Favoriting Neighbors Noise with Jesse Kaminsky: Playlist from October 23, 2018 Favoriting

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A weekly adventure in phonography: field recordings, brainwave therapy, rattling noises and other esoteric dance music.

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Favoriting October 23, 2018: phone sounds hang on the line

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments
Evan Doorbell  Delta 762 3 Conference   Favoriting     1978   
 
Evan Doorbell  QC514-285ESS1   Favoriting     1974  This is a #1 ESS in downtown Montreal, featuring the Canadian "Pre- 'Dial Tone First'" arrangement, which was implemented on blue Northern Centurion coin phones. I don't know whether this was a "semi-DTF" arrangement or a crude temporary DTF arrangement which allowed things like "0" to be dialed without a coin. 
Eliane Radigue  Jouet Electronique   Favoriting Jouet electronique / Elemental I  Alga Marghen  2018   
O Yama O  Iroha   Favoriting O Yama O  Mana Records  2018   
Keo & Na  Lantene (Moon) Women   Favoriting Laurent Jeanneau - Music of Northern Laos  Akuphone  2018   
Annapurna Devi  Raga Manjh Khamaj   Favoriting Some rare Surbahar recordings from the 1950s    1950   

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Domenique Dumont 

La Bataille de Neige   Favoriting

 

 

 

 
Realistic Monk  Realm 1st   Favoriting Realm  Meakusma  2018   
Rick Wilhite  Xanadu 3.0   Favoriting The Godson IV  Mahogani Music  2018   
Katerina  Dolphin Dreams   Favoriting Just When You Thought It Was Over  Cómeme   2018   
Khan  9 Volt Soul   Favoriting Lost Acid Tapes 92-96  I'm Single Records  2018   
Stephen Lopkin  Fridays at Pure   Favoriting Clyde Built  M>O>S Recordings   2018   
M. Geddes Gengras  Cherise (Return)   Favoriting Light Pipe  Room 40  2018   
Annelies Monseré  Your Bones, Your Skin   Favoriting Happiness Is Within Sight  Stroom  2018   
Lechuga Zafiro  Agua y Puerta   Favoriting Testigo  N.A.A.F.I  2018   
Maoupa Mazzocchetti  Dazzilo   Favoriting Gag Flag  Editions Gravats  2018   


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm
chresti:

Hello in time!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm
northguineahills:

Brain's going on strike. Corporeal being hoping to to get work correct, as I'm taking a half day tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm
melinda:

hi everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:05pm
Aaron in Minneapolis:

OK what is going on here? Can someone explain this to me?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm
chresti:

I had a phone where you could hear a faint conversation going on in the background
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm
Aaron in Minneapolis:

Is this a Party Line?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm
chresti:

sometimes I'd try to hear what they were talking about
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm
northguineahills:

Now. this is my kind of party! (my party expectations have really gone down lately).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm
chresti:

Martha's a gas!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm
northguineahills:

@Aaron: If my brain wasn't on strike, I'd remember the intro an repeat, but, basically an analogue (insert technology) testing a multiple phone lines around 1978, the narrator was speaking from 2003, and said the fidelity was better then digital fidelity in 2003, and this recording was used at the conference to demonstrate said technology (still in development). as for the situation we find these characters, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:14pm
northguineahills:

oh, and he said the conference was a failure....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm
Aaron in Minneapolis:

I heard the intro, I didnt understand it
Avatar 7:15pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

Hey everyone! Sorry, dealing with a minor issue here. This track is one of Evan Doobell's non-narrated tapes of a conference line in 1978, capturing a lot of mechanical phone switches from the era
Avatar 7:15pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

Some more info here: www.evan-doorbell.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm
chresti:

so the testing is wreaking havoc on Peter and Martha? And others
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm
northguineahills:

I prefer Senor Dingdong!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm
chresti:

Peter and Martha are having listening in on other conversations
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm
chresti:

*fun
Avatar 7:19pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

don't talk about numbers right now ok
  7:23pm
gloomsday:

howdy neighbors! hi jesse :) so glad I'm able to pop in this evening. hope all is well
Avatar 7:25pm
still b/p:

Listening at same time to this and rare recording of Annapurna Devi, highly regarded bass sitar player who was married to Ravi Shankar in early life and withdrew from the public and performing for many decades up to her death last week. I wasn't familiar with her story. Now music she created is braided with just plain folks a'talkin' on the line.
Avatar 7:25pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

Hi gloomsday, hows it been!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm
melinda:

hey glooms
  7:28pm
gloomsday:

things have been good but super busy! enjoying the final days of autumn in the pacific northwest. how have you been?
  7:28pm
gloomsday:

hi melinda! good to see ya
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm
chresti:

Good idea sb/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm
passiflora:

phreaks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:34pm
chresti:

And a lucky treasure! @sb/p
Avatar 7:35pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

@gloomsday I'm pretty good, just yeah pretty busy trying to balance everything. It's getting into winter feelings here. In boring surprises news: I just replaced my cars clutch :/
Avatar 7:35pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

Hi passiflora!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm
passiflora:

hi Jesse! listenin' while dishening
  7:38pm
gloomsday:

@jesse i'm definitely feeling the struggle to balance things as well. oh joy, a new clutch! necessary, but an annoying extra expense nonetheless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm
chresti:

I hope it was a simple clutch
Avatar 7:42pm
still b/p:

