What's that sound?

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  1. Larry F

    Larry F Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    I first noticed it off in the distance at 7:50 am (it is now 8:40) and going strong. It is around low G and is a steady pitch and tone. No changes in pitch or loudness. It is exactly the same each time. The duration is between 5 and 15 seconds.

    The tone is too dull to be any yard work or construction project.

    I've enjoyed listening to all the neighborhood sounds--the noise from machines doesn't bother me much. This one stumps me, though. What kind of yard or construction project would produce such a sound, where it is on/off/on/off/on/off...? Its regularity and unwavering quality is not like anything I've heard around here before.

    Wait, now I can hear someone gunning the sound a bit, before it ends with a half-second fade out and pitch glide down. Can't tell if it is electrically powered or gas.

    Definitely different from any construction or maintenance sound than I've heard before.
     
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    Probably a pump or generator running somewhere.
     
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    It's coming from so far away
    It's hard to say for sure
    Whether what I hear is music
    Or the wind through an open door


     
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    welder with its own generator. someone is getting a new fence.
     
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    Or it might be the local coffee shop has run out of soy milk and it's the whine of disappointed customers.
     
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    Ev'rybody look what's goin' down.
     
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    Is it foggy and are you near the coast?
     
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    What’s that sound? I like that sound, I love that sound. It’s the sound of my shoes!

    FYI happens to be one of my favorite songs, this is what I play when I need to feel happy. Sorry, no guitar.
     
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    mating call of the Flatlandius Tigerius. Its spring and they are feeling frisky.

    upload_2021-5-14_11-2-34.jpeg

    if you see one do not approach, they will try to open a conversation by offering a time-share at a crazy low price, but once you are in range, they will pounce..
     
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    I briefly had low pitched tinnitus when I had a bulging neck disc. It would change pitch depending on how the nerve was pinched.
     
  14. Larry F

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    My wife saw what is making the sound. A guy is suspended from a crane, sawing branches off a tree. Could it be that they are going to take the whole tree, section by section?

    As of 12:30 today, it is still going strong.

    When I started giving lessons in a music store more than 50 years ago, the sound of sax, trumpet, violin, etc. would bleed out of the tiny studios, filling the air with sound. The best decision I ever made, was to ignore it. I've been able to tune out unwanted sounds around me ever since. But the rhythm and timing were interesting to me.

    I've learned to do this with pain (24/7 for 15 years). Almost nothing in or around me gets to me anymore. Sometimes it really helps to just focus on the sound and try to figure out what's going on outside. Once I've learned more about it, I can push it to the background of my consciousness. Direct confrontation sometimes helps me get over it.
     
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    Well, once they are done with the tree ...

     
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    that is how they do it. section by section, use cables to lower big pieces. only way to be safe and not crush buildings, hit lines etc.
     
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    Forget that sound.....the real question is, "What's that smell?"
     
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    @Larry F ......."When I started giving lessons in a music store more than 50 years ago, the sound of sax, trumpet, violin, etc. would bleed out of the tiny studios, filling the air with sound. The best decision I ever made, was to ignore it. I've been able to tune out unwanted sounds around me ever since. But the rhythm and timing were interesting to me."
    When I was a kid and appearing in summer stock musicals at Casa Manana, one of the things I LOVED was on show days, before an evening performance, and the pit band would warm up in the rehearsal room. Everyone was playing their own "thing", whether scales, exercises, song lines, whatever. ....all at once.It was sheer cacophony, but I found it fascinating. Great memories! ;)
     
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    to quote charles berry: We boogied in the kitchen, We boogied in the hall, I got some on my finger and I wiped it on the wall."
     
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    It's all quiet down here in Ottumwa. I'd blame the folks down at Riverside. They're always up to something hinky. :)
     
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