Report on the Listening Tour

Luckily not as cold as yesterday morning, although still on the brisk side. Some excellent sounds in the Vale and Midwood. Good woodpecker vocalizations and tapping, both atypical bird noise.  Highlight two Canada geese flying overhead and, as is their wont, honking, very loud compared to the often subtle sounds of song birds.  A rooster in the Zoo greeted the morning in its traditional farmyard or Lower East Side style. The whistles and three internal combustion vehicles evidently necessary for a bicycle race on the negative side, although the liquid rush of the actual cycles going by in a pod was strangely satisfying.  No May Day pagans celebrating their ancient sexual practices with haunting song as there were on last year’s Listening Tour.

–Matthew Wills


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