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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
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Posted:So this thread is hijacked from here..

What are your favorite sounds?

Not including music, mine are:
*The sound of fire poi (there seems to be a general consensus on that)
*glass shattering (although I generally lose my appreciation of the sound in the panic that follows)
*food hitting a hot griddle
*a cat's purr
*the ocean
*thunder
*a healthy heart heard through a stethoscope.
*a fully-loaded Boeing 747-400 taking off from San Francisco Intl. as heard from the parking lot at the end of the runway.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Paddy
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Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
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Posted:Off the top of my head...

- Water lapping at stones
- Wind blowing through dry leaves in fall
- Bubbles underwater
- High-pitched motors/tiny machines
- Crickets at dusk
- Creaking of wood/trees in the wind/against water
- Chanting in languages I can't recognise

Like Mike, this isn't including music...though, in a sense, it is...I think the sound/music distinction is a hard one to make. A lot of my favorite "music" is just a bunch of weird sounds that suggest a kind of environment...no melody or "music" in the traditional sense at all.


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Tigur
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Member Since: 31st Oct 2002
Total posts: 43
Posted:Fists Colliding
Hearing someone hell for Mercy or MATEE'
Fire Poi
Me Breathing Fire
Fists Colliding
My Kasari-Gama Biting into someones Blade
A Sword Breaking
Dripping blood...... there is a big difference between blood dripping and water
Screams of happiness anywhere, In the club, or in the bed

these are my favorite sounds above all others


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Astar
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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:The sound burning melted plastic makes when it drips. Quite possibly the coolest sound ever.

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Aurora (1/2 a firesister)
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Location: Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Member Since: 4th Jan 2002
Total posts: 249
Posted:1. The sound of rushing white water (I.E. Niagara Falls)
2. Wooden Chimes
3. Rain Drops on window pains and rooftops
4. The crunch of fallen snow that has a light layer of ice over top
5. Put your ear up against the chest of someone with a deep voice...that sound!
6. Breaking rocks in long empty tunnels
7. Fruit and ice in a blender
8. Soft breathing in my ear
9. My feet rubbing together
...that's all for now....

...hey Paddy you'll have to come to one of my Yoga classes after skewl is done to hear some chanting

*~SunSpot~*


Om Namah Sivaya

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:cool thread Mike

1. baby birds
2. cicadas
3. a koel calling for a mate
4. the cuckoo arriving back from the winter migration
5. the ocean slapping at the side of the boat when you're far out to sea
6. rain on a tin roof
7. fire - of course


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s-p-l-a-t
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Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Member Since: 8th Mar 2001
Total posts: 383
Posted:hmm lots are actually round my house

(1) Rain in the bush, as it hits leaves and bark.
(2) Stormbirds banshee-like wailing call.
(3) The cockatoo's inquiring half-squawk as he lands on the fence, looking for food.
(4) The magpies funny rrrrrkk rrrrrkk as they compete for the same bit of food.
(5) Cicadas and crickets..
(6) LOVE the sound of water lapping on a boat
(7) Horse whinnying.
(8) Horses hooves on hard ground.
(9) Ocean (who couldn't love this sound>?)
(10) Fire also


The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.- B.B.King

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Astar
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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada.
Member Since: 8th Nov 2002
Total posts: 1591
Posted:That reminds me I love the sound of gentle waves on the side of a canoe (especially a canoe because a wooden canoe has a unique sound) acompanied by the sound of paddles swishing in the water with the occasional bump of the paddle along the gunnels.

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Paddy
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Location: 4341'N 7938'W
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2002
Total posts: 884
Posted:Oooo, rain! I knew I forgot one.

Yoga sounds good Sunspot!


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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Location: San Diego California
Member Since: 31st Dec 2001
Total posts: 2905
Posted:I only have one to contribute right now but...

When our jets are spooling up their engines you get this really low pitch rumble I cant really describe it. The first time I heard it, it hit me in the chest like a ton of bricks, hehe the sound of 20,000 lbs of thrust hehe.


Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Total posts: 13920
Posted:quote:Originally posted by Astar:
The sound burning melted plastic makes when it drips. Quite possibly the coolest sound ever.YEAH it is!

zzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZIP!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Rozi
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 11th Jan 2002
Total posts: 2996
Posted:The rain on the leaves, and the birds singing
The sound of my love's laughter, his voice and his soft breathing & sighs.


It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...

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wink
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Location: Livermore, CA
Member Since: 30th Sep 2002
Total posts: 18
Posted:i love to hear harmonics as in accapella music, but you can hear them in almost anything. clocks ticking. kittens meowing. and i love the sound of certain words like "marshmellow" and "jello".

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Chotys
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Member Since: 15th Jul 2001
Total posts: 91
Posted:Loud, blood curdeling screams of pain as someone gets what they deserve...

Be positive!

