Stealing The Silence Of A Friday Evening

Ice cream for crow

Ice cream for crow

This is a brief audio slice of a few minutes worth of Friday evening in the suburbs as an ice cream van arrives at speed and with great noise to briefly ply its trade to the young and young at heart before speeding off (hey, mind that child) whilst playing the highly distorted version of ‘O Solo Mio‘ or ‘just one cornetto’ depending on your point of reference. There’s a bit more to take in on headphones.

Not the best ice cream van tune I’ve ever heard. when we lived in Sydney, Australia the local ice cream van played a manic version of ‘Red river valley’.

I’m trying to get back to making some binaural audio recordings which I can’t say I’ve done much in the digital domain to date.

AAC+ encoded version

For those unable to stream the 2.9MB mp3 file there is a smaller sized (664k) but equally high quality AAC+ encoded version* available here.
(*AAC+ audio files require this Plugin(Win) or a compatible player such as Songbird (Win,Mac,Linux), VLC(Win,Mac,Linux)or Winamp(Win) however Quicktime and i-Tunes will play file at half the audio bandwidth and in mono only)

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Photo by scottwills under this creative commons license

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4 thoughts on “Stealing The Silence Of A Friday Evening

  1. Hi Emalyse

    I’m a bit slow with wordpress and blogging. How can you insert the audio like you have above with the play button and speaker logo?

    Be grateful for your feedback. Great blog.


  2. Hi J
    In it’s merely a matter of using the WordPress shortcode for mp3 embeding after uploading the mp3 and the player is provided by default (mp3 streaming is available after paying for the 1st level space upgrade). In (self hosted) then it’s as Tyler pointed out re plugins.

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