Posts Tagged ‘Musical Trash’

Got rubber?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ahoy trashies, upcyclers, dumpster divers and what have you. A friend is collecting discarded playground rubber—you know, the kind of stuff under jungle gyms—for use lining the floors of his music studio. I am particularly invested in this project because a) it deals with trash and b) this friend is also my bandmate and this studio is also our rehearsal space. A noisy bakery recently opened up next door and sounds are leaking into our once sacred space. This unwanted sound must be absorbed! Diffused! Redirected! Eliminated! Got rubber? Know someone throwing it away? Is your local park redoing the kiddie area? Does your friendly neighborhood junk man have a stack of this stuff in the corner of his workspace? Let us know!


Park rubber

He’s also looking for celotex, homesote, old blankets or any other material that insulates and blocks sound.


Oh, and in case you were wondering, the band is called Battle of the Camel. I play drums and we’re amazing.

Songs about packaging

Friday, August 28, 2009

Randy Ludacer is a Staten Islander who writes songs about packaging. From 12 noon to 2pm on Saturday, September 26th, you can hear him perform these songs at the Freshkills Park site. The event is free and everyone who attends will get a free CD. Click here for more details. Though out of date, this is my favorite of the photos on Ludacer’s website. Kind of makes you want to head to Staten Island, doesn’t it?

Portrait photo by Deborah Davis for the album Hot Water

Portrait photo by Deborah Davis for the album Hot Water, 1981

If you prefer bird calls to obscure songs written by people, the very next day Freshkills hosts a birding tour led by local naturalists. More info here.

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