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!

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Sounds from Tournai, Belgium - Submitted by wildtek

And we have a winner! I’m happy to announce that SoundCloud user wildtek has won the first of 4 SoundCloud swag bags from my follower appreciation giveaway/submission/contest thing! Woo-hoo!

All the way from Tournai, Belgium, comes this lovely capture from outside the music conservatory. Our winner explains, “I was sitting there waiting for someone to arrive and some music students were playing instruments in different rooms with open windows. The melting pot of piano and saxophone was quite interesting so I took my iPod and started recording” (This was recorded with iPod Touch 4 & Audiofile Engineering Fire 2.0.1)

I totally love this! This sound reminds me so much of Philosopher’s Walk near the University of Toronto - you can hear people practicing, practicing, practicing at both the Faculty of Music (my alma mater) and the Royal Conservatory of Music and it can be quite lovely! I’ve always had a soft spot for the sound of musicians practicing.

Big congrats to our first winner! And thank you SO much for sharing these sounds with me and participating in my little giveaway! Check your SoundCloud inbox :)

You can find our winner on the internet over on SoundCloud here, on Twitter @wildtek, and on Tumblr here.

I have 3 more swag bags to give away, so click here for more info about how to win your very own (submit your sounds to the blog or Sounds of My City group, tag them #SoMCsubmission, add a description - easy)! Deadline to enter is August 28th! Hope to hear from you soon!

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