Friday, November 21, 2008

Fun Buckets

Everybody should have one of these:

It's hard to be depressed when you have a bucket of bells to play with.

Ooooo...shiny and jingly!

But it's not all fun and games. The room pictured below is full of mallets and hammers and somebody could get hurt if they aren't careful- this is me beating some caution into Terry, my studio intern:

This is the view from where I was set up. I didn't know it at the time of this pic, but I was getting ready to experience a state of utterly bucket-less panic...the inputs on the University recorder weren't compatible with the outputs of this mixer! No compute.

On discovering this problem, I had two thoughts:

1) This really sucks. We can't do this.

2) I'm doing a radio interview tomorrow night and I picked up the audio recorder tonight. It has the adapter I need and it's in my jacket pocket. Problem solved.

Okay, I had a third thought:

3) Whew. That was close.

Oh, dammit. I had lots and lots of thoughts.

4) I would love to have a gong in my living room.

So anyway, we recorded the musical sounds made by these objects and the people who bang on them. I've had worse evenings:

BTW,telecommuting rocks! I'm so far ahead on my day job that I can stay up late blogging tonight and sleep late job is mainly collecting data from a steady stream of emails and pasting it into Excel, fixing the format errors, and then sending it to HQ at day's end. It's harder than it sounds and twice as exciting, but I get to do it from home and the boss has already asked me if I am interested in being her assistant, which would be a huuuge pay raise. It's a hard job, but I've done it before, so I know I can do it again. I said yes.

5) Bells ...I can hear bells.


Anonymous said...

Fun buckets sound vastly perfereable to gut buckets. I want one.

(will you remove that other link? thanks.)

yellowdog granny said...

i like the idea of a bucket of bells, over a bucket of balls..
Allan, I'm so happy for you...good things do happen to good I need to start praying to the Goddess to find you the perfect mate. just saying.

NYD said...

I wonder what I could do with a bucket of bells.

The future is lookin good, ya?

Glad to hear it and I hope that the job works out well for you.

Lyzard said...

This is in my head now and it is YOUR fault... thank you.

Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the throbbing of the bells
Of the bells, bells, bells
To the sobbing of the bells;
Keeping time, time, time,
As he knells, knells, knells,
In a happy Runic rhyme,
To the rolling of the bells
Of the bells, bells, bells:
To the tolling of the bells,
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells
Bells, bells, bells
To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.

Allan said...

C- Ha! Gut buckets are in the news today!

JS- Anything's possible.

NYD- You could jingle. Thanks!

Lyzard- The throbbing of his hideous bell! Oh, wait...

more cowbell said...

Bucket o' Bells! How fun. Congrats on the job, that's wonderful. woot-woot!