:Chotys:

[ 03. December 2002, 22:31: Message edited by: Chotys ]


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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted:Here's a few, there are more, but it'll take a while to get them all down, I'll probably add more later:

water gurgling down a plughole, or along the banks of a riverbubblewrapthereminsthe hiss of flash boiled waterwhalesong


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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dromepixie
dromepixie

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Location: Florida
Member Since: 20th May 2002
Total posts: 1463
Posted:Any sound I can hear! I can technically make it anything I want it to be

JUGGLEwithyourmind!

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DeepSoulSheep
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Location: Berlin
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Posted:The dull deep thump of bass when your approaching a free party or to a lesser extent an dance music festival and you know that even though you can't hear it know in minutes you gunna be in the thick of it...ooooo the anticipation.

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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Raymund Phule (Fireproof)
Raymund Phule (Fireproof)

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Posted:Ohh ya!!! Speaking of Wink, he has this little mouse/hamster type thing that is dressed up in this Karate Gi (sp) and when you hit a button it plays the Kung Fu fighting song hehe, Nyx can back me up here. However Pozee on the other hand doesn't like the rodent!

Some Jarhead last night: "this dumb a$$ thinks hes fireproof"

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UCOF
UCOF

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Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:i like:
1) my own voice
2) total silence (bit of a paradox to the first i know...)
3)a crunchy apple being eaten
4)the hummmmmmmm of my hard drive
5)someone eating a bowl of cornflakes or anything else crunchy


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adren@line
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Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Member Since: 28th Mar 2002
Total posts: 249
Posted:i LOVE my dads reading voice. he read J.R.R Tolkiens The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings to me when i was little and i dont remember the story because i didnt listen to the words, just the sound of his voice

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sunbeam
sunbeam

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Location: Madrid
Member Since: 20th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1032
Posted:Squelching through mud with bare feet

*squelch squelch squelch*


"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

sunny

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vaperloc...the mighty
vaperloc...the mighty

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Location: Ft worth Texas
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Posted:wow ummm now I am not a violent person but I like the sound of a guns action and the report and impact of the bullet.
heavy breathing whispers in my ear.
the sound of an engine and tires pushing their limits,the humm hiss of the pavement and wind as I am pushing rediculous speeds.
loud motorcycles.
the crackle of still moist buds as you light them ablaze.
waterbongs.
and one of my favorites ,the straining to not cough 'ere


There are no obstacles only challenges.
Very funny scotty now beam down my pants.
[colour."green"}What would willie do?

AHH theres too many wee leprechauns i cannae squash them all

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Jade Lynx
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Posted:A cork coming out of a bottle, a sword coming out of a sheath.
A lovers moan, a kitten's puur, fire roaring past my head.

You're right, MikeG, breaking glass sounds great!

Waves breaking on a beach, SO soothing.
A stream in the mountains.
Coyote howls.
Big deep thunder.
Rain on a metal roof (means your inside, where it's nice and warm, eating soup and loking out at the rain dripping off of the Spanish moss).

The soft profound hush of a very still very early morning with a foot of fresh snow on the ground.


We got the MikeZ in the house, woot!Glue the ham, hat baby!

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smiley_dup1
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Location: Essex
Member Since: 20th May 2002
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Posted:Thunder
Rain
children laughing
birds
cats purring
church bells


I don't like living below the tropic of Capricorn..... and now I seem to be in England...... how did I get here???

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PK_
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Posted:my gurls sweet sweet voice

PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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s-p-l-a-t
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Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Member Since: 8th Mar 2001
Total posts: 383
Posted:PK.. man... I think its fantastic you're in love (cos I also am in love and can definitely appreciate your gooeyness ) ... but even me being in my loved up state now, you're making me feel a little nauseus

I do mean that in the nicest possible way...

oooh I love the sound of a sword being drawn.. the ringing of the metal...


The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.- B.B.King

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dromepixie
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Location: Florida
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Posted:PK has the right to be mushy man! Its only fair! Some of us express our gooeyness more/less than others....

oops!

/hijack

Drome


JUGGLEwithyourmind!

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:Oh my , how could I have forgotten:

the sound of a harley davidson approaching, getting louder, loud enough to fill your whole body, followed by a sigh of the admiration of beauty, with the harley fading into the background


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Ash Blackstar
Ash Blackstar

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Location: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Member Since: 1st Sep 2001
Total posts: 177
Posted:The sound of Sean Connery's voice
Rain on metal rooftops
the sound of flames, any flames
the sweet sound of Fernando, one of the bussers at work, singing to himself as he works (He has a gorgeous voice)
The sound of a lighting match
the incredibly loud purr of my Charlemaigne (He can literally be heard across the room when he purrs)
The sizzle of steak as it cooks
The wonderful whirr of the shake machine at work
laughter
Shrieks of joy intermingled with giggling on a roller coaster
The sound of thunder through thin tent walls
Thats all I can think of now, but there is probably more


Ash Blackstar

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