Friday, 20 August 2010

what's he building in there?

The well known cliche is occurring as someone nearby is embarking on a particularly ambitious amount of light engineering, from within their garage.

It’s got those whirring buzzing metallic sounds, plus an occasional hammering and a crackle like some sort of arc of electricity.

There’s something that sounds like bowling balls being dropped and rolled around from time to time and a low bass note that pulses.

There’s also been some spectacular broken glass sounds like bottles being stirred in an upright washing machine. Tom Waits had a similar experience.

I’ll probably try to get a peek at what's happening later, but I suppose in the tradition of such things I should wait until midnight and for a small crack of light from a paraffin stove or candle.

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