Just noticed with vexed surprise this week the inner edge of each front tire on my little truck is worn to hell! Something out of balance! Last set didn't last long either. I don't think I'm that rough and reckless on 'em!
Avatar 7:44pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

just a simple $1200 but at least it was a quick fix :/
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm
northguineahills:

hello, neighborinos!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm
chresti:

how's the axle? As if I know anything about cars.
Hi again!
Avatar 7:47pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

yeah they said the bearing might need attention at some point so that's exciting to look forward to!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:49pm
passiflora:

The book Exploding the Phone is worth a read. The audiobook is read by Evan Doorbell. Check your library!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm
melinda:

My auto update: had air put in my tires this morning. The garage closer to my work than my usual place has a great vibe and is walking distance to coffee shops and everything, but I feel that isn't a good enough reason to switch garages.
  7:50pm
gloomsday:

hi ngh!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm
chresti:

My son would fix my cars, when he lived here. A neighbor also
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm
northguineahills:

I use my garage, as it's the only one w/in walking distance of my house (and my favorite pub). Got to get it fixed before work/hang w/ the relatives roadtrip (A/C).

holas, gloomsday!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm
chresti:

I like the rotary sound better thane the touch tone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm
northguineahills:

I used to fix my own car for most issues, but now, I have an earthen driveway, and I'm not trusting a jack on that, (and don't want to spill anything).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm
chresti:

Now he's in SF, without a garage
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm
chresti:

or driveway. He takes his car to my brother's house across the bay
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm
chresti:

totally!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm
chresti:

ease dropping, they were
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm
chresti:

eaves
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm
melinda:

"earthen driveway" is a phrase I want to use in the future.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm
melinda:

My driveway is asphalten.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm
chresti:

At my brother's place there's dirt and weeds
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm
chresti:

Haha melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm
chresti:

...and varmits that move into your engine if you leave it too long
  8:15pm
quinn:

These tones are hypnotiq
Avatar 8:16pm
still b/p:

melinda -- had good luck for years now with my garage, out off Forest Ave. just before Morrill's Corner. Too far away for convenience?

My hardtop driveway is dimpled on my side because my vehicle sits still on it for a few days at a time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm
chresti:

more musical-this one
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm
chresti:

and the axle?
  8:18pm
quinn:

I miss touch tone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:22pm
chresti:

I get happy for winter, when the low is 49 degrees
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:23pm
passiflora:

I know what you mean. they're sort of like church bells
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm
chresti:

in Los Angeles area
Avatar 8:25pm
still b/p:

Out into the raaaaaaain! See yuz all later.
Avatar 8:26pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

enjoy the rain still b/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:26pm
chresti:

drive safely!sb/p!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:27pm
chresti:

what is this that you call rain?
Avatar 8:29pm
glenn:

rain is warm snow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm
melinda:

@b/p I use Parry Motors on Warren Ave. because they are Toyota specialists but Morrill's Corner would be closer. Cumberland Ave. Garage is where I go when I need air since all the gas station air machines are out of service these days, and it is a really pleasant space (spider plants in each window!) but I feel more comfortable taking my car to repair people who focus on my particular type of car.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:33pm
northguineahills:

Raining here for the first time since the hurricane (I don't have to water the garden). Leaving, work, off to trivia night, see everybodies later !
Avatar 8:35pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

good luck northguineahills!
I barely missed the rain biking home but then it poured like crazy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm
chresti:

everyone hates working on my car, a passat
Avatar 8:35pm
glenn:

bosox 2, dodgers 0.
Avatar 8:36pm
glenn:

an old g.f. had a lada. it was hard finding parts or mechanics.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm
chresti:

bottom of the first
Avatar 8:37pm
glenn:

i miss daytime world series games.
Avatar 8:37pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

Hey glenn, thanks for the update!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:42pm
melinda:

I sure do like Indian music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm
melinda:

@chresti why are Passats hated? I know VWs tend to have electrical issues.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43pm
chresti:

I think the Dodgers should be listening to this
Avatar 8:46pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

As still b/p noted earlier, this is Annapurna Devi, previously married to Ravi Shankar but stopped playing publicly at an early age. These are some of the few recordings that exist apparently recorded secretly in 1950 or so I'm told. She just passed away. More info on her: en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:46pm
passiflora:

@melinda near her birthplace: www.flickr.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm
chresti:

well, it's a very compact engine, making it hard to access any thing, so more labor, and expensive parts, and yeah, computer and electrical is nuts
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:47pm
chresti:

I noticed Jesse! So glad!
Avatar 8:50pm
Matt_E:

This is exactly what I needed tonight.
Avatar 8:52pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

Hey Matt, glad to hear that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm
passiflora:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm
chresti:

And I'm glad there's another hour of this show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm
melinda:

It's helping me too.
  9:07pm
quinn:

Yes
Avatar 9:13pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

Hey quinn!
  9:18pm
quinn:

Hi! Have been enjoying the show while cooking and eating! Loved the Laotian singing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:34pm
coelacanth∅:

greetings Jesse & others
Avatar 9:37pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

Hi coelacanthø!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm
coelacanth∅:

hey where's your usual endtimes music? i'm confused! i don't think the show's really over!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:58pm
chresti:

Thanks Jesse!
Hi coelacanth()
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:59pm
coelacanth∅:

i will return for the phone stuff, which i've always liked.
Thanks Jesse!
hey chresti
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm
chresti:

the beginning was somewhat endtime-ish
Avatar 10:00pm
Jesse Kaminsky:

Have a great week everyone!
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