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 Post subject: Giant Wheezing Kazoo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:37 am 
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https://www.kqed.org/arts/13881451/the-golden-gate-bridge-sounds-like-a-david-lynch-movie-now

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 Post subject: Re: Giant Wheezing Kazoo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:30 am 
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Wow apparently it was intentional! And you can hear it from the other side of the bay!

It's almost always windy there. Kind of cool but seems like a fundamentally bad idea


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Wheezing Kazoo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:54 pm 
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PB+J wrote:
Wow apparently it was intentional! And you can hear it from the other side of the bay!

It's almost always windy there. Kind of cool but seems like a fundamentally bad idea

If they had to retrofit the bridge for wind issues, surely there must have been more acoustically neutral choices available; this choice makes for a quality-of-life nosedive. And never mind the human population; the local fauna are going to be stressed, big time. Thumbs down.

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 Post subject: Re: Giant Wheezing Kazoo
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I kind of like it...

Then again, I don't have to live near it...

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 Post subject: Re: Giant Wheezing Kazoo
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It seems like a terrible idea, really--who wants hear that all the time? I wonder if they miscalculated how loud it would be.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Wheezing Kazoo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:18 pm 
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Nanohedron wrote:
the local fauna are going to be stressed, big time.

Good point, though I'm not sure how many animals (above the water, anyway) are in earshot of it, except the coyotes that apparently have been crossing over it from Marin County to SF (there's now a small population of them in the Presidio and GG Park). But, all things considered, if I were still living in SF, I probably wouldn't have been in favour of it.
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who wants hear that all the time?

Well, the closest "neighborhood" is the Presidio, and I'm not sure it's in earshot of the wheezing kazoo, but could be.
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I kind of like it...
Then again, I don't have to live near it...

In the 20 years I lived in SF, I rode my bike across the bridge a few times, and the blustery wind was enough to dissuade me from making it a regular outing. Like I mentioned above, I'm not sure how far the sound really carries into the city itself, but maybe it does.


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 Post subject: Re: Giant Wheezing Kazoo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:25 pm 
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Now here's a real "giant kazoo" atop the Kazoo Factory and Museum in Eden, NY. Dunno if it's a wheezing one or not.
http://www.edenkazoo.com/
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