Wednesday, June 01, 2005
- Looking for fun at a scenic New York summer getaway? Check out the Plattsburgh Press-Republican's 2005 "Adirondacks: The Guidebook," put together by Cynthia Potts at EclecticEveryday.
- The bunnies and the Bean: a la the great Australian plague, the AP reports that Chicago's Millennium Park is being overrun with rabbits.
These rabbits have good taste. Cottontail rabbits are munching through hundreds of plants in the $13.2 million Lurie Garden in Chicago's Millennium Park, causing authorities to bring out the wire box traps and vegetable bait.
About 100 [cottontail] rabbits have been trapped and moved since February, said the park's project supervisor Ed Uhlir. "We're keeping on top of it," he said. But considering that rabbits can give birth to five to seven litters each year, with four to five babies in each litter, that may be an ongoing challenge.
Professional rabbit wranglers from ABC Humane Wildlife Rescue and Relocation in Arlington Heights capture the animals and move them to private land in the western suburbs. Neighboring Grant Park has battled bunnies for years. Uhlir said he suspects that the rabbits may have migrated from Grant Park by hopping across the BP Bridge, a crossing designed by well-known architect Frank Gehry.
- Unfields1 on )))unfoundsound + foundsound))) is an experimental open-source audio work by Philadelphia dj fidget:
unfields are audio snapshots of the world that surrounds us, taken from the subjective point of view of the artist who recorded them. they are provided as is, without any processing, along with the inevitable imperfections which are inherent during this kind of recording procedure.[via Radio Free Polygon @ mp3blogs]
...on this particular day, which was a friday, late afternoon, during rush-hour, the sounds were swarming--which was just what i was looking for because i was collecting sounds for a project that centered around urban noise. so i figured to go to ground zero, which in philadelphia means city hall. ...as you go from the outside to the underground, you have to walk through tile-lined, tunnel-like places which are ideal spots for street musicians to perform because the reverberation is so great. on this outing, i caught a white kid with dreads playing a bongo alongside a middle-aged black man strumming the electric guitar while sounding just like (if not better) than al green. i fell in love!!unfields1 is brought to you by fidget (erin anderson), an experimental electronic musician, a philadelphia dj, one-half of flowchart alongside sean o'neal, and most importantly a found sounds/field recordings junkie. her gathering of field recordings took place in foundsound's hometown of philadelphia.