Noise Intercepted Collaborators

the ozz - Radio (on-air and sales)

poslund

Midland, USA

Why do I want to participate?

It sounds fun, and anything to keep the creative juices flowing is cool with me. If it turns out that my participation leads to me learning something new about myself, then that's even better.

 

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Challenge #6Noise Challenge #6: The Eavesdropper

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, and yet I wasn’t surprised.

It was like the combination of a hurricane and a runaway train. The roar of pure chaos. The sound of the color red.

The voice. The tone. The attitude.

A relentless verbal barrage unleashed upon an unsuspecting victim. He didn’t stand a chance. She was ready to pounce, conquer and devour the instant he took the call.

Some business should not be conducted over speakerphone in an office whose door is wide open.

Noise Challenge #2Noise Challenge #2: The Little Things

Insignificant sounds?

As I sit on my couch and type, I can hear the clock ticking.

The ticking seems to say “pay attention to me because I am important”.

Is it?

If there were no clock on the wall, would the passage of time still take place? Yes. We know that it would. I guess maybe that makes the clock’s ticking redundant somehow. Why can’t this clock tell me something I don’t know?

But it’s important to know what time it is, isn’t it? Not always. I don’t have to be anywhere anytime soon. I’ll probably go out later, but later isn’t now. Changing the clock won’t actually change what time it is, so right now the clock is of no use to me.

What time is it? Does it matter? Why? It’s 5:30pm in Michigan. It’s 10:30pm in France. Is one time zone more important than the other? Depends on where you are.

But even though I’m in a different time zone than the French, time progresses the same. We are all moving into our futures one second at a time. Each tick of the clock reminds us of that.

Even though we’re all different, we are, in some ways, the same. We are all in this together somehow. Could it be that that is what the ticking of the clock is trying to tell me?

As I sit on my couch and type, I can hear the clock ticking.

The ticking seems to say “pay attention to me because I am important”.

Noise Challenge #1: The PulseNoise Challenge #1: The Pulse

What does Midland, Michigan sound like? Good question.

As I was thinking about it, I was listening to the sound of cars going by. I was listening to cars that may have been taking passengers to work. I was listening to cars that may have been taking passengers back home.

I enjoyed thinking that the cars were taking passengers out of town in search of fun and adventure. It doesn’t seem like there’s much of either of those things to be found here in the winter months. Maybe I feel like that because I just like hibernating during the winter. Bears and other mammals have the right idea. I’m looking forward to spring, when I can get back to enjoying just walking around.

I’m looking forward to baseball season. My favorite thing to do in this town is attending the local minor league baseball team’s games. If you ask me in a month or two what kind of sound I associate with this town, it would be the sound of bat meeting ball and the sound of cheering crowds.

The next questions are about pulse and heartbeat. I don’t have an answer for that. Everything feels sleepy. Everything feels tired. Why don’t we get to hibernate during the winter like the animals do?

There was also a question about what this “pulse” would look like. Midland is Dow Chemical country, so it would probably look like some chemically mutated creature.