Oct 17, 2009

Six things heard from my bed tonight...

since it's finally cool enough to turn off the constant roar of the air conditioner:



A frantically ringing church bell.

A ship's horn (I'm miles from the river).

A live band playing Bel Biv Devoe's classic "Poison"

A plaintive train's whistle

A marching band's tuba heavy rendition of "Lady Marmalade"

Twelve million police sirens screaming down Canal

10 comments:

"Tommy" said...

Well....it sounds like u might need to turn the AC back on... its those clear cool nights of Fall...

Usually I hear the bells of St James, but a couple of nights ago... i heard the Cathedral bells also..all the way from the River...which ain't to far here in Alex.

MJ said...

A marching band's tuba heavy rendition of "Lady Marmalade"

I’d join the second line for that.

Ur-spo said...

we used to live near a river too; I loved the sound of the freighters passing each other.

Jill said...

Last night I heard two fucking little dogs barking. They weren't fucking...sentence structure is bad...just barking. And the wind howling 30mph. I miss New Orleans. I keep saying that, don't I?

Salty Miss Jill said...

Hopefully not all at once.

Fabulastic said...

I am fortunately enough to live in a house with a considerable size garden around it. The only thing I hear at night is just stray cats.

But the worst thing are the birds. Since I normally sleep until noon I am often disturbed by those terrible morning singing birds. Hope the stray cats eat them all...

Hanna said...

Sheesh, now I am once again all awash in missing that darn place. Just got over it yesterday after 5 days back home.

mrpeenee said...

What was a marching band doing out maraudering around?

In the Quarter, I used to hear the caliope from the riverboat and drunks loudly puking. How I miss it all.

Jenn said...

Poison may have been played by Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. One of their trademarks. That is better than my loud downstairs neighbor playing Rock Band at 430 am on a school nite or non-school nite. I sleep with earplugs and my neighbors suck. No howling though, like your former neighbor.

Stephen said...

Ahhh...to live in N.O!