Wednesday, June 14, 2006

baltimore stories

once upon a time, i lived in baltimore. baltimore, if you're unfamiliar with the concept, is a city in maryland where edgar allen poe is buried. also, it is home to atomic books, the best damn bookstore on the east coast! (hi, rachel!) john waters also lives there. (er, in baltimore, not atomic books...)

for some reason, i've been making stupid, stupid videos about baltimore. probably because once you've been a baltimoron, it never quite leaves you...

anyway, i present for your viewing "pleasure" one of those videos. here is "ice cream truck sounds"



ah, that wasn't so painful, was it? or was it? oops. sorry, i didn't mean to give you a nosebleed....

anyway, i'm dying to know. what do the ice cream trucks sound like in your neck of the woods?

edit: pants found an mp3 of the ice cream truck that i was imitating!! (she said the same trucks were in chicago. are these trucks in any other large u.s. cities? pantufla? are they in sanfran? bean? how about nyc? anyone else?)

9 comments:

Shahid said...

You can hear part of it at mistersoftee.com They even have the sheet music there! Wish I knew how to read that stuff, then maybe I could play it on my guitar.

r4kk4 said...

ah, i heart mr softee! thanks so much for that link! :D!

you can *totally* learn how to read tabs! :D! i have faith in you! :D!

r.bean said...

HELLOOO! yes yes yes they talk in NYC too...though I can't recall ever seeing an ice cream truck in Manhattan - only ice cream carts. Uh, but yeah I'd never heard the talking trucks on the west coast...somehow the hypertoon wordless music got us bolting into the street too.

Shahid said...

I can read tabs but regular sheet music just confuses me.

r4kk4 said...

AWESOME!!!

any music that sounds like that makes me want to scream and run out into the street in sheer happiness! :D!

regular sheet music is hard. i'd say i could give you some pointers but everything that i once knew about reading music has filtered out of my brain. :(

i think i replaced it with candy...

Rachel said...

The world revolves around Baltimore!

Well, not really. It's just a funny thing to say.

r4kk4 said...

hee hee!!

it's a wonderful thing to say! because, somehow, it's really true. if baltimore didn't exist, the world would be WAY out of orbit! ;D

Nyx said...

In Darwin (and possibly NZ too?) it used to be greensleeves. Really tinny greensleeves. I've never seen an ice cream truck in France though...

r4kk4 said...

omg! greensleeves?!? that's kind of random! but WAY cool! :D!

i wonder why there are no ice cream trucks in france...are there carts?