My commute is short enough that I don’t really listen to much audio while I’m on the train. So the few times I catch any radio or news is either in the mornings (NPR while preparing breakfast). Or in the evenings, when I’m preparing dinner (for the bunnies or for us humans).
Also while standing there, I remembered Alicia Frantz and her way of listening to the world. Listening to the voices around me, I also noticed the sounds of the door to the waiting area – opening and closing. I heard the sound of people walking by, their arms brushing against their coats, the footsteps on the floor.
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A package arrived in the mail this weekend, from my friend Melissa. On opening it up, I was surprised to find a super old audio CD (remember those, kids?) of a reading that Billy Collins gave at the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH – back when I was a grad student, and he was a visiting professor for a week.
“What inspired us to create Recho is our love of podcasts. One day when discussing our favourite episode, we both remembered exactly where we had been when listening to it. And this sparked the question: What if a story belonged to a place and you would have to be at that exact place to hear it?”
Messing around a bit with Hindenburg Basic, and trying to get a voiceover mixed with some audio. This isn’t really my strong suit, but it’s been an interesting change of pace to work with my ears instead of my eyes for a few hours.