Friday, November 1, 2013

The hot new sounds of the Friday Random Ten

A little while ago I started noticing that late at night I would hear random metal clanks.  A little distressing in that when you're trying to get to sleep it doesn't help when you start wondering who or what is... hitting things with a lead pipe?  Dragging bicycle parts?  The list could go on and on.  But eventually I realized that there was a platform outside my window made of metal bars.  I think it's for plants.  It wouldn't make much of a fire escape because it doesn't lead anywhere.  But anyway trees also grow near it, and when it's windy their branches hit it.  Once I figured that out it didn't bother me anymore.  Context helps.

1. Nellie McKay - There You Are In Me
2. Dinah Washington - My Ideal
3. The New Pornographers - Your Hands (Together)
4. Pink Martini - What'll I do
5. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - My Pink Half of the Drainpipe
6. Beck - Rental Car
7. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Bad Businessman
8. The White Stripes - Astro
9. They Might Be Giants - Replicant
10. Metric - Lost Kitten


susan said...

I guess that must be something new now the tree has become leafless. Now you've identified the source the noise can slip into the background. The main clicking we have is the sound of the radiators heating up.

Good FR10 again. The Pink Martini song is a wistful old favorite of mine.

Ben said...

Ah, the radiator sound. An old reliable sign of winter approaching.

The wind's picked up and yes, the branches having fewer leaves likely makes a difference too.

Nanna liked that song too, I believe. Maybe you picked it up from her.