Friday Fun: A One-Minute Vacation

Just the ticket to refocus on a warm afternoon in Boston. Go check it out.

Friday Fun: A One-Minute Vacation — In case you can’t manage 2 1/2 weeks, the quiet american: one-minute vacation might help…

Surely you can spare a minute to clean your ears? Take a one-minute vacation from the life you are living. One-minute vacations are unedited recordings of somewhere, somewhen. Sixty seconds of something else. Sixty seconds to be someone else.

Stick your earbuds into the audio out on your internet reading machine and try out this mp3…

may 24, 2004 – 800 KB — The recording was made in the back garden of my house in Manchester, UK, on the first of June, 2003, at around 9:30 p.m., when it was still light. This is one of those rare, fortuitous moments which will probably never happen again, at least to me. I had just switched on the MD and gone out of the back door to record the birdsong, when just at that very moment it started to rain. So I stood underneath our oaktree and kept recording. You can hear, amongst other things, blackbird, swifts, starlings, blue tits, and of course the rain on the leaves, gradually getting heavier. The equipment used: a Sony MD Walkman MZ-R700 and a Sony ECM-MS907 stereo mic. You must believe in spring indeed.

Chill out in these dog days of summer. [Frank Patrick’s Focused Performance]