy to the sick and dying.

Listen to the MP3 (5.1 mb)

May 9, 2007

Hueytown High School Class of 1987 - Class Reunion

Filed under: Words — Scott Redd @ 5:12 pm

The Hueytown High School, Hueytown, AL, class of 1987 will be holding its 20 year class reunion August 25, 2007.

Please contact Melinda Brooks through http://hueytown.alumniclass.com/ for more information.

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April 15, 2007

Mysterious glyph appears in downtown Omaha

Filed under: Words — Scott Redd @ 11:15 pm

The mysterious glyph pictured below appeared in late winter, 2007, at the northeast corner of 15th Street and Jones Street in downtown Omaha.

Is this a construction marking? Graffiti? Hobo markings? Warchalking markings? Communication from the netherworld? We’ll probably never know.

Mysterious glyph at 15th and Jones, Omaha

Glyph on 15th and Jones, in Omaha

June 2, 2006

Helicopter between the buildings in Omaha

Filed under: Words — Scott Redd @ 9:03 pm

The other morning in Omaha while walking to my office downtown, I heard an amazingly loud sound that drowned out my headphones. It sounded like a helicopter, but assuming that there was nowhere for a helicopter to land, I dismissed it as yet another construction sound from one of the many downtown construction projects.

When I arrived at my fifth floor office, I looked out the window and saw something very strange. An old military style helicopter was hovering over the Brandeis building, in between Omaha’s three largest buildings; the First National Bank tower, the Woodman tower, and the old ConAgra towers. What nerves it must take to fly a helicopter among buildings in a windy city during morning rush hour, lifting heavy objects at the end of a cable.

Fortunately, I had my camera with me and I snapped a few photos through the window. I present a few below at a reduced resolution. If you’d like the full size photos, please contact me.

Now if I’d only had my microphone with me, I would have captured quite an interesting sound.

Downtown Omaha Helicopter 1

Downtown Omaha Helicopter 2

February 26, 2006

The Mysterious Radio Tracking Trucks of Omaha / Pesky Starlings

Filed under: Words — Scott Redd @ 9:05 pm

Beginning in the fall of 2005 I began to notice two strange trucks driving around slowly in downtown Omaha (please see pictures below). These trucks have giant dual yagi antennae mounted on a pole running through the cab of the truck. The driver of the each truck would drive around the downtown area rotating the antenna back and forth by manipulating the shaft that ran through the cab of the truck.

Then one day I noticed a man wearing large headphones and walking around the fire station waving a hanldheld dual yagi antenna as if searching for a signal or listening for something.

So, of course, I begin thinking thoughts like:

  • spies
  • mind control operatives
  • terrorists
  • people trying an alternative to Omaha’s sometimes poor radio scene

Then, as coincidence would have it, within a couple of days I came across a news article about a plan by the USDA to control bird population and another truck with radio antennae on the top with a giant wood and wire bird cage on the back.

It wasn’t hard to then put it all together. I presume that these trucks with their antennae arrays and the operators of the trucks are listening for specially tagged starlings bearing radio transmitters. The truck with the giant cage on the back must have been one where they would transport trapped starlings for later release.

I’m doubtful that the systems of detering starlings from the downtown Omaha area will work in the long run. Birds are just like people. Adaptable, resourceful, and persistent.

The systems used so far, along are:

The best course of action is to design structures that deny access to birds. Compare the First National Bank building with the Union Pacific Center. Both are new buildings built at approximately the same time. However, birds simply avoid the Union Pacific Center because there are no roosting or perching spots.

The focus of this blog is to capture and share sounds. Perhaps someday I’ll take my microphone downtown and capture the sounds of the flares and foghorns.

Below are the pictures of the radio tracking trucks:

Radio Truck 1

Radio Truck 2

Radio Truck 3

December 14, 2005

Audio Blog - ApacheCon 2005 - Notes From the Road

Filed under: On The Road — Scott Redd @ 11:20 pm

Audio blog posted enroute, on location, and returning from ApacheCon 2005 in San Diego, California.

MP3 File

Audio Blog - ApacheCon 2005 - Notes From the Road

Filed under: On The Road — Scott Redd @ 9:10 pm

Audio blog posted enroute, on location, and returning from ApacheCon 2005 in San Diego, California.

MP3 File

Audio Blog - ApacheCon 2005 - Notes From the Road

Filed under: On The Road — Scott Redd @ 11:56 am

Audio blog posted enroute, on location, and returning from ApacheCon 2005 in San Diego, California.

MP3 File

December 13, 2005

Audio Blog - ApacheCon 2005 - Notes From the Road

Filed under: On The Road — Scott Redd @ 12:18 pm

Audio blog posted enroute, on location, and returning from ApacheCon 2005 in San Diego, California.

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