Northern California

Old Ford

Northern California

Posted: October 18, 2010

On a small bridge over some San Fransisco bay water, the trucks and cars slappappapped over the perforated panels. Here are Los Angeles sounds. I will spare you the most prevalent sound… you guessed it: 8 million people’s worth of traffic! In LA, I was staying close to Venice Beach – a guady, surfing strip […]

Toy Piano

Northern California

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More protestors, these were protesting Hotel Frank in San Fransisco. Why does call and response chanting always get the blood flowing? Chinatown San Fransisco is definately a fun place to visit. I went into a toy shop (aka sonic heaven), and found this toy piano. Too big for my backpack, but it sounds great. Another […]

Baseball Fans

Northern California

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The San Fransisco Giants are a big deal in California, and during a game, everyone wants the updates. One storekeeper in Santa Cruz had an old radio scraping the coverage out of the radio waves. There are many lovely beaches and parks around Santa Cruz, and at one I decide to get some good ambient […]

Gongs - 1

Northern California

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Passing a corner, a long haired, tanned guy in flip flops starts pulling gongs out of his beater-mobile and setting them up around a plastic recliner lawn chair. It turns out Danny and a friend make this ‘vibration space’ and have people lie down in between, on top, and underneath the gongs and singing bowls […]

Parrots

Northern California

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Surf’s up, dudes! I was in Northern California for over a week, based in San Jose. I went to Santa Cruz, San Fransisco, and even braved the traffic of LA. Here are San Jose and Santa Cruz sounds. My friend is taking flying lessons, and on one pleasure cruise we took (thanks Dave!) we flew […]