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Doors open on the left

So it’s the week of meet-the-voices. Vox points to this video introduction to Lee Crooks, voice of Chicago’s El trains.

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Stand clear of the closing doors

Not to be outdone by WAMU’s profile of Randi Miller, the voice of Metro, The New Yorker offers this video video vignette of Charlie Pellett, the voice of NYC’s subway. ᔥ kottke.org

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On the teevee

CBS This Morning finally ran its feature about Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson’s Tiny Desk Concerts. They were there to film on a couple-three occasions many weeks ago, including February’s awesome Mucca Pazza show. Apparently the producers felt that my … Continue reading

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50 feet to the inch

Glen Creason takes us through the map collection at the Los Angeles Public Library. ᔥ NYPL Wire

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Titan

So, picking up some vibration in the air or other, I recently watched Keep On Keepin’ On (2014), Alan Hicks’s documentary about the relationship between veteran jazz trumpeter Clark Terry and the young pianist Justin Kauflin. The film was thin … Continue reading

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Competing voices

Emily Graslie and Ernesto Ruelas go birding by ear (and occasionally, by eye) in the western Amazon. So that’s what a toucan sounds like.

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I hate it when Mom and Dad fight

An oldie but a goodie: ᔥ Language Log

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Holidays, be happy

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Gone Gus

Cosmo Allegretti, puppeteer and voice of Dancing Bear, Bunny Rabbit, and Mr. Moose, has dropped his last ping pong ball.

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The taxonomy is uncertain

Get while it lasts: Hitler reacts to missing the first Colorado record Hoary Redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni). ᔥ Paul

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Better looking than Puff

Hey, Leta, you’re on the TV! DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG

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Dance

Simple, beautiful. ᔥ Apt. 11D

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Happy holidays

Handel’s ditty gets the “Subterranean Homesick Blues” treatment by the fifth grade class of Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat school in Quinhagak, Alaska, and it’s adorable. (I agree with Bas Bleu to overlook the greengrocer’s apostrophes.)

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Dream

I don’t usually do video embeds, but I was inspired in part by Via Negativa’s Memorial Day mix. Herewith, Ed McCurdy’s “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream,” performed by Arlo Guthrie and Shenandoah.

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