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Thunderstorm on Strathcona Ave, 1984 - Submitted by Colman Jones

Happy Friday, all! I hope you’ve had a great week, and are all ready for the weekend. Kind of sad that it’s the last summer weekend :(

Today’s sounds come from Colman Jones, who I featured last week, back with more vintage Toronto audio! Lucky for Colman, he has also won one of my follower appreciation swag-bags! Congrats!!! Check your SoundCloud inbox for more info, Colman :)

So, along the same vein as yesterday’s storm sounds, today we’ll listen to a great quality, 11 minute recording of a thunderstorm taken on Strathcona Ave (just off the Danforth in the east end) in 1984.

Colman says, “Wednesday night’s storm in Toronto was unbelievable, and brought to mind another storm decades ago, recorded from the front porch of a house on Strathcona Avenue, in full stereo!”

So wicked! These vintage recordings are the coolest thing! I love listening to storms. Let’s consider this one today’s Moment of Zen, shall we?

Fun fact: This audio was used in one of Colman’s compositions called In the Rain. Listen to it here (click through this post to stream the audio):

In the Rain by Colman Jones

Thanks again for sharing, Colman! And congrats on your win! Expect your swag-bag in the mail very soon :)

I hope you all have a great weekend! I am having a huge birthday party tonight (at Swiss Chalet woop woop!) and then a nice weekend of packing up my apartment and trying to get out as much as I can. There are a lot of great events happening this weekend like BuskerFest, FanExpo and the CNE! Click here for a listing!

I have one more swag-bag left! I hope to hear some submissions this weekend so I can give it away on Monday! So keep your recorders handy, people! Submit your sounds HERE or HERE to win!

Reblogged 3 years ago from soundsofmycity

soundsofmycity:

Sounds from last night’s storm - Wednesday, August 24

My fellow Torontonians/Southern Ontarians will agree - last night’s storm was crazy! So much thunder and insane lightning! It was definitely a great show, but it got a bit dicey at some points, so my roommates and I would flee indoors.

This captures one of those instances. You can hear us marveling at the crazy lightning, and then freaking out and running inside. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I stopped the recording before a HUGE lightning struck and we all screamed realllly loud and hid for a while. That would have been a fun recording.

Anyways! Here is my take on last night’s crazy storm via audio. I tried my hardest to get a photo, but to no avail. Here is a great photo that picturenarrative took and uploaded to BlogTO’s Flickr pool.

And, if you’re interested - here is blogTO’s great roundup of pictures from the storm!

FYI - 2 more swag bags left to give away! Send me your city sounds by Sunday to be considered for a prize! Submit your sounds HERE and/or HERE.

Reblogged 3 years ago from soundsofmycity