I am sitting at my studio desk now wondering where the wireless phone is. I can hear its ring and it sounds like it is coming from the house. Did Chris take the studio phone into the house? She says no. Then what the hell is happening? I have never been able to hear the neighbors' phones. It turns out that the sound is background noise in a video interview I am listening to! I have had the same experience when listening to pod-casts: I hear an email arrive and so I check my mail; I hear a text message arrive and I check my phone; while driving I hear an ambulance and I pull over. Perhaps these are just signs of my declining mental health or perhaps there is just too much directionless noise in our lives. Our physicality did not evolve for this.
My very first posting to this blog was about sound <http://calliopesounds.blogspot.com/2007/07/i-had-weird-moment-today.html>.