Manhattan Bridge

I am still exploring my new adopted borough of Brooklyn, NY, so don’t be surprised if you hear and see a lot of recordings from that locale on the blog.  I recently explored some of the parks around both the Brooklyn and Mahattan bridges.  On warm weekends you can see tons of kids playing and adults leisurely reading their newspapers. … Read More

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Hydrophones You’re The One

photo credit flickr/mybloodyself This week’s post is a bit of an experiment.  I recently purchased two hydrophones, and after a few weeks they finally showed up in the mail.  My work schedule right now wouldn’t permit me to run to the east river for a quick test run, so I settled for my bathtub.  I placed both mics on the … Read More

Michael RaphaelIndustry, People9 Comments

Brooklyn Landing

I recently took a new job in New York, which meant a departure from the midwest and a homecoming of sorts.  I grew up on the east coast and spent many years living in the Big Apple, but this is my first foray into the borough of Brooklyn.  I thought it would be appropriate to document my first full weekend … Read More

Michael RaphaelIndustry, People7 Comments

Bowling Departure

I am currently in the midst of a move from the midwest back to the east coast.  I suspect that you might be hearing more sounds from that area on the blog in the near future.  Moves mean lots of farewells and goodbyes to friends, who, in my case, always seem willing to indulge my desire to record strange things. … Read More

Michael RaphaelIndustry, People6 Comments

St. Patty’s Day

Another St. Patrick’s day bit the dust and it left a bunch of drunks in it’s wake.  I am not much of a St. Patrick’s day fanatic.  I do enjoy the occasional trip to the local bar, but I tend not to take part in the drinking holidays like St. Patty’s Day.  I also don’t drink green beer or eat green … Read More

Michael RaphaelPeople2 Comments